Oreo Cupcakes

Wednesday, 1 August 2012


Oreo Cupcakes

Oreo Cupcakes

I've been planning on making these little beauties for a very long time. I've spent lots of time searching for a recipe that sounded just right. When I eventually found one the recipe was American style and all the measurements were in cups. This is where I get very confused! I can't follow a recipe unless it's in grams. So I had to do more research to find out the conversions into measurements I can understand. Did you know that a cup of sugar is different to a cup of flour?! A cup's a cup right? Wrong! They're different weights, so once I got my head round that I was ready to go.

Work in progress - waiting to be frosted!
I bought the cookies last week and had to tell Hubby he was banned from eating them. So I whipped them up yesterday afternoon and frosted them last night. The cake in fairly dense but the frosting is very light so it makes a delightful combination. I popped six into a pretty cupcake box and took them to my friend's  house for lunch today. She thought I'd bought them from the village bakery! Needless to say they went down well as our after lunch treat!

See the full cookie at the bottom?!
Oreo's Cupcakes

Makes 15
Preparation time 25 minutes
Baking time 20 minutes

Cupcakes
225g plain flour
75g cocoa
280g caster sugar
1 tsp bicarb of soda
1/2tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
2 eggs
60ml vegetable oil
1 tsp vanilla extract
180ml whole milk
180ml hot water
15 Oreos

Frosting
400g Icing Sugar
100g butter {softened}
1tsp vanilla extract
4 tblsp whole milk
6 tblsp Oreo cookie crumbs
Mini Oreo's to decorate

Preheat oven to 180c {350f} gas mark 4. Put your shelf in the middle of the oven. Line two 12 hole bun trays with 15 paper cases. Place one full Orea cookie in each paper case.

In a large bowl, put the flour, cocoa, sugar, bicard of soda, baking powder and salt. Mix by hand with a whisk until all the dry ingredients are well mixed and are a sandy consistency.

Add the eggs, vegetable oil, vanilla extract, milk and hot water to the dry ingredients and mix together with a hand held electric mixer on high speed until well mixed. The mixture will be a very liquid consistency. Pour the mixture into a jug then pour it into the paper cases until they are three quarters full. 

Pop in the oven for 18-20 minutes. A skewer inserted into the middle of the cupcake will come out clean when they are ready.

Leave to cool in the tray for 5 minutes then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

To make the frosting, first whizz the Oreo's in a food processor to make a fine crumb.

Put the softened butter into a large bowl and sift in the icing sugar. Mix together by hand with a whisk until well combined and there are no lumps. Add two tablespoons of the milk and mix with a spatula until combined, add the other 2 tablespoons of milk and now mix with a hand held electric whisk. Whisk for 5 minutes on high speed until the frosting is light and fluffy.

Tip the cookie crumbs into the frosting and fold in with a metal spoon.

Pipe or spread the frosting on top of the cookies and top with mini Oreo's or use a regular sized Oreo cut in half.

40 comments:

  1. I made these today and can confirm that they are great. They are quite dense as you mentioned but I prefer my chocolate cake that way!

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    1. Oh wow that's brilliant. I'll be making them again soon as lots of people want to try them! xx

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  2. Have scoured the internet for a recipe that doesnt use cups - thank god i finaly stumbled accross yours :-) Making these for a charity cake sale this weekend... wish me luck! x

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    1. So glad you found a recipe that you like. I do that all the time when looking for recipes as I'm too lazy to convert it from cups into grams! Good luck, let me know how they were x

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  3. They came out so well! Everyone at work thought I'd bought them... Thank u very much, I'll be sure to try some of your recipes again soon! Happy baking x

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    1. That's brilliant! So glad that everyone liked them. Thank you so much for letting me know you made them x

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  4. These didn't work for me, I am not sure if it was the liquidy cake mix or what but it was an epic failure. My oreos floated and baked on the top and the cake was a gluggy consistency.

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    1. Oh no I'm really sorry they didn't work out for you Annabella :( I'm not sure why it happened as I would have thought the Oreos were heavy enough to stay on the bottom! xx

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  5. for the oreos used for the frosting, do you remove the filling? thanks!

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    1. No leave the filling in. I just broke the Oreos in half and whizzed them in a food processor and they turned into fine crumbs. Then you can fold the crumbs into your frosting. Hope this helps :)

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  6. I love these and have made about 4 batches in the last 2 weeks, my girls like them without icing and my boys love them with icing so I do a mixture of the two..Another batch to be made tonight for work tomorrow....x

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    1. Oh that's brilliant Gilly, I'm so glad everyone likes them :) I really need to make a batch soon, I might make some for work too! x

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  7. Thanks so much for this recipe, they came out perfectly!

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    1. That's great Viktoria! So glad you like the recipe xx

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  8. I'm going to be trying these out shortly. I am so glad I came across your recipe I will have one very happy boyfriend come his birthday in the next couple of weeks. May have to make some before that just to check though ;) they look delicious and hope mine will too! X

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    1. That's brilliant, please let me know how you get on with them. They really are yummy, I need to make some again really soon :) x

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  9. I made a 1 1/2 batch to share with friends today, and I have to say they turned out well! I haven't eaten any yet but my dad likes them =) I only had one pack of oreos so I chopped each one in half. Any "failures" were to be made into icing - I used icing I froze last week and added butter. I crushed the Oreos with the back of a spoon so it looked pretty irregular :3 but quirky is cool, right??

    Thanks so much for putting up this recipe!!
    Suwako x

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    1. That's brilliant! Thank you so much for letting me know you made them, I'm so glad you like my recipe xx

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  10. I have just baked these now- had small cases though instead of the normal muffin/cupcake cases and so have got bloody loads! They taste yummy though (had to taste test one obviously), can't wait for them to cool so I can put the icing on!

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    1. Oh fantastic! They're even more yummy with the frosting on :) Thank you for letting me know how they turned out, it's so lovely to hear that you like them xx

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  11. I made them and they turned out lovely! My sister and I where munching on them, although it made a lot more than 15, but I had small cupcake cases... Thanks for sharing!

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  12. I've been thinking about making these cupcakes as a small Valentines treat and after reading this recipe I definitely will now! Thank you

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    1. Great idea Ashley, lease let me know how it goes :) x

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  13. Made these last week. My Oreos rose to the top but that was good, they went down well with everyone! Not sure how to get the oreo to stay at the bottom, but I don't mind as we're still fab!
    Going to try with other flavour Oreos when I can get to the American shop!

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    1. Yes it's very strange that some people's Oreos rise to the top and others don't :) The most important thing is that you still loved them! xx

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  14. mmmmmmmmm that is all i can think to say! oh and how i could just eat one x

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    1. Make them Jenny! They're super-yummy {even if I say so myself!} x

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  15. These look great! I know exactly what you mean about using cups,they scare me!

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    1. Thanks Paula, I still avoid recipes using cups, I just don't get it! x

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  16. really good cupcakes! Have you cookie cupcakes? O.o

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    1. I haven't made cookie cupcakes but I'll put iton my list of things I must bake :)

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  17. Thanks for the recipe!
    Can i ask if you use salted, or unsalted butter for the frosting? If i want to avoid the frosting from being too sweet, do i reduce the amount of icing sugar?

    Thank you! Looking forward to making some lovely yummy cupcakes! <3

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    1. Hi, I always use unsalted butter for frosting. I wouldn't recommend reducing the amount of icing sugar as the frosting will then be too liquid. Leaving out the vanilla extract might lessen the sweetness slightly.

      Please let me know how you get on with making them and what you think of the finished cupcakes :) x

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  18. Thanks so much for this recipe! I followed it exactly and I was quite suspicious about how much cocoa was used but I followed it nonetheless and the result was marvellous. I made the mini-cupcakes and ended up with around 78 mini's. No matter, leaves plenty to share. I also modified the recipe slightly and made a cream cheese frosting with 225g cream cheese, 3 and a half cups icing sugar and 125g of butter. Can't believe how amazing this recipe was.

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    1. Wow that's a lot of cupcakes! I bet the cream cheese frosting was delicious. Thank you for letting me know you liked the recipe :)

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  19. im making your Oreo cupcakes in my cooking class tomorrow, im in high school and im getting my GCSE's and i need some real good ideas and i found your cit and then i saw the Oreo cupcake idea and im going o try your idea, and if it works well give my teacher your website. :)

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    1. That's brilliant Harun, lots of luck with your GCSE's and have fun making the cupcakes. I'd be happy for you to show my blog to your teacher, there are loads of baking recipes on here to try!

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  20. Making these today for the guys at work, wish me luck xx

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