Oreo Cupcakes

My mum passed on me this amazing recipe of Oreo Cupcakes, and they are as yummy as they sound! I just added a bit of fun adding a whole Oreo at the bottom of the cupcakes and it worked out pretty well! You  can sprinkle these cupcakes with Oreo crumbs and they will look amazing, but you can use whatever you want -I used heart-shaped sprinkles because they are a treat for Valentine’s Day! ❤

Ingredients

Cupcakes: 2 eggs, 115 g butter, 220 g sugar, 200 g flour, 1 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder, 140 ml milk, 10 Oreo (smashed) and 1 teaspoon of vanilla essence.

Butter cream: 120 g butter (softened), 300 g icing sugar, 125 g soft cheese (like ‘Philadelphia’) 1 spoon of milk and 10 Oreo (smashed into fine dust)

Toppings: Cut aprox. 6 Oreo  in half or use Mini-Oreo, they look so cute! You can also sprinkle some Oreo crumbs on top of the butter cream.

Procedure

Preheat the over at 180ºC

Prepare the cupcakes liners on the cupcake tray and add a single Oreo at the bottom of every paper liner

Mix the dry ingredients together sifting the flour with the baking powder

Mix the eggs with the sugar, softened butter and vanilla essence.

Mix everything together and manually fold in the smashed Oreo

Scoop a spoon of cupcake mix in every paper liner, they should be 2/3  filled up

Put them in the oven for 25 – 30 min watching them often. To know when they are cooked you can insert a bbq stick or cocktail stick in any cupcake, if there is no cake mix stuck to the stick when you withdraw the stick it means they are ready, if there are residues leave them for few more minutes keeping an eye on them.

Once they’re cooked let them cool on a  cooling rack until absolutely cold. Meantime you can prepare the butter cream.

To make a nice butter cream the butter needs to be soft, not melted. The best thing to do is to leave it out of the fridge for a couple of hours before you start baking but it -like mine- your kitchen is like a fridge itself you can pout the butter in the microwave for few seconds.

Very slowly mix the butter with the icing sugar, when the mix is smooth you can add the cream cheese. When all the mix is nice an smooth again manually fold in the Oreo dust. Put the mix in a piping bag with the tip of your choice -Note: the tip should be quite big as the some Oreo chunks could obstruct the tip.

Make sure the cupcakes are completely cold before adding the butter cream or this will melt on top of the cupcake and it wouldn’t look good. Get ‘butter-creaming’ those bad boys!

To top up your creations add 1/2 Oreo on the top of the cupcakes or use 1 Mini-Oreo. You can also sprinkle them with Oreo crumbs and they’re ready!

Hope you enjoy them, mine where a big success! 🙂

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