Sunday, August 30, 2009
This recipe is for a fabulous pound cake tweaked with Oreo cookies. My sister made this from her Passion for Baking book 2 Christmases ago and William liked it so much he's asked for it as his birthday cake for each birthday since. It's a hit! Here's the recipe as I made it:
1 cup unsalted butter
2 cups sugar
6 large eggs
1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
1-3/4 cups buttermilk
4 cups all-purpose flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
30 chocolate sandwich cookies, coarsely chopped
Glaze (as I made it, from the recipe)
1-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
2 - 6 tablespoons water, as required
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside. Generously spray a 9-inch tube pan with nonstick cooking spray and place pan on prepared baking sheet.
In a mixer bowl, cream softened butter and sugar on medium speed until well blended. Add eggs, 2 at a time, and blend on medium speed until blended, scraping bowl often to make sure no butter or sugar sticks to bottom. Add vanilla and buttermilk and blend well. Fold in flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt and blend until batter is smooth, about 2 to 4 minutes.
Pour 2/3 of batter into prepared pan. Sprinkle 2/3 of cookie pieces over batter, putting more on perimeter than directly in the middle area (cookie pieces are less likely to sink when dispersed this way). Top with remaining batter and top batter evenly with remaining cookie pieces.
Bake 45 minutes and then reduce oven temperature to 325 degrees F. Finish baking until cake tests done with a cake skewer that almost comes out clean, another 15-20 minutes. Cool 10 minutes in pan before turning cake out onto a serving plate.
For Glaze, in a small bowl, whisk together confectioners' sugar, water, and vanilla to make a drizzly glaze. Drizzle glaze over top of cake with a fork or whisk; let glaze set.
I googled the recipe to see if I could find any better pictures and came up with the following link:
The Biscuit Pusher: Black and White Cookie Ripple Coffee Cake
Their cake looks DELISH! They also used a different glaze which sounds fabulous but I can't vouch for it b/c I didn't make it that way - yet. Next time, definitely. Enjoy!
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