Monday, September 18, 2006

Variants (Recipe added)

Wonder if you ever had this experience: you have a favourite recipe you love and which always work. But sometimes you get tired of making the same thing over and over again, so you start to look for ways to ‘spruce’ things up a little.

This is exactly what I’ve been doing with my butter cakes. It all started with Alice Medrich’s Marble Cake recipe. I love this unbelievably moist and tender cake, so much so that I’ve made so many variations throughout the ‘life’ of this humble blog – orange with blueberries, lemon with cranberries, peanut butter, two-toned. I simply played around with proportion of ingredients and the different add-ins.

So here’s another ‘twist’ to my favourite recipe – Oreo Butter Cake

Now I must start thinking: what is the next 'topping' I can use? Till then, I leave you with a slice of cake ;p

Oreo Butter Cake

225g cake flour (or Top Flour)
1 tsp baking powder
½ tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
85g unsalted butter, cut into pieces
170g sugar
2 eggs, beaten
1 cup(240ml) nonfat unsweetened yogurt
1 tsp vanilla essence
80g Oreo cookies, roughly crushed (I use mini Oreos)

Whole Oreo cookies for decorating

1) Preheat oven to 180C and grease or line a 8-inch round tin.
2) Sift together cake flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
3) Cream the butter and sugar until light and creamy. Dribble in eggs slowly, about 1 tbsp at a time, beating constantly for about 2 mins.
4) On LOW speed, beat in 1/3 of the flour mixture until just combined. Beat in ½ of the yogurt. Then beat in 1/2 of the remaining flour mixture, followed by the remaining yogurt, and vanilla extract. Finally beat in the remaining flour mixture.
5) Lastly, fold in the crushed cookies.
6) Pour into prepared tin, arrange whole Oreos on top and bake for about 40 - 50 mins till skewer inserted comes out clean.
7) Cool in pan for 5 mins. Unmold and cool completely.

I use a stand mixer for this, which can ‘fold in’ the flour and yogurt gently on its lowest speed. If you cream the butter manually or with a hand-held mixer, after the eggs have been incorporated, use a spatula to gently fold in the flour and yogurt.


LittleHands said...

Angie,this looks so delicious too. Yummy Yummy! I wanna be your neighbour leh :-).

Hey, I really admire you leh - can 'twist' here and there. For me, I only know how to follow the recipe to the 'T', hee.

Gracio said...

Oke, this one nex on my list. :)

D said...

Damn... I almost licked my screen.. I should really start honing by baking skills too.

Edith said...

you are really smart. for me I am like Little Hands, strictly by the book! Now when can I next pick up a slice?

Little Corner of Mine said...

Wow, your oreo butter cake looks good! Yum!

Gattina Cheung said...

Hey I think the oreo idea is wonderful! You know me I make pizza once a week at least, and cookies 5 times too... but all the same recipes, same treatment. My family won't let me "play"... grrr. So... I'd pick the best is oreo, although lemon with cranberries sounds great as well.
(ps... last few weeks made so many pizza not because the guests, just my family had a crave.mmm)

Anonymous said...

Hi, I think your oreo cake looks wonderful as well as all your other creations. I would love to try this. Did you just crush the oreo cookies and add them into batter? Btw, do I follow the recipe exactly as for the peanut butter one?

^cherie said...

Looks really good!! Gosh, i've got so much stuff to bake on my list now, no thanks to your lovely pics! *grin* This will be in my list too!

Wonder how it taste like.. :)

Unknown said...

Jolene, come live next door to me :) No need to admire me lah, sometimes I change the recipe so much that it fails *lol*

Grace, I bet you'll have a long list of items to bake, now that you're hooked on baking ;p

D, thanks for dropping by :)

Edith, actually you gave me the idea with your Oreo cupcakes posted previously. Anytime you're welcome to pick up a slice.

Ching, thanks!

Gattina, how come I've never seen your cookies? Or they are so good that they're gone before you could photograph them? *wink* Would love to have a slice of pizza too, hee..

Jacelyn, thanks for visiting. For Oreo butter cake:
1)Omit peanut butter and use 85g butter only
2)Add in one tsp vanilla extract.
3)Yes, just roughly crush the oreos, it's nice to have big chunks for a different texture.

Happy baking!

^cherie, this butter cake recipe is moist and tender, with added oreos, you can taste the chocolate from the oreo, the oreo cream would melt away into the cake :)

Gattina Cheung said...

your sweet words really make my day :) I have put a photo of my cookies, just don't have time to update the recipe and seperate into an individual entry.

Gracio said...

angie,erm, can email me the recipe ahr? I hor, need to follow the recipe to a "T" lei, else sure fail.. hehe... :P

Unknown said...

Gattina, which post has cookies arh? I've looked everywhere in your blog but don't see them leh.

Grace, have already done that :)

Gracio said...

Thanks Angie! :)

:: Pastry Girl :: said...

I also wanna try out the recipe. Can share with me? Nice revisitng your blog once again though I have previously... :)

Unknown said...

Grace, you’re always welcome!

Lavender Cupcaker, thanks for visiting again. Recipe has been added :)

Cuisine Paradise said...

Wow... Cool!!!! Angie... Your oreo butter cake look great! I want I want... :)

myCoffee said...

Ooh, looks good! Must try! ;-)
Thanks for posting the recipe.

Unknown said...

Ellena, hee... you're too late, all gone already ;p

Mycoffee, thanks! Haven't seen you for some time, happy baking! :)

SeaDragon said...

Very interesting cake :)
Did the oreo cookies become 'chocolatey' after being baked? Very curious to know what's the texture of the oreo like after baking?

Unknown said...

The 'deco' oreo still remained crisp after one day, surprisingly. Those inside became soft, but still have a bit of bite, still chocolatey. Next time I want to try using your Choc Kisses, see how they differ from the commercial oreos ;p

SeaDragon said...

Thanks, Angie. The combination of oreo and cake does sound very delicious :)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing the recipe, Angie. I baked your Oreo Butter Cake for dss tea-break today. We ate a qtr and shared half of the cake with friends. Now left with a qtr for their bkf tomorrow. Yes, they loved it very much.

Unknown said...

Cranberry, glad you all enjoyed it :). Btw, I love your nickname - cranberry *wink*

Anonymous said...

Thanks Angie. Few of my forum pals asking for the Oreo Butter Cake recipe. I have shared with them your blog.

Anonymous said...

Hi Angie, Thanks for sharing your Oreo Butter Cake recipe. I have tried it and it was delicious!

Unknown said...

happy homebaker, thanks for trying the recipe, and glad you like it :)

shiyan said...

Hey Angie

Thanks a lot for coming up with this variation of butter cake. I like the fact that this recipe doesn't use a lot of butter and uses non-fat yoghurt. It seems a lot healthier. I tried it out yesterday and it's good. My elder brother, who doesn't like cakes, actually took TWO slices at one go! He was probably hungry then but still, I felt really happy. Imagine the moment when he asked me if he could still have another pc... I was over the moon!. Ha ha... Can't hide my happiness now... Thanks Angie. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

Unknown said...

Shiyan, thanks for giving this a try. Yes, I love this recipe too, glad you and your brother enjoyed it as much as I did :)

beesidhu said...

hi ..Angie ...nice looking cake !!! I wanna try i have to use unsalted butter or can use normal one ..Thanks!!

Unknown said...

Beesidhu, u can use the normal salted butter, just omit the salt then :)

Robyn said...

Hi Angie, I'm excited to have come across this recipe. Thank you for sharing it. Cake flour isn't available here so I was wondering if plain flour would be okay to use and whether the recipe would need to be modified in any way?

Unknown said...

Hi Robyn, thanks for your visit. To substitute for 1 sifted cup cake flour, use 3/4 cup(84grams) sifted all-purpose flour plus 2 tbsps cornstarch(15 grams) - info from Joy of Baking website). Hope this helps :)

Unknown said...

We are two girls from the netherlands and we just baked your cake. It looked excactly the way it does on your picture, and we ate it all immediatly with the four of us. So thanks for posting this receipt.
love, Roos & Nina

Unknown said...

oh I like that it looks so tasty this so lovely cake i ever see here on internet.
i love eating that's why im too fat now :)
but most of the time what i eat are any kind of chocolates
like milk chocolate ,French macarons, and macarons london and so on.
well anyway that cake recipe above is interesting i wanna try that.