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Chocolate Oreo Cake
Chocolate Layer Cake
- 3 cups flour
- 1.5 cups sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1/2 cup cocoa powder
- 1 tablespoon vanilla
- 2/3 cup canola oil
- 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar (or white vinegar)
- 2 cups water
First, preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Lightly oil two 9-inch round cake pans and set aside.
Next, combine the dry ingredients in a large bowl and mix with a whisk until thoroughly combined. Create a well in the center of the bowl and add the wet ingredients. Whisk until just combined and then pour the batter evenly into the two cake pans.
Bake for 28-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of each pan comes out clean. Cool the cakes completely on a wire rack before frosting. Once the cake is nearly cool, begin making the frosting.
Chocolate Oreo Frosting
- 1 cup vegan butter (at room temperature)
- 6 cups powdered sugar
- 2/3 cup cocoa powder
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1/4 cup soymilk, plus more as needed
- 2/3 package double-stuffed Oreos, crushed
Once the cake is cool, you're ready to frost and assemble the layer cake. Run a knife around the inside of each pan to loosen the cake. Then turn one of the cake pans upside-down onto your cake plate or platter and tap the pan until the cake releases. Remove the pan and frost the top of this layer of cake. Then invert the second cake pan on another plate and tap the pan until the cake releases. Re-invert this cake layer on top of the frosted cake layer and frost the top and sides of the cake.
Yields one 9-inch layer cake.
We all loved this cake. It's incredibly rich and chocolatey, and the Oreos add a really nice, subtle crunch to the frosting. Simon described the frosting as almost fudge-like. The cake was a little bit crumbly, but I think that's because I left it in the oven just a minute or two too long.Accessibility:
No fancy ingredients here!Ease of Preparation:
Making a cake takes a bit of time, but there's no way around that. The only place I ran into trouble was when I was frosting the cake: my frosting was a bit too thick to spread easily once I added in the Oreos (that's why I stressed making the frosting a bit thinner before adding the Oreos).Non-vegan friendliness:
Seeing as I made this birthday cake for my non-vegan roommate, I'd say it's quite non-vegan friendly. Plus, it's customizable! You could use peanut butter Oreos, or birthday cake Oreos, or mint Oreos, or......