One of the nice things of being part of a large family is that there is always some nice happenings going on. A few weeks ago, my brother in law had a baby boy. You know what that means don't you- Shalom Zachar time! Of course the baby was born Thursday night- I wouldn't expect anything else. But in all seriousness, I love these kind of things. So I was looking for something to quickly throw together to send over. This cake totally fit the bill. Its pretty, fast, and tastes delicious. It was ready and out of the house in 2 hours.
Here's what you need to put this together:
Cookies and Cream Buttercream
1/2 cup margarine/butter
1/8 teaspoon salt
4 cups powder sugar
4 tablespoons heavy cream or rich's whip
12 chocolate sandwich cookies
Combine margarine/butter, salt and powdered sugar until crumbly. Add cream until creamy. Beat in mixer on high until it is creamy and fluffy. Put sandwich cookies in a ziploc bag, and crush until they are coarse crumbs. Stir crumbs into frosting.
Prepare chocolate cake and bake in 3- 9'' pans. Bake and cool completely. Put first layer on a nice plate, frost with cookies and cream buttercream. Add the next layer, frost and top with last layer. Frost and smooth sides of cake. Now, officially you can use ganache for the chocolate drip, but I wanted to keep the cake dairy free, so I used chocolate glaze.
This video from cakesandcupboards is amazing at teaching how to make those cool chocolate drips:
Its really easy and lots of fun. And guess what- it was even more fun to take pictures of. Macro...here I come!!