Friday, September 11, 2009

Happy Birthday, Baby!

The Artist's birthday was this week, so of course, I baked him a cake. I came across a recipe a few weeks ago for a Cookies and Creme cake. I described it to him as a chocolate overload, and of course, the chocoholic that he is, he requested it. He even went so far as to ask for cream cheese frosting instead of chocolate on the outside. A bit extreme, but your birthday only comes once a year, right?

I was agreeable to making it because it's based on my usual chocolate cake recipe -- Hershey's Perfect Chocolate Cake. It really is perfect, and the recipe is so simple! For a twist, Oreo cookies are baked into each layer of cake. Then, the cake is filled with an absolutely delicious cookies and cream filling -- homemade whipped cream folded with Oreo crumbs. And, at the Artist's request, the whole thing was frosted in cream cheese frosting, topped with a hearty dollop of the cookies and cream filling, then garnished with more cookies and cookie crumbs.

Delish! The filling tasted just like cookies n' creme ice cream but without the brain freeze. My dear hubby LOVED it. I knew he would, because, it's CHOCOLATE!!!

(For future reference, I would leave out the cookies baked into the layers. They tasted a bit scorched.)

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