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Day 350 – Best Oreo Cupcakes

16 Jul

For the first day of the 2nd to last week (yes, that was a little confusing, but go with it) I thought we needed a nice, classic-flavored cupcake.  And what’s more classic that an Oreo?  Chocolate.  Creme.  Yum.  Best Oreo Cupcakes (recipe below from No. 2 Pencil).

Chocolate-Cupcake     Mini-Chocolate-Cupcake

The cupcakes are very squishy and sticky. Almost gooey. They are very similar to Devil’s Food cupcakes. Very moist and very chocolatey. It’s sweet and not at all bitter.

Oreo-Buttercream

The frosting is thick and smooth. It has a very strong Oreo filling taste. Just like licking the inside of the Oreo. But even creamier. Very, very sweet. Not surprising.

Oreo-Cupcake     Mini-Oreo-Cupcake

The sweetness of the frosting overshadows the cupcake at first, but then it makes an appearance at the end. You get sweet creaminess followed by ooey gooey chocolate. They’re not “wow” cupcakes, but they are simple and tasty. They’re so easy to throw together too, they’d be a great option for a party or get-together!

Oreo-top

Scoring Sheet:

  • Cupcake Taste: 4
  • Frosting Taste: 3.5
  • Overall Taste: 4
  • Appearance: 3
  • Ease of Making: 4
  • TOTAL: 18.5

Mini-Oreo-top

RECIPE

Best Oreo Cupcakes (recipe from No. 2 Pencil)

Chocolate Cupcakes:

  • 2 cups of sugar
  • 1 3/4 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup of Hershey’s Cocoa (unsweetened cocoa)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon of kosher salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 1/2 cup of vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons of pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup of hot coffee

Oreo Creme Frosting:

  • Creme centers from one package of Double Stuf Oreos; set aside or discard the chocolate cookie pieces
  • 1 cup of room temperature butter (2 sticks)
  • 1 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract
  • Pinch of kosher salt
  • 1 pound box of powdered sugar
  • 1-2 tablespoons of milk

For directions visit No. 2 Pencil.

*Tomorrow: Blackberry Lemonade Cupcakes*

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