The Story of the Smash Cake
by Katharine Schroeder
When Jackie was in Toronto filming The Tuxedo, www.countingdown.com set up a "Bagel Cam" in the area where the cast members ate. The Bagel Cam was a little web camera which transferred tiny "movies" of everything that was going on in the dining room. Fans could watch and look for their favorite stars to appear. It looked like this:
One day, the person who provided the food for the cast mentioned that she had made a cake which Jackie "devoured" because he loved it so much. She called it an Oreo Smash Cake but she didn't give a recipe. So I decided to try to make the cake. I searched the Internet for the recipe but found nothing like what she had described. (She had said simply to "use a good chocolate cake mix and make it with milk") Not a lot to go on.
So I bought a bunch of different cake mixes and I experimented in the kitchen (much to the happiness of my friends and family who got to taste my attempts). Soon, I had what I thought was the perfect Smash Cake recipe. Why don't you see what YOU think!
Drizzle glaze over top of cake. Add Oreo cookies for garnish if you like.
Refrigerate and serve when chilled.
Note: It's very important NOT to over-crush the cookies. They should be broken into halves or thirds. This seems to allow some of the "white stuff" to remain after the baking process. I dumped the whole bag of cookies into a Ziploc bag and carefully "smashed" them. If you stray from the recipe, the cake will be very different. Good luck!
©2002 Katharine Schroeder/ The JC Group
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