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The Recipe: Oreo Cupcakes

Last weekend my best friend and I got together and did what we do best. Eating batter mix - I kid, I kid - that's just me. We did a spot of baking and deemed it pretty darn successful considering the batch didn't last 24 hours. I posted a photo on my Instagram and there were lots of heart eye'd emojis floating round in the comments along with a hefty amount of requests for the recipe. We took inspiration from this recipe but tweaked things a little based on our personal preference. It looks quite complicated at first glance, but it wasn't too bad and was so worth a little extra effort.
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Ingredients
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3 ounces bittersweet chocolate
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
3/4 cup hot water 3/4 cup self raising flour
3/4 cup sugar 1/2 teaspoon table salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
6 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 Oreo cookies per cupcake - one for the cupcake itself and one for the top
5 tablespoons all purpose flour
1 cup milk
1 and 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup crushed Oreos
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The Cupcakes: We preheated the oven to 180 degrees and set our cupcake liners out. We used a mixture of standard paper cake liners and plastic heart shaped ones (so cute!). We mixed the chocolate, cocoa powder, and 3/4 cup hot water together until the mixture was smooth and melty (Mmmmm). We then popped this mixture in the fridge to cool and mixed our dry ingredients: flour, sugar, salt, and baking soda. Once the chocolate mixture had cooled we added 2 tablespoons vegetable oil, 2 large eggs and 2 teaspoons vanilla extract to it and then combined the dry ingredients with the chocolate mixture.

Once the batter was ready we placed an Oreo cookie on the bottom of each cupcake liner and poured the batter over each cookie and filled each cupcake liner until it was 3/4 of the way full. It should make about 18 cupcakes according to the recipe but after chowing down on the batter I think we make about 15 or 16. But anyway...

We popped the cupcakes in the oven for around 20 minutes and then checked with a fork in the centre of each cupcake to make sure they were cooked all the way through (the fork should come out clean-ish) I find that the mixture will always remain slightly gooey when you add chocolate to the mix and pop it in the oven, so don't expect them to be fluffy.

The Frosting: To make the icing we mixed 5 tablespoons of flour with a cup of milk. Megan got to work whisking the mixture constantly over medium low heat (this is when some pretty interesting discoveries were made on Megan's part in regard to using an electric hob - highlight of my day)  until it thickened up. We then mixed together the butter and sugar with the flour/milk mix, before adding the vanilla extract. We whisked the mixture until it was fluffy and added 1 cup of crushed Oreos.

After whisking, we left the mixture to cool in the fridge for around 20 minutes before pouring the mixture into sandwich bags and cutting off a corner to make a piping bag. This is where our baking and decorating skills got a little questionable and we found that using a spoon to apply the icing kept the whipped look. Megan then added half an Oreo to the top of each cupcake and I watched whilst demolishing the rest of the packet...
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61 comments

  1. These look so scrumptious and creative! They are definitely making my mouth water!
    Molly x

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  2. Oh my these look delicious!! Will be adding oreos to my next cupcake batch for sure!

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  3. These look so good!

    Libby
    www.lifeoflibby.co.uk
    xxx

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  4. Ahhh they look damn yummy. So want to make these with my boyfriend now! :)

    Rachel --- Claireful

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  5. How absolutely delicious! I love the heart shaped ones, such a cool idea putting the cookie at the bottom.

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  6. I've baked these before, and they are so delicious, yours look great love that you did them in a heart shape, so sweet! Xx
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  7. This looks, besides absolutely delicious, also very quaint and cute.

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  8. MMMMM, yummy! :D
    Thanks for recipe :)

    xx

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  9. Well these look pretty delish! It's not even 10am & I want some!

    Leanne @ Leanne-Marie | Beauty, fashion & lifestyle. x x

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  10. Love it, have to try it
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  11. These look so tasty! I put an oreo chocolate cookie recipe on my blog, with bits of oreo in…so yummy!
    I'm hungry now!

    Amelia Rose | Beauty Blogger

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    x

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  12. They look amazing :) I need to try them soon thanks for the recipe x

    Ana xo anacelinelabod.com

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  13. I love the look and sound of these cupcakes! Thank you for the recipe I am definitely saving this one to my bookmarks! xo

    Natalie | Shabby Chic and Tea♥

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  14. These look SO amazing!! I need to try!
    Hannah | twoforjoy | xo

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  15. They look so lovely !
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  16. They look super yummy! You inspire me to bake!

    berry-mix.livejournal.com

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  17. oh gosh, cupcake craving right now! these look amazing, and i love the heart shapes!
    xo, cheyenne

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  18. I absolutely love it when there's more icing than cupcake! They look amazing, well done on lasting long enough to photograph them, that's what I usually struggle with.

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  19. These literally look incredible! If I could use a heart-eyed emoji on the laptop, I so would!!!

    Life of a Trainee Journalist

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  20. They look delicious! x / almeidas.se

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  21. they look so dreamy

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  22. I've made oreo cupcakes before and they really are delicious, probably one of my favourites to make! I love how they are cutely heart shaped- think I might try this out!

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    xx

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  23. They look delicious! love that you tweaked the recipe and gave it your own twist :)

    Georgina x http://bakeitblonde.blogspot.co.uk/

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  24. perfect
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  25. They look so yummmmmy ♡♡♡
    Need to try them ;)

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  26. They look so yummy!!
    I'm gonna try to make them :)

    Fretty Anggeni

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  27. Omg these look delicious!! Oreos are too good to resist, never mind oreo cupcakes haha xxx

    Amy | http://amysbeautyjournal.blogspot.co.uk/

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  28. Oh my goodness!! These look unbelievably delicious!! I will definitely be trying these!!

    Jen | http://jenniferbakes.blogspot.ie

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  29. Baking with friends is so much fun. These looks absolutely delicious, thanks for sharing the recipe.

    Hannah x
    http://b-l-a-b.blogspot.co.uk

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  30. Oh my, these look seriously good! Thanks for sharing:)

    Esmé // CloudEsmé

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  31. They looks SOOOOOO amazing what a lovely design too hehe, I love how the oreo just peeks from the cupcake! These will be my sugar treat this week then!

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  32. I'm so hungry now... These look awesome.

    Tiny Alis

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  33. Oh baby, Suzie what are you trying to do to me, haha :)
    xxx Claire
    http://wwwclairabelle.blogspot.co.uk/

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  34. i am definitely making these over the weekend!!
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  35. Can't say how much I love this post because I'm a oreo fanatic love oreo everything! I'm so going to try it!

    Muny’sFashionFanatique | FASHION & STYLE BLOG

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  36. awesome post!
    xx
    daniella
    simplybeautifulelegant.blogspot.com

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  37. I love Oreos - they're so moreish! I'd be doomed with all the cupcakes to scoff :)

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  38. These make me wish I could eat all the gluten in then world.... Oreos are the best.

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  39. Definitely need to try these!
    xxx

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  40. I'm already a fan of Oreo brownies and now soon to be Orea cupcakes! Thanks for sharing x
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  41. OH MY GOD! I've been eating completely healthy for such a long time but this may be my long awaited yolo meal!
    Laura x
    cosysaturdaynight.blogspot.com

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  42. My mouth is watering so much. I need to give these a try!
    Carrie xx

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  43. Oh My Goodness, they look so delicious!
    x

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  44. These cupcakes look amazing and so tastyxx

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