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Standing Ovation (Recipe: Chocolate Covered Oreo Cookie Cake)

Ella, who will be 3 at the end of May, is officially potty trained. We have been off and on working on potty training for the past 2 months, but it wasn’t until the last 2 weeks that we have seen progress. She is now at the point where she will tell us that she has to go to the bathroom, she stays dry all day and all night, and it seems like she is finally getting it. My goal was to have her potty trained by the time the baby was born, so I am thrilled (and knocking on wood at the same time!).

For the past 2 months, every time Ella will go on the potty, whoever is home will rush into the room and start saying “Yay!!!” and clapping. Everyone, even without telling them to, has been making a big deal out of her success and telling her how proud we are of her. Finally, on Saturday, she went on the potty and the whole family went in and clapped and caused a big commotion. With an annoyed look on her face, Ella held both of her hands up and said “Stop with the clappin’…stop with the clappin!” It was hilarious, like she was finally done with the over abundant amount of excitement and attention for doing something that she now knows how to do!

You know, I believe some things deserve a standing ovation, and in my opinion, being done with diapers is one of them! Another thing that deserves a standing ovation is blogiversary’s. Nicole, who is one of my favorite bloggers, is the talent behind Art and Ailoi as well as Miss ‘N Nick Designs. I absolutely love it when people who have an amazing creative talent take that talent and build a successful business out of it. Nicole, on top of being a loving wife and wonderful mother, has done just that. She creates beautiful stationary.  Somehow Nicole also finds time to cook and maintain a wonderful food blog, which has just celebrated its 1st year. Congratulations, Nicole!

Nicole asked people to bring an appetizer or beverage for her blogiversary, but I decided to be different and make a cake. This Chocolate Covered Oreo Cookie Cake is so simple to make, so rich and delicious, and worthy of a standing ovation itself.

Chocolate Covered Oreo Cookie Cake (from Recipezaar)

1½ hours | 20 min prep

SERVES 16

  1. PREHEAT oven to 350°F Prepare and bake cake mix in two (9-inch) round cake pans as directed on package. Cool in pans 5 minute Invert onto wire racks; remove pans. Cool layers completely.
  2. PLACE chocolate and butter in small microwaveable bowl. Microwave on HIGH 2 minute or until butter is melted. Stir until chocolate is completely melted. Cool 5 minute
  3. BEAT cream cheese and sugar in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. Add the whipped topping and cookie crumbs; mix lightly. Place 1 of the cake layers, top-side down, on serving plate; spread with the cream cheese mixture. Cover with the remaining cake layer, top-side up. Spoon glaze over top of cake. Let stand until set. Store in refrigerator.

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Comments

  1. What a lovely way to celebrate both a one-year blogiversary, and a successful potty training! This cake looks deliciously obscene….

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  2. Ah the potty training memories. Somehow I raised three boys without bedwetting problems which is amazing now that I think of it. But two of them were seriously in diapers until they were 3! The little darlins. And the cake? Oh my goodness. Death by Cake. Slurp.

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  3. Ella is a hoot!!! I love it!! I want to dive face first into that cake and eat my way out!!!

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  4. Wow, that cake is over the top! Cute story about your daughter getting fed up with all the attention. Ha!

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  5. Ella is ADORABLE! AND the cake looks awesome! Congrats to your friend on her blogoversary!

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  6. I LOVE that picture! :D

  7. Congratulations all around to Ella and the blogiversary — both big accomplishments. And that cake — WOW!

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  8. yay ella! (Said quietly so as not to annoy her.)

    That cake is an incredibly worthy reward. I’m def gonna try it the next time I want to impress.

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  9. Be still my beating heart!! This looks delicious! Will definitely put this on my “to try” list. Congrats on the potty training accomplishment. We’re in the beginning stages. Or I guess I should say I’M in the beginning stages. I’m working on it with my 2 y/o, but she’s not interested AT all!

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  10. Congratulations on the successful potty training. That’s an event worthy of such an over-the-top cake as this!

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  11. That cake looks decadent and delicious! And congrats on graduating another kid through the diaper stage!!

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  12. That cake looks so good!

  13. You are evil for posting a picture and recipe of something that I want to eat. I am on a diet…I can’t be exposed to such things! LOL

  14. I have chocolate on my mind lately and that looks terrific! It would make a worthy addition to any party.

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  15. Oh. my. god. This cake looks incredible!!!

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  16. Wow, this looks so good!!

    Such a cute story about Ella. :)

    Will I see you on Wednesday? K-round up!!

  17. Just when you get one out of diapers, you’ll have another one in them! This cake looks amazing!

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  18. Seriously, this cake is the most amazing thing I have ever seen in my life. I am a HUGE oreo fanatic. I am obsessed with your blog!

  19. Congratulations Ella! Maybe she can help change the baby!

    ~Cat

    OH! That cake looks divine!

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  20. Hi I saw this over at Nicole’s and had to come over and tell you how WONDERFUL this cake looks. Will really have to make this one soon!

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