Dalmatian Cake Recipe
Author: Betsy Cohen
Prep time: 30 mins
Cook time: 1 hour 15 mins
Total time: 1 hour 45 mins
  • Cake:
  • 13½ tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2½ cups sugar
  • 5 large eggs, separated
  • 2¾ cups all purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1⅛ cups sour cream
  • 1½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 24 Oreo cookies, each broken into quarters and placed in a bowl
  • Glaze:
  • 12 ounces semisweet chocolate chips
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 6 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
  1. For the cake:
  2. Preheat the oven to 325°. Set aside a 14 cup bundt pan.
  3. Whisk together the flour and baking soda and set aside.
  4. Cream the butter and sugar on medium high speed for three minutes until light and fluffy, scraping the bowl down as needed. Add the egg yolks and mix on low to combine.
  5. Alternately, mix in the sour cream and flour mixture ending with the flour mixture. Add the vanilla and almond extracts.
  6. In a separate mixing bowl, beat the egg whites until stiff. Gently fold one-third of the egg whites into the batter. Fold in remaining egg whites in an under-over motion only until it is all incorporated.
  7. Grease the 14 cup bundt pan (I use PAM®). Fold the Oreo cookie pieces into the batter. Pour batter into the bundt pan.
  8. Bake at 325° for 1 hour and 15 minutes. Allow cake to cool in the pan for 15 minutes. Turn out onto a cooling rack and cool completely before glazing.
  9. For the glaze:
  10. In a small saucepan over medium low heat melt the butter with the cream. When it starts to simmer, turn the stove off and add the chocolate chips. Stir until the chips are completely melted. Allow glaze to sit for 5 minutes.
  11. Pour ½ of the glaze over the top of the cooled Dalmatian Cake. Spread with a small metal spatula so that the glaze drapes down the sides of the cake. Add the rest of the glaze and drape some more. The entire cake will not be covered with chocolate glaze.
  12. Betsy’s Tidbit:
  13. Dalmatian Cake freezes beautifully. If freezing the entire cake, wrap well and freeze prior to topping. When ready to serve, defrost and then put the glaze on. Another option is to slice the cake once the glaze has set and wrap individual slices well and then freeze. My kids love grabbing a single serving Dalmatian Cake out of the freezer, their challenge is waiting long enough for it to defrost!
Recipe by Desserts Required at https://www.dessertsrequired.com/dalmatian-cake-recipe