This is a sponsored post on behalf of Kitchen Play for Frigidaire and Lowe’s. I received compensation for this post but all ideas are mine and mine alone.
If you are like me, you would love to make a few changes in your kitchen to enhance your cooking experience. Did you know Frigidaire has a whole new line that they call their Frigidaire Professional Collection? Frigidaire and Lowe’s are making it easy to make the changes you always wanted or maybe help you take it one step, one piece at a time.
If you are like me, you also did not know that Frigidaire offers a variety of kitchen products. If you walk into your Lowe’s store or look on-line, you can get a great idea of all the products they offer. I like to go into the store so I can touch the products and ask endless questions of the Lowe’s service representatives. Are you that way too? Frigidaire has teamed up with Lowe’s to create a professional-grade line of appliances to help you and me realize our goals.
When we originally built the kitchen that I have now, I did not know I would get into baking so much. The baking had been my wife’s domain. I now know – our ovens could be a little wider to fit all the baking trays. They could also be deeper to hold my cast iron skillet.
I also have the problem of never having enough room in my refrigerator. Just ask my wife! Since I try to cook most of the weekday meals on Sunday, I fill our fridge to capacity. I would love a new fridge that is more efficient with space and has all the cool drawers. I would, however, like to keep the cost down by not renovating my whole kitchen and instead use the dollars I have on the equipment. This Frigidaire Professional Collection, available at Lowe’s, allows you to do just that since they are compatible with standard-sized spaces, which means they will fit the existing space without an issue. I created this inspiration board for things I would love to have in my new dream kitchen.
- Tile and Backsplashes
- Frigidaire Professional 5 Burner Freestanding Gas Range
- Industrial lighting ideas
- Wine Rack
- Frigidaire Professional French Door Refrigerator
If I had a big oven, I might bake all the time. No meals. I would just live on baking. Do you think that is a good idea? Maybe not, and maybe that was a little over the top. If I had a new oven like the Frigidaire Professional electric range with PowerPlus® Convection. I would make these Oreo filled cupcakes topped with a chocolate ganache since it provides more even baking. These are so decadent. The ganache is rich and the filling has such good flavor and consistency.
This Oreo filling was made for theOreo cupcakes that I made a little while back. I had some extra frosting and wanted to use it for another dessert idea. This was the idea I had and below is picture of those delicious Oreo cupcakes I made earlier.
I used the same cake recipe for these cupcakes but put them into a cake pan. Then I cut the cakes in half so they would not be too big.
- 3 cups cake flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup (16 tablespoons) unsalted butter, at room temperature
- 2 cups sugar
- 5 large eggs, at room temperature
- 1 1⁄4 cups buttermilk, at room temperature
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 20 Oreo cookies (halved, with cream filling attached)
- For the Frosting
- 1/2 cup (8 tablespoons) butter, room temperature
- 1⁄2 cup vegetable shortening
- 4 cups powdered sugar (1 lb)
- 1⁄2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 6 tablespoons Oreo cookies, finely crushed
- 8 ounces bittersweet chocolate
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- Preheat oven to 350°F and spray a cake pan with cooking spray.
- Cream butter and sugar in the bowl in a stand mixer.
- Combine flour, baking powder and salt in a medium bowl.
- Add eggs to the stand mixer, one at a time, and beat after each addition.
- In a container, combine the buttermilk and vanilla.
- Alternately add the dry ingredients and the liquid ingredients to the batter, beginning and ending with the dry ingredients.
- Fill cake pan about halfway up with the batter.
- Bake for 20-22 minutes, until tooth pick inserted in the middle of a cupcake comes out clean.
- Allow to cool 10 minutes in pan before transferring to a cooking rack.
- In the bowl of your stand mixer (fitted with the paddle attachment) cream the butter and shortening on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, about 2-3 minutes.
- Stop the mixer and add the powdered sugar, about ½ cup at a time.
- Mix on a low speed, after adding each 1/2 cup until thoroughly mixed.
- Add the vanilla, and Oreo crumbs; mix well.
- Frost cupcakes as desired.
- Melt the chocolate and heavy cream in a heat proof bowl over a pot filled with simmering water. Stir constantly.
- Let cool for a couple minutes.
- Gently remove the cake from the pan. Take a circular cookie cutter and cut out circles in the cake. Next, cut each cake circle in half horizontally. Fill each cake with Oreo frosting. Top with the second piece of cake. Finish by gently pouring the ganache over the cakes. Let it run down the sides a little bit.
- Serve and enjoy!
The cake cut out, filled and topped.
The ganache in the bowl to melt, melted and then topped on the cakes.
The final cake has just enough chocolate to appease the chocolate lover but enough cake to balance out the chocolate.