Friday, August 11, 2017

Cookies 'n Cream Cake

When asked about his birthday cake request, Abe thought about it for a bit and then he said, "Mom, do you think you could make a cookies 'n cream cake?" 
I said "I'll do my best!"

And with that, his favorite ice cream flavors were born into a cake. 
I used the basic chocolate cake version from Grandma Jean's peanut butter cake, but instead of adding reese's I added oreo chunks. 

When making any cake, whether it is a store bought box, or a homemade recipe... sour cream or buttermilk is a major help. It moistens the cake. Makes it soft, light, and fluffy. 
The recipe for the cake part is:

1 box devils food cake
1 box chocolate instant pudding
1 cup sour cream
1 cup oil
4 eggs
1/2 cup milk
2 tsp vanilla
1-2 cups oreo chunks 

For the icing, I made a basic buttercream and then we crushed Oreos again. 
Carlie Jean got a little heavy handed with the Oreos, I could have done with a LOT less, but the family enjoyed them. 

Basic Buttercream:
1 cup butter
1 cup shortening
2 tsp vanilla
4-5 cups confectioner sugar
milk or water to help thin it slightly if needed 
And just like that... baby boy's birthday came and went. 
I hope your 12th year is a great one, son. I love you so very much! 

Now to get back to cutting down our sugar intake. ;) 

Have a great day, friends.

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