Who doesn’t love cake? Well, plenty of people, actually (their loss, I guess). But certainly, if you’ve clicked on this article, you probably love this confection as much as we do!
Cake is a dessert that seems to have taken the world by storm. Virtually every corner of the globe has its take on this classic recipe, meaning that there has been plenty of experimentation with it.
Not just in their flavors, either, but in preparation and presentation too!
One of the most popular varieties of cake that has caught people’s imaginations is the cake roll.
also known as a Swiss roll, with its iconic swirl, and the cake mixed with a smooth whipped cream filling, this is a favorite of many people who love cake but want to try and make something a little different from the classic variety.
There have been a ton of fillings used over the years for this particular treat. One of the more recent, in the past couple of years, has been using a delicious Oreo cream filling.
And that’s the kind that we are here for today!
We are going to show you just how to make the perfect cookies n cream Oreo cake roll for yourself.
Plus, we’re also going to show you some ideas for turning your cream Oreo cake roll into something truly unique, by adding your extra ingredients
Some of your reading this may be wondering what exactly s cake roll is. After all, although popular, they aren’t used nearly as much and as widely as their traditional cake counterparts.
Which we think is a shame, because they can be just as interesting to make, look at and eat as any other high-quality confectionary!
The name of this recipe says it all. It is a relatively thin layer of cake that has been filled with a layer of filling, before being rolled into a single long piece of dessert that is then sliced.
The filling of a cake or Swiss roll can be a variety of things, from whipped cream to jelly, to traditional cake icing.
With so many combinations of potential flavors and fillings, it is no wonder that so many people love cake rolls!
Making Your Cookies N Cream Cake Roll
So, now that you know what a cake roll is, it is time to make our cookies and cream Oreo cake roll!
The following recipe that we are basing our Oreo cake rolls off comes courtesy of Crazy for Crust, which you can go see for yourself if you are looking for a little extra inspiration when it comes to your cooking and baking.
Theirs is an easy cake roll recipe to follow for yourself.
Generally speaking, when creating a cake roll recipe, there are actually two different recipes that you need to be preparing: One for the cake, and one for your filling.
For your easy cake roll recipe, you will need the following ingredients:
- 3 to 4 cups of granulated sugar
- 3 large eggs, or 4 medium eggs
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- 2 teaspoons of water, or brewed coffee for extra flavor
- 1 teaspoon of baking powder
- A quarter of a cup of unsweetened dark cocoa powder
- A quarter of a teaspoon of salt
- 3 to 4 cups of all-purpose flour
- Extra powdered sugar (for rolling out the dough)
For the Oreo whipped cream filling, you’ll need the following ingredients:
- 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon of powdered sugar
- 3 to 4 cups of heavy whipping cream
- 12 crushed Oreo cookies
When it comes to adding extras, especially for topping, there is practically no limit to what you can do for your cookies and cream Oreo cake roll.
Many people choose to add extra sweet treats, such as extra whipped cream or chocolate chips.
Still, nothing is stopping you from using pretty much any other kind of toppings, such as powdered sugar, or nuts even!
Making The Oreo Cake
So, now that we have all the ingredients assembled, we can now start to make the cake base for our cookies and cream Oreo cake roll!
First, you should make sure that your oven is preheated to around 350 degrees Fahrenheit (or 177 degrees Celsius).
Make sure that you have a jelly roll pan at the ready, lined with foil and prepared with cooking spray.
Beat or whisk your eggs at a high speed for around 3 minutes, until they are nice and frothy.
Then you can add and beat in your coffee/water, your vanilla extract, and your sugar.
Start to whisk together your dry ingredients, your baking powder, your salt, and your unsweetened dark cocoa powder.
Once they are mixed, you can stir them into the wet ingredients that you have prepared so far. Make sure that they are well blended in a batter.
Once this is done, you can spread out the mix in the pre-prepared pan. Make sure is spread in a very thin layer, and bake for between 10 and 15 minutes.
You’ll know it’s done when it springs back a little when you lightly poke it.
Sprinkle some powdered sugar onto a surface, place your freshly baked cake onto a kitchen towel, then flip it into the powdered sugar. then you can remove the foil.
On the short end, start to fold the edge of your kitchen towel over the cake.
Make sure to roll tightly whilst going up the cake, then let it cool for about an hour.
Making The Oreo Whipped Cream Filling
Starting beating your heavy cream, whilst you slowly add your vanilla extracted powdered sugar, until you have your heavy whipped cream.
Add your Oreos when your whipped cream is formed
With the cake cooled, you can now spread the cream onto the cake evenly, with about an inch left on both ends.
Now you can reroll your cake evenly, and clean up any excess cream. Plastic wrap it tightly, then let it cool in the fridge for one hour
After that, you’ll have a beautiful cookies n cream Oreo cake roll that you can eat for over a week, or bring to a dinner with others!