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Cookies and Cream Cupcakes

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Chocolate cupcakes filled with Oreo goodness.

Ingredients

  • FOR THE CUPCAKES:
  • 1-½ cup All-purpose Flour
  • ½ cups Natural Unsweetened Cocoa
  • 1-¼ cup Sugar
  • ¾ teaspoons Baking Soda
  • ½ Tablespoons Baking Powder
  • ½ teaspoons Salt
  • 2 whole Eggs
  • ½ cups Vegetable Oil
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla
  • ¾ cups Milk
  • ¾ cups Hot Water
  • 24 whole Oreos, Plus More For Crumbs
  • FOR THE FROSTING:
  • 1 cup Shortening
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla
  • 1 pound Powdered Sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons To 6 Tablespoons Of Milk, As Needed
  • 2 teaspoons Oreo Cookie Crumbs

Preparation

For the cupcakes:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a cupcake tray with 12 baking cups.

Place one whole Oreo cookie in the bottom of each cup or break apart at least 12 cookies and place the broken pieces into each cup.

Mix the flour, cocoa, sugar, baking soda, baking powder and salt in a large mixing bowl using a wire whisk. Add the eggs, oil, vanilla and milk and mix well until thoroughly combined. Add the hot water and mix until combined.

Transfer the batter (it will be very liquid) to a large measuring cup and then pour the batter into each baking cup so it’s about three quarters full. You should have a little left over.

Bake in the preheated oven for 16-18 minutes.

Makes at least 12 cupcakes

For the frosting:

Beat the shortening in a mixer until smooth. Add vanilla and mix until combined. Add the powdered sugar in three additions, scraping down the sides after each addition. Add a Tablespoon of milk at a time and mix together until you achieve the consistency you like.

Add the cookie crumbs and mix until completely combined. You can add more if you like, but I just wanted a light speckling to show off the white frosting.

Place frosting in a decorator bag with a tip and swirl the frosting on top of each cupcake. Insert a whole Oreo cookie on top of each cupcake (sticking it into the frosting – see photo).

You can also apply frosting on each cupcake in a mounded shape. Turn cupcake upside down and roll the top around in a small bowl of cookie crumbs to coat.

Note: If you choose to pile the frosting on high like I’ve shown here, you should double this recipe to make sure you have enough.

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ppkongacooks on 8.23.2011

YUM! I have a post here that is similar, a vanilla cupcake with oreo cream pudding filling

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bakelifesweet on 8.23.2011

I made these and they were pretty awesome. My friends, family and co-workers all raved about them. Thanks for another great keeper!

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Helen Toma on 10.16.2012

These cupcakes are the best! I definitely had a lot of batter left over. Not sure how it happened but I actually made 23 cupcakes and they came out great!

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Michelle on 9.1.2012

These were sooo good! I was worried with the batter being really thin/watery but the oreos set at the top of the cupcakes during baking and it was delicious! I used half butter, half shortening in the frosting and it was delicious. Next time I will smash the oreo crumbs smaller since they were getting stuck in the frosting pipe. Will make again!

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melanieinnebraska on 8.23.2011

My family and friends loved these! My daughter wants me to make them for her birthday school treats.

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