Sunday, July 31, 2011

Oreo Cookie Cake

This past week was my husband's birthday and we decided to celebrate by making him a cake in honor of his favorite cookie.

He had seen this cake pan at Williams-Sonoma last year and I had kept it in the back of my mind. I decided to get it a couple of weeks ago but when I started to look around the web I got worried. People weren't happy with the taste of the cake mix sold in conjunction with the cake pan. And the results with homemade versions weren't great either. Cakes were sticking and coming out without details.


I decided to go for it and used a Devil's Food cake mix. Because my husband is not a fan of really sweet frosting, I decided to try something new. This frosting was amazing! I'll admit to being skeptical while making it, but it was perfect for this cake.

My tips for this cake are:
1) Use a cooking spray that's specifically for baking
2) Sprinkle cocoa and shake off the excess
3) Use a cake mix that you love
4) After spreading the frosting on the bottom layer put the cake in the freezer so that the icing will set properly and not be squished when you put the top layer on.
5) Enjoy!


The details on this cake are what make it so amazing!

And the yummy taste doesn't hurt! I have lots of ideas for other variations using this cake pan. The kids are already thinking of the Halloween oreo cookie cake they want... with orange frosting in the middle!

Thanks for stopping by, have a great week.

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22 comments:

20 Going on 80 said...

That's adorable! If my cupboards weren't already overflowing with cake pans I would totally get this! I'm imagining trying to dunk that oreo into a glass of milk :) Thanks for sharing!

momstheword said...

I totally know what you mean. My oldest is going back to college (in another state) in four weeks, and my youngest starts his first year of college in Sept.

I love this cake, it's so cool!!! Thanks for linking up to Making Your Home Sing Monday!

Maggie said...

I luv the way the cake came out I need to get a cake pan...
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Charisa said...

I've made this cake for 2 parties and have always used the WS cake mix and everybody seems to love it. I was scared to use anything but because I feared the words and details wouldn't show up. Good to know that a Devil's Food worked well. (Paying $20 for a cake mix is crazy!)

I've used the frosting before and have used ice cream in the middle and frozen it for an ice cream cake. I'm curious to what frosting recipe you used?

Thanks for the tips!

Erika said...

This is so adorable! These are one of our favorite cookies and what a great cake--the kids would love it!

Pati @ A Crafty Escape said...

Thank you for all the sweet comments!

Here is the recipe for the frosting: http://tastykitchen.com/recipes/desserts/thate28099s-the-best-frosting-ie28099ve-ever-had/ Enjoy!

Joyfull said...

This is one cute cake!! Thanks for sharing a creative idea that looks delicious!!

laura@imnotatrophywife.com said...

adorable! new follower from linky party! I love this! laura

Something Swanky said...

Very cute! Also wanting to know what frosting you used???

Ashton
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Michelle said...

This is adorable! I love OREO's!! I'd LOVE for you to come link up at DIY Thrifty Thursday @ www.thrifty101.blogspot.com

Michelle
Thrifty 101

betweenarockandahobby said...

I love this! When I was younger, my mom would have to count out the exact same number of oreos for each of us and our names would go on them. Needless to say, I think my family would LOVE this cake! Thanks for the great tips!

Christine said...

It is so eye-catching and yummy looking! It's wonderful...

Sara said...

Try dunking that in some milk! He,he! You are a natural baker.

Delirious said...

I just bought one of these pans on sale, but haven't had a chance to try it out yet. :)

Stephanie said...

Such a fun idea! Yours turned out perfectly! It looks delicious! Nice tip to put it in the freezer so the frosting doesn't squish out! I have a party going on over at my blog if you want to join! I'd love to have you! Check it out under the "Stache Party" page on my blog: mylilpumpkinpatch.blogspot.com

Danielle said...

What a fun cake and it looks so yummy!
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Mom2my10 @ 11th Heaven said...

Wow! This looks amazing. I am going to have to take a look at that pan. And thanks so much for the tips on how to use it!

Jewel said...

It looks gorgeous. I hope he enjoyed it. If it was me, I would want to eat the whole thing!

Karima said...

That looks fab! saw you on link party, now google following you, Karima x www.karimascrafts.com

Threeundertwo said...

Oh wow! I would make an ice cream cake with this I think. I bet your family loved it!

Leigh said...

What a great cake!

Mary @ Redo 101 said...

It looks fantastic, bet your hubs was very pleased. So proud of you for figuring out how to get the cake to come out of the pan while keeping the details that make it an Oreo cake. Thanks for sharing it with us at the linky party.

Hugs,
Mary