We're big on birthdays around here. As everyone has gotten older, each of the children has settled in on a favorite birthday cake. Here is the recipe for the cake Josiah requests.
Warning: Once you make this cake, plan on repeat requests because it really is that good!
I found this recipe on the Kraft website. Of course, Josiah had to change things up a bit. He wanted a 4-layer cake -- 2 layers of chocolate and 2 of vanilla. I cooked each cake in a 13 x 9 pan, then cut them in half and stacked them. I doubled the filling recipe and put it between the layers and on top, skipping the chocolate glaze.
- HEAT oven to 350ºF.PREPARE cake batter and bake in 2 (9-inch) round pans as directed on package. Cool cakes in pans 10 min. Invert onto wire racks; gently remove pans. Cool cakes completely.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. Meanwhile, beat cream cheese and sugar in large bowl with mixer until blended. Gently stir in COOL WHIP and crushed cookies.PLACE 1 cake layer on plate, spread with cream cheese mixture. Top with remaining cake layer. Spread top with chocolate glaze; let stand 10 min. or until firm. Keep refrigerated.FAMILY FUNThis great-tasting cake looks like a giant OREO Cookie.COOKING KNOW-HOWIf chocolate glaze becomes too thick, microwave on HIGH 20 to 30 sec. or until desired consistency.SIZE WISEEnjoy a serving of this indulgent cake on occasion, but keep portion size in mind. One cake makes enough for 16 servings, and each serving comes in around 400 calories.