Pipe Dream #154: To Laud Notoriety – Oreo Brownie Earthquake Cupcakes

My sister is somewhat of a legend in our family. She is breathtakingly beautiful, ultra-smart and brilliant at playing cello. I am not even a little exaggerating on any of those points, but these are not why she is notorious.

Wades can eat an entire Oreo Brownie Earthquake from DQ. By herself. All at once. And she could do it at age 7. And she was real teeny when she was 7. She claimed she was full, but I guess her “dessert stomach” was still empty for a massive, brownie-fortified sundae with whipped cream, Oreos, hot fudge and marshmallow sauce. I mean, let’s be real, if you wanted to, you could eat an entire OBE, but probably not at such a tender age, after eating a whole meal.

These cupcakes are inspired by and dedicated to Wades. They are over the top. They are far too much. And they are probably everything you ever wished for this Wednesday.

I used the stand by one bowl chocolate cupcake recipe for these. No need for frivolity. Plenty of that to come later. Please do not be like me and forget to add the sugar, lick your finger, realize you didn’t add the sugar, and then stir it in to the individual cupcake liners. It is totally unnecessary to do that. I figured since it was a one bowl recipe, I could get away with this method. Heh.

This is a mixture of cream cheese, marshmallow fluff and Oreo crumbles otherwise known as “all you’ve ever loved.” I used it to fill the cupcakes using the cone method. Scoop out, scoop in, frost. It was good, but I thought that the cream cheese was a bit tangy. There is no tanginess in a true OBE, so I might nix it next time in favor of butter and powdered sugar. Girl isn’t afraid of going oversweet.

For the frosting, I used a 7-Minute frosting recipe, which I am still trying to get right. Each time I’ve tried it, my bowl hasn’t been clean enough, which I well knew, but I have high hopes for its eventual awesomeness. Will someone please have a birthday soon, so I can make you some marshmallow frosting?

To serve, top each cupcakes with Oreo crumbles and a drizzle of chocolate sauce. Hot fudge if you’re an OBE purist and Hershey’s if you’re me. Since I was little, my family always has had a bottle of Hershey’s syrup on hand. I have no idea why. Kind of like I have no idea how my sister is capable of ingesting OBEs.

Still puzzling,


Oreo Brownie Earthquake Cupcakes

You can find the recipe for the cupcakes here.

You can find the recipe for the marshmallow frosting here.

Other ingredients needed:

Oreo cookies, maybe 12, crumbled

1 ounce cream cheese, softened

4 ounces marshmallow cream

Chocolate syrup or sauce

To assemble:

Combine cream cheese, marshmallow cream and 3/4 of the Oreo cookie crumbles. Mix well. If the mixture is too soft for your taste, you can add some powdered sugar to thicken it up.

Cut a hole in the top of each cupcake. Use a spoon to fill each divet with marshmallow/Oreo mixture.

Frost cupcakes with marshmallow frosting. It’s ok if it looks a little messy, what with a cupcake based on a sundae. Sprinkle frosted cupcakes with Oreo crumbles, then drizzle chocolate syrup over the top. Serve.

8 Responses to “Pipe Dream #154: To Laud Notoriety – Oreo Brownie Earthquake Cupcakes”

  1. 1 frugalfeeding November 28, 2012 at 11:04 am

    Those look somewhat… dangerous. For a sec I thought that the recipe called for a pile of sugar to be added to each one… now that would have been somewhat over the top…

  2. 2 cravesadventure November 28, 2012 at 11:20 am

    Decandent Indeed! Have a Great One:)

  3. 3 Bert Tisher November 28, 2012 at 1:52 pm

    I can have an unbirthday this week if you are available.

  4. 4 Cindy and Tom Behling November 28, 2012 at 5:41 pm

    To your credit Ms. Lauren, you are just as awesomely gorgeous as your lil ‘ sis! Now, after that recipe I shall lapse into food coma….Say, are you up for bartering? Mark Sharp ( Michael and Rachel’s Dad…now of NC) shared his legacy sourdough starter with me. I will be baking freshness to trade for your sweet treats…! ; )

  5. 5 Lauren November 30, 2012 at 9:28 am

    Cindy – You are so sweet! Maybe a Christmastime swap?
    Grandpa – Please come here for your next birthday!!

  6. 6 Becky November 30, 2012 at 9:37 am

    I have a swap planned w/ your mom for some of her honey cookies. I think you should get on that right away!!

  7. 7 Cindy and Tom Behling November 30, 2012 at 11:56 am

    Honey cookies? Sounds like a winner! Placing a Christmas order…. ; )

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