Day 250 – Chocolate Cupcakes with Oreo Buttercream

7 Apr

Monday mornings need just a little extra “happy”.  Don’t they?  I know mine do!  So, what better way to add happy than with some chocolate, some Oreos and some music?  Chocolate Cupcakes with Oreo Frosting (recipe below from Lick the Bowl Good).

Click the play symbol below to hear today’s Musical Monday selection – “The Beast” written and performed by Bryan Morris.

Chocolate-Cupcake     Mini-Chocolate-Cupcake

The cupcakes are very squishy and very, very sticky. You may wanna give the cups a spray, even if you’re using liners, cause I lost most of my mini when I went to peel them out of the paper. They have a nice, light milk chocolate flavor. A little like a light Devil’s Food cake in taste and texture.

Oreo-Buttercream

The frosting is thick and chunky, so I would definitely use an open frosting tip, cause the Oreo chunks will definitely get caught in anything but a round tip. It’s surprisingly not like an Oreo. And I mean that in a good way. Most Oreo frostings taste like the center of an Oreo. This frosting tastes like a typical vanilla buttercream with Oreo mixed in. It’s different, but yummy.

Note: The recipe calls for half butter and half shortening OR butter. I used all butter. Since, as you know, I’m not a HUGE fan of shortening.

Oreo-Cupcake     Mini-Oreo-Cupcake

The cupcake and frosting meld really seamlessly together. The frosting kind of envelopes the cupcake into it. The Oreo frosting is definitely the strong flavor and the cupcake takes a nice, spongy backseat.

Oreo-Cupcake-top     Mini-Oreo-Cupcake-top

Scoring Sheet:

  • Cupcake Taste: 4
  • Frosting Taste: 3.5
  • Overall Taste: 4
  • Appearance: 3.5
  • Ease of Making: 4
  • TOTAL: 19

RECIPE

Chocolate Cupcakes with Oreo Frosting (recipe from Lick the Bowl Good)

Chocolate Cupcakes:

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup Hershey’s Cocoa
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup boiling water

Oreo Buttercream:

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup shortening or butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 Tablespoons milk
  • 3-4 cups powdered sugar
  • 14 Oreos, finely crushed in food processor

For directions visit Lick the Bowl Good.

*Tomorrow: Chocolate Cherry Cordial Cupcakes*

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