Cookies and Cream Triple Layer Cake (recipes from Sky High; cookies added by me)
Oh. my. word. If fudgy, incredibly moist, dark chocolate cake sandwiched between layers of sweet white chocolate buttercream that has been taken over by crushed Oreos doesn’t make your mouth water, then I should just give up baking right now. 😉 (As if THAT could happen). Oh, and the little treasures dipped in white chocolate surrounding the masterpiece? Yeah, those are Oreo truffles…another post for another time.
If you have never heard of the Sky High cake cookbook, I suggest you take a peek. This book is only filled with 3-layer cakes. And the fun part is that you can mix and match cakes with different icings, fillings – the sky is the limit! I made this cake to celebrate a friend’s baby shower and it rose to the challenge.
Italian meringue buttercream is whipped to a perfectly smooth, lighter than air frosting and to make it even more decadent, melted white chocolate is added at the last minute. Being me, I had to take it to the next level. I put some buttercream in a separate bowl for the filling and added crushed Oreos for a hidden surprise. The cookies retained a slight crunch which added the perfect texture to the otherwise soft cake.
This is the best dark chocolate homemade cake I have ever made, hands down. It turns into a cross between a cake and a brownie – moist and rich like a brownie, but still light and airy like a cake. Perfect. It cuts beautifully and towers impressively over any tablescape. I think it’s the third layer that takes it over the top. Believe me, the sugar coma you might get from this is totally worth it.