Recipe: Turning 13 with Cookies N Cream

So the little boy turned 13 today. First day of being a teen and he specially requested that I bake him a birthday cake. Ironic thing is that he does not even like cake. So I had to rack my brains and come up with something that he would like. What’s the point of baking a birthday cake for someone if he isnt going to eat it right?

I knew he loved cheese and oreos so the initial plan was to make a cookies n cream cheesecake. But we all know how heavy cheesecakes are and if only the 4 of us were going to eat it, I wanted to make something lighter and less ‘jer lak’ for everyone. So I chose a chocolate buttermilk cake as the base with a whipped cookies n cream filling in between.

I used two separate baking pans and so it was going to be a 2 layered cake but seeing that the layers turned out quite thick, I sliced each cake into half and so it became a 4 layered cake instead!

Wanted to make a face that was as cute as him. Huge black eyes and a tiny round nose… ;)

Though I think the cake could have done with a thicker layer of filling. Will keep that in mind the next time I make another cake like that!

We couldnt bear to cut the eyes off while cutting the cake…so we ended up cutting the parts around it. Though I think somehow we are going to have to get to that part sooner or later. Seems barbaric ‘peeling’ off the eyes. But Im glad he loved his cake :)

Happy birthday little one! And may all your dreams come true. Love you!

Adapted from Eat and Be Happy

Chocolate Buttermilk Cake
1 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1 cup cake flour
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
125g unsalted butter, softened and cubed
1/2 cup caster sugar
1/2 cup brown/raw sugar
2 eggs, at room temperature
1 tsp vanilla extract

  1. Preheat the oven to 175C.
  2. Grease and flour 2 6-inch round pans
  3. Sift the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder and salt together and set aside.
  4. Using an electric mixer, beat the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Beat the eggs in, one at a time, followed by the vanilla extract.
  5. Alternating between the flour mixtures and buttermilk- starting and ending with the flour mixture- mix the flour and cocoa mixtures in until a smooth batter forms.
  6. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 20 to 30 minutes or until a wooden skewer inserted into the middle of the cake comes out with crumbs clinging. Let cool for twenty minutes before unmoulding the cake and allow to cool completely or put it in the fridge if frosting another day

Cookies N Cream Filling
1 1/4 cups heavy/ thickened cream
2 tbsp icing sugar
10 Oreo cookies, roughly chopped

  1. Using an electric mixer, whip the heavy cream until soft peaks form.
  2. Add the icing sugar and vanilla extract and whip until stiff peaks form.
  3. Gently fold in the cookie chunks
  4. Depending on how many layers you want your cake to be, spread the filling in between each layer of cake until fully covered

Frosting
1 1/2 cups heavy cream
3 tablespoons icing sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla extract

  1. Using an electric mixer, whip the heavy cream until soft peaks form.
  2. Add the icing sugar and vanilla extract and whip until stiff peaks form.
  3. Using an offset or regular spatula, cover the cake with the frosting
  4. Put cake into the fridge for at least one day to allow it to set

 

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2 Responses to Recipe: Turning 13 with Cookies N Cream

  1. Joli says:

    OMG your cake looks super awesome! It’s on my to-bake list!

  2. Raymond says:

    he is so blessed to have a sister like you.

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