Milk And Cookies Cake

There’s always those simple things that remind you of childhood, whether it’s a song, a place, some sort of dish or even a person 😊

I think it’s safe to say that everyone can relate to milk and cookies right! πŸ˜‰ coming out of the pool after spending the day playing Marco Polo and splashing about to some freshly made cookies along side a glass of fresh milk. Ya’ll know what I’m talking about 😍

I decided to try and see how it would turn out to transform that wonderful treat into cake form. I used a deliciously soft and fluffy white cake recipe as the base. I wasn’t sure what other components to add to the cake as a whole but I was having fun experimenting in the kitchen so just went with the flow according to what ingredients I had πŸ˜„ 

For the cookies part, I had Oreos so I decided to make a milk chocolate frosting for the cake. For an extra ‘milky’ addition, I brushed the cake with a vanilla milk wash just to boost the flavour πŸ˜‹

I crushed up some Oreos for the topping because of course that’s a must and my little treat was complete 😊

I love how the cake turned out as a whole.I mean just look at how unbelievably soft and fluffy the cake is:

The flavours together worked out so well, the chocolate frosting is light and creamy and the Oreos gives the cake some nice crunch.

My family loved this cake and I hope you do to πŸ˜‰πŸ˜„

Remember to tag or hashtag me @dutchbakerblog on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter with all your dutch baker bakes πŸ’™

Milk And Cookies Cake

Makes a 8 or 9 inch round or square cake or 13 – 14 cupcakes.

Ingredients 

  • 1 1/2 cups cake flour*
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch/cornflour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cups (150gms) sugar
  • 1/2 cup (100gms) butter, chopped into pieces
  • 1 tablespoon oil (optional but not required if you’re using the milk wash)
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1/3 cup (80gms) sour cream
  • 1/3 cup (80mls) milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Milk Wash

  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1/4 – 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Optional, 2 – 3 teaspoons sugar

Milk chocolate frosting

  • 125 gms softened butter
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons (35gms) cocoa powder
  • 1 3/4 cups (210gms) icing sugar
  • 2 – 3 tablespoons whipping cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Crushed Oreos for topping

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 160C. Grease and flour a cake pan. In a bowl, whisk together the egg whites, oil, sour cream and vanilla extract and whisk until combined. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt. Add in the sugar and whisk until well combined.
  3. Add in the butter and whisk until all the flour is moistened and mixture resembles coarse sand.
  4. Pour in the egg whites/sour cream mix and whip for about 50 – 60 seconds until batter is well combined, smooth and fluffy. It will be thick.
  5. Pour in the milk and whip until well combined, about 45 seconds. Batter will be slightly thick, smooth and creamy.
  6. Pour batter into cake pan and bake for 22 – 25 minutes until cooked through and a toothpick comes out clean or with a few moist crumbs. Cool slightly before brushing with milk wash.

For the milk wash

  1. Whisk ingredients together adding more or less vanilla and sugar to taste.
  2. Brush over cake and allow cake to cool completely before frosting.

For the frosting

  1. Whisk butter on high speed until pale and creamy, about 2 minutes. Add in the cocoa powder and whisk smooth.
  2. Add in the icing sugar alternating with the cream until combined.
  3. Whisk for another minute or two until frosting is fluffy and creamy.
  4. Add vanilla and salt to taste.
  5. Frost cooled cake and top with crushed Oreos. Store in an air tight container for up three days.

*To make your own cake flour, measure 1 1/2 cups/190gms all purpose flour and remove 3 tablespoons. Use as stated in the recipe.

Recipe adapted from The Great Coconut Cake.

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6 thoughts on “Milk And Cookies Cake

  1. Apologies for my delay, I am just so behind in my blog reading !
    Linda ….Marco Polo…now those were the days πŸ™‚ this cake seems like the perfect cake. Looking forward to making this and that oreo topping…yum yum yum. Have a beautiful week ❀

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