I love it when I’m asked to make birthday cakes for friends. I’ll take any excuse to bake a cake, and it makes me feel special knowing that they trust me enough to make a special treat for them. I made this cake for one of my neighbors. Her husband asked me to make it as a surprise for her birthday, and I definitely think we surprised her. I made this cake the day after Clara’s birthday party, and it was a nice change of pace from the week-long pie fest that was going on at our house.
Since my neighbor loves Oreos, her husband requested that the cake be Oreo flavored. It seems like most Oreo cakes are covered with frosting that has the cookies mixed into it, but I much prefer the look of this one. I used my favorite recipes for chocolate cake and vanilla bean buttercream to create this cake and covered the outside in crushed Oreos to make it more Oreo-like. The chocolate cake is moist and fudgy, and the frosting is light and fluffy (my ideal combination of cake and frosting). I love simple cakes like this and need to make them more often. So, anyone want to share a cake with me?