Sunday, May 8, 2011
I made these incredible Oreo Cupcakes from Beantown Baker for my good friend Cheryl's birthday yesterday. Although the cupcakes required much more time and work than your average cupcake, they were so worth it!
Everyone seemed to really like them, especially the birthday girl! My favorite part was the Oreo on the bottom of the cupcake but the chunks of Oreo in the cupcake and the cream cheese frosting topped with more Oreos were also so yummy!
After pulling these impressive babies off I am definitely feeling more confident of my baking skills. Make them the next time you need cupcakes, they are impressive and delicious! They will definitely be the star of any party!
From Beantown Baker
1 sick unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 cup milk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract (I used my homemade vanilla extract)
2 1/4 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 2/3 cup sugar
3 large egg whites, at room temperature
1 package Oreo Cookies (45 cookies)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Insert cupcake liners into cupcake pan. Twist apart 24 Oreos, being careful not to break them. Place the side of the cookie with the filling on it in the bottom of each paper liner, filling side up.
Crush the remaining sides of the Oreos and set aside. Take twelve more Oreos and cut them in half. Save them to place on top of the cupcakes.
Cut the remaining Oreos and cut into quarters with a sharp knife. In a large bowl cream the butter until fluffy, about 3-5 minutes. Add the milk and vanilla and mix to combine. In a separate bowl mix together the flour, baking soda, and salt. Add the dry ingredients to butter mixture. Mix until integrated. Stir in sugar. With an electric mixer on low speed, beat for 30 seconds. Turn the mixer up to medium speed and beat for 2 minutes. Add the egg whites. Beat for 2 more minutes. Stir in the quartered cookies.
Fill the cupcake liners three-quarters full. Bake for about 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of cupcakes comes out clean. Cool cupcakes in the pan.
8 oz cream cheese at room temp
1 stick butter at room temp
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
3 cups powdered sugar
Cream butter and cream cheese until fluffy. Add vanilla extract. Slowly add powdered sugar until desired consistency is reached. Once the cupcakes have cooled completely, frost with cream cheese frosting.
Sprinkle with crushed Oreos and place one half of an Oreo on the top of each cupcake.
Store in an airtight container until ready to serve. Eat within one day!