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…

62 Comments

  1. 28 Feb 2014 / 8:07 am

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

    http://violetsandaisy.blogspot.com.au

  2. 28 Feb 2014 / 8:17 am

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

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  3. 28 Feb 2014 / 8:18 am

    These look so good!

    Libby
    www.lifeoflibby.co.uk
    xxx

  4. 28 Feb 2014 / 8:24 am

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

    Rachel — Claireful

  5. 28 Feb 2014 / 8:26 am

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

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  6. 28 Feb 2014 / 8:49 am

    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. 28 Feb 2014 / 9:02 am

    This looks, besides absolutely delicious, also very quaint and cute.

  8. 28 Feb 2014 / 9:50 am

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

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

  9. 28 Feb 2014 / 10:13 am

    Love it, have to try it
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  10. 28 Feb 2014 / 10:27 am

    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

  11. 28 Feb 2014 / 10:40 am

    They look amazing 🙂 I need to try them soon thanks for the recipe x

    Ana xo anacelinelabod.com

  12. 28 Feb 2014 / 10:50 am

    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♥

  13. 28 Feb 2014 / 10:54 am

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

  14. 28 Feb 2014 / 10:58 am

    Ummmmm, yo quiero uno!

    Kyllie | Make Up Fragrances

  15. 28 Feb 2014 / 11:24 am

    They look so lovely !
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  16. 28 Feb 2014 / 11:26 am

    They look super yummy! You inspire me to bake!

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  17. 28 Feb 2014 / 11:35 am

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

  18. 28 Feb 2014 / 11:48 am

    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. 28 Feb 2014 / 12:57 pm

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

    Life of a Trainee Journalist

  20. 28 Feb 2014 / 1:13 pm

    They look delicious! x / almeidas.se

  21. 28 Feb 2014 / 2:25 pm

    they look so dreamy

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  22. 28 Feb 2014 / 2:26 pm

    Mmm these look delicious! x

    A Little Treat | Beauty & Fashion Blog

  23. 28 Feb 2014 / 2:35 pm

    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

  24. 28 Feb 2014 / 2:43 pm

    They look delicious! love that you tweaked the recipe and gave it your own twist 🙂

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

  25. 28 Feb 2014 / 3:30 pm

    They look so yummy!!
    I'm gonna try to make them 🙂

    Fretty Anggeni

  26. 28 Feb 2014 / 3:41 pm

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

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

  27. 28 Feb 2014 / 4:47 pm

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

    Jen | http://jenniferbakes.blogspot.ie

  28. 28 Feb 2014 / 5:03 pm

    These look absolutely delicious!
    xx

    Salted Roses // UK Fashion Blog

  29. 28 Feb 2014 / 6:49 pm

    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

  30. 28 Feb 2014 / 7:00 pm

    These look so yummy! Have to try this! ^.^

    ~ VISUALCANDY INC.

  31. 28 Feb 2014 / 7:24 pm

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

    Esmé // CloudEsmé

  32. 28 Feb 2014 / 8:27 pm

    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!

    http://thesimplewishlist.blogspot.com

  33. 28 Feb 2014 / 10:12 pm

    I'm so hungry now… These look awesome.

    Tiny Alis

  34. 28 Feb 2014 / 10:14 pm

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

  35. 28 Feb 2014 / 11:02 pm

    i am definitely making these over the weekend!!
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  36. 28 Feb 2014 / 11:13 pm

    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

  37. 01 Mar 2014 / 8:09 am

    I love Oreos – they're so moreish! I'd be doomed with all the cupcakes to scoff 🙂

  38. 01 Mar 2014 / 9:18 am

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

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  39. 01 Mar 2014 / 10:58 am

    Definitely need to try these!
    xxx

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  40. 01 Mar 2014 / 12:58 pm

    I'm already a fan of Oreo brownies and now soon to be Orea cupcakes! Thanks for sharing x
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  41. 01 Mar 2014 / 3:46 pm

    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

  42. 01 Mar 2014 / 4:24 pm

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

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  43. 02 Mar 2014 / 8:02 am

    Oh hot damn, these look bloody delicious!

    Megan xxx
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