I was suffering cake withdrawals from Egypt, so out came the baking apparatus in one last effort to remain in holiday mode and stave off the looming first day back at work. GROAN.
I’ve made hidden oreo cupcakes before and they were so delicious it made sense to try the recipe out on a bigger, better scale. I used a simple vanilla loaf cake recipe and added in lovely layers of chocolate Oreo goodness!
- 2 packs of Oreos (16 will go into the cake)
- 125g unsalted butter
- 2 large eggs
- 170g self raising flour
- Pinch of salt
- 1tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
- 5 tbsp whole milk
- 1 loaf tin buttered
- 200g icing sugar
- 60g butter
- Remaining Oreos bashed into crumbs
Oreos are like the models of the baking world: they just look so good.
A standard size loaf tin perfectly fits 8 Oreos per layer. Place in a 180 degree oven for 35 minutes, or until a knife stuck into the cake comes out clean.
Once you’ve baked it you’d never know there were Oreos hidden inside this unassuming cake, until you turn it upside down there’s little Oreo markings.
From here you can either get munching, or make it a bit more naughty with Oreo icing! Take the remaining oreos leftover after the layers you created and the ones you ate in the making process, put them in a bag and bash them up.
Then mix them into your buttercream icing (the icing sugar & softened butter whisked together) and slather on top of your cake.
And how does it look inside? Well…
I find loaf cakes can sometimes be a bit dry, the Oreos seem to keep the moisture in, the layers themselves going all gooey and brownie-like.
This is a very easy cake that everyone will love. I mean, have you ever met someone who didn’t like Oreos?!