OREO WHOOPIE CAKES, AND OREO FROSTING
Sometimes things don't always turn out the way you imagined..
This was a recipe i had been craving since I first started baking... I have always
experimented with oreo cookies, in milkshakes, and crushed in ice-cream, though never used them for cooking. The original recipe was for cupcakes, but I wanted something different today, maybe it was the weather.. Sunny, hot and extremely bright, in January, it just makes you want to go out and sit there, taking in the sunshine. I photographed most of the photos on the windowsill, i found it extremely convenient, its true what they say, good light = good photography
Oreo Whoopie Cakes
from Paula Deen Best Dessert Special Collector’s Issue
180g unsalted butter 400g brown sugar 250g dark chocolate 3 large eggs, separated 2 teaspoons vanilla 200g plain flour 100g self-raising flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 8 Oreo cookies, smashed to bits 1 3/4 cup milk
Melt the chocolate in a bowl over a saucepan of simmering water. Set aside but don’t chill. Heat the oven to 180C. Beat the butter until it is soft, then add sugar and mix until fluffy. Stir up the egg yolks, then add them to the butter and sugar. Add the vanilla and the chocolate (just make sure it’s not so hot that it would cook the eggs). Add the flour, baking powder, alternating with the milk. Stir in the bashed Oreos until evenly distributed. In a separate bowl, whip the egg whites until peaks form. Fold in the egg whites, until no more whites show. Scoop onto parchment paper as cookies. (I used half of the mixture for cookies and the other half in a tin.. for a cake ). Bake for 30 minutes. Cool on a wire rack before icing.
2 cups icing sugar
1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 tablespoons milk or light cream
8 crushed oreo cookies
For the Frosting: In an electric mixer, or with a hand mixer, cream the butter until smooth and well blended. Add the vanilla extract. With the mixer on low speed, gradually beat in the sugar. Scrape down the sides of the bowl. Add the milk and beat on high speed until frosting is light and fluffy (about 3-4 minutes). Add a little more milk or sugar, if needed. Add the crushed oreo cookies, until frosting is smooth.