Nutella and Oreo Cake
Miss Z had a birthday last week (3!! OMG) and instead of a big party I decided to have a go at a Nutella and Oreo Cake. I had seen many versions around the web and took the style idea from them, creating the recipe myself. Thankfully, it worked a treat and the look on Miss Z’s face when she saw it said it all – so yes, this is most certainly a winner!
The Nutella flavour really comes out in the cake and the cream cheese icing is smooth yet not so sweet it takes over from the biscuit.…a welcome diversion from my regular buttercream. My top tip making this beauty is to ensure you have enough Oreos for everyone!!
NUTELLA AND OREO CAKE
YOU WILL NEED
- 2 eggs
- 110g butter
- 175g sugar
- 230g SR Flour
- 1 x Teaspoon Baking Power
- 1 x medium Jar Nutella
- 125ml Milk
FOR THE ICING
- 700g Cream Cheese 3 x tubs (room temperature)
- 250g Pure Icing Sugar – sifted
- 1 x Packet Oreo Biscuits (approx 15 biscuits)
THE HOW TO
Cream your butter and sugar in an electric mixer until smooth;
Add your eggs and mix in one at a time;
Next, add your Nutella and mix until smooth;
Combine your Flour and Baking Powder and add into your butter mixture a little at a time until well combined;
Finally add the milk and mix through
Bake in a moderate oven (160DegC) for approx 30minutes or until a knife inserted comes out clean. Set aside to cool completely.
While the cake is cooling , make your icing. Take your cream cheese (remember to keep it at room temperature! If its cold – you will never get the lumps out) and mix well in an electric mixer;
Add in your sifted icing sugar a little at a time until all combined;
Remove one third of the icing and place in a seperate bowl. Crush 8 Oreo biscuits and add to the bowl, mixing well to combine;
Take your cake and carefully slice through the middle horizontally, separating the layers;
place the oreo and cream cheese mixture on the bottom layer of cake and spread evenly;
Place the top layer of cake back on top of the mixture and flatten slightly to ensure a flat top;
Use the remainder of the cream cheese icing to cover the cake. start with the sides and ensure all gaps and cracks are filled. Finish the top of the cake, trying to keep the icing even all the way over;
Take 8 Oreo biscuits and insert sideways into the cake, at even intervals, all the way around (I find this easiest to do one side, then the exact opposite side, then fill in the gaps as you go);
Crush your final few Oreo Biscuits down to a fairly fine crumb and scatter from a height all over the top of your cake.
Slice and Serve!