Tuesday 11 August 2015

Peanut Butter Oreo Crumble Cake

Biscuits, biscuits everywhere is pretty much the theme tune to the last few days! There has been bashing, blitzing, slicing and dicing testing out break-ability and of course a little tasting here and there too! If you are wondering why then it was a because I was a sent a few packets of some Special Edition Oreo's to play with. I do like a challenge and had good fun experimenting with them! Something I don't often get the chance to do as we flat-share and they were thankfully away for a few days whilst I destroyed the kitchen with crumbs and using nearly every bowl we own in the process!

**I have received product from Oreo for this post. It is an entry to the Foodies100 Wonderfilled recipe challenge sponsored by Oreo, which marks the launch of two exciting new flavours: Peanut Butter and Golden. The delicious new flavours are available in all major supermarkets at an RRP of £1.08. To find out more, visit www.facebook.com/oreo**

After a lot of scribbling and buying random kids sweets that never got used (I am sure won't hang around long once I declare to my boyfriend they can be eaten, shh!) I ended combining parts of other recipes I had been making for years, along with pure experimental madness! It paid off as this cake went down very well at work! Its my final week in my current job, and as a result I was requested to make lots of cake - they had chai tea fruit cake yesterday and today received this Oreo cake - the finale on Friday my renowned Sticky Toffee and Orange pudding! Next week is salad week!!

This cake has a soft, custard laced base sponge, topped with a banana and peanut puree, then crumbled up peanut butter Oreo's and oats, then a shiny chocolate glaze, oh and the requisite sprinkles of choice! I am tempted next time to add more banana to make a thicker layer but stick to two if you are are less persuaded by the idea! I roast my own peanuts (shelled from monkey nuts) as they taste better for baking and have no nasties, then grind them fresh to order - un-ground they will keep a fair few months in a cool air tight container. 

You will need a 8 " square pan, lined with parchment paper


120g soft butter
130g golden caster sugar
2 medium eggs
50g wholemeal self raising flour
25g porridge oats
10 Peanut Butter Oreo's
100g plain flour
5 tsp custard powder
2 bananas, mashed
1 heaped tsp cornflour
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
20g roasted peanuts
pinch of sea salt

Glaze ingredients:

50g golden caster sugar
3 tbsp milk
20g cocoa
Pre-heat oven to 180o.

Sift together the flours, salt and custard powder. In a separate bowl cream together the butter, sugar and egg, fold in the dry mix. Spread over the base of the prepared lined pan.

Mix the cornflour with 2 tbsp water, add to a small saucepan and heat - stirring constantly, once bubbling add the vanilla, then stir in the bananas and cook for two minutes. Remove to one side.

Crush the Oreo's to small chunks, about 5cm at the biggest - I found the end of my wooden rolling pin most effective! Combine with the oats and put to one side.

Add the slightly cooled banana mix to the prepared sponge layer and smooth over. Top with the Oreo crumbs and press lightly down, bake in the middle of the oven for 30-35 minutes or until the sponge has cooked through.

In a saucepan, melt the butter, add the sugar and cocoa whisking until smooth and the sugar has melted, then whisk in the milk to form a smooth, thick sauce and simmer on a moderate heat for 2-3 minutes or until lovely and glossy.

Spoon the sauce over the cake, then decorate with sprinkles of choice and allow to cool fully in the tin.

There has been a few of us Foodies 100 bloggers taking part and some other Oreo related treats for you -

Peanut Butter and Golden Oreo Pudding from Fab Food 4 All

Peanut Butter Oreo Moon Rocks from Utterly Scrummy Food for Families

Oreo Nutella Ice Cream Cake from Kerry Cooks

White Chocolate Oreo Blondie Brownie from Ellie Bee Bakes

Slow Cooker White Chocolate Oreo Brownies from Baking Queen 74

Hidden Oreo Cupcakes from Sophie Loves Food

Peanut Butter Oreo Milkshake from Foodie Quine


  1. These look so good! Definitely going to bookmark this and try out the recipe soon.

    1. Thanks Nadine, do let me know how you get on!

  2. Yummy! This looks amazing, I will have to save this and try it out, I am currently looking for ways to incorporate peanut butter into my life, I'm learning to love it!

    1. Thanks Georgia! I am not really a fan of peanut butter but I adore nutty things, and 3 nut spread. Maybe I will like it too in time!

  3. Peanut butter.... oreos.... cake.... this couldn't get much better! Love this recipe!

    1. Thanks Ciara! Your response is pretty much the same of one of my colleagues this week, it was a tick box check yes yes yes!

  4. Ooh gosh, that cake looks good. I'm trying to imagine what peanut butter oreos taste like, but expect I would like them far too much. Do you have a new job to go to?

    1. Thanks Choclette! I am always pleased when an experiment works! For someone who doesn't really like peanut butter the Oreo's are quite pleasant to eat.. for my boyfriend however I had to hide them as he scoffed the remains of one pack when my back was turned!!

      Job wise yes! I start Monday eek! Its a huge step up and I lacked some skills but they are willing to train me and loved my interview so somehow blagged it!!

  5. And I forgot to thank you for linking to my recipe. How silly. Must look for these PB Oreos!

  6. I'm intrigued by these new Oreo flavours - I will have to look out for them in the shop! Lovely sounding cake recipe too!

  7. Ahh this is the 'experiment' you were on about! :D I'm a massive peanut butter fan, love the stuff and happily just spoon it out of the jar. I'm surprised I've not really had a go at a peanut butter cake yet, but this looks and sounds very good, and very naughty :D Those are the best kinds of cake in my opinon.
    Hope the new job is going well! ;)

  8. The contrast in colour between the sponge and the topping is awesome. I could eat it now!

  9. I keep hearing people raving about Oreos but I'm yet to try them. Your cake looks delicious so maybe I'll give this a go.


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