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Oreo Cupcakes

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(5 ratings)

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 minutes Cook: 25 minutes

Skill level

Easy

Servings

12 Cakes

A delicious chocolate cupcake with a hidden treat at the bottom! easy to make with a lovely cream cheese frosting.

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Ingredients

For the Cakes

  • 200g Plain Flour
  • 40g Cocoa Powder
  • 280g Caster Sugar
  • 3 tsp Baking Powder
  • Pinch of Salt
  • 80g Unsalted Butter
  • 240ml Whole Milk
  • 2 Egg
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 12 Oreo Biscuits
  • 12 Muffin Cases

For the Frosting

  • 100g Unsalted Butter
  • 160g Cream Cheese
  • 350g Icing Sugar
  • 6 Oreo Biscuits

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 170C/160 fan. Line a muffin tray with paper muffin cases. twist 12 Oreos to separate them, and place half in each case, with the cream facing upwards.Put the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, salt and butter in a large bowl and mix until you get a sandy consistency and everything is combined.
  2. Whisk the milk, eggs, and vanilla extract together in a separate jug, then slowly add half into the flour mixture, and beat well to get rid of any lumps. Gradually add the rest of the milk mixture whilst mixing until smooth.
  3. Add the mixture to the paper cases, making sure they are equally full (about two-thirds). Bake the cakes in the oven for 20-25 minutes.
  4. Whilst the cakes are cooking, smash up 6 Oreos in a bag and set aside. Whisk the butter, cream cheese and icing sugar until light and fluffy. Then, gently fold in the Oreo Crumbs.
  5. When the cakes have cooled, pipe the icing onto the cakes and use any left over Oreos to decorate.

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hampermaker's picture
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Not sure why there are such negative comments! Lovely recipe. Only slight adaptation I would make is to the number of cakes the mixture makes. Could easily get 15/18 from the batter as dividing it in to 12 cases created monsters! Not that anyone complained!

msalter47's picture
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This recipe was awful.
It was far too sweet, they didn't rise, the batter was practically a liquid, and I've wasted two packets of oreos.
The icing would be nice if you liked cheese a lot, but it doesn't go, and is again, too runny.
This may be because of my human error, but I have made plenty of cakes before and never have they turned out like this. My suggestion is to just make a normal cake batter and put oreos on the bottom.
Waste of money and ingredients and very disappointing.

kl810's picture
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The cakes did not rise at all and came out flat and dense. However apart from the cakes, the icing and the rest was nice.

Emilyalee's picture

I've tried these and the Oreo biscuit base is stuck to the paper casing once cooked. Any ideas?

Missymimi123's picture
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I was extremely disappointed with this recipe. I completed the method correctly and used exactly the right ingredients yet my cupcakes were flat,overflowing the cases and the middle was almost hollow with air? Does anybody know why this is? I have no idea and was really looking forward too these cakes:(

georgiakolak's picture

if you want a slight variation you can dip the cupcakes in melted dark chocolate and set before adding the icing, it tastes delicious

laurenhenson71's picture
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Great recipe, I only had salted butter so left out the pinch of salt and I also used mini Oreos for decoration and they looked really sweet and tasted delicious.

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