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.
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!