Over the past month or two, I have been going through my stack of magazines. When I got to the bottom of the stack, I found a Food Network Magazine that had a bunch of cake recipes in it. I knew Kevin would love the Cookies-and-Cream Cake recipe, so I ripped it out so I could make it for him for his birthday.
You can find the recipe on the Food Network site HERE, and I've also included it in this post. This cake did NOT disappoint. And it was actually really easy to make. I'm not a good baker by any means, so if I say it's easy, it really is. I'll be the first to admit that nothing about this cake is healthy, but it tastes soooo good. It's worth a little "cheat" to have a piece
For the Frosting
6 ounces white choclate, finely chopped (I used vanilla candy coating)
3 sticks unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 cups confectioners' sugar
pinch of salt
For the Cake
Basic Vanilla Cake (boxed mix), baked and cooled
15 chocolate sandwich cookies, chopped
1. Bake the cake as directed on the box (I used two round cake pans) and allow to fully cool.
2. Make the frosting: Microwave the white chocolate as directed. Beat butter, vanilla, and salt in a large bowl with a mixer on medium-high speed until smooth, about 1 minute. Add the melted white chocolate and beat until combined. Gradually beat in the confectioners' sugar until smooth.
3. Assemble the cake: Place 1 cake layer on a platter; spread 1 cup frosting on top and sprinkle with 1/2 cup chopped cookies. Top with the second cake layer. Cover the whole cake with the remaining frosting, then press the remaining cookies on to the sides.
4. Let the frosting set for a little bit, and then enjoy!!
Even though this cake tastes amazing, I'd do a couple things differently next time. First, I had a ton of frosting left over, so I'd layer the frosting on thicker next time for sure. Also, I would crush the cookies that go on top of the bottom cake (so they are in the middle of the finished cake) so that they are much smaller. The top cake didn't sit very evenly, which I think was because I had such large cookies chunks.
If you check out the pic on the Food Network site, it's much prettier than mine. But don't let that fool you. This cake tastes like heaven.
What do you think? Would you try making this cake?