Saturday, February 11, 2012

Oreo Cupcakes

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Back to this weeks post of Oreo Cupcakes. I haven't met one person that doesn't like an Oreo. There's something about Oreo's and milk that have an effect on everyone. No wonder they call it "America's Favorite Cookie"

That crunchy cookie and creamy filling is just Mmmmmm. So, what about putting them in cupcakes? A Cookies N' Cream Cupcake sounds delicious to me! Everyone seems to have done it already so why not jump into that crowd and make them myself as well?

For the cake I simply used a boxed white cake mix. It's easy, simple and will always taste good. If you have a favorite white cake recipe, feel free to use it. I have not perfected my white cake recipe yet so I stuck with the box. Either way, be sure to fold in about 15 oreos into the batter roughly chopped!

What do you end up with? Fluffy cake with oreo pieces running through giving a little crunch and topped with a "Cookies N' Cream Buttercream" that taste exactly like ice cream? It can't get any better!!

Oreo Cupcakes
Recipe by Me
Makes about 24 cupcakes

1 box white cake mix (Made as directed on box)
1 cup water
1/3 cup oil
3 eggs
15 oreos

3 sticks of butter
1 lb powdered sugar
3 tbsp milk
1 tbsp vanilla extract
20 oreos

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line muffin tin with 24 paper liners.

Make your cake as directed by the box. In my case mix 1-18.9 oz package with water, oil, and eggs until thoroughly combined. In a Ziplock bag, crush about 15 oreos, or as much as you like. Once crushed, add them into your cake batter.

Fill each lined cup 3/4 of the way full with the batter and bake for 18-20 minutes.

For the frosting, cream the butter, vanilla extract and powdered sugar until combined. Add in 3 tbsp of milk and continue to beat until smooth. Crush the 20 oreos and pour them into the frosting making sure to fold the cookies into the frosting or else your frosting will turn a dark black color.

Once your cupcakes are cool, frost them with the buttercream and top with half an Oreo

-Aaron John

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