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Oreo Cheesecake Chocolate Cake

I’ve realized, looking through my past blog posts, that the majority of my posts are about food. What can I say? I love to cook and bake, and enjoy eating my creations even more. I like to try new things and challenge myself in the kitchen. (Just wait for my Trinidadian Curry…)

My husband’s birthday on February 27th had me thinking about an elaborate cake/cheesecake combination I could bake. I found this recipe on Oh My God Chocolate Desserts and knew it would be perfect for the occasion. Although I was initially intimidated by the recipe, it turned out better than I expected. This recipe has quite a few steps, but it definitely didn’t disappoint.

Oreo Cheesecake Chocolate Cake
Author: OMGChocolateDesserts.com
Recipe type: Dessert
 Prep time:  1 hour
Cook time:  35 mins
Total time:  1 hour 35 mins
 Ingredients
For chocolate cake:
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup cocoa
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup boiling water
For no-baked Oreo cheesecake filling:
  • 1½ cups heavy whipping cream
  • 8 oz. Cream Cheese-softened
  • ¾ cup powdered sugar
  • 12 Oreo Cookies- coarsely crushed
For milk chocolate ganache:
  • 8 oz. milk chocolate-finely chopped
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
For garnish:
  • ½ cup chocolate chips
  • ¾ cup whipped cream
Instructions
To make the cake:
  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F and grease two 9 inch round baking pans and line the bottom with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl stir together sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  3. Add eggs, milk, oil and vanilla and mix on medium speed 2 minutes.
  4. Add boiling water and mix until it’s smooth.
  5. Divide batter into 2 prepared pans and bake 30 to 35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  6. Cool 10 minutes in the pans, than remove from pans to wire racks upside down (this flattens domed cakes) and cool completely.
To make the filling:
  1. In a large mixing bowl mix heavy whipping cream until firm peaks form.
  2. In another mixing bowl beat cream cheese and sugar until it’s smooth.
  3. Combine cream cheese and whipped cream and stir in crushed Oreo.
To make the ganache:
  1. In a sauce pan over a low heat melt chopped milk chocolate, remove from the heat and stir in heavy cream. Stir until it’s smooth and pour over the cake. (if it’s too runny cool it a little until ganache is thickened but still thin enough to drip down the sides of the cake).
To Assemble the Cake:
  1. Spread filling on bottom layer of cooled cake, carefully place the second layer on top of filling, then spoon chocolate ganache on top of the cake. Garnish with chocolate chips and whipped cream if desired.

Oreo-Cheesecake-Chocolate-Cake

Yes, it did look THAT good. And it was that good, too! Happy 32nd, my darling! Here’s to many more.

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