Day 109 – Oreo Frosted Chocolate Cupcakes

17 Nov

First, I wanna wish my friend, Priscilla, a very Happy Birthday.  (You can find her featured on the My Year of Cupcakes videos — she’s the one who does it in Spanish.  Thanks, girl!!)

Now, let’s talk about Oreos.  I can never have too many Oreos in my life.  Never too many cookies and cream desserts.  Or milk shakes.  Never.

But, these Oreo Frosted Chocolate Cupcakes (recipe below from Call Me PMC) were not the “typical” Oreo-Cookies-and-Cream cupcake.  So how could I resist?  (Clearly I couldn’t!)  Kinda like today’s (classic) book: The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger.

Chocolate-Cupcake     Mini-Chocolate-Cupcake

The cakes are very springy, light and a little sticky, but not too sticky to easily eat.  They have a nice, smooth chocolate flavor, not overly sweet or bitter.

Oreo-Frosting

The frosting is quite thick, but easy to pipe.  Because of the amount of sugar in the frosting, as well as the Oreos, you don’t really notice that it’s shortening. Until the after-taste. It does give you the same waxy feeling and after-taste in your mouth as the Oreo filling does.

Oreo-Frosted-Cupcake     Mini-Oreo-Frosted

Together, the frosting takes a little something away from the smoothness of the cake. After the first bite or two, they seem to really mesh together. I imagine if you didn’t taste them separately, you’d never know.

Notes: The minis work really well for this cupcake. The cake flavor isn’t quite as good, but it’s not too far off.

Scoring Sheet:

  • Cupcake Taste: 4
  • Frosting Taste: 3.5
  • Overall Taste: 3
  • Appearance: 3.5
  • Ease of Making: 3.5
  • TOTAL: 17.5

RECIPE

Oreo Frosted Chocolate Cupcakes (recipe from Call Me PMC)

Oreo Frosted Chocolate Cupcake
Ingredients
5 eggs, separated
1/2 c butter, softened
1/2 c shortening
2 c sugar
2 1/4 c all-purpose flour
1/4 c unsweetened cocoa
1 tsp baking soda
1 c buttermilk
1 tsp vanilla extract

Oreo Frosting
Ingredients
2 one lb packages powdered sugar
1 c vegetable shortening
1/2 c warm water
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 c Oreo crumbs (about 12 cookies)

For directions visit Call Me PMC.

*Tomorrow: Apple Cider Cupcakes*

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