Oreo Cupcakes Make My Blood Buzz


I love anything with Oreos in them.  I love cupcakes. Let’s sing a song about Oreo Cupcakes. Do you know one? I don’t think I do, either. I’ll put my mind to it while we make these delicious babies.

Oreo Cupcakes

Yield: 24 cupcakes

Ingredients:
For the cupcakes:
24 Oreo halves, with cream filling attached
2¼ cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
8 Tbs unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 2/3 cup sugar
3 large egg whites, at room temperature
2 tsp vanilla
1 cup milk
20 Oreo cookies, quartered

For the frosting:
8 oz. cream cheese, at room temperature
6 Tbs unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 Tbs vanilla extract
4 cups confectioners’ sugar, sifted
2 Tbs heavy cream

For garnish:
Oreo cookie crumbs
24 Oreo cookie halves

Directions:

Cupcakes:
1. Preheat the oven to 350˚ F.  Line the wells of two cupcake pans with 24 paper liners.

2. Place an Oreo halve in the bottom of each liner, cream side up.

3. In a medium bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.

4. In the bowl of an electric mixer, combine the butter and sugar and beat together on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes.  Blend in the egg whites one at a time, beating well after each addition.  Blend in the vanilla extract.  With the mixer on low speed, beat in half of the dry ingredients just until incorporated.  Add the milk and beat just until combined, then mix in the remaining dry ingredients.  Gently fold in the chopped Oreos with a rubber spatula until evenly incorporated, being careful not to over-mix.


5. Evenly divide the batter between the prepared cupcake liners.  Bake for 18-20 minutes, rotating the pans halfway through baking, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.  Allow to cool in the pans 5-10 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Frosting:

1. Combine cream cheese and butter in the bowl of an electric mixer and beat on medium-high speed until smooth, about 1 minute.  Blend in the vanilla extract.

2. Beat in the confectioners’ sugar until incorporated and smooth, 1-2 minutes.  Add the heavy cream to the bowl and beat on medium-low speed then increase the speed to medium-high and whip for 4 minutes until light and fluffy, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed.

3. Frost the cooled cupcakes as desired.  Sprinkle with Oreo crumbs and garnish with Oreo halves.

Adapted from: Annie’s Eats

I brought these cupcakes to school for my son’s fourth grade class and the kids couldn’t get over the Oreo on the bottom. Huge hit.

Musically speaking, there are a number of sweet songs that will make you swoon while baking these. I decided that OreO makes me think of OhiO. Yes, Ohio it is. That is one of the perks in being the boss of one’s own blog. OhiO, OhiO, OhiO.

High Violet by The National was one of my favorite albums of 2010. Matt Berninger’s voice is as brooding and engaging as ever. The drumming seems to lift out of the rest of the music. Melancholy never sounded so good.

Lambchop is a band from Nashville whose music is filled with soft sarcasm and mischief. Hmmm….maybe I need to think of a playful and funny lamb recipe for a future post so I can play more of their stuff.

The Winks’ song is just plain fun. Like Oreo Cupcakes.

Cheers!

Lambchop-Ohio

The National-Bloodbuzz Ohio

The Winks-Ohio

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9 Responses to Oreo Cupcakes Make My Blood Buzz

  1. James! says:

    Weird al had a song to the tune of new kids on the block’s “the right stuff” that I never heard but my roommate used to sing:

    Oh-oh-Oreo, oh-oh-oh-oh
    What’s in the middle?
    The white stuff

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_White_Stuff

    • Thanks, James! I just found the video. So funny! I love the white stuff…take some with me everywhere I go. Ha! Thanks for the clue in. I have about a hundred Oreo recipes to post, so that will surely accompany a future recipe.

  2. Megan says:

    I made these awesome “O” cupcakes, watching the new “Own” network. Then the kids arrived and devoured them!!! “Oreo overload” “Oh my” “Wow”
    So many “O”s. These are truly a delectable Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh yeah!!!

  3. nat says:

    Oreos are the only store-bought cookies we still keep in this house, but I only eat one now and then these days, and it’s double-stuff. My skinny young man eats them by the handful and remains Mick Jagger skinny. I’m sure it will catch up with him in 10 or 15 years. (He has full permission from his pediatrician to calorie load, lucky kid!)
    These cupcakes look yummy, and I will have to print the recipe for kiddo’s April birthday!

    My Ohio song…Hang On Sloopy by The McCoys, the official rock song of the state! (I lived in Ohio for three years as a kid, and then again when hubby attended grad school from 83-86, and our older son was born in the OSU hospital!)

  4. mjrc says:

    i was born in ohio and lived there my first 21 years! and i love oreos!! woo hoo!!!

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