Oreo Cupcakes

I have so many wonderful new recipes to share with you from my Mummies Night Out I don’t know where to start.

I decided to start with dessert – you know the saying – “Life’s short, eat dessert first!”

I did three different desserts for the party so of course one of them had to be chocolate.  You can not have a party for all women and not have at least one chocolate dessert.

My son Clark has a friend who recently started a blog.  She is a girl after my own heart – her blog is all about cupcakes and muffins, two of my favorite things!  Lizzy is a student at BYU in Utah and is an Oregon girl too and she loves to bake.  She started baking in high school and now as she is away at college she continues to bake.  My son is the lucky recipient of many of her baking projects!  She blogs at Your Cup of Cake. Go over and say hi and let her know Your Homebased Mom sent you!

I tried two of Lizzy’s recipes for my party(you’ll get the other one on Muffin Monday)

I decided her Oreo Cupcakes would be the perfect chocolate dessert.

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And besides that, I thought they would look perfect on my new spider web tiered serving piece I found at Joanne’s for 50 percent off!

Mummies Night Out

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Not only is there chocolate cake covered in cream cheese frosting (yum!) but hidden inside of each cupcake is a surprise – an Oreo!

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Half the Oreo, the half with the frosting goes into the bottom of the muffin wrapper (frosting side up) and the other half is used on the top of the cupcake.  The recipe calls for milk but I used buttermilk.  For some reason I had FOUR containers of buttermilk in my refrigerator – don’t ask me why, I have no idea but I decided I needed to use some of it up!

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I didn’t think of this until the day after the party but what do those Oreo cookies stuck in the frosting look like?  I think it would make the perfect tombstone!  Just take some white icing and write RIP on it and you’ve got the perfect Halloween party treat – tombstone cupcakes.  Wish I had thought of that about 24 hours earlier!!!

So if you need to take a treat to a Halloween party this weekend give these Oreo cupcakes a try.  Even if you don’t have a party to go to you will want to make some Oreo cupcakes!

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Oreo Cupcakes

Ingredients

  • Devils Food cake mix (or and chocolate flavor)
  • Eggs (amount specified on back of cake mix box)
  • Oil (amount specified on back of cake mix box)
  • Water (1/2- 1/3 of the amount specified on the box)
  • Milk or Buttermilk(1/2-2/3 of the “water” amount specified on the box)
  • 1 C sour cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 24 Oreos
  • Cream Cheese Frosting:
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • ½ C butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3-4 C powdered sugar

Instructions

  • Turn on oven to 350 degrees
  • Carefully pull Oreos apart and place one in each cupcake liner cream side up
  • Mix together eggs, oil, milk and water until combined and add to cake mix (for easy mixing, sift cake mix)
  • Fill cupcake liners 2/3-3/4 full over Oreos
  • Tap the pan gently on the counter to allow the batter to settle (If not, the cupcakes will have tall peaks from the Oreos at the bottom.)
  • Bake according to back of cake mix box
  • It may not take the full baking time
  • Frosting:
  • Combine cream cheese and butter and whip until light and smooth
  • Add vanilla and powdered sugar until desired consistency and taste

Comments

  1. 1
    Tanya says:

    These look absolutely delicious! I want to try them out this weekend, but I have a question regarding the milk & water. Are you saying that for the water needed in my box cake mix, to half it and then add the rest milk? (ex: says to add 1 & 1/3 C. water, so does that mean I add 2/3 C. water and 2/3 C. milk).

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    Tanya, Yes, you are basically taking the amount of liquid called for on the box and using half water and half milk or buttermilk. Enjoy!!

  3. 3
    Tanya says:

    Thanks so much! I think I may have to try making some Vanilla Oreo Cupcakes as well sometime.

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    MelanieL says:

    We’ve been on an Oreo kick lately…these will be fun and yummy at my daughter’s 6th birthday party!

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    Michelle says:

    You are my “mommy” mentor although you probably dont know it!! LOL Im a new Mom and NOT crafty but thanks to your inspiration of fun, cute and easy crafty and YUMMY recipies Ive been cooking and crafting :) thank you sooooo much!!
    Michelle recently posted..Trick or Treat TREAT!! Free 8 by 10 Collage

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    Karen Emerson says:

    They were completely yummy without the RIP! I wish you had seem my reaction when I found the other half of the oreo! Jennifer had to take my pleasantly surprised picture! :-)

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    I love the oreos at the bottom of the cupckae. That is amazing!

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    Patti says:

    Thanks for sending us over to Lizzie’s blog! That was a lot of fun :)

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    Lethe Ann says:

    I have to tell you that I made these and my husband and I tried them that same night… they were good.
    But I refrigerated them over night and let me tell you how good they were the next day!!!! Yummy!
    That was my favorite way to eat this yummy treat!
    thanks a bunch Leigh Anne I always love trying the recipes you suggest! You have great taste! :)

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    So glad you liked them – will definitely try the refrigerated version next time I make them!
    Thanks for sharing

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    Susan M. says:

    I made these for a cast party this past weekend and they were a huge hit. Everyone loved the oreo at the bottom of the cupcake. I used the double-stuffed oreos and those worked well. Your blog is the first place I turn to when I want to make something new — I know that ever I make will turn out perfectly and be delicious.

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    Anh says:

    I have a question. This looks delicious and I want to try it for a Halloween party. However, I went over to Lizzy’s website, via the link you provided, and her cupcake portion of the recipe calls for 1 cup of sour cream, whereas yours doesn’t. Should I add it or omitted. Did you leave it off on purpose. I’m not sure whether to try it with or without. I can only imagine that perhaps adding the sour cream may make it more moist. Sour cream is not my cup of tea. Please advise.

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