Thursday, January 27, 2011

Oreo Surprise Cupcakes

We had some oreos around the house that nobody was eating, so of course I had to make something with them. So I made chocolate cupcakes with vanilla cookies and cream frosting! Here's what you need for the cupcakes
Flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cocoa powder, sugar, eggs, milk, oil, vanilla, and boiling water. In a large mixing bowl, stir together flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cocoa powder, and sugar
Add in eggs, milk, oil, and vanilla. This picture looks a little gross, but I promise it's good, just go with it
Stir that together until just combined. Now add the boiling water, and stir that in. (Batter will be thin)
Fill a muffin pan with cupcake liners, fill each tin 2/3 way full with batter
Place in the oven and bake. Here's the finished cupcakes
Take cupcakes out of the pan and cookie on wrack completely. While cooling, prepare frosting! You'll need butter, powdered sugar, milk, vanilla, and oreos
In a large bowl, mix butter and powdered sugar
Add vanilla and milk, beating well
Chop oreos into bite size pieces and fold into frosting
I frosted a cupcake, took a bite, and well.. I got nothing. It was good but I didn't say mmm and take another bite. It was missing something for sure. I was thinking of ways to make these cupcakes have the WOW factor, and the Parent Trap popped in my mind. You know the part where they eat oreos and peanut butter? I've tried it before and it's so yummy. So what would give these cupcakes the wow factor more than peanut butter? So I whipped up some peanut butter filling! All it takes is milk, peanut butter, vanilla, and powdered sugar. Since you have filling for the cupcakes, you need to make a place to put the filling. Take a sharp knife and cut a hole in the top of the cupcake
Fill that space with the peanut butter mixture and eat the piece you cut out. I ate all 24, but you're not supossed to know that. Anyways, here's the filled cupcake
Frost the cupcakes!
I cut into it so you could see the filling
The frosting got in the way, but you can still see it, and I'm so glad I did this. Perfect combo!

Oreo Surprise Cupcakes

2 cups sugar
1 3/4 cup flour
3/4 cup cocoa powder
1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
2 eggs
1 cup milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 tsp. vanilla
1 cup boiling water

In a large mixing bowl, stir together the first 6 ingredients. Add the eggs, milk, oil, and vanilla until just combined. Stir in the boiling water until combined. Line a muffin pan with cupcake liners, fill each one 2/3 way full with batter. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes. Take the cupcakes out of the pan and cool completely on a wire wrack. Prepare the filling.

4 cups powdered sugar
1 1/2 cups peanut butter
2 tsp. vanilla
3/4 cup milk

Beat together powdered sugar, peanut butter, and vanilla. (The powdered sugar might go a little crazy, so watch out). Then add in milk slowly. Beat until well combined. Scoop into the hole's of the cupcakes. Then prepare the frosting.

1 cup butter, soft
3 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 tsp. milk
1 tsp. vanilla
10 Oreos, chopped

Beat together butter and powdered sugar until well combined. Mix in milk and vanilla. (You may need to add more milk if the frosting is not spreadable). Fold in Oreos. Once you have filled the cupcakes, frost them. Finally, they are ready to eat! Keep the cupcakes stored in the fridge.

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