DIY Cookies & Cream Confetti Pocky Cake

May 24, 2016


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When I was little, my favorite ice cream flavor was Cookies & Cream. I got it every single time we went out for ice cream and we always had some in the house. I absolutely loved it. But as I grew older, I came to discover that my obsession was not exclusive to ice cream - it was anything Cookies & Cream flavored.

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There is just something about it that I can't resist. So when I discovered Pocky had a Cookies & Cream flavor, I was pretty excited. So excited...that I decided to use it as inspiration for an epic DIY cake. This cake is a true show stopper!

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And it's full of so much Cookies & Cream goodness, your friends and family won't know what to do with themselves!

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DIY Cookies & Cream Confetti Pocky Cake


DIY Cookies & Cream Confetti Pocky Cake | Sprinkles For Breakfast

Ingredients

Chocolate Cake

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup strong black coffee
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • Cookies & Cream Frosting
  • 1 lb. unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 4 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 2 lbs. powdered sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons Milk
  • 1 cup crushed Oreos

Sprinkle Pocky

  • Cookies & Cream Pocky Sticks
  • 7.5 oz container of sprinkles
  • Piping Gel

Directions

for the cake:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F, and line two 8" cake pans with parchment.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, combine the sugar, flour, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Mix on low until dry ingredients are thoroughly combined.
  3. On low speed add eggs, buttermilk, coffee, oil and vanilla.
  4. Once everything is combined beat on medium speed for 1 minute.
  5. Divide batter evenly between the two pans.
  6. Bake for 20-24 minutes, or until wooden toothpick comes out clean.
  7. Place on a cooling rack to cool.

for the frosting:

  1. In a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, beat butter and cream cheese together until light and fluffy.
  2. Slowly add powdered sugar. Mix until combined and fluffy.
  3. Add vanilla and milk. Mix until combined.
  4. Stir in crushed Oreos.

for the sprinkle pocky:

  1. Dump 3/4 of the sprinkles into a small bowl and set aside.
  2. Use a small paint brush to cover chocolate covered part of the pocky stick with piping gel.
  3. Place the stick into the 7.5 oz container of sprinkles. Put the top on and lightly shake the bottle until the stick is covered in sprinkles.
  4. Take the stick out and set aside to dry.
  5. Repeat with 20 - 25 sticks.

Assembly

  1. Once cakes are cool, remove them from the pans and place one layer onto a cake plate. Using an offset spatula, spread a generous amount of frosting to the edge of the cake.
  2. Turn the second layer upside down (so the bottom is face up) and gently place it on top of the first layer.
  3. Take 1/2 cup of frosting and set it aside. Use the remaining frosting to frost the rest of the cake. Start with a generous amount on the top and work your way to the sides.
  4. Place Pocky sticks around the cake.
  5. Place remaining 1/2 cup of frosting into a piping bag fitted with a large star tip. Pipe large stars all over the top of the cake. Finish it off with a generous amount of sprinkles.

Here are some of the ingredients used in this recipe

7.5 oz container of sprinkles Piping Gel



Comments (2)




Stifanny

05/28/16 05:06 AM

Such a cute cake !! I don't have buttermilk in my country. What can I use to substitute it? Thanks lindsay :)


Lindsay Nathanson

05/29/16 11:43 PM

Thank you! If you do not have buttermilk, you can substitute it for an acidified milk. For 1 cup of regular milk, add 1 tablespoon of white vinegar. Stir and let sit for five minutes before using. I hope that helps!


Lee Ann

05/25/16 02:31 PM

I love cookies and cream! This looks like my next birthday cake. And you won't believe this, but I'd never HEARD of Pock.y sticks until I saw this post!! (I know ... I live a sheltered life!) But the day after I saw this post, my Costco was giving samples of the Pock.y sticks. Yum! Now I'm on the hunt for this cookies and cream flavor. Thanks for always giving me a new projects, Lindsay! LOL!
Lee Ann


Lindsay Nathanson

05/25/16 03:10 PM

I'm so glad you have discovered Pocky! Its such a great little snack!


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