Day 139 – Peanut Butter Oreo Cupcakes

17 Dec

Okay.  Before we dive into these Peanut Butter Oreo Cupcakes (recipe below from Java Cupcake), I must confess.  I am an original black-and-white Oreo supporter.  In fact, I’m not sure I’ve ever purchased another flavor.  Regular of Double Stuf.  That’s it.  That’s all I need.

But, I couldn’t avoid them forever.  Clearly.  So, here we go.  My first “flavored” Oreo experience.

Chocolate-Cupcake     Mini-Chocolate-Cupcake

The cupcakes are dense, but with a nice moist-ness.  They have a subtle chocolate flavor, not overstated at all. With a hint of the peanut butter just after the chocolate.

PB-Oreo-Frosting

The frosting is thick but creamy with just a little crunch from the Oreos.  It has a nice peanut butter flavor, not overly sweet.

PB-Oreo-Cupcake     Mini-PB-Oreo-Cupcake

The balance is lovely. This is a classic, yummy cupcake. It would be great for parties and get-togethers (or nights alone on the couch watching movies). The peanut butter and chocolate are extremely well-balanced. Neither one is more aggressive than the other. They also don’t have a waxy taste, like so many Oreo Cupcakes have. Yay!

Scoring Sheet:

  • Cupcake Taste: 4
  • Frosting Taste: 3.5
  • Overall Taste: 4
  • Appearance: 4
  • Ease of Making: 4 (no mixer required for batter)
  • TOTAL: 19.5

RECIPE

Peanut Butter Oreo Cupcakes (recipe from Java Cupcake)

Peanut Butter OREO Chocolate Cupcakes
  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 cups brewed coffee
  • 1 Tbsp espresso powder
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla
  • 3/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 2/3 cup sour cream
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 20 Peanut Butter OREO sandwich cookies, finely crushed
Peanut Butter OREO Buttercream
  • 1 1/2 cups unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups peanut butter
  • 4 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 10 Peanut Butter OREO sandwich cookies, finely crushed

For directions visit Java Cupcake.

*Tomorrow: Classic Red Velvet Cupcakes*

2 Responses to “Day 139 – Peanut Butter Oreo Cupcakes”

  1. tastytreats13 December 17, 2013 at 7:40 pm #

    How tasty!

  2. Sweets. Eats. And Crafts December 18, 2013 at 12:11 pm #

    This combo sounds fantastic! I love peanut butter 🙂 I must try!

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