Even as I am approaching my 30’s, I still love sprinkles, and I’ll be damned if a cake covered in sprinkles doesn’t taste better than a cake without. Add Oreos to the mix and you have a 29 year old smiling from ear to ear.
Fun fact about me…I don’t like Oreos plain. The whole splitting open and dunking in milk thing does not impress me at all. But Oreos in cookies, cupcakes, and ice cream….now you’re talking.
So let me tell you a little about this cake. My son had recently bought a package of Oreos for movie night which ended up remaining untouched. The next day I had to make a dessert for a school function. I wasn’t planning on blogging about the cake, but after testing the frosting I knew I had to. I have made Italian Meringue before but never with Plugrà Salted Butter. That was a game changer for this normally boring frosting. The saltiness of the butter combined with the sweet creamy flavor of the whipped frosting mixed with crushed Oreos. Bliss I tell you, pure bliss. Hands down the best frosting I have ever made.
Even my husband was eating the leftovers by the spoonful! At this point I knew I had to blog about this cake, so I photographed it. Then I made a HUGE mistake. The instructions to the Dessert Night were to have everything pre-cut, so I sliced the cake right before leaving.
In the 5 minutes it took us to get to the school the cake now looked like a huge pile of sh*t. It reminded of a rose that was about to die and the petals were wilting and falling off. I am pretty well known for my baked goods at this school. Needless to say I was mortified, so I made my husband carry the cake.
When people started asking where the item I made was I pointed to the cake, then wanted to stick my head in the sand. Well, about 10 minutes later I looked over and to my surprise people were actually eating it! There were 2 men standing next to the cake taking spoonful after spoonful, telling everyone who walked by to try it. I think I should hire these men to be my sales reps!
Anyway at the end of the evening I walked home with a clean cake plate and it was the best feeling in the world!!!!
For all my Gluten Free friends-I have made this Oreo Funfetti Cake VERY successfully using Cup4Cup GF flour and GF Oreos. The base cake is quite versatile and can be used as a good standard cake, just omit the Oreos and sprinkles.