Soft, moist, chocolaty 2-ingredient Chocolate Cake bursting with the flavors of Oreos is gonna blow your mind. All you need is two packs of Oreos and about 1/2 cup of milk.
2-Ingredient Chocolate Cake Recipe
There cannot be any cake in the world easier than this. If you are running short of ingredients but still want to make a super-awesome chocolate cake then I have got a recipe that you are gonna love. This 2-ingredient Chocolate Cake recipe is made with Oreos and Milk. You can make this cake even if you haven't got Oreos. The only thing - it won't be chocolaty.
If Oreos could talk I bet they would thank me for using them and making the best possible use of them. Can you believe that a simple Oreo can be used with a glass of milk to make a delicious chocolate cake? No flour, No butter, No sugar, No artificial sweeteners, and No Oil. If you have heard the quote - "Necessity is the mother of Invention" then I guess you will know how we can make something extraordinarily unique with absolutely nothing. And, there cannot be anything in the world special than that.
I was so happy when I made this cake that I shared its photos on Instagram right away. I wanted to scream out to the world and tell that I have made this with just 2-ingredients. It was the proudest moment for me.
How to Make 2-Ingredient Chocolate Cake
To make this cake you will have to split open the Oreos sticking together like two peas in a pod. Split them open and use a knife to scoop out the cream holding them tight. Let the Oreo halves hang in there by themselves for quite some time. Basically we are deconstructing an Oreo. We are imagining how the Oreo was when it was not an oreo and we are taking it back to its origin.
Don't worry if your cream doesn't come out like a perfect circle. It's only a matter of minutes after which you'll be using this cream to create a stunning layer for your cake. So the shape doesn't matter. All we are interested in is the creamy taste of the Oreo cream.
Once we have scooped out the cream which we holding our Oreos tight, its time to grind them into a smooth powder. Let's take this Oreos back to a grounded state where they look all one.
Now is the time to bring our 2nd Ingredient - Milk into the picture. Put your hands together for the 2nd-superstar of the show - MILK. As we pour milk into our crushed Oreos we see it making space for itself like a stubborn little child. It creates valleys and smoothly flows down the heap of crushed Oreos.
Now, let's bond these two ingredients. So, grab a spoon and stir well. As you stir the color will change from light brown to smooth chocolaty dark brown. Something that you would want to grab off the screen right away. Now divide this into two equal parts. And another third part in a separate bowl. Why? You'll figure it out later.
To make the cake I have used a water bath. Are you new to the concept of a water bath?
Well, a water bath is simply placing your cake in a larger bowl containing steaming hot water. Did you get that? Let me rephrase that for you. To prepare a water bath, we take a large pan or pot and place our cake tin containing the cake batter right at the center. Now we add steaming hot water from the side. Water should be hugging the cake tin. Be careful to not drop a single droplet of water on your cake batter. Now the moist heat will bake your cake.
You can do this in the oven or a pan. I have used a closed lid electric pressure cooker to make my cake. I just figured that it will hold the steam well. After baking it for a complete 5-minutes I took my cake tin out of the steaming bubbling water. Now was the time to use the Oreo creams. My Oreos has vanilla cream so I laid them all out on my cake and used a spoon to spread it out evenly. Now is the time to add another bowl of cake batter. (remember I told you that you'll require it later)
Now, keep this in the water bath and let it cook for another 10-minutes. After its done, it's time to use the small third part that you had in a separate bowl. Add some milk and stir well.
It will be all dark, smooth and chocolaty. Pour this all over your chocolate cake.
OPTIONAL - Sprinkle granulated sugar all over your cake and decorate with some cherries.
Some Important Tips while Making this 2-Ingredient Chocolate Cake
- Add milk in moderation. We don't want the cake batter to be too thick.
- Grease your cake tin with oil/butter and then line it with a parchment paper. This is will be extremely essential while taking out your cake. Or else taking it out would be a huge deal.
- If you see that your cake batter is too liquidy just add some more crushed Oreos and it will be fine.
- If you want your cake to have that height then use a small cake tin. The smaller the cake tin the higher the cake will rise. I wanted my cake to be thick so I have used a really small cake tin.
2-Ingredient Chocolate Cake Recipe
- 0.5 lbs Oreos 2 packs
- ½ Cup Milk
- Split open the Oreos and scoop out the cream with the help of a butter knife or spoon. Keep them aside.
- Crush the Oreos and divide it into two equal parts and keep just 2 teaspoon grounded oreo for the final chocolate ganache glaze.
- Add milk to the two parts of Oreos
- Stir well until smooth, chocolaty and creamy.
- Prepare a water bath and grease a small cake tin with oil/butter/cooking spray. Line it with parchment paper. Add one part of your cake batter into the tin and steam it in the water bath for exactly 5-minutes.
- Now take it out from the water bath and apply your oreo cream all over the cake and add the remaining half of the cake batter. Steam it for exactly 10-minutes. Again.
- Prepare chocolate ganache with the remaining Oreo mix and milk. Pour it over your chocolate cake. [OPTIONAL - Decorate with sugar powder and cherries]