Monday, August 9, 2010

Chocolate Oreo Cupcakes

These cupcakes are crazy. First of all - they are a great chocolate cupcake with out any additions. The crumb stays light and moist even in the fridge overnight and they taste kind of like chocolate ice cream. The recipe was actually a sheet cake recipe from the Pioneer Woman. Then just to make them amazing. I added oreo cookies to them and frosted them with a vanilla cream cheese frosting. Just to make sure there would be enough oreo goodness to go around I even put half an oreo with the cream on it in the bottom of each cupcake.

24 oreo halves with cream
2 cups flour
2 cups sugar
¼ tsp salt
12 – 24 oreos cut in fourths
2 sticks butter
4 heaping Tb cocoa
1 cup boiling water
½ cup buttermilk.
2 beaten eggs
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp vanilla

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line two muffin tins with liners and place a half an oreo in each liner.
Combine flour, sugar, salt and oreo fourths in a mixing bowl.
Melt 2 sticks butter in a saucepan. Add cocoa and stir together, add boiling water, allow mixture to boil for 30 seconds, then turn off heat. Pour over flour mixture, and stir lightly to cool.
In a bowl beat together buttermilk, eggs, baking soda and vanilla. Stir buttermilk mixture into chocolate/flour mixture. Fill cupcake liners almost to the top. Bake for 20 minutes or until set.

Vanilla Cream Cheese Frosting

8 oz cream cheese softened
6 Tb butter softened
4 ¼ c powdered sugar
2 Tb vanilla
2 Tb half and half

Beat cream cheese and butter until light and fluffy. Add sugar and beat until well mixed. Add vanilla and half and half. Mix slowly until incorporated and then beat on high to “whip” frosting to desired consistancy.

Go ahead, take a bite, I know you want to :)

Apparently there weren't very many oreo chunks in this one and the half an oreo floated to the top! Told you they were light.

1 comment:

  1. oh my. I'm bummed we missed out on these...might have to go buy some oreos and try them myself :)