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Decadent Caramel Oreo Cake with luscious buttercream and homemade caramel drizzle

Decadent Caramel Oreo Cake with luscious buttercream and homemade caramel drizzle

Treat yourself to a sumptuous dessert featuring a rich Oreo crust, layered with velvety cake batter infused with crushed Oreos and topped with creamy Oreo buttercream frosting. This cake is then artfully drizzled with a silky homemade caramel sauce, creating a perfect blend of crunch, creaminess and great caramel taste that makes every bite heavenly.

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Why you'll love it: This recipe is a true celebration of flavors and textures. The Oreo crust provides a crunchy base that complements the soft, moist cake. Buttercream frosting, enriched with finely crushed Oreos, provides delicious creaminess, while homemade caramel sauce adds luxurious sweetness and depth. The combination of these elements ensures a satisfying dessert experience that is both comforting and exciting.

Perfect occasion: This cake is ideal for important celebrations such as birthdays, anniversaries or any festive gathering where you want to impress your guests. Its sophisticated appearance and exquisite layers make it a standout dessert that is sure to be the centerpiece of any dessert table.

Decorating Tips: For a stunning presentation, top the cake with additional Oreo cookies, whole or crumbled. You can also consider chocolate shavings or a dusting of powdered sugar to enhance its visual appeal. If serving at a party, accompany each slice with a small pitcher of extra caramel sauce for guests who enjoy a sweeter dessert.

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Ingredients:

  • For the dough:
    • 3 cups finely ground Oreo cookies (about 40 cookies)
    • 2 tablespoons of granulated sugar
    • ½ cup melted unsalted butter
  • For the cake:
    • 1 cup unsalted butter at room temperature
    • 1¾ cup granulated sugar
    • 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil
    • 3 large eggs, room temperature
    • 3 large egg whites, room temperature
    • ⅓ cup sour cream at room temperature
    • 1 tablespoon of pure vanilla extract
    • 3 cups cake flour (spooned and leveled)
    • 1 tablespoon of baking powder
    • 1 teaspoon of salt
    • 1¼ cup buttermilk at room temperature
    • 6 Oreo cookies, roughly crushed
  • For the Oreo Buttercream:
    • 6 Oreo cookies, crushed into fine crumbs
    • 1 ½ cups slightly cold unsalted butter
    • 4 ounces softened cream cheese
    • 6 cups sifted powdered sugar
    • 3 tablespoons heavy whipped cream
    • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
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  • For the caramel sauce:
    • 1 cup granulated sugar
    • ¼ cup of water
    • 3 tablespoons light corn syrup
    • ¾ cup heavy cream
    • 2 teaspoons of pure vanilla extract
    • 1 teaspoon of salt
    • 3 tablespoons of butter

Instructions:

  1. For the Oreo crust:
    • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Prepare a 9×13 metal pan by spraying the bottom, covering with parchment paper and spraying again.
    • Pulse the Oreo cookies in a food processor until finely ground. In a bowl, mix Oreo crumbs, sugar and melted butter until well combined. Press this mixture firmly into the prepared pan and bake for 12 minutes. Let cool.
  2. For the cake:
    • Lower the oven temperature to 325 degrees Fahrenheit. Whisk together cake flour, baking powder and salt.
    • In a stand mixer, beat together the butter, oil and sugar until fluffy. Gradually add the eggs and egg whites, followed by the sour cream and vanilla, mixing well after each addition.
    • Alternate adding portions of the flour mixture and buttermilk to the creamed mixture, starting and ending with the flour. Add the crushed Oreos.
    • Pour the batter onto the cooled crust and bake for 40 to 43 minutes. Let cool completely in the pan.
  3. For the caramel sauce:
    • Combine water, sugar and corn syrup in a saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat and cook without stirring until golden brown.
    • Reheat the cream in the microwave, then carefully add it to the caramelized sugar mixture. Stir in vanilla, salt and butter until smooth.
  4. For the Oreo Buttercream:
    • Beat the butter and cream cheese with a mixer until creamy. Gradually add the powdered sugar, then the cream, vanilla and salt. Beat until mixture is light and fluffy. Stir in Oreo crumbs.
  5. Assembly:
    • Spread the buttercream over the cooled cake. Drizzle with caramel sauce and stir into frosting.

Enjoy this luxurious cake with rich flavors and irresistible textures!

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