May 15, 2014

Oreo cupcakes

I love getting cupcake requests, cause it forces me to come up with new flavors of cupcakes. My friend, JP, asked for Oreo cupcakes for his birthday, and I was more than happy to oblige.

These cupcakes start with an Oreo on the bottom. Can you imagine anything yummier? Separate the Oreo and put the half with the cream on the bottom of your cupcake liners. Save the tops of your Oreos to add to your buttercream later.

I then filled my cupcake liners with the batter. I added crushed Oreo pieces to the batter. Next time I'm gonna mix them in, so you can get little Oreo pieces throughout the cupcakes.

They baked up so nice.

Now, it's time to make the buttercream. I started by making a basic vanilla buttercream. Then I took the Oreo tops that I saved from before and crushed them in my mini food processor. Make sure the Oreo crumbs are fine, so they won't be clumpy when you add them to the buttercream. (I took my Mom's suggestion and passed the crumbs through a strainer before adding them to the buttercream.) Then just add your Oreo crumbs to the buttercream and mix them in.

Then frost your Oreo cupcakes with your cookies and cream frosting and sprinkle some extra Oreo crumbs on the top.

These cupcakes were great, chocolatey and full of Oreo goodness from the frosting all the way to the cookie at the bottom. These are perfect for a choco-holic or Oreo addict!

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