2.16.2011

In the Kitchen: Oreo Cupcakes

I busted out the teal baby a few nights ago to whip up some cupcakes. She didn't get recruited for just any ol' cupcakes though... I had a song in my heart, and that song was singing Oreo Cupcakes!Chris LOVES Oreo's, and he always gets Oreo blizzards when we go to Dairy Queen so I knew he would love these as a slightly late Valentine's gift!

The icing is my favorite... it is soo good! It tastes like an Oreo milkshake... it took every bit of willpower I have not to just say screw the cupcakes and eat it right out of the piping bag!


And for all who are interested, here's the recipe! (Although I can't remember where it came from...whoopsy!)

Oreo Cupcakes
Yield: 24 cupcakes

Ingredients:

For the cake:
2 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, sifted
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
12 tbsp. unsalted butter, at room temperature
2 cups firmly packed light brown sugar
2 tsp. vanilla extract
4 eggs
1 1/2 cups buttermilk, at room temperature

For the frosting:
1 3/4 cups plus 2 tbsp. whipping cream
3 tbsp. powdered sugar
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
6 tbsp. Oreo cookie crumbs

For garnish:
24 Oreo cookie halves

Directions:
To make the cupcakes, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line two cupcake pans with paper liners.

In a medium bowl, sift together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt; set aside. In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat the butter on medium speed until smooth. Gradually add the brown sugar and continue beating until fluffy, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed. Beat in the vanilla. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.

With the mixer on low speed, add the flour mixture in three additions, alternating with the buttermilk, beginning and ending with the flour mixture. Mix just until all the dry ingredients have been incorporated, being careful not to overmix.

Divide the batter between the prepared cupcake liners. Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 18-20 minutes. Transfer the cupcakes to a wire rack and let cool to room temperature.

To prepare the frosting, in the clean bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, combine the whipping cream, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract. Beat on medium-high speed until the whipped cream holds stiff peaks. Gently fold in the cookie crumbs with a spatula.

Scoop the mixture into a pastry bag and pipe frosting decoratively on top of the cupcakes. Garnish with Oreo cookie halves.


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17 comments:

Sarah @ Scissors and a Whisk said...

Oh my oh my! These looks absolutely delicious! These would be such a treat :)You did a great job!

Amber said...

OMG! These look like pure heaven on a plate! Would you mind shipping a few to Nashvegas, please? :)

Jax said...

Any time you're heart is singing OREO cupcakes, I'm your girl for drooling over them! YUM! I want to try these!!! :)

Mateya said...

Oh sweet Jesus...these look amazing!

Please send some to me so I can see if I like them enough to try to attempt to bake them myself. Thanks.

Mateya said...

Oh sweet Jesus...these look amazing!

Please send some to me so I can see if I like them enough to try to attempt to bake them myself. Thanks.

Mateya said...

Oh sweet Jesus...these look amazing!

Please send some to me so I can see if I like them enough to try to attempt to bake them myself. Thanks.

Mateya said...

Oh sweet Jesus...these look amazing!

Please send some to me so I can see if I like them enough to try to attempt to bake them myself. Thanks.

Carolyn @ life, love & puppy prints said...

Oh yum.

Caroline said...

These look delicious! Did you two eat all of them? I would have.

Caitlin said...

Oh my gosh. My mouth is watering. This sure won't help me with the bikini-ready body I'm wanting. Ha! But thanks for sharing!

Holmes said...

They look DELICIOUS! Sunday I made oreaos mixed with cream cheese and then dipped in white chocolate. They were glorious...yet also extremely rich!

Marian said...

Yeah, um, so if there were any leftovers...please feel free to send them to Maryland:)

the girl in the red shoes said...

Yum! These look amazing! I think I'll add this to my recipes asap!

Britt @ The Adventures of Josh and Britt said...

those look amazing! I'm definitely going to have to make some, for my husband of course ;)

Mimi said...

These look orgasmic! No joke! I think I have to bookmark this NOW!!

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Lacey in the City said...

These look delish! I'm going to have to try these!

Jamie Pickle said...

mmmmmmm, these look delish