Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Four-Layer Chocolate Cake

Last week I made this cake for an office birthday party: 

Then I instagrammed it.

It was well-received to say the least. If you'd like to recreate this beauty, here's how I did it:

1 chocolate cake (I used a basic chocolate cake recipe, but you can do a box-mix)
1 bag of mini Oreos
1 chocolate pudding mix
4 brownies - optional (we had four Publix brownies just waiting to be thrown in a recipe)
1 jar of buttercream frosting

Bake the chocolate cake in two round pans. Let cool.

Crush up 20-30 (or whatever you desire) mini oreos in a bowl or bag. Set aside. Cut brownies into inch squares. Set aside.

In a medium bowl, mix up regular chocolate pudding. Refrigerate as directed on the box. After it's refrigerated enough, mix in the brownie squares and crushed mini oreos.

After cake has cooled, one at a time, flip the cake out of the pan, cut it horizontally in half. Set the bottom half on a cake carrier base. Spread 1/3 of the pudding mixture on top with a rubber spatula. Set the upper half on top like a sandwich. Spread 1/3 of the pudding mixture on top. Repeat with second round cake.

Frost the top with buttercream frosting. I only used a little bit, but if you're daring, you can try to frost the sides too. Sprinkle remaining oreos on top and around cake base.

Refrigerate until ready to serve.

This cake served about 15 people, everyone getting small slices. A little goes a long way, because it's rich. It was amazing!
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