I was in a baking mood at the end of the week so I thought I would help Matt out with his commitment to make dessert for Mother’s Day festivities (He made some really yummy potatoes). What better way to celebrate Mother’s Day than with Oreos and lots of chocolate? This cake is very rich, and full of delightful oreos…and chocolate…and cheesecake. And it weighs 10 pounds. Literally. We weighed it.
Devil’s Food Cake
You will need 2 layers of devil’s food cake. I used a cake mix and made some adaptions…why because I have about 15 of them that I bought really cheap.
3 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
3 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
12 (or more) crushed oreo cookies
White Chocolate Frosting
1 (11 ounce) package Ghirardelli white baking chocolate (you can use a different brand, but I promise you won’t be sorry if you use the good stuff)
1 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup milk
2 pounds confectioners sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
6 crushed oreos
Prepare and bake devil’s food cake in two 9-inch round pans as instructed. Let cool completely. If you want to make this ahead, you can even freeze the cake layers.
Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Line the bottom of a springform pan with foil and set aside. In large mixing bowl, beat cream cheese until fluffy. Gradually beat in sweetened condensed milk until smooth. Add eggs one at a time; mix well. Stir in vanilla until smooth. Fold in crushed oreos. Pour into pan. Bake at 300 degrees F for 1 hour. Let cool completely. I then put the cake in the freezer about an hour before I was going to assemble the cake to make the assembly go more smoothly.
Place white chocolate in double boiler over pot of simmering water just until it begins to melt. Stir to fully melted, remove from heat and set aside to cool slightly. Meanwhile cream butter on medium speed. Once chocolate has cooled, beat in with butter. Continue to mix at low to medium speed while adding vanilla. Gradually add in milk and powdered sugar, alternating until frosting reaches desired consistency.
Assembling the Cake
After you have the cake, cheesecake and frosting made, you are ready to put the cake together! Yay! Finally!
Place one layer of devil’s food cake on cake stand. Frost top with a thin layer of frosting, and a sprinkle of crushed Oreos. Remove cheesecake from freezer, unwrap, and remove bottom of the pan, then peel off foil. Place cheesecake layer on top of the cake. If the cheesecake is wider than the cake, and it is necessary to trim it. Frost top with a thin layer of frosting, and a sprinkle of crushed Oreos. Place top layer of cake on top of the cheesecake, and coat entire cake with a layer frosting to act as the crumb coat. Once crumb coat is set, then frost with as much of the remaining frosting as necessary. Top with crushed Oreos, or any decoration of your choosing. Refrigerate until ready to serve.