Monday, May 31, 2010

Oreo Cupcakes

A few weeks ago my son comes home from school and says, "Hey, the teacher said that it's OK if I bring cupcakes for my birthday." 


His birthday was in two days and it hadn't even crossed my mind to make cupcakes for his class.  So on the way home from school we stop by the store to pick up a few things.  He decided that he wanted chocolate Oreo cake cupcakes.  I had made Oreo cake and chocolate cake but never chocolate Oreo cake.  This would be interesting.

I started by crushing 15 Oreo cookies.  I put these into the batter for my chocolate cake.

Bake in cupcake pan at 325 for approximately 20-25 minutes.  As always I rely on the way they look or test with a toothpick to know if they are done.

I piped a swirl of frosting on each cupcake with a 2D Wilton tip and stuck an Oreo in the middle.  Make sure you put the Oreos on at the latest possible time.  If the Oreos are left for an extended time in the frosting they absorb the moisture from the icing and get soggy. 

The cupcakes turned out to be very moist and delicious.  The crushed Oreo added a different spin to the chocolate cake that was very good.

Here is a whole fleet of cupcakes ready to take to my son's class.  The simplicity of these cupcakes makes them very eye catching.  The kids absolutely loved them and they took very little time to make.  Perfect for a last minute birthday celebration.  These would also be great for a back yard barbecue.
Try these little treats out!  I think you will enjoy them.