Cookies-and-Cream Cake

Cookies-and-Cream Cake

1 package (2-layer-size) white cake mix
1 1/4 cups water
1/3 cup cooking oil
3 egg whites
1 cup coarsely crushed chocolate sandwich cookies with white filling
1 recipe Creamy White Frosting (see recipe below)
2 ounces semisweet chocolate
1 teaspoon shortening

Prepare cake mix according to package directions, using the water, oil, and egg whites. Fold in crushed cookies.
Pour into 2 greased and floured 9x1-1/2-inch round cake pans. Bake in 350 degree F oven for 25 to 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes in pans on wire racks. Remove from pans and cool cake layers.
Prepare the Creamy White Frosting. Fill and frost layers.
In heavy saucepan, melt semisweet chocolate and shortening over very low heat. Drizzle melted chocolate around top of cake. Garnish with additional sandwich cookies, if you like. Makes 16 servings.

Creamy White Frosting

1 cup shortening
1 tablespoon vanilla
2 1/2 cups sifted powdered sugar
2 tablespoons milk
2 cups sifted powdered sugar

In large bowl, combine shortening and vanilla. Beat with electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Slowly add 2-1/2 cups sifted powdered sugar, beating well. Add milk. Slowly beat in 2 additional cups sifted powdered sugar. Beat in enough additional milk, 1 tablespoon at a time, until frosting is easy to spread.