Friday, July 15, 2011

Oreo Cupcakes

I saw this recipe and knew I had to try it. Just as I thought it was a huge hit!!
Who doesn't cupcakes right? Go Ahead make them and then head straight to the gym:)

24 teaspoons Oreo crumbs
¼ cup water
½ cup buttermilk
½ cup oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup sour cream
3 eggs
Devil’s Food Cake Mix

Oreo Buttercream:
8 ounces cream cheese
¼ cup butter
Oreo cream from cookies
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 ½- 3 ½ cups powdered sugar
2 tablespoons heavy cream or milk
1 cup Oreo crumbs, sifted

1.     Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line 24 muffins tins with cupcake liners
2.    Separate about 24 Oreos. Scrape off the cream centers and set aside for later, and put the cookies in the food processor.  Or if you are a poor college student, put them in a plastic bag to crunch by hand.
3.    Sift the crushed Oreos.  You will need 1 cup sifted cookies for the buttercream, so set that aside, and then add the extra sifted cookies to the larger pieces that did not sift. 
4.    Place 1 teaspoon of larger/extra sifted cookie into the bottom of each cupcake liner.
5.    In a large bowl, use a whisk to combine water, buttermilk, oil, sour cream and vanilla extract. 

6.   One at a time, add the eggs.  Be sure to stir well in between each addition, you do not need to beat the eggs though. 
7.    Slowly add Devil’s food cake mix while stirring.
8.   Fill cupcake liners (with the cookie crumbs on the bottom) ¾ full and bake for 13-18 minutes depending on how hot your oven gets.  The tops should spring back when you touch them.
9.   Place into air tight containers as they cool to seal in moisture. 
10. Oreo Buttercream:  For 5 minutes, beat cream cheese, butter and the Oreo cream centers you scraped off from the Oreos. 
11.   Add vanilla, powdered sugar and heavy cream and let beat again.
12.  Stir in Oreo crumbs and pipe onto cooled cupcakes. 

1 comment:

Sondra said...

When I first read the ingredients, I thought ... Why 24 teaspoons of crumbs? Can we use a cup or something? Then when I read the instructions it all made since. LOL! Looks yummy. I have a request for an oreo cake for a birthday coming up. I think I will make oreo cupcakes instead. Thanks as always for your wonderful recipes.