Thursday, May 19, 2011

Dirt Bike Cake Recipe

I have to tell you that when I was making this cake it was a challenge for me, a never tried before baking event, so the stress level was on!  For some reason I felt like I was at the race on the line on a dirt bike waiting for the gate to drop and see if I could make whole shot!  Wow what a rush!

Our boys like to ride dirt bikes if you dont know very much about it take a look at a little peak into the motocross race.  It was my son's birthday and he wanted to have a dirt bike cake.  First time for me of course, and for me this cake turned out to be a bit of a challenge make sure to give your self time. It was a tall cake when I was finished much taller than I had expected for sure. 
Nothing like testing out a cake idea on your child's birthday!
It turned out awesome and delicious, here is how I did it, I took a recipe from online and built on it from there.  See the directions to make it yourself! 

  • 1 pkg. devil's food chocolate cake mix (2-layer size
  • 4 squares  BAKER'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter
  • 1 pkg.  (8 oz.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 cups  thawed COOL WHIP Whipped Topping
  • 12 OREO cookies, coarsely crushed (stick them in a ziplock back and use a roller to crush them up)
  • 8 OREO cookies, reserved for tires and finish line table top
  • 3 snack size snickers these will be our whoops

HEAT oven to 350ºF.
PREPARE cake batter and bake in 2 (9-inch) rectangle pans and cook as directed on package. Cool cakes in pans for about 10 minutes. Then you want to invert the cakes onto wire racks, gently remove the pans. Cool cakes completely.

MICROWAVE the chocolate and butter in small microwaveable bowl on HIGH 2 min. or until butter is melted. Stir until chocolate is completely melted. Cool 5 minutes.
MEANWHILE, beat cream cheese and sugar in a large bowl with mixer until blended. Gently stir in COOL WHIP and crushed cookies. Stack cake layers on plate, spreading cream cheese mixture between layers.
DESIGN, place snickers down in a row (refer to the picture) and use 4 of the OREO's turned sideways to make the finish line table top.  Spread the top of the cake with chocolate glaze, and allow to stand until firm. Then add remaining OREO'S on the corners of the cake these will as tires and keep refrigerated.
My thoughts on this cake:
  • I added a dirtbike guy to give it the final touch, he loves dirt bike guys!
  • This cake was fun for the family
  • Great for a birthday
  • Tastes great you can't go wrong with the OREO Cookie.

You may like to read a story I wrote about my son and the MOTOCROSS experience.

 Kraft Philadelphia 3 Books in 1 Cookbook

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