Piping Dream #25: To Be Humble – Oreo Cupcakes

I get requests for these cupcakes. I don’t mean to sound proud or anything, I just mean that they are a really good recipe. That is, the Oreo you can find on the bottom is really clever, and the frosting is so amazing that I might take it over the previously-exalted peanut butter cream cheese frosting. Right??

But I can’t take credit for any of it. The Oreo in the bottom idea is not mine; I can’t remember where I saw it, but I am sure glad that it happened. I just use a one-bowl recipe for chocolate cake, pour it over the cookies…

and voila! Neat, eh?

Make these for your enemies any day of the week. It will turn them into lifelong, self-sacrificing friends. And besides, loving your enemies is Biblical.

I can take no credit for the abundance of goodwill flowing in your direction after you pass these babies around,


Oreo Cupcakes with Oreo Cream Cheese Frosting

Adapted from somewhere

For the cupcakes:

24 Oreos, divided

One bowl chocolate cupcakes recipe

For the frosting:

8 ounces cream cheese (light works fine)

8 tablespoons (1/2 cup) butter

3-4 cups powdered sugar

24 oreo halves

Halve the Oreos, and place the side with the cream face up in the bottom of a lined cupcake pan. Reserve the other halves. Whip up your chocolate cake of choice and divide evenly over the cupcakes, filling no more than two thirds full. Bake as directed. Let cool.

For the frosting, beat together the butter and cream cheese. Add the powdered sugar, beating until you reach the consistency you want. Crush the reserved Oreo halves in food processor…or with your hands and a Ziploc. Just make sure they are really fine crumbs, whatever you do. Stir the crushed Oreos into the frosting and pipe as desired.

7 Responses to “Piping Dream #25: To Be Humble – Oreo Cupcakes”

  1. 1 Lori May 23, 2011 at 5:36 pm

    I have those same cupcake papers! Tell me, does it ever bother you that the cake sort of soaks through the pretty liner and washes out the color? Is there a way to avoid that? I’ve never had success, except when I use foil liners. Bummer.

  2. 2 Lori May 23, 2011 at 5:38 pm

    Oh, and this recipe looks really really yummy. My kids will love you, my thighs will not.

  3. 3 Lauren May 27, 2011 at 11:15 pm

    Dude, so true, Lori. I usually will just bake them with two liners on or add another liner when they are cool. Some liners are made so the grease won’t soak through. You could check fancyflours or some website like that and see what they have. It is a bummer, otherwise. Blah. I love that we have the same liners though. Great minds, you know…

  4. 4 Dare Right May 28, 2011 at 12:05 am

    Those look delicious! I love your photos of them. :)

  5. 5 bakingmehungry October 24, 2011 at 5:10 pm

    Amazing photos! Love the oreo frosting.

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