Sunday, 18 March 2018

Chocolate Oreo Drip Cake Recipe

Hey beaut's!

Recently I've been making quite a few cakes for birthdays and occasions and one cake that I'm particularly chuffed with is my Chocolate Oreo Drip Cake, this has three yummy layers of rich, moist chocolaty sponge, it's filled and covered with Oreo buttercream and finished off with dark chocolate ganache and more Oreo's to decorate! I love making drip cakes, I love seeing the whole process come together and creating the chocolate drips is so satisfying, luckily for me this cake was for my father-in-laws birthday so I got to have a cheeky slice for myself and it was pretty epic even if I do say so myself!
Cake Recipe
525g plain flour
550g caster sugar
95g cocoa powder
3/4 tsp salt
1.5 tsp bicarbonate of soda
5 large eggs
350ml cold coffee (this really brings out the chocolate flavour in the cake)
350ml buttermilk
320ml vegetable oil

Ganache Recipe
150g dark chocolate chips
1-2 tablespoons of vegetable oil

Buttercream Recipe
400g stork with butter
850g icing sugar
3-4 tablespoons of milk
2 packets of Oreo's 

How To
1. Firstly pre-heat your oven to gas mark 4 /180 and line and grease three cake tins.
2. Pop all of your dry ingredients into a bowl and mix together slighter then in a separate bowl add in all of your wet ingredients and mix. Once both your wet and dry ingredients have been mixed together add in your dry mixture to your wet and give it a good mix to combine, then divide between the three cake tins. If you have any mixture left over you can always make a few cupcakes which is what I did.
3. Whilst the cakes are cooling I like to get on with the buttercream, I give the butter a good beat and gradually add in all of the icing sugar until my buttercream is pale and fluffy, then it's time to add in an entire packet of crushed Oreo's, I used a mini blender to crush mine to a breadcrumb consistency but you can just crush them in a sandwich bag with a rolling pin if you like. Once crushed mix the Oreo's through the buttercream in stages and add a couple of tablespoons of milk into the buttercream if it becomes stiff. 
4. Once the cakes are cooled it's time to fill and crumb coat the cake, you can be quite messy at this point and just whack on the buttercream and use your scrapper to smooth down the sides, if you don't have a cake scraper a ruler works just as well. The only thing I would suggest doing is making sure your cakes are all level, if your cakes have risen with a dome shape at the top you will need to trim and flatten them off before you cover your cake.
5. Once the cake has been crumb coated whack it into the fridge for 30 minutes or so to set and then repeat again with another thin layer of buttercream and set again.
6. Then it's time for the fun drippy ganache, for this all you need to do is simply melt your chocolate chips and mix in 1 to 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil, this just makes the chocolate super glossy and really runny which in term makes a great drip effect.
7. Once the chocolate and vegetable oil is mixed together I pop it into a piping bag and quickly snip off the end and drip the chocolate around the top edges of my cake first and then squeeze the remaining chocolate on the very top of my cake.
8. To finish off the cake I pipped the remaining buttercream in swirls on the top and wedged Oreo's into each swirl and them used some more crushed Oreo's to sprinkle over the top of the cake and voila!
It does sound like quite a lot of steps but it really is quite easy to make, the only time consuming parts of making this cake is the whole cooking, cooling and chilling process, other than that it's pretty easy to make and really is a showstopper for any birthday! It is quite a rich cake so one slice is plenty and it can easily serve between 12-15 people depending how thick you slice it!

Have you ever made a drip cake beaut's? What flavour did you go for? I'd love to know!

nopin

6 comments:

  1. I am DEFINITELY going to have to try this - it looks so delicious!!!xx

    Lucy | www.lucy-cole.co.uk

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  2. THIS LOOKS AMAZING. I always make oreo cupcakes like this, but I have never tried a full on cake, so I definitely want to give this a go! Saving the recipe for later! xx

    https://zoe-ware.blogspot.ca

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  3. Ok wow this looks insane!! I would love to give it a go although it would never look anywhere near as good as yours! 😍😍

    http://www.becausenicole.com

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  4. That looks so good! I love the dripping effect. I think that's a bit too advanced for me baking wise, but I'd certainly like to taste it!

    merkitty.co.uk

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  5. Looks bloody epic xxx
    katescloset.uk

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  6. Wow!! This lovely Devine :) I will be trying to make one of these in the near future.

    Emma | www.lifeofemmax.co.uk

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