Sunday, June 3, 2012

Inventive bake: Cakies n' Cream!!!! with special guest *MANDA*

One of my good friends, Amanda, came to Melbourne for a week for work experience and so I'm very happy to have her as a special guest on BAKINGTRAY =D!! We decided to bake one Friday night but didn't really have a recipe in mind, just a lot of packets of oreos and a leftover bottle of cream!! And so begins the start of our inventive bake!
I originally wanted to bake oreo cheesecake but we forgot to buy cream cheese =___=... so we decided to create our own cake! Here are the different layers:
  1. Crushed Oreo biscuit layer
  2. Nutella
  3. Chocolate sponge
  4. Whipped cream
  5. Oreo biscut (whole)
  6. Whipped cream
  7. Chocolate sponge
  8. Chocolate buttercream

It was pretty fun trying to think up the different layers as we went ^__^ and I'm glad they all turned out really well! So if you want to try it out.. here's the recipe!! Or you can use different elements of our cake and make up your own!
CAKIES AND CREAM - btw have to thank Annie for the inventive name =D we couldn't think of what to call it.. Chocoreo? Triple choc oreo cake? hehe.. but Cakies and Cream suited JUST FINE :D

The different steps in making this layered cake ^^

A. Oreo biscuit layer
1 packet Oreo biscuits
3 tbs butter, melted
1. Crush oreo biscuits finely using a food processor (or manually if you like). 
2. Add melted butter and mix. Spoon mixture into base of lined cake tin, pressing down firmly with the back of the spoon.

B. Chocolate sponge 
~Makes 1 20x30cm sponge 
3 Eggs
1/2 cup caster sugar
1/4 cup plain flour
1/4 cup self raising flour
2 tbs cocoa powder

1. Preheat oven to 180oC. Line rectangle cake tin.
2. Beat eggs with electric beater until thick and creamy, gradually beat in sugar.
3. Triple-sift dry ingredients and gently fold into egg and sugar mix.
4. Bake for 25 minutes.

C. Whipped cream
1. Whisk thickening cream with a teaspoon of caster sugar until soft peaks form.

D. Chocolate buttercream
I hate to admit it.. but we used a packet mix ><" haha but you can make your own buttercream by beating 125g butter, 1 1/2 cups icing sugar, 3 tbs cocoa powder and 1-2 tbs milk :)

1. Press down crushed oreo biscuit layer into cake tin and refrigerate for 1 hour.
2. Spread a layer of nutella onto biscuit layer.
3. Bake chocolate sponge. Cut 2 pieces of sponge that will fit into cake tin. Lay one sponge on top of nutella.
4. Spread a layer of whipped cream. Layer whole oreo biscuits and top with another layer of whipped cream.
5. Add final layer of chocolate sponge.
6. Ice with chocolate buttercream icing. Cover with cling wrap and refrigerate overnight.

side view of cake~
slicing straight down the middle!! love all the layers ^__^
cutting up the cake!! YUMMY =D
Was indeed such a FUN BAKE =D so THANKS AGAIN AMANDA for coming on my blog :) Hope we can bake again soon!

1 comment:

  1. Amazing how you can improvise with ingredients on hand :) the cake looks delicious. Keep it up!


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