Baking Day with Evie Pt 2

The second thing that we made yesterday was... Death by Oreo Cupcakes! These are soooo yummy. Especially for someone who loves cookies and cream. :D They were a little dry, but I think that's because we added all of the flour and ground oreos as well, so I've reduced the amount of flour in this recipe. I would even just eat a bowl of this icing. Mmmm...

Death by Oreo Cupcakes

1/4 cup & 2T unsweetened Dutch-process or dark cocoa powder
1/4 & 2T cup hot water
1 1/4 cups plain flour
1t baking soda
1t baking powder
3/4t coarse salt
175g unsalted butter
1 1/8 cups sugar
2 eggs, room temperature
1T & 1t pure vanilla extract
1/2 cup sour cream, room temperature
1 pkt oreos
200g cream cheese, room temperature
115g butter, softened
3 1/2 cups icing sugar
1t vanilla essence
Preheat oven to 180°C. Line 2 12 cup standard muffin tins with paper liners. Whisk together cocoa and hot water until smooth. In another bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Process the between a 1/4 and a 1/2 of the packet of oreos in a food processor until coarsely chopped. Melt butter with sugar in a saucepan over medium-low heat, stirring to combine. Alternately, melt together in the microwave. Remove from heat, and pour into a mixing bowl. With an electric mixer on medium-low speed, beat until mixture is cooled, 4 to 5 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, beating until each is incorporated, scraping down sides of bowl as needed. Add vanilla, then cocoa mixture, and beat until combined. Reduce speed to low. Add flour mixture in two batches, alternating with the sour cream and oreos, and beating until just combined after each. Divide batter evenly among lined cups, filling each three-quarters full. Bake, rotating tins halfway through, until a cake tester inserted in centers comes out clean, about 20 minutes. Transfer tins to wire racks to cool 15 minutes; turn out cupcakes onto racks and let cool completely. Then pipe the icing on to finish off.
Oreo Cream Cheese Icing:
Cream together butter and cream cheese. Add vanilla, then add powdered sugar slowly until blended well. Put the cookies in the food processor and process until very fine and powdery. Add to frosting and mix well.

1 comment:

  1. I made these once. Might be the cupcake recipe itself. I used my own cupcake recipe and they weren't dry :)