I have to say, I’ve been really enjoying having many things to celebrate – my graduation, my parents’ retirements – so I have ample opportunity to flex my cake making muscles. For a family graduation picnic, I made this chocolate cookies and cream cake, and it’s one of my favorites I’ve made ever. The cake was light and fluffy (with rich chocolate flavor, and the filling… I could just eat it by itself. In fact, I probably will do that sometime pretty soon. So good.
This cake did a lot of traveling (from Buffalo to Pittsburgh to Uniontown – about 5 hours total for the cake layers), so it wasn’t quite as easy to frost it as I would’ve liked, as I usually like to make sure the layers are nice and cold. That meant simple decorating and lots of Oreo crumbs on the outside to cover up any trace cake crumbs that got into the frosting – it’s easy to cover up mistakes! The flavor was fantastic, regardless, so who cares what it looks like, right?! [Read more…]