Oreo cupcakes

oreo cupcakes

I found this recipe on one of the many blogs I read – coutureandcrumpets.com and I thought I would give it a whirl. However I did make some tweaks to her recipe to make it my own. Here’s how to make them:

INGREDIENTS:

5oz self‑raising flour

6oz caster sugar

6oz butter

3 eggs

1 teaspoon baking powder

3 tablespoons cocoa powder

1 packet Oreo cookies

Icing:

8oz unsalted butter at room temperature

12oz icing sugar

3‑4 tablespoons milk

Vanilla extract

Oreo cookies

Decorate:

Oreo cookies

1)   Preheat the oven to 200 degrees.

2)   Combine the sugar, butter, eggs, flour, cocoa powder and the baking powder until it looks like this….IMG_4062

3)   Spoon some of the batter into each cupcake case. TIP – use an ice-cream scoop so you get the same amount in each case.

4)   Place an Oreo in each case.IMG_4065

5)   Add more of the batter to each case and make sure you cover the Oreo completely.

6)   Pop the cupcakes in the oven for about 15-20 minutes.

7)   Let them cool.IMG_4070

Icing:

1)   Combine the butter and icing sugar. TIP – icing sugar seems to have a habit of getting everywhere so cover your bowl with a tea towel to stop any mess. Trust me – I learnt the hard way!!

2)   Add the milk and a splash of vanilla extract.

3)    Twist the Oreo cookies, scrape off the vanilla in the middle (eat to dispose) and place them in a blender to make crumbs. If you’re feeling particularly stressed, an alternative option is to place the cookies in a food bag and beat with the rolling pin! Very satisfying.

4)    Combine crumbs with the icing.

5)    Pipe icing in a piping bag. TIP – stand the bag in a tall glass to get the icing in the bag.

6)    Pipe away!

As you can see I tried out different icing designs on the cupcake, just for some well needed piping practice!

7)    Cut the Oreos in half and place on each cupcake.oreo cupcakeoreo cupcakes

Happy baking. x

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About Ashumi

20-something year old, born & bred in London. Likes roaming around museums, baking cakes and strongly believes in the power of retail therapy.
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