Friday, June 10, 2011

Weekend Recipe


OREO BLACKOUT CAKE from Billy Ray Cyrus



The Crust:

Ingredients:



27 original Oreos, finely crushed (including filling)
5 tablespoons butter, melted
Directions:

1. Grease two 9-inch cake pans and line each with a circle of parchment or wax paper; set aside.

2. In a food processor or with a rolling pin, crush Oreos.

3. In a bowl, combine crumbs with melted butter; pat into the bottom of one prepared pan. Bake at 350 for 5 minutes. Set aside.

The Cake:

Ingredients:

16 original Oreo cookies, coarsely crushed (including filling)
2-1/4 cups flour
1-1/2 teaspoons each: baking powder and baking soda
1/2 cup butter
1-1/3 cups sugar
3 eggs, separated
2/3 cup sour cream
2-1/2 ounces semisweet chocolate, melted
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1-1/3 cups water


Directions:


1. In a bowl, combine coarsely crushed Oreo cookies, flour, baking powder and baking soda; set aside.

2. In another bowl, beat butter and sugar until fluffy. Beat in egg yolks, sour cream, melted chocolate and vanilla.

3. Add water all at once and stir to combine. Fold in dry ingredients; beat at medium speed for 1 minute.

4. Beat egg whites until soft peaks form. Fold into batter by hand. Divide the batter between the two pans; one has a cookie bottom, one does not.

5. Bake at 350 until cake just starts to spring back when touched, 15 to 25 minutes. The bottom layer with the cookie crust will take about 5 minutes longer to bake. Remove cake layers from pans and cool in the refrigerator.

Filling & Frosting:


Ingredients:


Filling Ingredients:
5 teaspoons softened butter
2-1/2 cups sifted confectioners' sugar
3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup milk (approximately)

Frosting Ingredients:
5 tablespoons softened butter
2-1/3 cups sifted confectioners' sugar
1/4 dark cocoa
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup milk or heavy cream (approximately)
Additional crushed original Oreos and Miniature Oreos (or Oreos cut into fourths) for garnish

Directions:


For Filling:

1. In a bowl, combine butter, confectioners' sugar and vanilla. Add enough milk to make a spreading consistency.

2. Place cooled layer with cookie crust bottom on a plate. Reserving some filling for garnish, spread remaining filling over this layer.

For Frosting:

3. In a bowl, combine butter, confectioners' sugar, cocoa and vanilla. Add enough milk to make a spreading consistency.

2. Place remaining layer over filling, then spread on frosting. Press additional crushed Oreo cookies around the sides of the cake. Use a pastry bag to pipe reserved white filling on top to make little clouds. Press a miniature Oreo or one-fourth of an original Oreo into each puff.

Makes 12 servings.

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