Oreo Nutella Cake – Eggless Chocolate Cake

An Eggless Oreo Nutella Cake with chocolate chips, roasted hazelnuts, Oreo buttercream and Nutella Buttercream for the most amazing cake.

The base for this cake is an eggless chocolate cake. You know, sometimes eggless cakes can be on the dry side, but not this one, my Eggless Oreo Nutella Cake is moist, dense and very chocolaty. The secret ingredient is silken tofu, yes, tofu! You can’t taste it at all, you would never know that it was added to the batter, but it makes a huge difference in texture. It keeps the cake soft, tender and moist.

I also added chocolate chips to the batter, to make the cake even more scrumptious. A little extra chocolate doesn’t hurt, right? I like how the chocolate chips add a slightly chewy texture to each bite. So perfect and sweet!

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INGREDIENTS
Eggless Chocolate Cake:
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1½ cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup strong hot coffee
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup silken tofu
  • 1 cup chocolate chips

    Oreo Buttercream:

  • 2½ cups butter
  • 8 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 cups Oreo crumbs (about 30 Oreos)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons milk

    Nutella Buttercream:

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 3 cups confectioner’s sugar, sifted
  • 1 cup Nutella
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream or whole milk
  • pinch of salt
  • Garnish:
  • ½ cup roasted hazelnuts, chopped
  • Oreo crumbs
  • Mini Oreos
INSTRUCTIONS
Eggless Chocolate Cake:
  1. Preheat oven to 325F.
  2. Grease and flour two 9-inch cake pans, lay parchment paper on the bottom and grease again.
  3. In a large bowl, or in the bowl of an electric mixer, combine flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, cocoa and sugar.
  4. Add canola oil, followed by the hot coffee and mix on low-medium speed. Add heavy whipping cream, tofu and vanilla, and mix until combined.
  5. Using a spatula stir in the chocolate chips.
  6. Pour the batter evenly into both 9-inch cake pans and bake for 25 to 35 minutes, until a wooden tooth pick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Switched the pans around 12-15 minutes of baking, from the middle shelf to the bottom and the bottom shelf pan to the top, to ensure even baking.
  7. Remove cakes from oven and let cool completely before removing from pans. Once cooled, transfer to a wire rack.
  8. The cakes should cool completely on the wire rack before frosting.

    Oreo Buttercream:

  9. In the bowl of an electric mixer, fitted with the wire attachment, beat together butter until smooth.
  10. Slowly add 4 cups of powdered sugar and mix until smooth. Pause to scrape the sides of the bowl. Add vanilla extract, Oreo crumbs and remaining sugar, mix until smooth.
  11. Add milk until you get a smooth, desired consistency.
  12. Use immediately or cover and refrigerate up to three days. To use once refrigerated, slowly allow to reach room temperature and then beat on low speed until the buttercream is smooth before using

    Nutella Buttercream:

  13. Cream together butter and 1 ½ cup of confectioner’s sugar, once combined add Nutella and whisk until combined. Add vanilla, pinch of salt and the rest of sugar, mix until smooth, pausing to scrape the sides of the bowl. Beat on high for about 20 seconds to lighten the frosting.
  14. Add heavy cream, one tablespoon at a time until the buttercream has reached a consistency where it holds it’s shape. Whip on high for a final 20 seconds.
  15. Use immediately or cover and refrigerate up to three days. To use once refrigerated, slowly allow to reach room temperature and then beat on low speed until the buttercream is smooth before using.

    Assemble the cake:

  16. Place first layer of cake on a cake plate and cover with a very thick layer of Oreo buttercream.
  17. Add second layer of cake and cover it with a thick layer of Nutella buttercream, ice the outside of the cake with a combination of Nutella and Oreo Buttercream.
  18. Finish cake off with chopped roasted hazelnuts, mini Oreos and Oreo crumbs.
NOTES
The recipe makes a lot of Oreo Buttercream, I usually bake some cupcakes too, it’s enough to top extra 16 cupcakes. If you don’t plan using all of it, please halve the recipe. You can make the frosting, refrigerate it, and use it in a few days.

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