Oreo Cupcakes

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All over the web we’ve been seeing some great Oreo Cupcakes, so today we decided to try some of our own. These can be as simple or as complicated as you would like to make them based on the cupcake recipe you use and how much Oreo you want to put in them.

We’ve gone with the simplest recipe possible, for all you busy people out there. It takes no time at all to have a fabulous dessert.

The first step is the best, and a great way for kids to help out. Oreo Cupcakes 2smallLine your cupcake tin with your favorite liners (we used polka-dots) and place an Oreo in each.

Next, preheat your oven and prepare cupcake batter according to your favorite recipe or package directions. We used chocolate cupcakes, of course. Because who doesn’t want some extra chocolate in their lives? We know we do.

Once you’ve got your batter prepared, you are ready to add it to the Oreos. In order to get the Oreo to stay in the cupcake better, use a rubber scraper to shape it around the edges of the Oreo, pushing down on the batter so the Oreo “sticks” inside the cupcake instead of falling off the bottom. Oreo Cupcakes 5small

Make sure all sides of the Oreo have batter around them. Otherwise the Oreo will fall into the liner when you take it off the finished cupcake.

Bake your cupcakes according to recipe or package directions. As always, make sure they are not too close to the bottom of your oven (this is even more important than usual, as you don’t want to burn the Oreos).

Take your cupcakes out of the oven and cool completely- if you can. Oreo Cupcakes 7smallWe can never manage to not eat at least ONE warm- it’s just too good!-but do your best.

Once they are cool, frost and decorate as desired. Consider crushing some Oreos on top, like we did, or placing a mini-Oreo into the frosting.

So now that we’ve made the cupcakes what do we think?¬†We give them 2 thumbs up. As other bloggers have mentioned, the hard Oreo on the bottom is a bit of a stark contrast to the softness of the cupcake. We think adding crumbled Oreos to the top makes this a little less unexpected. Overall, though, you can’t go wrong when combining cookies and cupcakes. Really, what’s NOT to like?!?


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