The month of August is upon us again can you believe it? August is Party month, its when so many people I know are born, including me on this very day.
But most importantly its also the month I launched the blog back in 2012, HAPPY BIRTHDAY BLOG!! And the month I launched Miss Daisy my Caravan, HAPPY BIRTHDAY MISS DAISY. Yep thats right Daisy and I have been travelling around for two years now, can you believe it? How time flies!!!
So ever girl must have a cake and this year I thought I would do a combined cake for all three birthdays, Me, the Blog and Miss Daisy the caravan. I decided to try something I have never done before and thats a dribble cake. They look so pretty but I was sure I’d end up with a cake that looked like a mess, I thought I’d get the consistence of the chocolate wrong and it would just completely ruin the cake. But never fear it worked a treat and the cake looked pretty good for a first attempt.
The cake itself is of course my favourite, a chocolate cake. The icing, again something I have never tried is Oreo butter cream, ohhhh yeah!!! Hope you enjoy it! Now off to celebrate.
Happy Baking xxxx
- 2 cups plain or all purpose flour
- ¾ cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 2 cups white sugar
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 1 cup oil
- 3 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
- ½ cup weak hot coffee
- 3 cups butter room temperature
- 7 cups icing sugar
- 1 packet of Oreos
- packet of small Oreos for decorating (optional)
- CHOCOLATE DRIBBLE
- 100g dark chocolate, finely chopped
- ⅓cup double cream
- Pre heat the oven to 180C or 350F
- Sift the flour, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder into a bowl then stir through the sugar, set aside.
- Whisk the buttermilk, oil, eggs, vanilla essence together in a seperate bowl.
- Pour in the hot coffee and whisk.
- Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir to combine.
- Pour into 3 lined 23cm tins and bake for 25 minutes or until cooked.
- To make the frosting, place the butter and icing sugar into a bowl and beat with and electric beater until combined.
- Place the Oreos into a food processor and pulse until the cookies become crumbs. Pour into the frosting mixture and beat until combined.
- Place a layer of frosting onto one of the cakes and spread out, then sandwich between the second cake and repeat the process. Ice the top of the cake and the sides. Place the remaining mixture into a piping bag with a star nozzle and set aside.
- To make the chocolate drizzle, heat the chocolate and cream in a double boiler until the chocolate has melted and the ingredients combined. Pour the chocolate over the top of the cake, and spread out with a spatular. Push the chocolate over the side of the cake depending where you want the dribbles and how much. Start with a little bit at a time, you can always push more over.
- Pipe the remains frosting over the top of the chocolate in a circle, and decorate with Oreos if desired.