Here is another special dessert post from Thing 1! This time he has outdone himself with an amazingly colorful, decadent, and delicious dessert creation. Not only did he come up with the idea, bake, test and tweak the recipe, and write the post, but this time he also took the pictures (with a little coaching from me). I think this kid has his own food blog in his future! Until then, we get to enjoy his treats here on Dizzy Busy and Hungry! Without further delay, I will turn it over to Thing 1!
Sometimes, an idea so ridiculous and seemingly impossible will pop into your head, something that would cause people to give you strange looks and ask “Are you crazy?” Well, that’s what happened last week. After eating an Oreo stuffed between cookie dough and a brownie, I thought, “How can I make this even more unique?” Recently I had heard about Birthday Cake Oreos, which have an even sweeter, sprinkle filled frosting in the center. When I saw the frosting, I knew that Funfetti cake would match perfectly, and these crazy treats were created!
This recipe was a success eventually, but trial and error were involved. Originally, the recipe created one big cake with a layer of Oreos. As it turned out, there was too much batter and cookie dough to bake all the way through without some of it burning, so I switched the recipe to make multiple smaller, cupcake-like treats! They baked much quicker and the results was so much better.
Because these little cakes are good anytime, I decided to call them ‘unbirthday’ cakes. Why should you have to wait for a celebration; these are too delicious to only have once a year! If you can’t find Birthday Cake Oreos or don’t like them as much, you can substitute regular Oreos, or you can experiment with different flavors of Oreo and cake! Honestly, you can’t go wrong when it comes to combining chocolate chip cookies, Oreos and cake!
- Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough (buy it pre-made or make your favorite recipe)
- Funfetti Cake Mix
- Birthday Cake Oreos
- Vanilla Frosting
- Sprinkles (optional)
- Pre-heat oven to 350ºF. Make cake mix as directed (and cookie dough, if making from scratch).
- Grease a muffin pan. Press a small amount of cookie dough into the bottom of each section.
- Place an Oreo on top of the cookie dough.
- Using an ice cream scoop or large spoon, scoop the cake batter and place on top. Batter should fully cover the Oreo (push batter into any cracks and crevices).
- Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted at the center comes out clean.
- Let cakes cool for at least 15 minutes. Use a toothpick or fork to extract them from the muffin pan. Frost the tops and coat with sprinkles (if desired).