I'd like to make an oreo buttercream to use as filling for a 3 tier cake.
Can anyone suggest a recipe to me that is not really sweet like American buttercream, but that will hold up okay and not squeeze out the sides if left at room temperature?
I'd love to get the buttercream itself to taste as much like oreo filling as possible.
You can use Frostin Pride, Pastry Pride or Bettercreme and fold in chopped Oreo cookies. You could also use a Swiss Meringue buttercream with chopped up cookies. I usually make a mousse using Oreo pudding and whipping cream but it does require refrigeration.
Oreo filling has shortening in it. In order for it to taste like the real thing, you need to use it.
IMBC makes a great Oreo buttercream, but it does not taste like Oreo Filling.
I use the one here on CC:
This is one of the only times along with original Whoopie Pie filling, that I use shortening. But for the sake of authenticity, it has to be there.
Just personal preference here, but if you don't want it too sweet, I wouldn't go with the shortening/sugar type of recipes. To me, the mouth feel is too slick and greasy from the shortening and they don't have much flavor; just sweet, solid grease.
This is my favorite filling using Oreos; if you can find it, use the Oreo-flavored instant pudding mix. http://cakecentral.com/recipe/costco-mousse-recipe. I also fold in some crushed Oreos and about half of a small container of whipped topping, which helps stabilize it even more. I also pipe a frosting dam around the cake edges before filling to make sure that it doesn't leak out. Good luck!
I recently came up with something I call "Cookies n (Butter)Cream". I took inspiration from the Oreo Filling here on CC, but used regular marshmallows since I never have the fluff on hand, and then mixed it with buttercream. It goes wonderfully as an icing for Oreo cupcakes -- and I also just can't help eating it straight by the spoonful! It tastes like Cookies N Cream ice cream. Not exactly like the real filling in Oreos, but I think even better tasting (not fake and chemically), and very complimentary to the Oreo cookies. While it has a lot of sugar, the salt cuts the sweetness and adds dimension to the flavor, so it doesn't taste sugary, IMHO.
Here's the recipe:
3 sticks softened butter
4T heavy cream (or more to get desired consistency)
2lb powdered sugar (divided)
26 large marshmallows (that's exactly how many I had on hand, I'm sure a few more or less would be fine)
1 T light corn syrup
3/16 - 1/4 tsp popcorn salt (to taste)
Using paddle attachment on stand mixer, beat butter until creamy. Add about half the powdered sugar, beating until fully incorporated. Add heavy cream, and vanilla and mix until fluffy.
In a separate bowl, microwave the marshmallows and corn syrup until melted (1-2 minutes), stirring every 30 seconds or so.
Add about 2 cups of remaining powdered sugar to the marshmallow mixture (to cool it down) and stir to combine.
Add marshmallow mixture to butter mixture and beat until fluffy. Add any remaining powdered sugar and additional heavy cream to get consistency desired.
Lastly, add popcorn salt to acheive non sugary taste and mix thoroughly (this is really essential to get a great flavor and not just sugar!). If you don't have popcorn salt, which is just finely ground table salt, you can dissolve regular salt in the heavy cream -- this helps the salt mix in more evenly.
Finely crush about 10 Oreo cookies and mix into the Buttercream. I piped this onto cupcakes and so I crushed the Oreos until there were no clumps remaining so as not to clog the tip.
Since it is basically Buttercream, the consistency is great as a filling as well. The marshmallows actually make it hold it's shape even better than plain BC.
I agree with scp1127...IMBC is my go to buttercream, but in this case, it does not give the texture or taste of the oreo filling. I love that oreo filling recipe because it really does taste & feel like the filling inside of the cookie...that is probably the only recipe I use shortening for, but it's delish! [/quote]
Pasrty Pride non dairy whipped topping, whipped to medium stiffness
chopped up oreos (the more the better)
1-2 tsp vanilla
powdered sugar to taste (optional)
This will taste like oreos because the PP has a very light flavor by itself.
Add Oreo instant pudding to stiffen it if needed, but have never had to add this.