You Can’t Have Just One

I don’t know what it is about Oreos, but they are one of the very few things in this world that everyone seems to love. I don’t think there is a single person I know who would turn down an oreo, and you really can’t say that for any other type of store bought cookie. Even if you just like the cookies themselves, or just the cream, they bring up so many happy chocolate-crumb-and-milk-mustache memories.

Well, several months ago (even before I made homemade oreos) I was blog surfing and saw these beautiful oreo cupcakes on Epicurian Escapsim. Yes, milk’s favorite cookie is now in cupcake form, and now that I have finally tried the recipe I gotta say, it will easily become a favorite.

How can anyone resist a crumbly, chocolatey cupcake that comes with an icing so creamy, it’s almost better than dunking the cookies themselves in milk :)

Oreo Cupcakes
Source: Epicurian Escapsim

180g unsalted butter
400g brown sugar
250g dark chocolate
3 large eggs, separated
2 teaspoons vanilla
200g plain flour
100g self-raising flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
8 Oreo cookies, smashed to bits
1 3/4 cup milk

Icing:

225g unsalted butter
400 – 600g icing sugar (to taste)
1/4 cup milk
2 teaspoons vanilla
3/4 cup marshmallow fluff
8 Oreo cookies, smashed to bits

Melt the chocolate in a bowl over a saucepan of simmering water. Set aside. Heat the oven to 180C and line cupcake tin with papers.

Beat the butter until it is soft, then add sugar and mix until fluffy.

Stir up the egg yolks, then add them to the butter and sugar. Add the vanilla and the chocolate.

Mix the flour, baking powder, soda in a bowl, then mix that in with the first mixture, alternating with the milk. Stir in the bashed Oreos until evenly distributed.

In a separate bowl, whip the egg whites until peaks form. Fold in the batter, mixing well.

Scoop into the cupcake liners straight away, filling them 3/4 full. Bake for 20 minutes or until tester comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack before icing.

To make the icing, beat the butter, then add in the sugar gradually and mix well. Add milk and vanilla and continue to mix. Once this much is to your taste, stir in the fluff with a spatula. Add the bashed Oreos until the texture is even. Spread or pipe on the cupcakes and enjoy! :)

We left the bashed oreos out of the icing, opting to place half an oreo on top, and we only used approximately 200 g of the powdered sugar, but all of those options are completely to your taste. These are oreos after all, so have fun with it!

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6 Responses to You Can’t Have Just One

  1. breadchick says:

    Oh yea, I’m all over that cupcake but I think I’ll top mine with Hydrox!

  2. lcsa99 says:

    That should work perfectly! Let me know how they turn out :)

  3. ovenhaven says:

    Your oreo cupcakes turned out superb! I’m so glad you gave the recipe a try and liked it :)

  4. Brittney Hind says:

    Hi there i’m going to make this cupcake recipe into a cake heres hoping it works the batter tastes great!

  5. […] got the Oreo cupcake recipe from Heaven is Chocolate, Cheese, and Carbs. It is a really good, basic chocolate cupcake with Oreo bits mixed in. You could use any chocolate […]

  6. […] got the Oreo cupcake recipe from Heaven is Chocolate, Cheese, and Carbs. It is a really good, basic chocolate cupcake with Oreo bits mixed in. You could use any chocolate […]

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