The first post of this Bake-a-thon was my drafts and coincidentally the last post too is from my drafts. This is the cake i made for my kiddo’s 2016 birthday. Though i had some decent photos, i really didnt get to post the recipe till day. Now you got to believe, things happen for good! 😀
- Just melt them in the microwave, just before using it on the cake.
- Preheat the oven to 180C. Grease and lay the pan with parchment. You can use 2 5 inch pans or 1 8 inch pan for this.I made 3 cakes and sliced them into 2 layers each and made them into 2 cakes with 3 layers each.
- In a large bowl, take together whole wheat flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and baking soda. Whisk them well together. I these days use my whisk to mix it all together. You can also use a sieve to sieve them all together for a homogeneous mix. Add sugar to this and whisk again.
- In a measuring jug, take buttermilk, add oil and vanilla extract to this and mix well. Now add this liquid ingredient to the dry ingredient. Using a spatuala , mix it together in single direction.
|Same chocolate cake with Green buttercream frosting|
- Now pour the prepared batter into the pans and bake in the preheated oven for 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the centre of the cake comes out clean.
- Remove the cake from the oven, let it sit in the pan for 5 minutes, then using a blunt knife loosen the edges of the cake from the pan, and slowly unmould it on a wire rack and let it cool there completely.
- If serving as such, then slice it warm and serve along with coffee/tea. Since i frosted the cakes for my son’s bday party, i allowed them to cool completely and cling wrapped them and refrigerated until neeed.
|Same chocolate cake with ganache|
- Take the oreo biscuits in a ziploc pouch and pound them well with your rolling pin. Keep them ready by the side.
- Take butter and whisk it with an electric beater, until light and fluffy. Now add sugar 1 cup at a time and whisk well. Once done, add the pounded oreo biscuits and milk to it and whisk again.
- The buttercream must be smooth and spreadable, if it is too thick add another tsp of milk to it and whisk.
- Once done, either frost your cakes, if storing, cling wrap it well and refrigerate. I normally make the cream just before i frost them.
- I have a cake slicer from IKEA. I used it to slice my cakes into two. It is a pretty easy tool to use. Adjust the level of the blades according to the thickness you require and hold hte cake with one hand and slice/saw thru the cake using the other hand. That is how i do it, there might be other ways, do check the youtube for best ways to slice a cake into two using a cake slicer.
- Refrigerated cakes are easy to slice through. Once sliced into two, let us frost it.
- Put a blob of frosting on a cake board or a plate. This helps to hold the cake in its place while you frost.
- Place a cake layer on top. Brush the top with simple sugar syrup.Fill the top of the cake with oreo butter cream frosting. Place the second layer bottom side up. Brush the top again with simple sugar syrup.
- Crumb coat the cake with oreo buttercream frosting. This seals the crumbs well and gives a neat finish to the final decoration
- Refrigerate the cake for atleast 10 minutes before decorating it more.
- I added another layer of frosting, Drizzled some chocolate on top and piped some more cream on top for holding the mini oreos garnished with some mini oreos and chocolates.