June 3, 2010

Chocolate Cake with Oreo Icing

Chocolate Cake with Oreo Icing

Chocolate Cake
1 cup all purpose flour
1 cup white sugar
4 tbs cocoa
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
5 tbs vegetable oil
1 tbs white vinegar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup cold water

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Spray a 9" x 9" pan with cooking spray.  Combine all dry ingredients in a large bowl.  Mix well.  Make 3 wells.  Pour vegetable oil, vinegar, and vanilla into wells.  Mix well.  Pour cold water over batter and mix until combined.  Pour batter into prepared pan.  Bake for 30 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean.

Oreo Frosting

1/4 cup (1/2 stick) room-temperature, unsalted butter
1/4 cup vegetable shortening
2 cups sifted confectioners’ sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup crushed Oreos

Place butter and shortening in a mixing bowl.  Mix on low speed.  Gradually beat in the sugar and vanilla. Turn the mixer on high and beat for 2 to 3 minutes until frosting is light and fluffy.  Ice cake; top with crushed Oreos.

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