How to make delicious and fun Oreo cupcakes
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Delicious and fun Oreo Cupcakes

If you follow Tea with Mum on facebook (and if you don’t please do), you will have seen that we recently had an apprentice baker, Miss H, over for a baking lesson. Naturally, our apprentices get to choose what they would like to bake. Miss H chose delicious and fun Oreo cupcakes.

Apparently, when our apprentice baker tried to make cupcakes at home, she smoked out the kitchen and her cupcakes were inedible. Miss H came to me and asked if I could teach her how to make delicious cupcakes (and not burn down the kitchen).

Tastes just like a giant Oreo

I wanted to make sure that the recipes we used were ones that Miss H could master and adapt to other cupcakes, and not recipes that could only be used for Oreo cupcakes. At the same time, the recipes had to be easy so that they could be perfected by a novice baker.

For the base, we chose my decadent and moist chocolate cupcakes. This again proves the versatility of these cupcakes.

For the frosting, we chose vanilla and white chocolate buttercream. This frosting goes fantastically with almost any type of cupcake you can imagine – chocolate, vanilla, strawberry, mango, etc.

Together, the cupcakes and frosting taste just like Oreos – both delicious and fun. And the Oreo decoration adds to the fun factor.

Using the Oreos

We used the Oreos just as decoration because I wanted Miss H to practice frosting the cupcakes with a piping bag.

Alternatively, you can crush about 10 Oreos and add them to the frosting as the final step. However, crushed Oreos tend to block the piping tip when frosting the cupcakes. If you are using the crushed Oreos, therefore, you should spread the frosting onto the cupcakes with a butter knife.

Tips

Make sure the white chocolate has been melted and then cooled. It should be runny and smooth, but not warm or it will melt the butter. You can use a water bath or just a microwave to melt the chocolate.

Regular Oreos are best. Double stuffed or coated Oreos tend to get too sweet and too heavy for the frosting.

Use red or pink patty pans, and add little pink or red fondant or chocolate bows between the Oreos. Easy Minnie Mouse cupcakes!

These Oreo cupcakes really are delicious and so much fun (to make and to eat!). Try them today!

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Delicious and fun Oreo cupcakes

Prep Time: 45 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

1 hour, 15 minutes

Cupcakes

Australian

Servings: 24 cupcakes

Delicious and fun Oreo cupcakes

These delicious cupcakes are for the Oreo lovers: the chocolate is so rich it tastes like the chocolate Oreo biscuits while the silky frosting tastes just like the frosting between the Oreos. Yum!

Ingredients

    For the chocolate cupcakes
  • My decadent and moist chocolate cupcakes
    For the frosting
  • 250g unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 2+ cups of icing sugar
  • 200g melted white chocolate
  • 1/4 cup (double) cream
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla sugar or vanilla essence
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 24 Oreos

Instructions

    For the cupcakes
  1. Bake my decadent and moist chocolate cupcakes according to that recipe.
  2. All cupcakes to cool before frosting.
    For the frosting
  1. Whip the butter until light and creamy then add one cup of icing sugar and mix well to combine.
  2. Once the white chocolate has cooled completely, add it to the mixture and mix to combine.
  3. Add the vanilla sugar, salt and the second cup of icing sugar and mix well.
  4. Add about half of the cream, then the rest if it is needed for consistency. If the frosting is too runny once you have added the cream, add more icing sugar until the right consistency is mixed. Taste the frosting to see if it needs any more salt or vanilla.
    To decorate
  1. Pipe the frosting onto the completely cooled cupcake.
  2. Carefully break the Oreos in half and half-submerge two halves in the frosting on top of a cupcake, so that they look a bit like Mickey Mouse ears.

Notes

Alternatively, crumble crushed Oreos (about 10) into the frosting and stir until evenly combined. Unless you blitzed the Oreos in the food processor so that they resemble dirt, the crushed Oreos are likely to clog up the piping tip. If you decide to put the crushed Oreos into the frosting, spread the frosting onto the cupcakes using a butter knife.

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2 Comments

  • Jenny

    Wow. These are some serious cupcakes. They will be perfect for Thanksgiving dessert! Maybe I will test them out a few times so I can perfect them by Thanksgiving:)

    • Rachael Matthews

      Are you a family that likes pumpkin? I have a great pumpkin cupcake that I wanted to make and share before Thanksgiving. Though you definitely want to test these ones out, just in case!

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