No long weekend with my family would be complete without at least one cooking disaster. We set out to make this Oreo Cake, which I had seen on Pinterest. It includes two layers of chocolate cake with Oreos baked right in, a filling made with whipped cream and Oreo crumbs, and a rich chocolate frosting.
Unfortunately, most of the cake batter ended up on the bottom of the oven, and we gave the smoke detectors a workout. To be fair, we did use egg replacer and also baked the cake in 8″ round pans instead of 9″. It’s hard to imagine that those 2 changes would cause such a mess, but I can’t figure out what else might have gone wrong.
We revised the plan, and ended up making 2 layers of chocolate cake from a boxed mix. We still made the filling and frosting from the original recipe, and finally put it all together. My nephews ‘decorated’ the cake with Oreos, and here is the final product.
While it wasn’t the best cake we ever made, it was pretty good. But next time it’s this hot, we’re going to leave the oven off and eat ice cream.