Cookies & Cream Cupcakes

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Posted on 05/09/2012 by giddyromance
Like me, you’ve probably seen millions of variations of these babies floating around the internet, and I figured it was high time that I jumped on the bandwagon. Mine are a variation on the versions of the lovely Return of the Yummy and Bakerella.

These really are some of the tastiest cupcakes I’ve ever made. The Oreos on the base give each chocolate cupcake a rich, biscuity crunch, and when topped with a creamy vanilla frosting laced with Oreo pieces, the cookies and cream dream is complete.

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Lots and lots of step-by-step pictures and the recipe are on my blog, Cloudberry Dreams.

Otherwise, the recipe alone is

COOKIES & CREAM CUPCAKES

For the cupcakes:

250g butter

1/2 cup cocoa

2 cups plain flour

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 1/2 cups brown sugar, firmly packed

3 eggs, whole

2 egg yolks

180g dark chocolate, melted

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 teaspoon instant coffee

1 tablespoon water

1 cup buttermilk (I used one cup of semi-skimmed milk with one tablespoon of lemon juice added to it)

2 x packets Oreo cookies

1. Firstly, preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius (350 Fahrenheit or Gas Mark 4). Line cupcake/muffin trays with 24 cupcake papers and set aside. In a medium mixing bowl, sift together the flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.


2. In another bowl (I used my stand mixer’s bowl, but any large mixing bowl will do if you’re using hand held beaters), beat the butter and brown sugar on high speed for 3 – 4 minutes, until light and fluffy.


3. Add the eggs and the egg yolks one at a time, beating for two minutes after each addition.


4. Beat in the vanilla extract and the melted chocolate until the mixture becomes glossy.


5. In a separate cup or bowl, combine the coffee with the water and pour into the cake batter, beating on high for 20 – 30 seconds to combine.


6. Set the mixer to the lowest speed and add the flour mixture in three parts, alternating with the buttermilk. Make sure that the flour is the first and last thing you add!


7. Place an Oreo cookie into each of the cupcake papers lining the prepared muffin/cupcake tray.


8. Carefully spoon your cupcake mixture over the top of the Oreos in the cupcake papers, filling to 2/3 full.


9. Bake for 18 - 20 minutes in the oven, until cupcakes are cooked. Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely.


COOKIES AND CREAM FROSTING

200g butter, softened and cubed

1/2 cup milk

1 tablespoon vanilla extract

8 cups icing sugar, sifted

10 Oreo cookies, crushed/chopped

Extra Oreos, for decorating


1. Beat the cubed butter on high speed for 5 minutes until light and creamy.


2. Add the milk, vanilla and half of the sifted icing sugar and beat for 3 – 4 minutes, until light and fluffy.


3. Add the remaining icing sugar and beat again for 3 – 4 minutes, until light, fluffy and a spreadable consistency.


4. Add the chopped/crushed Oreo cookies and beat on low speed for 1 minute to thoroughly combine.


5. Pipe or spread the frosting onto your cupcakes and decorate however you like; I finished mine off with Oreo cookies that I’d cut in half.

Enjoy! xx


x-posted to cooking, food_porn & picturing_food
querulouspeg 10th-May-2012 12:43 am (UTC)
Looked at the pics on your wordpress and WOW they look fabulous! I really love the decoration, tis v elegant. Def going to give these a try.......
giddyromance 12th-May-2012 09:26 am (UTC)
Thank you so much! Let me know how they turn out if you end up making them! :)
kaitydid33087 10th-May-2012 01:01 am (UTC)
I'm totally going to make these for my jewelry party on Friday! YUMMY! :D
giddyromance 12th-May-2012 09:26 am (UTC)
Ohhh, yay! :) Let me know how they turn out! :D
superbadgirl 10th-May-2012 01:23 am (UTC)
Marry me.

I am so adding this to my list of things to try. :)
giddyromance 12th-May-2012 09:14 am (UTC)
Hahaha, thank you! <3
sinkwriter 10th-May-2012 02:22 am (UTC)
They look so yummy. And I like the way you decorated them (the piping is really pretty). Plus... what's not to love about Oreo cupcakes? Mmmmm. Thanks so much for the recipe!
giddyromance 12th-May-2012 09:13 am (UTC)
Aw, thank you! <3
reseda_3067 10th-May-2012 11:38 am (UTC)
Yum. I am really craving something chocolaty right now and these cupcakes looks SO delicious!
giddyromance 12th-May-2012 09:13 am (UTC)
Thank you! :)
anisesalazar 10th-May-2012 02:46 pm (UTC)
oh my gosh! they look superb!!! i've tried making oreo cupcakes myself and i must they r one of those things u could never not like. have u tried them cold? taste like cookies n cream ice-cream yummmmmmmm <3
giddyromance 12th-May-2012 09:13 am (UTC)
Thank you! :)

Next time I make them I'll have to put them in the fridge and try them cold...yum!
manofday They look yummy11th-May-2012 06:58 pm (UTC)
Oreo's are good and on a cupcake extra yummy. I make a dirt dessert recipe with them that my family loves
giddyromance Re: They look yummy12th-May-2012 09:12 am (UTC)
Oooh, that dirt dessert sounds amazing/intriguing! Yum!
popdatpussy 12th-May-2012 06:56 pm (UTC)
MMM :D
samjsjlove 15th-May-2012 11:06 am (UTC)
I really wish I hadn't discovered this community while on a diet!! :P

This will definitely be the fist thing I bake when I've finished the diet!! They look soo yummy!
love_spent 15th-May-2012 10:32 pm (UTC)
delicious!
giddyromance 29th-Jul-2012 09:20 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much! <3
pixieprecious 9th-Jun-2012 08:00 am (UTC)
I just made these - minus the coffee bit and they were fabulous!!
giddyromance 29th-Jul-2012 09:21 pm (UTC)
I'm so glad you liked them!

The coffee just enhances/deepens the flavour of the chocolate, so you're definitely okay without it if you don't like it!
faithinfaith 15th-Jun-2012 04:25 pm (UTC)
I made those for my kids graduation day and they were a great success!

I have a question about the frosting, though. I thought it tasted better with only four coups of icing sugar. If I do it that way would it mess a lot with the texture?

Just curious. :) Thanks for a great recipe!
giddyromance 29th-Jul-2012 09:19 pm (UTC)
I'm so sorry about the late reply, I didn't get a notification about your comment! :(

Honestly, if you're happier with four cups of icing sugar, stick with four cups. The only problem you could potentially run into is that the frosting may be too runny to hold its shape when piped, but you'll be able to tell immediately if this is the case. Just add a bit more icing sugar if necessary!
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