Friday, May 20, 2011

Light Oreo Swirl Butter Cake

Yes yes, another Oreo bake. :) In fact I have been wanting to bake Oreo flavored butter cake for the longest time. :P Finally I got to do it, yah! And it was all that I have imagined it will be, buttery, delicious and "Oreoy"...not sure if that's even a word, lol! I actually made this cake a month back but was so busy that I didn't manage to post it up until now. :P Anyways, here it is!

I have used the egg separation method for this recipe, so here is my recipe if you are interested:
Ingredients for Light Oreo Swirl Butter Cake: (makes a 8" by 3" round):
Set A:
130g (1 tube) Oreo cookies, pulverized in blender together with the cream

Set B:
6 egg yolks
125g caster sugar

130ml fresh milk
160g unsalted butter, melted and cooled
100g cake flour
100g plain flour

1.5 tsp baking powder

Set C:
7 egg whites
1/4 tsp cream of tartar
130g caster sugar

  • Using a mixing bowl placed over a double boiler at a low heat, add the egg yolks and caster sugar in. Using a hand mixer, beat the mixture till ribbon stage.
  • Gently fold in the milk and cooled butter to the yolk mixture till incorporated. Next sift in the flours and baking powder in 3 separate portions into the mixture and gently mixing it in to no visible flour.
  • Preheat the oven to 175C. Grease and lined a 8" by 3" round.
  • In a stand mixer, beat the egg whites & cream of tartar till foamy. Continue to beat the whites at high speed and gradually adding in the caster sugar. Continue to beat the mixture till stiff peaks.
  • Gently fold the whites into the yolk mixture in 3 separate portions till all is mixed in. Then pour half of the batter into another bowl. Add the Oreo crumbs in Set A into one of the batter portions, mix well.
  • Alternating, pour the plain and Oreo batter into the prepared pan. Using a chop stick or butter knife, swirl the batter to create patterns.
  • Bake the cake in the preheated oven for 40 to 50 minutes or till the cake tester comes out clean.
The only downside for me was the cake kind of deflated a little after it cooled. :P Perhaps I had not beaten the eggs well enough? I can only guess. :P But good thing the cake still tasted great and my family loved it especially my younger kid...kept asking me for "The Oreo cake Mummy, I want the Oreo cake."

I love the swirls in the cake. I could have done the Zebra patterns but I figured that will be in another post, heehee. :D As you can see the "waist-line" of the cake, it's pretty figure friendly! Lol! Just kidding. :)

Anyway, hope you will have a go on this recipe and better luck with no  "shrinkage"". :))
Have a wonderful weekend all! Cheers!


ann low said...

Love the swirl too, BeeBee :) Must try to use the oreo biscuit next time. Looks so good!

Jean said...

the swirls look really attractive! and the cake looks moist and tender in the middle too!

Cooking Gallery said...

I look forward to more Oreo bakes from you and will not get tired of them, promise...:)! I adore Oreo, that's why ;).

WendyinKK said...

Will baking in a larger, shorter pan reduce the shrinking? I'll try that out for you if I'm baking this.
I've been imagining an oreo based marbled butter cake of late too, and you beat me to it, LOL.

Unknown said...

Your butter cake stand really tall! Pretty swirl oreo cake. Recipe noted. Thanks for sharing.

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

i can imagine how good this cake is, but i having heavy sore throat now, no baking for few days already, hand very itchy, hahaha.Have a lovely weekend, Bee Bee!

j3ss kitch3n said...

a beautiful rich butter cake! yum!

Aimei said...

What a tall magnificent cake! Like it!

Angie's Recipes said...

A very creative butter cake recipe. Love the idea of using oreo crumbs to swirl the cake.

Your #1 Fan said...

So beatiful! Definitely "figure-friendly" kekeke.

茄子 said...


ReeseKitchen said...

Nice swirl! Bet its really good. The cake look rather tall from the photos, I'll like to try but with chocolate...hehe!

shaz (feedingmykidsbetter) said...

Looks really yummy. Great looking cake!

DG said...

I always cannot resist anything with oreo .... Your oreo swirl cake look really charming & yum!

My Little Space said...

Oh Bee, I am loving this cake. Going to bookmark this for later bake. thanks. Hope you're enjoyin your weekend.
Blessings, Kristy

Unknown said...

Who would say no to a a butter cake with oreo? Yum... yum ^_^

Eileen@hundred eighty degrees said...

Looks yummy. Great bake.

lena said...

it's nice to have ' oreoy' for a change for chocolatey ones and the swirls are beautiful! Maybe the oven is a little hot..

Kitchen Corner said...

I wish to have two pieces of this cake :)

Honey Bee Sweets said...

Thanks Ann. :) I guess the options and choices in baking is really limitless! And Oreo is just one of the most kid friendly ones. :)

Thanks Jean! ;) Do try this out yah?

Thanks Cooking Gallery. ;) Heehee, I think I won't get tired of Oreo too, lol! Guess we have something in common!

Honey Bee Sweets said...

Wendy: You know, I kind of suspect that its the case, using a tall and small pan for this just calls for shrinkage. :P But thanks! Will look out for your post, thanks for trying it out too, heehee!

Thanks Vivian! I am always a little ambitious, trying to bake a taller cake, lol! Hope you will like this recipe, enjoy!

Oh hope you have a speedy recovery Sonia! Take care yah! ;P Hope to see you posting again soon, have a good week!

Honey Bee Sweets said...

Thanks J3ss!

Thanks Aimei. And thanks for dropping by. ;)

Thanks Angie! I think Oreo has really become a real essential ingredient for us daily bakers now, lol!

Honey Bee Sweets said...

Hahaha, Jet, you are right on! Figure friendly cake is what we like isn't it, lol!

谢谢茄子!不过我没把蛋糕烘好,所以有点沉。:P 很可能是我用的蛋糕模太小了。下次希望我再洪烤这食谱,别再出差错了! 不过这蛋糕的味道还不错。 ;)

Reese, I bet this recipe will also taste good with chocolate swirls. Hope you will try it out soon!

Honey Bee Sweets said...

Hi shaz! Thanks for coming by my blog. :) Hope you will try this out. :)

Thanks DG! I can't resist Oreo too, lol!

Thanks Kristy! Hope you will like this recipe. :) Hope your weekend was a great one too!

Honey Bee Sweets said...

Thanks neyeeloh! Hahaha, I'm sure I'll be the first to say "Yes!"

Hi Eileen! Welcome to my blog! Hope you will try out this delicious cake recipe. :)

Lena, thanks! Actually I hope it's not the temperature problem though. Because my oven is not even 1 yr old and it's suppose to be very stable in its temperature. Anyway, let's hope it's what Wendy suggested, the use of small mould resulting this shrinkage. Anyway, I'll try and see next time. ;) know you and your boy are also welcome to come by my place anytime! I'll serve you more then 2 slices!

Quay Po Cooks said...

Oh yes me too love the swirl! You did well BeeBee.

Nitya said...

I have tried this. It is not figure friendly but it is wrinkle I tried it on a 9in pan, the side didn't shrink but surface is flat and wrinkly. It tasted excellent. Maybe will try with salted butter next round.