Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Cookies and Cream Cupcakes

This is what happens when you take a picture at night with little light. Horrible! If you want to see truly amazing pictures of these, go here.

When I saw these cupcakes on Taste and Tell, I immediately bookmarked the page, knowing it was only a matter of time before I tried them. I made them as a treat to take to my sister in law for her anniversary. They were the sweetest cupcakes I have ever eaten. You could eat a half of the cupcake and be completely satisfied! There are so many things going on here, that it is a sweetness overload for your tongue... very delicious though!
I would suggest using a food processor for the oreos in the frosting. I crushed them in a ziplock bag with a food hammer and I still had too many chunks to pipe the frosting. I was very disappointed that I couldn't get the frosting to pipe because of the oreo chunks.

Cookies and Cream Cupcakes

1 box white cake mix1 stick of butter, melted
1 cup water
3 eggs
24-30 Oreos

13 oz jar Marshmallow Creme
1 stick of salted butter, softened
1/4 teaspoon vanilla4 tablespoons heavy cream
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar

4 sticks salted butter
1/4 cup heavy cream
2 teaspoons vanilla
8 cups powdered sugar
15 Oreos, crushed (use a food processor if you are going to pipe the frosting.)

To make the cupcakes: Preheat the oven to 350F. Line muffin tins with liners. Place an Oreo in the bottom of each liner.

Combine the cake mix, butter, water and eggs in the bowl of a stand mixer. Mix on low speed for one minute. Increase the speed to high and beat for one minute. Fill the liners 2/3 full. Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes or until the tops spring back when lightly touched.

To make the filling: Beat the Marshmallow Creme, butter, vanilla and heavy cream on medium until it is smooth. Add the powdered sugar slowly, then increase the speed and beat for a minute. Refrigerate the filling until ready to use.

To make the frosting: Beat the butter, cream and vanilla in the bowl of a mixer until smooth. Slowly add the powdered sugar. Once the powdered sugar is mixed in, beat for 2 minutes on medium-high. Fold in the crushed Oreos.

To assemble: Once the cupcakes are cool, cut a small hole in the center of the cupcake. (For a tutorial on how to fill a cupcake, click here.) Fill the centers with the marshmallow filling. (You can do this by spooning it in or by using a pastry bag and piping it in.)

Generously frost or pipe the frosting on the cupcakes. Top with a mini Oreo, if desired.


Cooking Creation said...

Oh, I could definitely see how this would satisfy my sweet tooth! Great job on these! :)

Kinsey said...

I actually started salivating. Those look divine!