Friday, March 6, 2009

Mint Chocolate is back!

I think my World Peace Cookies from Tuesdays With Dorie sent me packing for my mint chocolate trip again. I made a mint oreo chocolate cake for my husband on his birthday that was to die for with some vanilla bean ice cream.

I made the chocolate truffle filling that I used on my cake for my International Progressing Dinner that I made for 24, 24, 24 back in October and just added the crushed mint oreos to it. Absolutely fantastic!

I have made this with a cream cheese frosting, which was amazing too, but this time I made a normal buttercream frosting with 1/3 C softened butter, 2 C powdered sugar and enough milk to make the desired texture, but instead of milk this time, I used irish cream and then added lots of crushed mint oreos to it. I didn't want to waste the leftover frosting so I made homemade oreos and stuck the frosting in the middle. A few years ago my BFF's little sister made the cutest little homemade oreos that were the smallest things I have ever seen for a baby shower favor. They were so tasty and so cute and ever since then I always make my homemade oreos miniature. These are actually just about 1 inch in diameter. I guess I feel like I can eat more if they are smaller!




The homemade oreos are made with 1 box of devils chocolate cake mix, 3/4 C shortening, and 2 eggs. Mix well, roll into balls and flatten slightly before baking at 350. The size you choose to make will determine the cook time. I cook my tiny ones for 3-5 minutes. You will just have to watch them closely.

7 comments:

Ingrid said...

WOW, that is some cake. I recently made a chocolate cake but nothing as extravagant as that. Your own oreos? Seriously impressive!

Glad to see you posting again!
~ingrid

Snooky doodle said...

wow the most delicious of all - chocolate cake and oreos :) yummy looks so good !

TeaLady said...

That looks scrumptious.

Pamela said...

Somehow when the cookies are smaller, I feel far less guilty! :o) That cake looks amazing!

Katrina said...

Awesome yumminess! Great job!

Scott and Melissa said...

What recipe do you use for your chocolate cake? I have been looking for a great chocolate cake recipe and this one looks fabulous! I just found your blog and I think it is great!!!

Mermaid Sweets said...

This cake looks so good. Can't wait to try the truffle filling.