Cookies and Cream Cupcakes. I had a package of Oreo cookies that I have been waiting to use for a while now.
I think since February. I know. I know. Unheard of. But, I was planning on using them for a Valentine’s treat, and for whatever reason… I can’t remember now… I didn’t. So this weekend I decided a good way to get rid of them all would be to make Cookies and Cream Cupcakes with cookies in and on top of the cupcakes. Death By Oreo Cupcakes. They are probably the best Oreo cakes I have ever tried.
A lot of cake's that I have experimented with before are like a vanilla cake with bits of Oreo in them, which didn't really give them enough Oreo flavor. But these were a lot better. I used a dark chocolate fudge cake mix instead of just a regular chocolate cake mix, which went really well with the cookies and gave the cakes just a little more flavor.
So, in this recipe there is Oreo's in the cake, in the frosting, and at the bottom is a Oreo surprise. That's right, you put a whole Oreo at the bottom of the cake. Ingredients 1 package Oreo Cookies, regular size 1 package Mini Oreo Cookies, for decoration (optional) 1 package chocolate cake mix (mix according to directions on box) 8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature 1/2 cup butter (1 stick), room temperature 3 3/4 cups powdered sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract cupcake liners Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Caramel Apple Pie Cupcakes. It seems like once the weather cools down everyone wants to jump right into pumpkin season.
Don’t get me wrong, I love pumpkin as much as anyone else, but to me September is apple season. I was thinking about how often apples get overshadowed by pumpkin a few weeks ago when my husband asked me if I wanted to attend a dinner party with some of his coworkers. “Hrmmm. Maybe…”, I said. “They asked us to bring some kind of food to share”, he said. It took me a while to decide on an approach for these cupcakes. Ultimately, I decided the best way to pack that punch of apple flavor into a cupcake was to use apple pie filling. Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes. Vanilla Cupcakes For Two. Let’s face it: sometimes we all need a dessert that only makes two servings.
Sometimes we just can’t handle 12 servings. Sometimes we eat them all by ourselves. Sometimes we eat them all by ourselves in two hours. Sometimes we eat them all by ourselves in a matter of minutes. Sometimes it’s the best thing ever. FYI: I have no idea what that is like. Haven’t you always wished you could make just enough dessert for yourself? Or… just yourself? Me too. But more often than not, I’ve found it to be a hassle to drag out the mixer, cream the sugar and butter, sift the dry ingredients and all that fun stuff for a measly two cupcakes. Ming Makes Cupcakes. Hi Hat Cupcakes. Lemon Raspberry Cupcakes. Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownie Bites. What defines a cupcake?
Is it the shape? The texture? The frosting? Because while these might look like mini-cupcakes, I don’t think I’d consider them cupcakes. They are brownies, through and through. But these, cupcake or not, are delicious. Based off of the delicious and oh-so-decadent Crunchy Peanut Butter and Fudge Brownies, but instead of one big pan of brownies, I went the bite sized route and made them in mini muffin tins.
This is the halved version of the recipe, and it made 3 dozen. Have leftover peanut butter mixture and chocolate? Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownie Bites Ingredients: Brownies 6 tablespoons (3/4 stick) unsalted butter 3.5 ounces bittersweet or semisweet chocolate, chopped 1.5 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped 3/4 cups sugar 3/4 teaspoons vanilla extract 1/8 teaspoon salt 2 large eggs 1/2 cup all purpose flour 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 3.5 ounces bittersweet or semisweet chocolate, chopped Directions: Oreo and Peanut Butter Brownie Cakes.
Well these naughty little treats are well….naughty but oh so necessary.
There are a bit like my Brownie Covered Oreo’s from last Christmas but enhanced with layers of peanut butter and a double decker stack of Oreos in each little brownie cake. They are simply prepared in cupcake liners. Hope you enjoy this ultra sweet little cake Ok, I have to brag about this brownie mix from Trader Joes for a second. I know not everyone has a Trader Joes near by, however if you do, get a load of their ready to pour baking mix.