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Sunday, 22 July 2012

Oreo Cupcakes

I'm off to see a lovely friend and her son today, and it's my turn to bring dessert. Apparently her boy is a cupcake fan, so this is a perfect opportunity to make some of the yummiest cuppies out there - Oreo cupcakes!
I've tried a few different Oreo cupcake recipes over time, mostly vanilla cake with chopped up Oreos mixed through which is very yummy. This one is different as the cake mix itself is very chocolatey. I'm not generally a fan of chocolate cake, but this is an exception. It's moist and rich without being crazy sweet.
The recipe comes from Bakerella, a blog I lurk at on a regular basis. Her photography is gorgeous and makes me want to upgrade my brand new camera!

Having made this recipe a couple of times with massive success, of course the Oreos rose to the top in pretty much every cuppy this time when I want to take photos! They still taste awesome. (I've just re-read Bakerella's recipe and hers did the same thing, I suddenly feel better!!)

A whole Oreo in the bottom of the pan - these have to be good!
 This is so easy - mix it all up.
 Stick it in a jug and simply pour it into the cups!
 Ready to go
 And as if scripted, every Oreo rose to the top - except the top left, look at that one!! I was especially impressed by the lava-like explosion on the far right in the middle row.

Oreo Cupcakes
From Bakerella
Makes at least 12 cupcakes (I always get around 20!)
Ingredients
1 1/2 cups plain flour
1/2 cup cocoa
1 1/4 cup sugar
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 teaspoon vanilla
3/4 cup milk
3/4 cup hot water
2 x packets of Oreo biscuits

Method
- Preheat oven to 180 degrees celsius
- Line cupcake tin with baking cups
- Place one whole cookie in each cup, or alternatively break apart at least 12 cookies and place the broken pieces in each cup.
- Mix the flour, cocoa, sugar, baking soda, baking powder and salt in a large mixing bown using a wire whisk (I have a kitchenaid which is effectively cheating!)
- Add the eggs, oil, vanilla and milk and mix well until thoroughly combined. Add the hot water and mix until combined.
- Transfer the batter, which will be very liquidy, to a large measuring cup and pour batter into each baking cup so that it's about three quarters full.
- Bake for 16-18 minutes
- Cool, frost with your favourite frosting (I went with a vanilla buttercream as I think chocolate may have been a bit of an overload!)
Ready to go - hope they like them!

1 comment:

busyaussiemama said...

MMMM these look amazing