Oreo peanut butter birthday cake

Brian loves Oreos and peanut butter. I made it my goal again this year to combine his two favorite things in his birthday cake but to do it differently than last year.

I started out by placing a layer of double stuff Oreos in the bottom of a greased cake pan.

 

Then, mix a devil’s food cake mix according to box directions and pour over it. Bake according to directions.

Repeat, so that you have two layers just like this. When it comes out of the oven and you flip it out of the pan, it will look something like this:

While waiting for the layers to cook, make a nice and thick peanut butter frosting to become the middle layer.

With an electric mixer, beat together 1/2 cup of softened butter and 2 cups peanut butter. Once well combined, slowly add in 2 cups confectioners sugar. Slowly add 4 tablespoons of milk to thin it out. This frosting was thick like paste and could have easily been thinned out more but I left it a little thicker to hold up the top layer of the cake, which was very heavy with the added weight of Oreos.

After your cake layers are completely cooled, the building of the cake can begin. Take one layer and flip it out of the pan onto your serving tray so that the layer of Oreos is facing up. Spread a thick layer of peanut butter frosting on this layer.

Place next layer on top of peanut butter frosting so the Oreo layer is also facing the peanut butter frosting. After this part is assembled, place the cake in the refrigerator so the outside layer of frosting is easier to spread.

Oreo buttercream frosting for the outside of the cake:

Combine one stick of unsalted and one stick of salted butter(at room temperature) until creamed together with electric mixer. Then add in 1 tablespoon of pure vanilla extract; combine well. Slowly add in 1 1/2 pounds confectioners sugar until all well combined.

Add in 3-4 tablespoons of very cold milk to thin out, one tablespoon at a time, until desired consistency is reached. Fold in 25 crushed double stuff Oreos.

Kapow! That’s some killer frosting.

Spread over cake, decorate with super heroes and wait for diagnosis of diabetes.

Counteract the cake with delicious salmon salad.

Eat more cake.

Happy Birthday!

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