Thursday, April 14, 2011

Death by Oreo Cupcakes

These cupcakes are for you if you love oreo's!  Not only is there oreo's in the frosting but there is a whole oreo at the bottom of each cupcake as well as crushed oreo's in the batter...not to mention the oreo on top of the frosting!  Now do you understand why it's called Death by Oreo cupcakes??:)  The cake was super good, nice and light and fluffy.  But my favorite part was the frosting!!  It tasted like cookies and cream ice cream.  I wanted to pipe it right into my mouth, but don't worry I refrained...for the most part!:)

Make these...not only do they taste great but they look really impressive too! 

Death by Oreo Cupcakes
Recipe slightly adapted from recipe at Dee Dee's Delights
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 Ingredients
2 packages regular size Oreo Cookies
1 box chocolate fudge cake mix + ingredients on box
8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
8 tablespoons butter, room temperature
3 3/4 cups confectioners' sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Mix cake mix according to package directions.  Line cupcake tins with cupcake liners and place an oreo in the bottom of each liner.  Coarsly chop about 12 or so oreo and add to the cake mix batter.  Evenly fill liners with batter.  And as I said before, I love to use an ice cream or cookie scoop for this step since they all turn out even and it creates less of a mess!

Bake for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.  

Remove cupcakes from oven and place on a wire rack to cool.

While cupcakes are cooling, making the frosting. 

Cream together the butter and cream cheese.  Add vanilla extract and then the powdered sugar slowly until well blended.  Then finely crush about 4 more oreos and add to the frosting.  

When the cupcakes are cool.  Use a piping bag with a big tip to make a swirl of frosting on each cupcake. 
Then carefully cut 12 oreo cookies in half.  It took me a little bit to figure out how to do this without cracking the oreo's.  I found the best way was to use a serated knife and cut them in half like you were slicing bread or sawing some wood in half.  And don't worry...if you break some you can just pop them in your mouth and no one will be the wiser!!  Place half of an oreo on top of each cupcake.   
Don't they just look amazing!!!
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