Chocolate Cake with Oreo and Cream Cheese Filling

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Chocolate Cake with Oreo and Cream Cheese Filling

For the cake 

350g caster sugar

220g plain flour

85g cocoa powder

1.5 teaspoon baking powder

1.5 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda

2 eggs

250mls milk

125mls vegetable oil

1 teaspoon chocolate extract (or use vanilla extract)

250mls boiling water, cooled for a few minutes

For the filling400mls double cream225g cream cheese85g icing sugar14 Oreo cookies, crushed

For the filling

400mls double cream

225g cream cheese

85g icing sugar

14 Oreo cookies, crushed

For the ganache

200mls double cream

200g dark chocolate 

Direction

Preheat the oven to 180C.

Grease and line 2 x 18cm round tins. 

Place the sugar, flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda and cocoa powder in the bowl of an electric mixer and mix briefly.

Add in the milk, oil, eggs, chocolate extract and finally the slightly cooled boiling water.

Mix until smooth.

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Divide the batter between the 2 cake tins and bake for approximately 30-35 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. 

Allow to cool completely on a wire rack before decorating.

To make the filling, whip the cream until stiff then set aside. 

Beat the cream cheese with the icing sugar until smooth.

Stir in the whipped cream and crushed oreos. 

Chill in the fridge if not using immediately.

To make the ganache, heat the cream gently until it’s just starting to bubble – don’t let it overboil.

Add in the chocolate in small pieces whilst stirring.

Whisk for a few minutes until it’s smooth.

Allow to cool for 5-10minutes before using.

To assemble the cake, cut 4 strips of parchment paper and lay them on each side of the cake board (see picture above)

Place one cake upside down on the cake board. 

Spread the cream cheese filling evenly on the cake, smoothing out the edges as you go. 

Add the second cake on top.

Pour the ganache from a height on to the centre of the cake and allow it to spread out until it’s dripping down the edges of the cake. 

Decorate with piped rosettes of cream and half an Oreo Cookie as shown. I also added more crumbles Oreos as you just can’t have too many! 

Remove the parchment paper and you should have a clean cake board. 

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