Chef Dropouts – Three Layer Oreo Cake

May 29, 2019













As a team, we have prepared a myriad of dishes including foods that would typically be eaten for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Therefore, to round out our cooking experience, we thought it was fitting that we try to prepare a dessert for our final project. We decided to design a tasty cake for the class to enjoy. With that said, we created a three layer cake incorporating flavor pairings from the food bible.  Two layers of the cake are chocolate and the middle layer is vanilla, mimicking the appearance of a large oreo cookie. In between each layer, we added a nice oreo cream filling. For the top of the cake, we chose strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries because they compliment both chocolate and vanilla flavors.  And of course, our last step was to add some whip cream.



Cake mix

2 boxes of Betty Crocker German chocolate cake mix

1 box of Betty Crocker French vanilla cake mix

3 ¼ cups of water

1 ½ cups of vegetable oil

9 eggs

Oreo Filling:

2 sticks of butter

3 cups of powdered sugar

2 teaspoons of vanilla extract

2 tablespoons of milk

1 cup of strawberries

1 cup of blackberries

1 cup of blueberries

Vanilla Icing

1 Can of Whipped cream 

Ice cream



Part 1: Cake Mix

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
  2. Get 3 cake pans and spray with vegetable oil

(Repeat the following steps for each cake mix) (2 Chocolate, 1 Vanilla)

  1. Pour the cake mix, ½ cup of vegetable oil, and 3 eggs in a large bowl. Use a mixer on medium speed or beat vigorously by hand for 2 minutes.
  2. once the mix is at the desired consistency, pour each mix into a separate baking pan
  3. Bake in oven for 25-30 minutes

Part 2: Prepare Oreo Cream Filling (While the cakes are cooking)

  1. In a bowl, beat softened butter with mixers for 3 minutes
  2. In the same bowl, mix a ½ cup of powdered sugar into bowl at a time, until all 3 cups have been mixed in.
  3. Next, add 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract and 2 teaspoons of milk
  4. On a cutting board, crush up 10 Oreo cookies and mix into bowl with the rest of the ingredients
  5. When the cakes are done baking, place a toothpick in the center of the cake and make sure it comes out clean, if it does, the cake is ready to cool.
  6. Let cakes cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan

 Part 3: Prepare Fruit

  1. Wash the strawberries, blueberries, and blackberries
  2. Pour blueberries and blackberries into a bowl
  3. Grab a cutting board and slice strawberries in either halves or quarter slices (depending on size of strawberry)

 Part 4: When cakes are done baking

  1. When cakes are done baking, let them cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan, also, let cakes cool completely before frosting
  2. With a knife, ice the first chocolate cake with oreo frosting. Next, place the vanilla cake on top of the chocolate cake and ice with oreo frosting, then place the remaining chocolate cake on top.
  3. Using a knife, ice the top and outside of cake with vanilla frosting
  4. Decorate the top of the cake with ½ cup of crumbled Oreos and fruit mix



 Taste: 9/10

  • Was so delicious but could have used some more Oreo filling

Mouth Feel/consistency: 9/10

  • The cake was very moist, and the fruits and crumbled Oreos added a little crunch

Smell:  8/10

  • It was an amazing smell, however, it didn’t have a super unique aroma

Visual Appeal: 6/10

  • While it was scrumptious, we should have let the cakes cool longer, or put them in the fridge so they won’t fall apart.

Creativity:  7/10

  • While cake is a rather traditional dessert item, our cake was unique as it adhered to an Oreo flavor profile and also looked like an Oreo in appearance.

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