You don’t have to bake all day to create this irresistible Cookies ’N’ Cream Cake. Simply add crushed bits of chocolate sandwich cookies to a plain white cake mix. Decorating the cream cheese icing with cookie pieces hints that there is something special inside.
YIELD: 12 to 14 servings
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For cake, combine cake mix, water, oil, and egg whites in a large bowl. Beat at low speed of an electric mixer 30 seconds. Beat at medium speed 2 minutes. Stir in 1 cup crushed cookies by hand. Pour batter into 2 greased and fl oured 9-inch round cake pans. Bake in a
preheated 350° oven for 20 to 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center of cake comes out clean. Cool in pans 15 minutes. Remove from pans and cool completely on a wire rack.
For icing, beat cream cheese and butter in a medium bowl until fluffy. Stir in confectioners sugar, vanilla, and enough milk for desired spreading consistency; beat until smooth.
Place 1 cake layer, top side down, on a serving plate; spread about one-fourth of icing over cake layer. Top with remaining cake layer.
Spread remaining icing on top and sides of cake. Sprinkle remaining 1/2 cup crushed cookies on top of cake. Garnish, if desired. Store in refrigerator.