Oreos – ‘America’s favorite cookie’… more like my favourite cookie. I have been meaning to bake something with Oreos since forever ago, and since I promised cupcakes to my wifey for helping me set up this site, I thought what better chance than now?
If there was ever a cupcake to die for, this could well be it. Okay, that might be a slight exaggeration, but it really was quite fantastic. I fell in love with this recipe immediately as it called for Oreos in both the cupcake and the frosting… how could you simply say no to that?
I was inspired by a recipe posted by Tracy over at her site, Sugarcrafter, however I was after something extremely chocolatey so I used the recipe for chocolate cupcakes that Glory posted on her site, Glorious Treats, and added in the Oreos at the end. The result was a delicious cupcake for all serious chocolate and Oreo lovers. The frosting was truly the icing on top with these babies. I would even go so far as to say that it is, by far, my favourite frosting yet; creamy, crunchy, and utterly addictive. True buttercream bliss. (Note: 1 cup = 1 US cup)
2 cups / 450g / 16 oz sugar
1¾ cups / 219g / 7.7 oz plain flour
¾ cup / 85g / 3.0 oz cocoa powder
1½ tsp baking powder
1½ tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 cup / 237mL milk
½ cup / 118mL oil
2 tsp vanilla essence
1 cup boiling water
1½ cups finely crushed Oreo pieces
Makes 24 cupcakes
In a large bowl, sift together the sugar, flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Whisk to combine and set aside.
In a medium bowl, add the eggs, milk, oil, and vanilla essence and beat well.
Add the egg mixture to the flour mixture and beat to combine.
Stir in the boiling water before folding in the crushed Oreo pieces.
Note: the batter will be quite thin so do not worry, that is how it should be.
Divide evenly between a prepared muffin tray with paper liners.
Bake 180C / 350F for 20-25 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre of a cupcake comes out clean.
While cupcakes are cooling, prepare the frosting.
1 cup / 226g / 8.0 oz butter
3½ cups / 438g / 15.4 oz icing sugar
½ cup / 60g / 2.0 oz cocoa powder (if you would prefer chocolate Oreo frosting)
1 tbsp vanilla essence
3 tbsp milk
1 cup finely crushed Oreo pieces
Cream the butter for a few minutes until it is light.
Sift in the icing sugar and beat until entirely combined with the butter.
Add the vanilla essence, and milk. Beat for three minutes.
Add the crushed Oreo pieces and mix well to combine.
If necessary, add more milk to gain a thinner consistency or more sugar to gain a thicker consistency.
Once frosting is combined, place into a piping bag and pipe away!
What is your favourite Oreo recipe? Leave a comment below and let me know!