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Thursday, 15 September 2011

That's One Giant Oreo Cookie

Tomorrow is my daughter Hanna's 9th birthday, where has that time gone? It was 9 years ago yesterday (her due date) that Tropical Storm Hanna was in the news in the US, where we were living at the time, and although I was expecting her to be a boy (but secretly wanted a girl) that name stuck in my mind and 2 days later I gave it to my daughter. She's lived up to her Tropical Storm status ever since but hope she will never make it to be a Hurricane!


A birthday wouldn't be a birthday without a cake and as Hanna likes all things chocolate and as the lovely people at JML sent me the Big Top Cookie Maker to review I thought I would combine the two and make Hanna a Giant Oreo Birthday Cake. The kit comes with a booklet with instructions and recipes, along with a 3 ring insert to enable you to make a cake of mixed colours.


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Ingredients


350g Butter, plus extra for greasing
350g Soft Brown Sugar
350g SR Flour
4 tbsp Cocoa Powder
3 tsp Baking Powder
6 Medium Eggs, lightly whisked
200ml Milk



  • Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees C
  • With a pastry brush paint both moulds with some melted butter and place on baking tray
  • Melt the sugar & butter together in a saucepan over low heat, remove & allow to cool
  • Pour the melted sugar & butter into a large mixing bowl & fold in the sifted flour, cocoa powder and baking powder. Gradually add the beaten egg and stir in the milk.
  • Divide the mixture between the two moulds and put onto a baking sheet. Bake in the oven for 30-40 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the middle of the cake comes out clean
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool before removing from the moulds. Gently turn cakes out onto wire rack & cool completely
  • You may need to level the cakes off if they have risen up in the middle (don't throw the cake bits away, reserve for Cake Pops!)



For the Buttercream


110g Butter , at room temperature
500g Icing Sugar, sifted
60ml milk, at room temperature
6 Oreo Cookies, crushed



  • Beat the Butter, half the icing sugar & milk until smooth & creamy, then beat in the other half of icing sugar
  • Fold in the crushed cookies
  • Spread over the flat side of one of the cake halves & sandwich together



It was a very easy cake to make, I just hope Hanna likes it and it tastes as good as it looks.

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I did try some of the very creamy and sweet buttercream which was lovely (although a bit sickly on its own). I usually use unsalted butter but I think sometimes chocolate cakes can benefit from a small amount of salt. The butter I used this time was Loseley Summer Meadow Butter, which I found to be beautiful and creamy and perfect for spreading too.
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The Big Top Cookie Maker silicone bakeware set is available from JML for £9.99


I was provided with the Big Top Cookie Maker and Loseley Butter for the purpose of this review.

7 comments:

  1. That looks excellent, I love Oreo cookies.

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  2. It really IS one giant Oreo cookie, what a fab idea!
    Bet it tastes as good as it looks, definately copying this recipe :)
    Hope you have a super day tomorrow and she has a fab Birthday xxx

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  3. Looks fantastic! Well done you. xx

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  4. Love the way the buttercream has oreo's in it too!

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  5. possibly a little bit too sweet though, I'm sure the kids will enjoy it though! x

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  6. Thanks, you must try it - it's one of the easy recipes, I like easy! x

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  7. then you must make one......you could do the lick race challenge with it!!

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