Sunday, 7 January 2007

Oreo Cookie Monsters


As the males in my family are great fans of the oreo cookies, we usually have a good stock of these cookies in our kitchen. I was looking for recipes that calls for oreo and came across this wonderful creation by Angie of My Kitchen:My Laboratory. It's a oreo butter cake. Thanks to Angie for sharing her recipe. The cake was really delicious and moist. My kitchen was filled with this nice and sweet aroma of the butter cake while it was baking! Naturally, it was very well received by the oreo cookie monsters in the house ;)

26 comments:

  1. HHB, I need to do a cake to be covered in fondant. Is this cake "solid" enough? I can't use spongecake as it's too soft and I'm not skillful enough to work with it. This looks like an interesting cake to use as the cake base instead of the normal butter or chocolate cake.

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  2. Hi WF, sorry I am really not sure whether this is suitable?? This cake is not as soft as a sponge cake, but I really don't know whether you can use it to cover with fondant as I am totally clueless about fondant. Sorry, not much help here :(

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  3. Hi hhb,

    does your cake get very oily(at the bottom) after baking? or any clue why did it happen...

    any idea why the cake 'wrinkles' abt half an hour after cooling?

    thanks in advance!

    faith

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  4. Hi Faith, the cake did feel a little oily at the bottom, but I wasn't too bothered by it. Was your cake very oily? I'm sorry I don't know what's the cause of it.
    As for the 'wrinkles', are you refering to small cracks? Butter cakes do crack a little when baking...and upon cooling, cakes would shrink a little, resulting in the wrinkles?? Sorry, I am not of much help here.

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  5. hi hhb,
    actually its another recipe which i think produced an very oily cake..just wanted to check b4 i bake =)
    thanks for you info!

    i tried this recipe today. its definitely not oily. looks great but its not fluffy? i followed exactly the steps from the recipe. could it be because of over-beating when mixing the flour? (i use a stand mixer..)

    thanks!

    faith

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  6. Hi Faith, I am not sure what actually contributes to the fluffiness of a cake ;p
    but I would think it's the beating of the butter and the sugar...you will have to make sure that the butter becomes very pale and fluffy before proceeding to the next step.

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  7. Hi HHB,

    This recipe needs 170g of sugar, does it taste very sweet? Can I further reduce it? And if I replace it with brown sugar, will it be less sweet? do i use the same quantity then? Eager to try this out this weekend :) thanks

    Cindy

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  8. Hi Cindy, np, the cake is not very sweet. If you want less sugar amount, maybe you can try reducing it to 150g. If you use brown sugar, you should use the same quantity. However, do note that the sweetness of brown sugar is the same as white sugar. The only difference is, brown sugar will give a slightly more intense flavour, and will yield a darker crumb...you can take a look at the 'colour' of my 'Blueberry Streusel Coffee Cake'. I used SIS brown sugar for that cake. Hope this helps, and do let me know the outcome of your cake, happy baking :D

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  9. Hi HHB,

    Finally baked the cake today, I reduced the sugar by another 20g and replace 50g of it with brown sugar. Overall the texture of e cake is very nice, soft & fluffy :) But it's still too sweet for me, maybe bec of the oreos. Plus i had wanted it to taste more buttery. I was very tempted to combine the oreo idea with the recipe fr cookbakelegacy, but tt recipe calls for a whole blk of butter, so i stick to this one. It's a lovely cake overall :) thanks

    Cindy

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  10. Hi Cindy, glad to hear that your cake turned out well. I didn't find the cake real sweet as I removed the cream fillings in the oreo biscuits before crushing them.

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  11. Hi HHB

    Tried it out today. It turned out to be fantastic! I was kinda disappointed that my previous cakes didn't turn out well - and was about to give up on baking until today! I'm so glad that you posted this. I used 150g sugar and it turned out to be just right, not too sweet.

    Irene

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  12. Thanks for sharing this recipe. Its really a good one. I can finally bake a good butter cake. Have failed on a few that ive tried :)

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  13. Hi Clarii, I am happy to hear that you have great success with this recipe :)

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  14. Hi HHB,

    I enjoyed reading your blog. I'm just starting to learn baking.

    I read through the steps at MyKitchen on the orea butter cake, but i don't quite under one of the step:

    3. Cream the butter and sugar until light and creamy.

    What does she meant by cream? I got an stand mixer at home, do i use the the mixer?

    Another qn, i'm thinking of baking a cake for my bf's bday, but i only got the evening to bake the cake (his bday falls on weekday). What cakes will u recommend? Not too difficult one please. Also, he doesn't like cakes that are too sweet. =)

    Thanks!

    Sher

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  15. Hi Sher, 'cream' refers to beating/whisking butter and sugar until the mixture turns pale and fluffy, this is from the baking term "creaming method". You can use your stand mixer to beat.

    Since you are new to baking, you maybe restricted to very simple cakes such as butter cakes or chocolate cakes. I am sorry I don't think I am in a good position to recommend, as it really depends on individual's taste and liking. Maybe you can ask your bf and then you can zoom down on the ones that you can try out. Happy Baking!

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  16. Hi HHB!

    Thanks for the clarification on creaming. Tried out the oreo butter cake today.. tasted heavenly... i really loved it! But i took more than an hour to get it baked. Think its my oven. Hee... As a baking novice.. this oreo butter cake success really gave me boost to try out other cake! Yippee!

    Sher

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  17. Hi HHB!
    I am thinking of trying out the cake, need to check which brand of yoghurt do u used? Can I just use the normal yoghurt don't to be able to find the non fat unsweeten one, will it be any different?
    Thanks! :)

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  18. Hi Anonymous, I use Marigold's Non Fat natural yoghurt. I am not sure whether it will make a difference, but do try to stick to the original recipe. If you can't get non-fat unsweetened ones, try look for non-fat ones.

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  19. Hi Baking Mum,
    Since I start baking this cake months ago, this had always been on my baking list, my girls will always ask for this cake. Just made one yesterday....
    Thanks for th wonderful receipe..simple and easy to follow

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  20. i enjoy all ur recipes but am looking for a simple vanilla white cake recipe.any chance dat u may post any such recipes please?

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  21. Hi, I'm sorry, I have not tried making a white cake.

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  22. Hi,
    I'm from India.The Oreo cookies that we get here are exactly the ones in your picture but we get them with sweet buttercream sandwiched between 2 cookies.So I'd like to know if you have used the Oreos along with the cream

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  23. Hi, for those at the cake surface, I used the whole oreo cookie with the butter cream; as for those crushed ones, I removeed the cream.

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  24. Hi,
    I was the one to post the last query on 6/9/11.Tried this cake last evening.Delicious!! Lovely cake with good Oreo flavour.I was skeptical whether I will be able to cut thr' the Oreos on top or not so i cut them in halves andput on top.But they're easy to cut thr'.Thanks for the recipe

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  25. HI,
    I tried this recipe last week and it turned out great! I used my Pyrex small glass bowls to bake instead of a normal baking tin. My little girl finished one cupcake all by herself! Am thinking of adding frosting to the cupcakes. Do you happen to have any simple recipes for frosting? Thanks!

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  26. Hi Nat, glad to hear that you like this cake :) I'm sorry, I don't have any frosting recipes as I hardly frost my cakes.

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