Tuesday, May 26, 2015

All else fails? Stick an Oreo on top!

About a year ago I told you about some baked goods I made for our church's youth group dinner/auction event.  This year I had to ask the leader if she wanted me to bake.  Apparently having a newborn is like some sort of volunteer magic - no one asks you to volunteer for anything because you have this little needy baby.  Well, I crushed that magic - I asked if I could bake.
This year I wanted to do cinnamon rolls and something else.  The cinnamon rolls because they are fun, smell amazing, are always a fun challenge, and I got to make some for my family too - the Oreo Cupcakes - because they are Oreo cupcakes.
The downfall of these cupcakes was the frosting.  In the pictures of the original recipe, the frosting looked amazingly well piped, held it's form and a Oreo stuck out of the top with pride.  Mine?  As soon as I piped the frosting it began to sink and mush into itself.  I resorted to plopping an Oreo on top like a hat.   So much for presentation.
I did hear back from the highest bidder on one of these plates of cupcakes and she said they were the best cupcakes she's ever eaten.  Now, she's also a teenager so the quantity of cupcakes she's consumed in her life versus mine?  Still - high praise.

The Best Oreo Cupcakes

For the cupcakes:
1 box of chocolate cake mix
1 cup of vegetable oil
1 larger size box of unprepared chocolate pudding (or 2 boxes of the small)
1 cup sour cream
4 eggs
1/2 cup of water
About a cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
about 6 very chopped Oreos

For the frosting:
1 package of cream cheese, 8oz. at room temp.
4 cups powder sugar
1 Tbsp vanilla
1 container of Cool Whip, 8oz. thawed


Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Mix together the cake mix, oil, unprepared pudding, sour cream, eggs, and water.  Then add in chocolate chips and finely chopped Oreos.
Bake in cupcake liners for about 18 mins.
While the cupcakes cool, make the frosting.
Beat the cream cheese and vanilla together until smooth and fluffy.  Slowly add in the sugar while continuing to mix the cream cheese mixture.
On a low speed, add in the cool whip.
You may need to allow the frosting to set up in the refrigerator while the cupcakes continue to cool.  Make sure the cupcake are all the way cool before adding frosting.
Put your frosting in a pastry bag.
Stick the point of the pastry bag into the cupcake and squeeze a little frosting into the center.  You will see the cupcake puff up.
Then frost the cupcakes like normal and sprinkle with crushed Oreo.  Stick a full Oreo in the top just for good measure.

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