Cooking with Tracey

Over the weekend, I baked a cake.  I took inspiration from a friend’s post on Facebook and made a chocolate oreo cake.  I got the recipe from here.  I used Rosie’s Chocolate Cake recipe from here.  For those of you who, like me, are not in the USA and do not have access to Cool Whip, on the advice of my friend Karen, I simply substituted 2 cups of whipped cream (made with caster sugar and vanilla for sweetness).

I then took the extra step of covering the cake in chocolate fondant, and decorating with fondant butterflies.  It looked awesome:

Oreo Cake

And tasted just as awesome:

OreoCake

In retrospect, I would have made only half the chocolate frosting to go under the fondant. It is a LOT of chocolate and very sweet. But without the fondant, you could definitely make the full amount (and use it all) and it would be fine.  The oreo filling is not that sweet thanks to the cream and cream cheese.

Also: if, like me, you are unable to drink coffee, you can simply substitute a cup of boiling water in the cake recipe.  That’s what I did and it turned out delicious.  And as Rosie says in her instructions, do use two pans.  If you try the bake the cake in just one pan it will not rise properly.

I recommend eating this cake for morning tea as you will be on a sugar high for hours afterwards.  But on the plus side, there’s no butter in the cake recipe.  Balance, people.  It’s all about balance.

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4 responses to “Cooking with Tracey

  1. Barb and The DailyGs October 10, 2012 at 7:22 pm

    It is very pretty! Personally, I do not like eating fondant, but it can be very pretty and pastry chefs can get mighty creative with it.

    Of course, I live for chocolate. And cake. srsly.

    Wine? Well, that just goes without saying, doesn’t it?

  2. The Army of Four October 11, 2012 at 1:46 am

    Your fondant and butterflies gave it such a pretty finish!!!
    I thought this was a great, special cake. Glad the sweetened whipped cream worked out! YUM!!!!
    KZK

  3. Debstar October 11, 2012 at 8:33 pm

    I put on a kilo just looking at that cake. Thanks for that.

  4. pitgat October 18, 2012 at 12:12 am

    I second Debstar words 🙂 But it looks sooo delicious! I don’t drink coffee either, will try with the boiling water! Thanks for the recipe – I love cakes! (And chocolate!)

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