Food rituals: Hurray It's Thursday #OreoCookieQuest Cake
It’s now been six months since I introduced a new food ritual to our household. Thursdays are now well and truly about Hurray It’s Thursday Cake. The kids even get slightly cross if there isn’t cake on their return from school (as there wasn’t last Thursday). I have created a monster.
Clearly, this family tradition is well and truly here to stay, and this week became even more exciting as I combined cake with biscuits as part of The Great Oreo Cookie Quest. Oreo has a new promotion on packs, which means you can simply buy a pack (as if you need an excuse) and be in with a shot of winning prizes, including a once-in-a-lifetime trip to California and the Googleplex (while you’re there please can you ask them how we can improve our page ranking?!).
This cake was a lot of fun to make, and even more fun to eat. We spent a fun time together decorating it after the children came home from school today (after a very snowy afternoon). I did attempt to do a chocolate drip down the side, but it didn’t work, so that technique is saved for another day. I will need to make this again very shortly, perhaps with the mint Oreos which I may or may not be addicted to.
Hurray It's Thursday Oreo Cookie Quest Cake
The sponge recipe is taken from the Hummingbird Bakery recipe for their chocolate cupcakes, doubled, put into two 20cm round cake tins and baked for 30-40 mins. Find the recipe in their book or here.
Leave your sponges to cool completely, and meanwhile make your Oreo-filled icing. In a freestanding food mixer, mix 500g icing sugar with 100g unsalted butter (at room temperature). When sand-like, add whole milk by the tablespoon until you get a good texture (probably 4 - 5 tablespoons). Whisk on high for a few minutes until nice and fluffy.
In a food-processor, blitz a pack of Oreos until it resembles sand, and then fold into your icing. Do not eat it all yet. NOT YET.
Ice your cake, sandwiching icing between the layers and covering the top and sides. Decorate with halved Oreos - which means you still stick to the perfect serving size of 2 Oreos. Serve to joyful children and wonder-filled grown-ups.
This post is an entry for BritMums #OreoCookieQuest, sponsored by Oreo.