Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Cookies and Cream Cupcakes

These are the cupcakes I made for the humans at Luna's first birthday party.  Not only did we need cupcakes for the wieners, but also for the humans.  I decided on cookies and cream because it was something I hadn't tried before.  I was pleased with how they turned out.  My only mistake was I didn't crush the Oreos small enough for the frosting so I kept getting larger pieces of Oreo clogging my piping tip. Here's the recipes I used.  Enjoy!

Cookies and Cream Cupcakes
(Adapted from: Cupcakes From The Cake Mix Doctor)
1 package plain white cake mix
1 cup sour cream
1/2 cup vegetable oil
3 eggs
1 t. vanilla
18 Oreos
Preheat oven to 350.  Line 24 cupcake cups with liners and set aside.
Place the Oreos in a large Ziploc bag and crush them by rolling over them with a rolling pin.  Set crumbs aside.
Place the cake mix, sour cream, oil, eggs and vanilla in a large mixing bowl.  Blend with an electric mixer until well incorporated.  Add crushed Oreos just until incorporated. 
Fill cupcake cups with liners 2/3 of the way full. 
Bake until they are lightly golden, about 18-20 mins. 

Cookies and Cream Frosting
(Source: Big Book of Cupcakes)

1/2 cup butter, softened
1 16 oz package powdered sugar
1/3 cup whipping cream
1/8 t. salt
2 tsp vanilla extract
15 Oreo cookies, finely crushed

Beat butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy.

Gradually add powdered sugar, alternately with cream, beating at low speed until blended.  Add salt and vanilla, beating until blended.  Stir in crushed cookies until combined.  Beat at high speed for 2 minutes or until creamy.  Makes 4 cups. 

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