Friday, March 30, 2012
Death By Oreo Cupcakes
I tried out this recipe I found on Pinterest for some birthday cupcakes tonight. They were a big hit and SO easy to make!
Here is the recipe from "foodsnots.com" via "instructables.com"
Death by Oreo Cupcakes:
Estimated Cooking Time: About 25 to 30 minutes
1 package Oreo Cookies, regular size
1 package Mini Oreo Cookies, for decoration (optional)
1 package chocolate cake mix (mix according to directions on box)
- I like to add one package of chocolate pudding mix, just the powder to my cake mixes... I find that it helps keep the cake together after its cooked instead of falling apart easily.
8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
1/2 cup butter (1 stick), room temperature
3 3/4 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix packaged cake mix according to directions (do not bake). Line cupcake tins with liner, place a regular size Oreo cookie in the bottom of each liner. Take 1/2 of remaining cookies and chop coarsely and add to cake mix. Fill the cupcake tins. Bake for 15 minutes (or according to box directions). While cupcakes are baking make the frosting.
Cream together butter and cream cheese. Add vanilla, then add powdered sugar slowly until blended well. Chop remaining regular-sized Oreos very fine (I put the cookies in the food processor instead of trying to chop them up super fine and it worked out really well). Make sure there are no big chunks of cookie at all or they will get stuck in the tip of your icing bag and make them harder to frost! Add to frosting. After cupcakes have cooled frost and decorate with Mini Oreos.