Saturday, February 23, 2013

Oreo Cupcakes

By Christy

I officially have a new favorite cupcake… or maybe a second favorite cupcake (because I can't deny my love for chocolate chip cookie dough cupcakes!) Say hello to this beauty…  An Oreo Cookie Cupcake! Not only does it look awesome, taste awesome but the aroma of the Oreo  is down right amazing. 

Sarah made her rendition of Oreo cupcakes summer of 2011 for my Dad's birthday. I somehow refrained from eating one but man do I dread that now… that means I have been living a full year and a half without this piece of heaven in my life. But the recipe is super easy and I haven't come across one person that hasn't LOVED them yet. After my first batch, BigCat immediately put in his birthday cake order for Oreo Cupcakes…. in April. LOL 

Instructions for Cake:
Set aside 36 Oreo Cookies to be used later. The rest of the Oreos will be fair game. 

To keep it easy, I recommend a vanilla cake mix made per box instructions but if you really want to have fun in the kitchen a homemade recipe works great too. If you ever need some white cake recipes, let me know.

1 box Oreo Cookies- I bought the huge box from Costco and froze any extra cookies

Using a food processor COARSELY chop the Oreos into chunks. You want about quarter inch size oreo bits. Combine the oreo's with the cake mix. 

Preheat the over to 350 and in the meantime, prep your cupcake pans. Take the top off of 24 oreos and with the cream center facing upwards, place the oreos in the bottom of the muffin liners. 

Pour the cake mix on top and bake for 18 minutes or until the cake passes the toothpick (comes clean) test.

Oreo Buttercream:
While cupcakes are baking, take the excess chocolate cookie tops left over plus any additional oreos you would like to add and finely chop in the food processor until it is like a powder. If you don't plan on piping the icing out of a decorating tip, chucks are fine but if you do pipe them,  chucks will clog the tip. Whip up a batch of vanilla butter cream icing (I used this recipe) then mix in the oreos. 

Wait until the cupcakes have cooled before icing. Garnish the top with the 12 extra oreos you saved by cutting the cookies  in half with a sharp knife and placing them  on the side of the cupcake. 

1 comment:

Online Cake Order said...

These cupcakes look delish! I bet many people would be happy seeing cupcakes in our coming party this weekend! I heard, they suggested cupcakes to be part of the party menu.