Cookies & Cream Cupcakes

 Cookies & Cream Cupcakes via The Baker Chick

I know that Cookies & Cream Cupcakes may not fit in with the current trend of peppermint-gingerbread-eggnog filled treats, but I just can’t resist the chance to share a delicious cupcake recipe with you- regardless of the time of year! And as far as I’m concerned, the cookies & cream flavor combo is one that is pretty delicious and acceptable all year round right?

 Cookies & Cream Cupcakes via The Baker Chick

This recipe starts with my favorite one-bowl chocolate cupcake, (which you really must try if you haven’t already.) A buttercream frosting that is full of chopped up Oreos is used as both a filling and a frosting and I couldn’t resist the cute as can be mini Oreo on top.  I tried to go relatively light on the frosting so that they didn’t seem over-sweet, and I think the ratio was perfect. A bite of this cupcake really tastes like the classic ice cream flavor that I love so much. For a holiday twist- try them with the peppermint oreos- I think that would be delicious as well!

PS- My month of December is full of exciting recipe plans, but do you guys have any requests? Any holiday favorites that you are dying to try? I have my own cookie-making routines, but I want to know yours too!

 Cookies & Cream Cupcakes via The Baker Chick

Cookies & Cream Cupcakes

Yield: 18-24 cupcakes

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup warm water
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 3 tablespoons safflower oil
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • Frosting:
  • 2 sticks of butter softened (1 cup)
  • 4 1/2-6 cups powdered sugar
  • 1-3 tablespoons heavy cream or milk
  • 1 cup finely chopped Oreo crumbs
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line standard muffin tins with paper liners; set aside.
  2. Sift together cocoa powder, flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, and salt into a large bowl.
  3. Add eggs, warm water, buttermilk, oil, and vanilla, and mix until smooth, about 3 minutes. Scrape down the sides and bottom of bowl to assure batter is well mixed.
  4. Divide batter evenly among muffin cups, filling each 2/3 full. Bake until tops spring back when touched, about 20 minutes, rotating pan once if needed. Transfer to a wire rack; let cool completely.
  5. For Frosting
  6. Cream the butter until fluffy. Add the powdered sugar a cup at a time until thick and paste-like.
  7. Add milk or cream a tablespoon at a time until light and creamy. Mix in Vanilla and Oreo crumbs. Use as filling or frosting as desired!
http://www.thebakerchick.com/2012/12/cookies-cream-cupcakes/

Cupcake Recipe adapted from Martha Stewart
Frosting Recipe- The Baker Chick

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Comments

  1. VV says

    Hi! I’ve been wanting to make a cupcake with Oreos in it for a while, but I was wondering if by putting them in the batter before being baking they became mushy or if they kept some crunch throughout the cooking process? I guess though even if they did come out soft instead of maintaining their crispy cookie texture did the cupcakes still end up tasting like yummy Oreos/cookies and cream? Thanks so much!

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