Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Oreo Explosion Cupcakes

Hello friends,

What is it about Oreos that makes us all smile? Of course they're yummy, chocolatey (shockingly even vegan) but this little cookie manages to make my day that much better no matter how I am feeling. Example number one: The Oreo Cheesecake Cookies from last Friday. Stress + Jess = cranky mess. Stress + Jess + OREOS = no more stress. It's like magic, except if it were truly magic there would be no calories involved either. Maybe if I only eat six it won't matter...


or maybe I just won't look at the nutrional facts on the box for awhile.

Today brings about example number two in the Oreos for a Less Stressful You project. Yes, I just came up with that right now as an excuse to eat way more Oreos than is nutritionally suggested. Don't judge me; I know you're all thinking it sounds like a great idea that should be supported nationwide.


Now these aren't just any Oreo Cupcakes. These are cupcakes with:

a) half an oreo on the bottom
b) oreo chunks suspended throughout vanilla cake
c) cream cheese frosting
d) oreo crumb topping
e) all of the above


I will admit I was just a tad worried that the ratio of Oreo to Cake was too high, but then I reminded myself that there is no such thing as too many Oreos. Ever. I can feel the stress floating away already. Do you have a favorite Oreo recipe? Does it help you de-stress on those day when nothing else can? If not, find one! I promise you, nothing can ease a stressful mind like an Oreo, or more accurately a cupcake overflowing with Oreos

Happy Baking!

Oreo Explosion Cupcakes Via Annie'sEats

1/2 cup butter, softened
1 2/3 cup sugar
3 egg whites
2 tsp vanilla
2 1/4 cups flour
1 baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup milk
24 oreo halves
20 coarsely chopped oreos

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line 2 cupcake pans with paper liners. Place one side of an Oreo cookie (preferably with the cream still attached) in the bottom of each liner.
2. In medium bowl sift together flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
3. In large bowl cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy, then beat in egg whites, one at a time, until fully incorporated. Beat in vanilla.
4. Beat in 1/3 of the flour mixture on lowest speed until just incorporated, followed by 1/2 of the milk. Repeat, beginning and ending with the flour, beating until you reach a uniform consistency.
5. Gently fold in chopped Oreos.
6. Equally divide batter amongst cupcake lined pans and bake at 350 for 18-20 minutes, rotating the pan once during baking. Cupcakes are done when a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean
7. Let cool in pan for 5 minutes before removing to cool completely on wire rack.

Cream Cheese Frosting

8 oz cream cheese
6 tbsp butter
1 tbsp vanilla
4 cups powdered sugar
2 tbsp heavy cream
Oreo Crumbs
1. Cream butter and cream cheese until well blended. Beat in vanilla, followed by powdered sugar.
2. Beat in heavy cream on low at first until fully incorporated then on medium/high for roughly 3-4 mintues until frosting is light and fluffy.
3. Pipe frosting onto cooled cupcakes, then sprinkle with Oreo Crumbs.

20 comments:

  1. These look sooo delicious! And there is no such thing as too high an Oreo : cake ratio. ;)

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    1. Thanks Eagles17!

      You know I always like to think that but SOME people are convinced oreos and cake are bad for you. They must be so stressed and sad. ;)

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  2. I thought those Oreo cheesecake cookies were amazing, but cupcakes are out of this world...YUM!

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    1. Why Thank You Ellen!

      I thought making a dozen would be a little much for me and my family but they disappeared quicker than you can say "Oreo" :D

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  3. These are amazing! All kinds of Oreo goodness!

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  4. Mmm more Oreo goodness! They look divine. And forget looking at the box for calories, etc. Just get them down your neck with no regrets.. I certainly would!

    -Lisa.
    Sweet 2 Eat Baking

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    1. Thanks Lisa!

      I like that: get them down your neck with no regrets. Catchy :D

      Not to mention it totally defends my crazy oreo cookie intake.

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  5. Yum! I made these, but a chocolate version and they were so good!

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    1. Mmmm chocolate sounds like a great idea too! I wonder if a vanilla/chocolate marbled Oreo cupcake would be just the right mix?

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  6. These look really yummy - make them next time you come to visit Maine!

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    1. Thanks Karen!

      I'd be happy to; though those blueberry pie bars may need to be made again as well ;)

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  7. yumyumyumyumyum please send me one now!

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    1. HeeHee Lily I wish I could have but they were gone in minutes!

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  8. Explosion indeed, a very yummy one too :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  9. Oh so clever!! What a great way to use an oreo... love it. :)

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    1. Oh my goodness Thank you Becky!!

      Addictive is definitely the adjective I am going for on this blog :D You made my day.

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