Chocolate mint oreo cake

Okay, so apparently getting a 9-6 job doesn’t leave much time for anything else. Literally nothing. Go to work, come home, go to sleep, repeat. BUT, I still have my sundays for baking (just not the time to write about it apparently, oops..)

This chocolately minty wonder was made a few weeks ago now but the memories of how divine it was will forever be burnt within my memory! Definitely a cake to repeat as often as possible – literally, the next time I have a few hours to spare, I’ll be whipping one up!

Onto the recipe.. I made this dairy free so I could eat it, but you could easily make it with regular margarine if you prefer.

I started with a standard chocolate cake recipe:

Ingredientsimg_7080

  • 200g/7oz (dairy free) margarine
  • 150g/5oz sugar
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 175g/6oz self raising flour
  • 80g/3oz cocoa powder
  • 1tbsp (roughly) milk (or dairy free alternative)

Method

  1. Preheat your oven to 180C/gas mark 4
  2. Grease and line two 9in circular cake tins

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  3. Cream together the margarine and the sugar
  4. Add the eggs slowly, mixing thoroughly before adding more
  5. Sift in the flour and cocoa powder, and fold in
  6. Add your milk to loosen the mix
  7. Pour your mixture evenly into the two tinsimg_7086
  8. Cook for 15 – 20 minutes, until the cake bounces back when lightly touched
  9. Allow the cake to cool completely on a cooling rack

 

img_7087Whilst the cake is cooling, you will need to make your icing and crush your oreos.img_7089

Start by halving your mint oreos and scraping the filling into a bowl, I used about half a packet. Crush the biscuits into small pieces and microwave the filling until it’s melted, starting from 30 seconds. I tend to make my icing by eye, but here is a standard recipe..

Ingredientsimg_7088

  • 280g/10oz icing sugar
  • 140g/5oz margarine
  • Melted mint oreo filling
  • 1 tsp mint essence

 

Method

  1. Start by slowly combining the margarine and icing sugar
  2. Add the melted oreo filling and mix
  3. Add your mint essence, mixing as you go – make sure you do a taste test so it’s to your taste

Take your cooled cakes:

  • Spread icing on both cakes on the side that will be in the middle, spread the crushingimg_7090 biscuit onto the bottom half, top with the second cake
  • Spread the remainder of you icing of the top of your cake, spreading down the sides or just topping the cake
  • Then half some of your remaining oreos to decorate your cake
  • Enjoy!

 

 

 

Goes well with coffee, tea; at work, at home – every scenario possible – get baking!

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