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My friend’s birthday was this past Saturday and growing up I remember her loving very chocolatey desserts…especially with things like reeses and oreos so I decided to make her a chocolate oreo cake! This is by no means a healthy dessert BUT I managed to make it a bit healthier than what the original recipe called for by using a light butter substitute, whole wheat flour, low-fat oreos, low-fat cream cheese and low-fat buttermilk. The frosting was my favorite part! It was very light and not too sweet (especially before adding in the oreos). Everybody loved the cake and I would have to say it was a success! If you wanted to cut more calories out I would suggest cutting the chocolate cake ingredients in half and either making 3 thinner layers, or just 2 layers. You could also take off the crumbled oreo on top and the whole pieces from the side. I decided to go all out since it was for my friends birthday but if you do the same, just make sure to cut out some extra calories throughout the day so you don’t consume too many!
Oreo Cake

Servings: 12

Prep/Total Time: 60

Nutrition Info: Calories-500; Fat-21g; Cholesterol-82mg; Sodium-660mg; Carbohydrates-57g; Fiber-5g; Protein-7g; Sugar-48g

vs T.G.I.F Original Oreo Chocolate Cookie Cake Recipe

http://meemoskitchen.blogspot.com/2008/07/tgi-friday-oreo-chocolate-cake.html#axzz1zrRHziE0

Servings: 12

Prep/Total Time: 60

Nutrition Info: Calories-607; Fat-32g; Cholesterol-125mg; Sodium-754mg; Carbohydrates-75g; Fiber-3g; Protein-7g; Sugar-48g

Ingredients
Cake
  • 2/3 Cup Olivio, light
  • 1 2/3 cup coconut sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 1/4 cups white whole wheat flour
  • 3/4 cup cocoa unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/2 cups light buttermilk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
Filling
  • 1/4 cups Olivio, light
  • 4 oz cream cheese, light, softened
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 12 Oreo cookies, finely crumbled

Garnish

  • 12 Oreo cookies, coarsely crumbled
  • 8 Oreos, halved

Directions

Cake

  1. Grease and flour 3 9″ layer pans
  2. Cream together sugar, butter and eggs until fluffy
  3. Mix together the rest of the dry ingredients and add to the dry mixture
  4. Add buttermilk and vanilla and mix and mix on low speed
  5. Bake on 350 for 35 minutes or until cakes are done
  6. Cool for 5 minutes and invert to get the cake out and cool completely
Filling/Icing
  1. Beat whipping cream to soft peaks and set aside
  2. Beat cream cheese, butter and sugar in a large bowl until well blended
  3. Gently stir in whipped cream and crushed cookies
  4. Place one of the cake layers, top side down on a serving plate
  5. Spread top of cake evenly with the filling mixture
  6. Repeat with the next 2 layers and cover the sides with the rest of the icing
  7. Sprinkle the top of the cake with the crushed oreos and take the halved oreos and place them around the edge of the cake
*I crushed my Oreos in a Ziploc bag using a rolling pin

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