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Cookies and Cream Cake with Chocolate Drip

This cookies and cream cake with chocolate drip features layers of moist rich chocolate goodness with an oreo buttercream frosting topped with an easy-to-make chocolate ganache. It is every sweet lover's dream!
Cookies and Cream Cake with Chocolate Drip Recipe | SideChef
This cookies and cream cake with chocolate drip features layers of moist rich chocolate goodness with an oreo buttercream frosting topped with an easy-to-make chocolate ganache. It is every sweet lover's dream!
Chelsweets
Chelsey White is the baker, blogger, and content creator behind Chelsweets! She is a self-taught cake decorator, who loves to share her tips and tricks as well as her tried and true recipes.
https://chelsweets.com
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Chelsey White is the baker, blogger, and content creator behind Chelsweets! She is a self-taught cake decorator, who loves to share her tips and tricks as well as her tried and true recipes.
https://chelsweets.com
1hr 20min
Total Time
50min
Active Time
$3.14
Cost Per Serving

Ingredients

US / METRIC
Servings:
12
Serves 12

Chocolate Layer Cake

2 1/2 cups
3/4 cup
Black Cocoa Powder
1 Tbsp
Baking Powder
1 tsp
1 cup
Unsalted Butter , room temperature
cut into chunks
7
Large Eggs
whites only
1 1/2 cups
Buttermilk , room temperature
2 Tbsp
Vegetable Oil
1 tsp
Instant Espresso Powder
dissolved in 1 Tbsp of hot water
as needed
Non-Stick Baking Spray
for greasing the pans

Oreo Buttercream Frosting

3 cups
Unsalted Butter , room temperature
12 cups
Powdered Confectioners Sugar
1 tsp
1/3 cup
Heavy Cream
or Whipping Cream
40
Oreo® Chocolate Sandwich Cookies

Chocolate Ganache Drip

1/3 cup
Heavy Cream
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Nutrition Per Serving

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CALORIES
1626
FAT
80.9 g
PROTEIN
9.8 g
CARBS
217.7 g

Cooking Instructions

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Step 1
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C). Line three 8-inch round pans with parchment rounds, and grease with Non-Stick Baking Spray (as needed) .
Step 2
Sift together All-Purpose Flour (2 1/2 cups) , Black Cocoa Powder (3/4 cup) , Baking Powder (1 Tbsp) , Granulated Sugar (3 cups) , and Salt (1 tsp) into the bowl of the stand mixer.
Step 3
Mix in chunks of Unsalted Butter (1 cup) into the dry mix, at a low speed using a whisk attachment. Continue to mix until no chunks of butter remain, and the mixture becomes crumbly. It should resemble moist sand.
Step 4
Pour in the Eggs (7) , and mix on low until just incorporated. Mix in the Buttermilk (1 1/2 cups) in two installments, at a low speed. Scrape down the sides of the bowl with a spatula, then add in Vanilla Extract (1/2 Tbsp) , Instant Espresso Powder (1 tsp) , and Vegetable Oil (2 Tbsp) . Mix at a low speed until fully incorporated.
Step 5
Divide batter evenly between the prepared cake pans. Bake for 33-35 minutes, or until a skewer comes out with a few moist crumbs. Allow the layers to cool for 10 minutes on wire racks, then run an offset spatula around the perimeter of the pan to separate the cake from the pan. To accelerate the cooling process, place the cake layers in the freezer. You can also leave them on wire racks to finish cooling.
Step 6
To make the Oreo Buttercream, beat Unsalted Butter (3 cups) on medium speed for 30 seconds with a paddle attachment, until smooth. Slowly add in the Powdered Confectioners Sugar (12 cups) , 1 cup at a time alternating with splashes of Heavy Cream (1/3 cup) .
Step 7
Once fully mixed, add in the Vanilla Extract (1 Tbsp) and Salt (1 tsp) , and beat on low.
Step 8
In a food processor, pulse Oreo® Chocolate Sandwich Cookies (40) until they form a fine crumb.
Step 9
Add in 1 cup of crushed Oreos (saving the rest for the cake decoration), and mix on low until the ingredients are fully incorporated, and the desired consistency is reached. If the frosting is too thick, add in additional cream (1 Tbsp at a time). If the frosting is too thin, add in more powdered sugar (1/4 cup at a time).
Step 10
To make the Chocolate Ganache Drip, use a stovetop to heat the Heavy Cream (1/3 cup) over medium heat until it begins to simmer. Remove from heat.
Step 11
Gently pour the heavy cream over the Milk Chocolate Chips (1/2 cup) , making sure they are covered with cream.
Step 12
Allow mixture to sit for 1-2 minutes. Stir slowly until the cream and chocolate are fully combined, and the ganache is silky smooth. Set aside to cool for about 20 minutes. Once cooled pour the ganache into a squeeze bottle.
Step 13
Stack and frost cake layers on a greaseproof cake board, using a dab of frosting to help secure the first cake layer to the board.
Step 14
Spread an even layer of Oreo buttercream between each cake layer, and top with a large spoonful of crushed Oreos. Stack all the cake layers. Flip the top cake layer upside down to make it easier to frost.
Step 15
Apply a thin coat of frosting around the cake, to fully cover the cake layers. Smooth using a bench scraper, then chill the cake in the fridge (20 minutes) or freezer (5 minutes) until the frosting is firm to the touch.
Step 16
Add a second, thicker layer of frosting to the cake, and smooth using a bench scraper. Spoon crushed Oreos around the base of the cake, then use the offset spatula to carefully press them into the frosting.
Step 17
Chill the cake in the fridge (20 minutes) or freezer (5 minutes) again until the frosting is firm to the touch.
Step 18
Using the squeeze bottle full of ganache make your drips around the cake. Using a loop motion place your drips about 1-inch apart all the way around the cake. Then squeeze the ganache to the top of the cake. Place the cake in the fridge or freezer to allow the drips to set- 2-5 minutes.
Step 19
Place the remaining frosting into a piping bag fitted with a Wilton 1M frosting tip (open star). Top the perimeter of the cake with large (approximately 2-inch wide) buttercream swirls, adding more whole Oreos between the swirls if desired.
Step 20
Sprinkle crushed Oreos around the top of the cake and serve!
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Nutrition Per Serving
Calories
1626
% Daily Value*
Fat
80.9 g
104%
Saturated Fat
48.2 g
241%
Trans Fat
0.0 g
--
Cholesterol
290.8 mg
97%
Carbohydrates
217.7 g
79%
Fiber
3.7 g
13%
Sugars
179.4 g
--
Protein
9.8 g
20%
Sodium
719.2 mg
31%
Vitamin D
1.0 µg
5%
Calcium
138.0 mg
11%
Iron
4.8 mg
27%
Potassium
363.9 mg
8%
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