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Mint Oreo Cake Recipe

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Indulge in the delightful fusion of mint and chocolate with our irresistible Mint Oreo Cake recipe. Perfect for birthdays, celebrations, or simply satisfying your sweet tooth, this cake promises a burst of flavor in every bite. From the moist chocolate layers to the creamy mint cookies & cream buttercream, topped with luscious chocolate ganache, this dessert is a true crowd-pleaser. Follow our step-by-step guide to create your own masterpiece and wow your friends and family with this mouthwatering treat.

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Ingredients:

Chocolate Cake:

  • 1 cup + 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup + 2 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup + 1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 large egg, at room temperature
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup boiling water (or coffee)

Mint Cookies & Cream Buttercream:

  • 1/2 cup (1.5 sticks) unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 4 cups confectioners sugar
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tsp salt (or to taste)
  • 1 tsp peppermint extract, or to taste
  • 1/2 cup crushed Oreos or other chocolate sandwich cookies

Chocolate Ganache:

  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream

Garnish:

  • 1/2 cup reserved mint buttercream
  • 5 Oreos cut in half

Instructions:

Chocolate Cake:

  1. Preheat your oven to 180°C.
  2. Prepare two 6×2 inch cake pans by greasing and flouring them, and lining the bottoms with parchment paper if desired.
  3. Sift together the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a medium-sized bowl. Set aside.
  4. Mix buttermilk, oil, egg, and vanilla extract in a large bowl until combined.
  5. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients while mixing on low speed.
  6. Pour in the boiling water (or coffee) and mix until smooth.
  7. Divide the batter evenly into the prepared pans and bake for about 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  8. Cool the cakes in the pans for 10-15 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely before frosting.

Mint Cookies & Cream Buttercream:

  1. Beat butter and shortening in a large bowl until creamy.
  2. Add confectioners’ sugar, 1/3 cup of cream, peppermint extract, and salt, and beat on low speed until combined.
  3. Increase speed to high and beat for 3 minutes.
  4. Remove a portion of the frosting and set aside.
  5. Mix crushed Oreos into the remaining frosting until well combined.

Chocolate Ganache:

  1. Place chocolate chips in a small bowl.
  2. Heat cream in a saucepan until it boils, then pour it over the chocolate chips.
  3. Stir until smooth and let it cool to room temperature.

Assembling the Cake:

  1. Level the chocolate cakes by trimming the domed tops.
  2. Place one layer on a cake board or stand.
  3. Spread mint cookies & cream buttercream on top.
  4. Add the second layer and frost the entire cake.
  5. Pour the cooled ganache on top, letting it drip over the edges.
  6. Pipe decorative swirls with the reserved buttercream and garnish with crushed Oreos.
  7. Chill the cake to set the ganache before serving.

Conclusion:

This Mint Oreo Cake is a divine combination of rich chocolate, refreshing mint, and indulgent creaminess, making it a standout dessert for any occasion. Whether you’re celebrating a special event or simply treating yourself, this recipe is sure to impress with its irresistible flavor and stunning presentation.

Unique FAQs:

  1. Can I use mint extract instead of peppermint extract?
    • Yes, mint extract can be used as a substitute for peppermint extract, but adjust the quantity according to your taste preference.
  2. Can I make this cake in advance?
    • Yes, you can bake the cake layers ahead of time and store them in an airtight container until ready to assemble and frost.
  3. Can I omit the coffee from the chocolate cake recipe?
    • Yes, you can replace the coffee with hot water or simply omit it. The coffee enhances the chocolate flavor but is not essential for the recipe.
  4. How should I store leftovers?
    • Store any leftover cake in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days or in the fridge for up to 5 days.
  5. Can I freeze this cake?
    • Yes, you can freeze the assembled but unfrosted cake layers for up to 2 months. Wrap them tightly in plastic wrap and foil before freezing.

Get ready to impress your guests with this divine Mint Oreo Cake recipe. With its irresistible combination of flavors and stunning presentation, it’s guaranteed to be a hit at any gathering. Get baking and treat yourself to a slice of pure indulgence!

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