Gluten-free Chocolate-Covered Oreo Cake

This cake recipe is long overdue.  Okay, it’s only been just over a month since I made it, but it’s so good, I should have posted it the next day.  I wanted to make a gluten-free cake to celebrate our friend’s birthday, so I told her she had to pick between s’mores or oreo flavor.  I was definitely happy when she picked oreo, so I could convert this recipe to a gluten-free cake.  oreo cake

I couldn’t take the time to take a good picture because I finished it as we were getting ready to sit down for the dinner we made for her (she picked Bibimbap of course).  But even with a “just okay” picture, this cake still looks amazing, doesn’t it?

And it was SOOO good.  Very rich though, but totally worth it.  So put down the plastic-tasting canned frosting next time you make a cake, and make this instead.  If you don’t need gluten-free, just use regular chocolate cake mix and regular oreos. oreo cake

Gluten-free Chocolate-Covered Oreo Cake
Recipe Type: Dessert,
Cuisine: Gluten Free
Author: Val @ That’s What We Did
Serves: 12
Ingredients
  • 1 package gluten-free chocolate cake mix (make sure to buy one that can make two 8 inch layers. I used Better Batter.
  • 4 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 package (8 ounces) 1/3 less fat cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 cups Cool Whip whipped topping, thawed
  • 12 Trader Joes gluten free Joe-Joes, coarsely crushed
Instructions
  1. Heat oven to 350°F.
  2. Prepare cake batter and bake in 2 (8-inch) round pans as directed on package. Cool cakes in pans 10 min. Invert onto wire racks; gently remove pans. Cool cakes completely.
  3. Meanwhile, beat cream cheese and sugar in large bowl with mixer until blended. Gently stir in whipped topping and crushed cookies.
  4. Microwave chocolate and butter in small microwaveable bowl on HIGH 2 min. or until butter is melted. Stir until chocolate is completely melted. Cool 5 min.
  5. Place 1 cake layer on plate, spread with cream cheese mixture. Top with remaining cake layer.
  6. Pour chocolate glaze on top of cake, pushing glaze towards the edges to let it drip down over the edges. Let stand 10 min. or until firm.
  7. Keep refrigerated. Glaze will harden slightly when chilled, and soften if left out of the fridge for more than an hour.
Notes
If the chocolate glaze isn’t pourable, heat it for 5 second intervals in microwave, stirring, in between

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I’ll be posting the cake recipe that I made for Loren’s birthday…similar, but possibly better!

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