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Disney's "The Grey Stuff" Cake - inspired by The Grey Stuff from Disney's "Beauty and The Beast," my new cake is a rich and moist chocolate cake with the most delicious, light and fluffy whipped chocolate frosting. #cakebycourtney #disney #thegreystuff #thegreystuffcake #cakerecipe #disneyrecipe #disneycake #oreocake #oreo #chocolatecake
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Disney's Grey Stuff Cake

Rich and moist Oreo chocolate cake layers with a whipped chocolate filling.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Cake
Keyword: Banana Chocolate Cake, Disney's Grey Stuff Cake,, Grey stuff

Ingredients

For the Oreo Chocolate Cake

  • 2 cups (240 g) all-purpose flour
  • 1 3/4 cups (350 g) granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup (43 g) finely ground Oreos
  • 1/3 cup (30 g) black cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons (8 g) baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon (4 g) baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon (5.6 g) salt
  • 1 cup (242 g) buttermilk room temperature
  • 3 eggs room temperature
  • 1/2 cup (112 g) vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons (8.4 g) pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup (236 g) hot water

For The Grey Stuff

  • 2 cups (462 g) heavy whipping cream 40% fat or more
  • 2 tablespoons (14.8 g) black cocoa powder one or two more if you want a stronger chocolate flavor
  • 1 teaspoon (4.2 g) pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons E-Z Gel
  • 1 1/4 cups (156. 25 g) powdered sugar

Instructions

For the Oreo Chocolate Cake

  • Preheat your oven to 325 degrees F. Spray two 8-inch round cake pans with nonstick spray, line the bottoms with parchment paper and spray again. Set aside.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, stir together the flour, sugar, cocoa, Oreos, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
  • In a medium size mixing bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, eggs, oil, vanilla and water.
  • With the mixer on low speed, gradually add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir until combined.
  • Scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl and mix again on low for another 20 to 30 seconds.
  • Evenly divide the batter between the two pans and bake for 30 to 35 mintues, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out with just a few moist crumbs on it.
  • Remove the pans from the oven and cool in pans for about 15 mintues before inverting on wire racks to cool completely.
  • Before stacking this cake, use a cake leveler to divide each cake in half horizontally to create four layers.

For The Grey Stuff

  • In a chilled stainless steal mixing bowl, combine all of the ingredients and beat together, using a whisk attachment, until stiff peaks form.

Assembly

  • Place the first cake layer in the center of a cake board or cake plate. Surround the cake layer with a 4-inch tall acetate strip (if desired). Evenly spread 1 cup of the Grey Stuff over the cake layer.
  • Place the second cake layer on top of the filling and spread another 1 cup of the Grey Stuff on top. Repeat these steps for the next two layers.
  • I then sprinkled extra cookie crumbs over the top of my cake.
  • Keep the cake refrigerated until ready to serve.