Oreo Drip Cake!

A 3-layer Chocolate Cake, with Oreo Buttercream, a Chocolate Drip, and Even More Oreos Make a Delectable & Showstopping Oreo Drip Cake!

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One of my Dad’s work colleagues had their last day recently, and I wanted to bake something special as they have been one of my taste testers, and she’s so lovely… so I went for a Drip Cake. Admittedly I did make the cake and have written a blog post about it, but I can’t afford to not to post this when it was so damn delicious! I didn’t actually get to eat the cake, but I had a few spoonfuls of the buttercream whilst decorating as you know, they accidentally fell into my mouth, but the lucky lady and the rest of my Dad’s Colleagues said it was divine!

I’ve been wanting to do another Oreo recipe in a while, so doing a Drip Cake was ideal. I used the same Buttercream recipe from my Oreo Cupcakes which I posted ages ago, yet have always used.  I decided to use about 300g of butter for the buttercream, and then 650g of icing sugar. Adding in the entire packet of crushed Oreo’s made it the perfect amount to fill the cake, decorate the cake, and pipe on top of the cake! I used the same idea for the cake from my Salted Caramel Drip Cake, just using less Self-Raising Flour, and adding in some cocoa powder to make it chocolatey.

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I tried a new method of doing the Drip on this cake, by using oil. I’ve seen people having a few problems making the ganache drip as ganache can be quite temperamental, so after reading up on the oil method I had to try it! You only use between 1-2tbsp of oil for this amount of chocolatey, and you can’t detect it once its added. It just makes the chocolate runnier, and easier to use, whilst keep its shine. You can just use melted chocolate, but often this can be harder to use as its thicker, and it well set very solid. If you wanted to use a ganache however you can, simply use 150g of Dark Chocolate and 150g of Double Cream! (Read about the ganache drip here.. Caramac Cake)

I adored making this cake. I found using the Oreo Buttercream easier to cover the sides for some reason (not entirely sure why!). And then making it all drippy and delicious was heavenly. I’m surprised I didn’t eat some of it myself, but I resisted to make sure it look better… But anyway, any questions then message me on Facebook, or comment below! Enjoy!

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This recipe makes a 3-layer cake – serves 12-15+!

Ingredients

Cake
– 400g Unsalted Butter, softened
– 400g Light Brown Sugar
– 400g Eggs (roughly 7 Large Eggs)
– 325g Self-Raising Flour
– 75g Cocoa Powder
– 2tsp Baking Powder
– 4tbsp Whole Milk

Oreo Buttercream Frosting
– 300g Unsalted Butter, softened
– 650g Icing Sugar
– 1x 154g Pack Oreos
– 2-5tbsps Whole Milk

Decoration
– 175g Dark Chocolate
– 1-2tbsps Vegetable/Sunflower Oil
– Oreo Buttercream *above*
– Oreo’s
– Crushed Oreos

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Method

1) For the cake – Heat the oven to 180C/160C Fan and line three 20cm/8inch cake tins with baking parchment – leave to the side.

2) In a stand mixer, beat together the butter and light brown sugar until light and fluffy. Add in the flour, cocoa powder, beaten eggs, baking powder and beat again briefly till combined – try not to over beat the mixture! If its really thick, mix in the whole milk to loosen. Divide the mixture between the three tins and smooth it over – bake for 25-30 minutes until a skewer comes out clean when poked, and when the cake springs back.

3) Once baked, leave the cake to cool in the tin for 10 minutes, and then remove and leave to cool fully on a wire rack. If the cake has domed slightly, leave the cake to cool upside down to flatten it slightly.

4) For the Decoration – In a stand mixer, beat the room temperature butter with an electric mixer until it is smooth and loose and then beat in the icing sugar 1/3 at a time until its fully combined. Keep beating the buttercream for a few minutes so it starts to get fluffier and lighter.

5) In a food processor, blitz the packet of Oreo’s to a fine crumb, and add into the buttercream. Beat the buttercream again till smooth, and use the Milk to loosen it to a smooth consistency.

6) Once the cakes are cooled, put the first layer on the serving plate spread some of the buttercream onto the top of the first layer, add the second cake on top, and then top again with some of buttercream and then add the final sponge layer. Only use about 2 tbsps of buttercream per layer so that you have enough to decorate with!

7) With the leftover buttercream, as you can see, I covered the sides (and top) too! Do a first layer of around the edge and top using a large metal scraper and refrigerate for 10 minutes. Repeat again with a slightly thicker layer of buttercream. I slather it on all over using an off -set spatula, and then run the metal scraper round until its smooth. If the Oreo’s were blitzed to a really fine crumb like you need, the buttercream can still be smooth around the edges even though there is biscuit in the mix!

8) Once finished, melt the dark chocolate in a heat proof bowl until melted. Add in 1tbsp of oil and beat till smooth, continue to add oil till you get to a drippy consistency. I used 1+1/2 tbsps total. Using disposable piping bags, pipe it round the edge of the cake, edging over slight bits to create the drip. You don’t need to use too much per drip as it’ll drop quite far down by itself! Fill in the top in with the rest of the chocolate so the top is also covered. Refrigerate the cake for about 15 minutes.

9) Using some left over buttercream, pipe little rosettes of buttercream onto the top and add a whole oreo – sprinkle on some crushed oreos and huzzah! You’re done! Enjoy!

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Tips And Ideas

You obviously don’t have to make straight edged buttercream if you don’t want to, but I just like the look of it! You can slather it on, and it’ll still taste damn delicious.

However, if you do want to make it like this, I seriously recommend using a metal scraper for the decoration of the buttercream, and the disposable piping bags.. I wouldn’t be anywhere without them!

All of the decorations are completely optional – but I love this style of cake! To make a smaller version of the cake, use two 8″cake tins and 300g Butter, 300g Sugar, 245g Flour, 55g Cocoa Powder, 1.5tsps baking powder, and 3 tbsps of Milk in the cake mixture rather than 400g (and it might take an extra 5-10 minutes to bake) and use 2/3 of the decoration recipes!

This cake will last in an airtight container for 3 days!

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ENJOY!

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20 Comments

  • Reply Ali January 16, 2017 at 1:13 am

    Hi Jane,
    I was doing a search for an oreo recipe frosting and yours looked great. I made it on the weekend (doubled the recipe and with lots left over that can be used for cupcakes) to cover a 10″ cake it was an absolute hit, so delicious! Love the recipe, thank you.

  • Reply Selina January 9, 2017 at 6:21 pm

    Hey 🙂 Do I have to seperate the cream from the oreos before I blitz the oreos?

  • Reply Baby Cakes - Oreo Drip Cake October 11, 2016 at 12:41 pm

    […] stumbled across this recipe on Jane’s Patisserie blog and thought it looked awesome and the ingredients and instructions seemed really straight […]

  • Reply Catherine October 7, 2016 at 2:20 pm

    Hi Jane
    What quantities would you need for this cake to be a 9in x

    • Reply Jane's Patisserie October 7, 2016 at 2:29 pm

      Hi sorry I can’t reply to my comments quickly sometimes as I still work. Easier to double and then fill 3/4 full and bake that way, use leftover for cupcakes x

  • Reply Catherine hodgson October 6, 2016 at 11:27 pm

    Hi Jane.
    I love all your recipes! I’m making the Oreo cake for my nephews birthday but im covering it with fondant! I need to do a 9in round for I have to set a krispie volcano and dinosaurs on it what would be the ingredients for a 9in or would it be easier just to double your 8in recipe.

    Thanks xx

  • Reply Laura October 4, 2016 at 3:01 am

    Hi Jane! I want to use the oreo buttercream to fill a rainbow layer cake with at least four or five cakes. I would like to know how to increase the ingredients so it’ll be enough for the whole cake. Thank you and greats from Buenos Aires, Argentina!

    • Reply Jane's Patisserie October 4, 2016 at 8:44 am

      You could maybe double the buttercream and just have some leftover so that you definitely have enough? Use the leftover for some cupcakes or something!

  • Reply Jason September 29, 2016 at 9:14 pm

    Hi Jane

    Just wanted to say what a brilliant recipe this is! I’ve never baked before but wanted to give this a try for a birthday. Your recipe was so easy to follow and I never felt overwhelmed with the instructions. I wish I could show you a picture. I look forward to trying another recipe soon.

    • Reply Jane's Patisserie September 29, 2016 at 9:23 pm

      Awh thats absolutely amazing! ❤️ I am so glad that you liked the recipe and it was a success! Thank you!

  • Reply Jade August 15, 2016 at 9:30 pm

    This cake looks so delicious, and the Oreo buttercream is so smooth! Your drips look great too. Not heard of the oil method before. I will have to have a look into it. 🙂

    • Reply Jane's Patisserie August 15, 2016 at 10:02 pm

      Thank you, Jade! I was feeling a little lazy with it so it wasn’t the smoothest it could have been but hey ho! And yes, I only discovered it recently, and it works so well!! 🙂

  • Reply Karen Lambert August 15, 2016 at 6:26 pm

    Hi Jane, this looks amazing, can’t wait to make it!😋
    Do you use sandwich tins or deeper cake tins?
    Thanks! Karen x

    • Reply Jane's Patisserie August 15, 2016 at 6:27 pm

      All of my tins are deeper than a sandwich tin as I don’t like how shallow sandwich tins are really, not sure how deep though.. probably about 3 inches deep 🙂 x

      • Reply Karen Lambert August 16, 2016 at 9:10 am

        Thanks!😃x

  • Reply Jade August 15, 2016 at 11:23 am

    Excellent, thank you so much! 🙂 x

  • Reply Jade August 15, 2016 at 9:31 am

    Hi Jane, this recipe looks amazing and I’m hoping to make it for a birthday next week so I was wondering if I could just double check a couple of things please. To make the smaller version with 300g of everything, would it be 225g of flour and still 75g of cocoa powder or would I need less cocoa powder? And then 1.5tsp of baking powder and 3tsp of milk? Sorry if the answer its obvious, I just really want to get it right 🙂 thank you! x

    • Reply Jane's Patisserie August 15, 2016 at 9:37 am

      Hiya! Oh thank yo so much! I would recommend using 245g Flour, and 55g of cocoa powder – and yes thats correct for the baking powder and milk! xx

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