Welcome to the Cupcake Carnival!
Here is a new cupcake recipe that I tried out this week.
It actually took me 3 different attempts/combination's to get it just right.
And, the third time was a charm, these cupcakes are GOOD!
Cookies & Cream Oreo Cupcakes
Here is what you need!
For the cupcakes:
A box of white cake mix & a package of Double Stuff Oreos.
Make cupcake batter according to package directions. Set aside.
Twist apart 24 Double Stuff Oreos.
Place the wafer with filling on it, filling side up, in the bottom of each paper liner.
(Set aside the other half of the 24 plain wafers....you will use them later for the frosting/garnish!)
I had 3 little helpers organize my Oreo's:
Then, with the remaining FULL Oreos in the package, put them in a ziplock bag & use a rolling pin to crush them up.
(I don't crush them up too finely, I like chunks of Oreo)
Fold in the Oreo pieces into the batter.
(I leave some of the finely crushed Oreo crumbs in the bag to use later as a garnish)
Fill cupcake liners 3/4 full & bake according to cake mix directions.
Once cooked, let fully cool before you add the frosting!
Now, for the frosting:
1 package of Cream Cheese (at room temperature)
1 stick of Butter (at room temperature)
4 cups Powdered Sugar
1/4 cup Whipping Cream (Milk will work if you don't have cream)
1 TBSP vanilla extract
24 Oreo halves (that you set aside earlier)
Mix together the cream cheese, butter, powdered sugar, cream & vanilla with a hand mixer for about 2 minutes.
Frost each cupcake & then sprinkle on some of the Oreo crumbs as garnish.
Once you are about to serve the cupcakes, add the additional Oreo half!
Add the Oreo garnish right before serving (it can get soggy if you add it to early)
Look how fun these cupcakes are! The Oreo at the bottom is my favorite part!
These cupcakes were GOOD!
My Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes are still my favorite, but Kevin likes these Oreo ones better. They taste like Cookies & Cream Ice Cream!
Edited on 5.17.11 to add the recipe card!
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