These party-perfect Oreo Cupcakes belong at any completely happy event! The desserts are made with wealthy, black cocoa powder they usually’re topped with one of the best Cookies and Cream buttercream, ever!
Because the baker and recipe blogger of the household, I usually get requested questions like “The place’s the Oreo cupcake recipe in your weblog, I couldn’t discover it.” Which makes me panic somewhat, and surprise why on earth I don’t have already got an Oreo cupcake recipe revealed, after 14 years of running a blog. Positive, I’ve loads of different Oreo-themed recipes, however this was an apparent oversight. I’m correcting it immediately.
Black cocoa batter.
This cake recipe begins out as most batters do. First, cream the butter and sugar collectively in giant mixing bowl. Add in an egg, vanilla, bitter cream, and buttermilk. Mix collectively till clean.
Subsequent, whisk the dry elements collectively. Darkish cocoa from the grocery retailer will work simply superb and can style improbable. However for genuine Oreo taste, go for black cocoa. Which will be bought on-line. I used this black dutched cocoa powder. It imparts true Oreo cookie taste.
Get the moist and dry elements collectively in the identical bowl and blend all of it up. Beat till the batter is clean and constant matte black. Now it’s time to bake!
Now, that is vital – fill the cupcake papers not more than 1/2 full. This batter rises fairly a bit, and has an excellent moist and delicate crumb. These received’t crown a lot on prime. And the one option to verify for doneness is with a toothpick inserted within the heart of a cake. It ought to come out clear, or with just a few small crumbs clinging to it.
Cookies and Cream buttercream.
This buttercream is SOOOO creamy and scrumptious! I’m its largest fan. The Oreo cream facilities are integrated with the creamed butter and powdered sugar combination. Then, finely pulverized Oreo cookie shells are blended in. Use a meals processor to get the cookies floor to superb consistency. In case you’re like me, you hate dragging out a cumbersome meals processor. But it surely’s price it – I promise!
A studying second.
I SO wished to make use of these tall cupcake cups for baking the batter, however their form doesn’t work properly with chocolate cake batter. Their tall popover profile encourages the batter to bubble up within the facilities and overflow. After a number of makes an attempt (and oven scrubs) I used to be pressured to resort to plain dimension liners. Which labored completely. Nonetheless, the tall papers do make cute cupcake holders, so that they weren’t an entire loss. Utilizing them made the desserts sturdier, and simpler to move and organize very moist chocolate cupcakes.
Switch the buttercream to a piping bag with a big open star tip. See all of these tiny chocolate flecks? They supply a lot Oreo taste! And once more, to drive the purpose house additional – it’s vital to grind these cookies superb. Or else they’ll clog the piping tip.
Garnish every cupcake with an entire Oreo cookie positioned to at least one facet of the frosting swirl. Then sprinkle with somewhat extra crushed Oreo cookies.
The interiors are so smooth and moist – and darkish! I had a tough time getting a very good picture of the inside as a result of the desserts are so intensely darkish chocolate. Oh properly. I attempted!
This can be a fantastic candy factor for any completely happy event, similar to birthdays, holidays – or simply as an ending to Sunday dinner. Take pleasure in!
Darkish chocolate cupcakes
- 1/4 cup unsalted butter softened
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup bitter cream
- 1 giant egg
- ½ cup buttermilk
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup black cocoa powder or darkish cocoa powder similar to Hershey’s darkish
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon superb grain sea salt
Cookies and cream buttercream
- 20 Oreo sandwich cookies
- 2 cups unsalted butter at room temperature
- 6 cups confectioners’ sugar
- Milk or cream to skinny
- 20 entire Oreo cookies
- 6 Oreo cookie shells crushed in a bag with a rolling pin
Darkish chocolate cupcakes
Preheat the oven to 350F. Line the cupcake pans with 20 paper cupcake liners.
Within the bowl of an electrical mixer, mix the butter and sugar. Beat till gentle and fluffy. Add the bitter cream, egg, buttermilk, and vanilla. Combine on medium pace till properly integrated.
In a separate mixing bowl, whisk collectively the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt. Add the flour combination to the creamed combination. Beat on low pace till simply mixed.
Divide the batter between the cupcake liners, filling every liner only one/2 manner full. These cupcakes will rise fairly a bit within the oven, however won’t dome within the facilities. Bake for 15-17 minutes, or till a toothpick tester inserted within the heart of a cupcake comes out clear, or with just a few moist crumbs clinging to the toothpick.
Take away from the oven and let cool within the pans for 5-7 minutes. Switch the cupcakes to a wire rack to chill utterly.
Cookies and Cream Buttercream
Separate the Oreo cookies and scrape the cream facilities out right into a bowl. Add the Oreo cookie shells to a meals processor and course of till superb crumbs are shaped. Put aside.
Within the bowl of an electrical mixer, mix the butter, Oreo cream facilities, and the confectioners’ sugar. Beat on medium-low till mixed. Improve the pace and beat till lightened in colour. Add milk or cream 1 tablespoon at a time to skinny the buttercream to piping consistency if wanted. Beat 5 minutes on excessive pace till the buttercream is nearly white in colour.
Add the Oreo crumbs to the buttercream. Combine briefly till the crumbs are properly dispersed, about 15 seconds. Scrape down the bowl and fold in any pockets of crumbs.
Switch the buttercream to a big disposable piping bag fitted with a big open star piping tip.
Meeting and toppings
Pipe a triple swirl of buttercream over every cooled cupcake. Instantly place an entire Oreo cookie into one facet of the swirl; prime every with a sprinkle of crushed Oreo cookies.
Serve instantly, or retailer in an hermetic cupcake keeper at room temperature till able to serve.
You’ll want to course of the Oreo cookies into superb crumbs for the buttercream frosting. In any other case, giant items of the Oreos will clog the piping tip when attempting to frost the cupcakes.