Saturday, August 18, 2012

My Oreo Cupcake Creation

I think Oreos are by far one of the best cookies out there. Chocolate cookie and sweet cream filling-what could be better? How about an Oreo cupcake? And not just any Oreo cupcake-an Oreo cupcake made from scratch with a Double Stuf Oreo! I know, it sounds ridiculously indulgent, and it is :) 
Since I like to start the post with a pic of the final product, here it is.  What do you think of the zebra liners?! 

For the chocolate cupcake part, I used my basic chocolate cupcake recipe.  To make these Oreo cupcakes, I added A LOT of Oreos.  For this recipe, you will need two packages of Double Stuf Oreos (you could always buy the regular Oreos, but the Double Stuf are so much better!). 

Here is how to make these sweet treats:
1. Preheat the oven to 350.  Line muffin pans with liners as usual, but in each cup place a whole Oreo cookie.

2. Next, chop up about 8 cookies, coarsely.

I had a helper to cut up the cookies for me-my husband, Jason!  Isn't he doing a great job?!
3. Make the chocolate cupcake batter.  Add the cut up cookies to the batter at the end and gently mix in.

4. Fill the liners about 2/3 full.  Bake for 15 minutes.  Cool briefly in muffin pans, then remove cupcakes to cool completely.

Oreo Cream Cheese Frosting
8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
1/2 cup butter (1 stick), room temperature
3 3/4 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1. Cream together butter and cream cheese.
2. Add vanilla, then add powdered sugar slowly until blended well.
3. Put about 10 cookies in a food processor and process until finely chopped.  Add to frosting.
4. Pipe onto cupcakes.  Garnish each cupcake with a whole Oreo.

These are truly a treat for anyone who loves Oreos.  Take a look at how yummy they look inside...

and some more pictures of the final product, because they just look so good...

Tip of the Blog:
When making the cupcake batter, over mixing is a no-no.  It will make the cupcakes heavy and dense, instead of light and airy.  Mix until the ingredients are just combined.  I used to over mix my batters because I wanted to make sure everything was well incorporated, but I have learned my lesson.  Instead, make sure your ingredients are brought to room temperature (unless the directions say otherwise) to help blend them faster and you will avoid the need to over mix. 

After making these cupcakes, I got inspired to try making cupcakes using the Golden Oreos, check back to see how those turned out!  Also, I was recently asked to make cupcakes for a baby shower, I will post some pictures soon to show you what I came up with.


  1. These were amazing--thanks for sharing:) And I love your tips! They're really practical and helpful.

  2. Thanks for this tips.This is wonderful idea for making cupcakes.
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    1. Johny, Thank you for checking out my blog and for your feedback! Jessica