But, some occasions do call for a really well made cake and one of those occasions is BIRTHDAYS! You may have noted from my last entry that D's mom was in the photo-his family came for a visit two weeks ago and while they were here D's sister celebrated her 24th birthday. I prepared an Oreo cake to celebrate, and it was a hit. And the best part was that this recipe gave me an excuse to buy Oreo cookies, which we now have leftover in the house. If you at all like Oreos, give this recipe a try at your next celebratory occasion.
Double Chocolate Oreo Cake
1 pkg. (2-layer size) devil's food chocolate cake mix
4 squares BAKER'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter
1 pkg. (8 oz.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
1/2 cup sugar
2 cups thawed COOL WHIP Whipped Topping
12 OREO Cookies, crushed
Prepare and bake cake batter in two round pans. In the meantime, prepare the filling and frosting. Beat cream cheese and sugar in a large bowl with a mixer. Stir in cool whip and crushed cookies.
When the cake is cooked and has cooled, place the cream cheese filling in between the two layers. For the topping, melt butter and chocolate in the microwave or on the stove. Let the mixture harden for about 5-10 minutes and spread on the top of the cake.
Keep the cake in the fridge until serving. Happy (now late) birthday Jo!