Desserts

Oreo Birthday Cake

This is NOT a healthy recipe! It is to die for though and it is plant based and there is no oil; however, the amount of sugar pretty much negates any health.

So, why was this cake made? The hint is in the title…Emily’s 20th birthday. This is in fact her recipe and she made the cake.

We did diverge from the recipe slightly as she wanted one layer of vanilla and one of chocolate. So she actually left out the cocoa to start with a mixed half her Oreos into the vanilla layer in the pan. Then she added half the cocoa and the Oreos in the rest of the cake mix for the second layer. You can also make it vanilla by just leaving out the cocoa altogether and maybe adding a bit more vanilla.

By the way, if you can’t get vanilla milk and yogurt use plain and add in an extra 1 tsp of vanilla. We couldn’t get the vanilla milk so that is what she did. Normally, this is recipe has not had the Oreos with no other adjustments and makes a great cake so this can be used as a basic vegan cake recipe.

Oreo Vegan Cake

Ingredients

  • 300ml Soya Milk (vanilla if you can get it)
  • 1 Tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 150 ml soya yogurt (again vanilla if possible)
  • 4 Tbsp Maple Syrup
  • 275 g Self-raising flour
  • 175 g Granulated sugar
  • 5 Tbsp Cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 2 lines of Oreos (Oreos come in different packages, ours had two lines of cookies in one pack. In the U.K. you often buy it with a single line while in the US it is often 4 lines. )

Method

In a large mixing bowl, add yogurt and sugar…mix. Add vanilla and syrup…mix.

In a measuring cup, add milk and lemon juice…set aside.

In a small mixing bowl, add flour, cocoa and baking soda…mix.

Take 1/3 of the flour mixture from the small bowl and mix it into the large bowl of butter mixture. Add 1/3 of milk and mix. Repeat until all the milk has been added and is smooth.

Crush Oreos and add to the batter. Split the batter between two cake pans.

Bake at 190C / 375F for 25 minutes

Oreo Frosting

Ingredients

  • 1 kg Icing sugar (yes….I said it was to DIE for)
  • 100-150 ml vanilla yogurt
  • 2 lines of Oreos (crushed….though save a few for decoration)

Method

Add the sugar a bit at a time and gently mix it with the yogurt (start with 100 ml and add more only if needed). If you add it all at once you will have a cloud of sugar choking you to death. Death by sugar might sound fun but not when breathing it. Once the frosting is smooth add in the crushed Oreos and mix again. The frosting without the Oreos seems a bit thin though it does set nicely. With the Oreos it is thick and substantial. Set aside the decorative Oreos for the final flourish.

Allow to cool completely!

For frosting these two cake layers you start with a nice thick layer of frosting to glue the cake layers together. Now spread it around the sides and top. Honestly, frosting a cake is pretty straightforward when this simple and anything fancier would be beyond me to do let alone explain. After frosted, add in the decorative Oreos pressed half way in on the cookie sides into the top…or any other way you like as this is your cake.

As yogurt is used in this it must be a breakfast product, right?

Enjoy this but not too often. Thank you to Emily for the recipe and even more for the cake we ate.

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