Day 12 – Cookies and Cream Cupcakes

12 Aug

I love Oreos.  I love the new Oreo jingle.  I love minis.  Full-sized.  Double Stuf.  Yeah…

So, of course, I needed to try the Cookies and Cream Cupcakes (recipe below from Annie’s Eats).

Cookies & Cream Cupcake          mini Cookies & Cream Cupcake

Yup.  There’s an Oreo in the bottom of each cake (regular Oreo for the big, mini Oreo for the minis), as well as inside the batter.  I don’t recommend the mini, as cute as it is.  It’s way to dense!!  These are solid, thick cakes.  They are slightly reminiscent of a waffle cone…or a big ole Oreo…of Cookie Crisp cereal milk (ya know, the milk left after you eat the cereal).

Cookies & Cream frosting

If you make the frosting exactly like the recipe says, it’s a little thin, but very creamy.  It’s sweet, but not overwhelming.  Not surprising – it tastes like the center of an Oreo.

Cookies & Cream Cupcake          mini Cookies & Cream Cupcake

Together, the cupcake is a bit of a one-trick pony.  The flavor doesn’t go anywhere.  It’s a fun, simple cupcake, just nothing terribly complex or interesting.  For an Oreo cupcake though, it is exactly that…an Oreo.  Nothing more.  Nothing less.  (My hubby says, “If Oreo cookies were gonna be a breakfast food…this is your recipe!”)  So we’ve renamed it: Oreo breakfast cake with Cereal Milk Frosting.

Scoring Sheet:

– Cupcake Taste: 3

– Frosting Taste: 3.5

– Overall Taste: 3

– Appearance: 3.5

– Ease of Making: 4

– TOTAL: 17

RECIPE

Cookies and Cream Cupcakes (recipe from Annie’s Eats)

Ingredients

  • 24 Oreo halves, with cream filling attached
  • 2¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 8 tbsp. unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 2/3 cup sugar
  • 3 large egg whites, at room temperature
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 cup milk
  • 20 Oreo cookies, coarsely chopped (I quarter them)
  • 8 oz. cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 6 tbsp. unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 tbsp. vanilla extract
  • 4 cups confectioners’ sugar, sifted
  • 2 tbsp. heavy cream
  • Oreo cookie crumbs
  • 24 Oreo cookie halves
For directions visit Annie’s Eats.
*Tomorrow: Pineapple Coconut Dream Cupcakes*

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