Friday, March 22, 2013

Oreo, Oreo Cupcakes

My cousin is graduating from high school this may.  Graduation=graduation party which=food which=CUPCAKES! 

My aunt has asked me to make all the cupcakes for the party!  So of course I have to test out recipes before I let a bunch of people eat them!  

He wanted Oreo cupcakes, so out of the oven popped these little beauties!

Oreo, Oreo Cupcakes
Recipe Adapted from Instructables 

You Will Need:

1 family size package regular Oreo Cookies (If you want a lot of chunks in your batter get two regular sized packages)
1 package Mini Oreo Cookies

1 chocolate cake mix and ingredients called for on box, or ingredients for your favorite recipe
 8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
1/2 cup butter, room temperature
3 3/4 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions For The Cake

 Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 
Mix packaged cake mix or personal recipe according to directions (do not bake). 
Put liners in the cupcake pan and place a regular size Oreo cookie in the bottom of each liner. 
Use half of the remaining Oreos to chop up into pieces and fold them into the cake batter.
Fill tins about 3/4 full
Bake for 15 minutes, time can vary depending on oven differences and the amount of Oreo chunks used.  The tops of the cupcakes may fall a bit after you take them out of the oven due to the Oreo creme but the frosting will hide it!

Directions For The Frosting

Cream together butter and cream cheese until completely blended. 

Add vanilla, then add powdered sugar slowly until mixed well. 
Use a food processor or a blender to grind the remaining Oreos into a fine powder like substance.
Add the Oreos to the frosting and mix well. (works best with a mixer)
After frosting the cupcakes place a mini Oreo on top for decoration!