Sweet Little Details: Oreo Layered Cake

Before getting to this month’s installment of Sweet Little Details, we want to say a big congratulations to Jen on her newest addition, Nora. Isn’t she precious? 

In between taking care of her sweet little one and her toddler, Jen is still finding time to bake. How does she do it?! We are excited to share this Oreo Layer Cake recipe from her.  

Devil’s Food Cake

You will need 2 layers of devil’s food cake. I used a cake mix and made some adaptions…why because I have about 15 of them that I bought really cheap.

Cheesecake 

3 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened

1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk

3 large eggs

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

12 (or more) crushed oreo cookies

White Chocolate Frosting

1 (11 ounce) package  Ghirardelli white baking chocolate (you can use a different brand, but I promise you won’t be sorry if you use the good stuff)

1 cup butter, softened

1/2 cup shortening

1/2 cup milk

2 pounds confectioners sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla

6 crushed oreos

The Cake

Prepare and bake devil’s food cake in two 9-inch round pans as instructed. Let cool completely. If you want to make this ahead, you can even freeze the cake layers.

The Cheesecake

Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Line the bottom of a springform pan with foil and set aside. In large mixing bowl, beat cream cheese until fluffy. Gradually beat in sweetened condensed milk until smooth. Add eggs one at a time; mix well. Stir in vanilla until smooth. Fold in crushed oreos. Pour into pan. Bake at 300 degrees F for 1 hour. Let cool completely. I then put the cake in the freezer about an hour before I was going to assemble the cake to make the assembly go more smoothly.

Frosting

Place white chocolate in double boiler over pot of simmering water just until it begins to melt. Stir to fully melted, remove from heat and set aside to cool slightly. Meanwhile cream butter on medium speed. Once chocolate has cooled, beat in with butter. Continue to mix at low to medium speed while adding vanilla. Gradually add in milk and powdered sugar, alternating until frosting reaches desired consistency.

Assembling the Cake
After you have the cake, cheesecake and frosting made, you are ready to put the cake together! Yay! Finally!

Place one layer of devil’s food cake on cake stand. Frost top with a thin layer of frosting, and a sprinkle of crushed Oreos. Remove cheesecake from freezer, unwrap, and remove bottom of the pan, then peel off foil. Place cheesecake layer on top of the cake. If the cheesecake is wider than the cake, and it is necessary to trim it. Frost top with a thin layer of frosting, and a sprinkle of crushed Oreos. Place top layer of cake on top of the cheesecake, and coat entire cake with a layer frosting to act as the crumb coat. Once crumb coat is set, then frost with as much of the remaining frosting as necessary. Top with crushed Oreos, or any decoration of your choosing. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Enjoy!!!

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