Sunday, November 3, 2013

Death by Oreo Cupcakes

It's been far too long since we've talked cupcakes around here.

And I don't mean you're average chocolate or vanilla cupcakes, I mean serious cupcakes.

When I asked Mr B what flavour he would like I was actually so surprised when he said Cookies and Cream that I didn't bother giving him a chance to change his mind.

I had so many ideas and I decided to run with all of them!

I was thinking a full on Cookies and Cream extravaganza.

A whole oreo for the base.....

Topped with a light vanilla cupcake.....

Piled high with fluffy cookies and cream frosting......

And an oreo truffle filling......

Forever to be known as the.....

Death by Oreo Cupcake!

Death by Oreo Cupcakes - Makes 12

For the cupcakes
1 x 150g pkt of Oreo's (about 12 biscuits)
90g butter, softened
1/2 tspn vanilla extract
1/2 cup caster sugar
2 eggs
1 cup self raising flour
2 tbspn milk

Pre-heat oven to 180C / 160C fan forced. Line a 12 hole muffin pan with cases.

Using an electric mixer, beat the butter, vanilla and sugar until pale and creamy.

Add the eggs, flour and milk and beat until just combined.

Place a whole Oreo into the base of each case. Top with 1 tbspn of batter.

Roll 1 tbspn of the cooled oreo truffle mixture into a ball and place in the batter.

Top with another 2 tbspns of batter to cover the truffle. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until cupcakes bounce back when touched.

For the truffle filling
1 x 150g pkt of Oreo's
180g cream cheese, softened

Using a food processor, process the oreos until they are fine crumbs.

Combine the oreos and cream cheese and place in the fridge.

For the cookies and cream frosting
1 x 150g pkt of Oreo's
125g butter, softened
1.5 cups icing sugar
2 tbpsn milk
1/2 tspn vanilla extract

Process the Oreos using a food processor until you have fine crumbs.

Using an electric mixer, beat the butter until pale and creamy. Add the icing sugar, milk and vanilla and beat until nice and fluffy. Add the oreo crumbs, reserving 2 tbspns for decorating.

Pipe the frosting onto the cooled cupcakes and then sprinkle with some of the reserved oreo crumbs.

Now I know there are a few steps involved in these, but none of them are overly complicated and the end result is definitely worth it.....did I mention that frosting is good enough to eat straight from the bowl?!


Mrs B xx

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