When I first started thinking about making some oreo cupcakes, I wasn’t sure how exactly one would do this.
Would you put oreo pieces into your cake batter" Would it just be a case of propping an oreo on top of a cupcake that would mean you could call it an oreo cupcake" Or mixing oreo crumbs into the frosting"
And so I went browsing recipes and pictures of oreo cupcakes and saw that yes, all of these, or one of these or some of these.
I didn’t want to put oreo pieces into the actual cake batter because I thought that might be a bit wasted, OR, worse, it might affect the texture of the cupcake itself, which you just don’t want.
So I decided to bake the entire oreo cookie into the base of the cupcake, frost them with a simple vanilla frosting and top them with oreo crumbles and prop an oreo cookie half on top!
And this was just perfect!
I did try mixing oreo crumbles into the frosting directly, but I didn’t like how it came out. It turned the frosting a weird sort of gray color. It tasted good but the look was bad.
Whereas oreo crumbles sprinkled on top of a vanilla frosting was super pretty.
The oreo cookie at the base of the cupcake bakes perfectly into the cupcake, so you have a deliciously crunchy cookie base, with moist and spongey cake in the middle and smooth, velvety frosting on top.
An extra half oreo cookie propped on top at a jaunty angle (or just straight up) gives these gorgeous cupcakes some flair!
They’re pretty, they’re tasty, they’re super chocolatey, they’re for oreo lovers everywhere!
I am indeed an oreo lover, which is why I’ve already made a chocolate peanut butter oreo pie, a chocolate ganache pecan pie (on an oreo base) and chocolate oreo cheesecakes!
And if you worried that baking a whole cookie into the base of the cupcake might make the cookie seem a little overbaked (after all – it’s already cooked when it goes in), then never fear! The oreo cookie wi...