O-r-e-o, four little letters that instantly and simultaneously drudge up memories from both childhood and last week. Oreo’s have evolved significantly over the last decade with flavors ranging from classic to mint and even Swedish Fish (yeah, it’s a thing). The versatility is remarkable for such an unassuming cookie sandwich. Your choices are nearly endless, and we’ve all held the debates, even if it’s just in our heads…dunk or no dunk, twist and separate or keep it together, Cherry Coke or Birthday Cake…I think all of the choices are really just an elaborate rouse to distract us from asking the real question. Why aren’t all Oreo’s Double Stuf?
We may never know the answer to this question, but it doesn’t matter because I have a solution: If you want more frosting, don’t cram it into a cookie…use a cake!!
Phenomenal photography by my friend Cara from Catcherintheryephotography
2 cup granulated sugar
1 cup vegetable oil
1 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup cocoa powder
3 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cup all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup hot water
Mint chocolate buttercream Frosting:
4 sticks of butter
1 cup cocoa powder
1 tsp mint extract (you can use more depending on taste)
4-8 TBL milk
1 bag powdered sugar
2 Cups of Green Candy Melts
4-6 Tbl Heavy Cream (Depending on desired consistency)
One Package of Mint Oreo Cookies
Preheat oven to 350F Grease and flour 3, 6-inch cake pans; set aside.
In an electric mixer slowly sift together flour, sugar, soda, salt and cocoa. Add oil and combine till its forms a mixture like wet sand. Then add buttermilk, eggs and vanilla and combine thoroughly. then slowly add in the hot water and mix till combined.
Cream together butter, cocoa and vanilla, then slowly add powdered sugar in alternating with milk. beat until fluffy and a nice spreadable consistency
- Allow cakes to fully cool, preferably in the freezer for at least 1 hour. This will allow them to set and be much easier to work with.
- Lay your first cake layer onto a cake stand or board and spread the frosting on top. I also crumbled up some of the Oreos and sprinkled them in between each layer as well
- Repeat steps with the remaining layers
- frost cake with remaining frosting
- sprinkle the crushed Oreo crumbs on the bottom half of the cake
- drip the green ganache drip along the outer top rim of the cake
- top with the Oreos