March 22, 2013

Oreo Bundt Cake

Normally when I think of bundt cakes, I think of a simpler cake that doesn't require that much time or effort. The stack of dishes I accumulated during the process of making this cake from Baker's Royale contradicted my traditional thinking. Still, it was worth the effort. This is a delicious, rich, moist cake filled with this slightly gooey filling that makes you wish the entire cake were simply the filling even though the cake is wonderful in its own right.

Oreo Bundt Cake
Oreo Filling
1/3 cup Oreos, crushed (about 10 whole Oreos)
4 oz. cream cheese, softened
3 egg yolks
1 tsp. vanilla
1/3 cup sugar
2 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
Chocolate Cake
1 3/4 cups  flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
3/4 cup natural cocoa powder
3/4 cup water, boiling
3 oz. quality bittersweet chocolate, chopped
3/4 cup buttermilk
3/4 cup butter, melted and cooled to warm
1 2/3 cups packed brown sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla
1 cup powdered sugar
2 Tbsp. milk
2 Oreos, chopped

Preheat oven to 350°F. Cover bundt pan with bake spray, and lightly coat with cocoa powder.

To make the filling, place Oreos in a food processor bowl, and pulse until crumbled. Place all ingredients in the food processor, and pulse until combined. Transfer filling to a pastry bag, and place in refrigerator until ready for use.

To make the cake, place flour, baking soda and sal,t and whisk to comibine. Set aside.
In a heat proof bowl, add cocoa, and whisk in boiling water. Add in chopped chocolate, and whisk until combined. Add in buttermilk, and whisk until combined.
Place melted butter and and sugar in a bowl, and mix to combine. Add in eggs, and beat until light and fluffy. Add in vanilla, and beat until combined.  Using a sturdy spatula or a wooden spoon, fold flour into wet mixture in 3 batches, alternating with cocoa mixture.
Pour half of batter into pan, and then pipe Oreo filling on top. Pour remaining batter on top of Oreo filling. Bake for about  50 to 65 minutes or until inserted cake tester comes out almost clean. Remove from the oven, and set on a wire rack to cool for 20 minutes. Place a wire cooling rack on top of the cake, and carefully turn over. Remove the pan, and let cool completely.
To make the glaze, add powdered sugar and milk into a bowl, and whisk to combine. Add more milk as needed to thin glaze to preferred consistency. Pour icing over bundt cake, and sprinkle remaining Oreo crumbs on top.

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