I love nothing more than spending a cold Sunday afternoon wrapped up warm, prancing around my kitchen pretending to be Beyonce and whipping up some sweet treats. Today I tried my hand at something I had been meaning to do for a while, Oreo Cupcakes. I have seen these floating around various baking blogs and fancied trying them out. I hadn't actually planned to blog about these so I have no step by step photos but they are super easy to make. Here is the recipe I followed:
For the cupcakes, you will need:
100 g unsalted butter
150 g caster sugar
125 ml milk
175 g plain flour
25 g good quality cocoa powder
2 tsp baking powder
1 pack of Oreo's
- Preheat your oven to gas mark 4/180 c.
- Cream the butter and sugar together until you have a nice fluffy consistency.
- Whisk the eggs together in a separate bowl and gradually beat them in
- Sift in your flour, cocoa powder and baking powder and then fold in.
- Pour in the milk and continue to fold but be careful not to knock the air out.
- Place an oreo at the bottom of each case
- Divide your mixture into muffin cases and bake for 20-25 minutes.
When these are ready leave to cool on a wiring rack and prepare your butter cream.
For the buttercream frosting you will need:
- 8oz of unsalted butter
- 160 oz of Icing sugar
- 4 oreo biscuits
You need to make sure the butter is soft for the buttercream. Beat the sugar and butter together and if the consistency is too firm add a splash of milk. Place the Oreo's in a bag and bash with a rolling pin into small pieces. Then add these to the buttercream mixture. You can also add a splash of vanilla essence but this step is down to personal taste.
Now, even though I love baking I often struggle with the "artistic side". Luckily, the buttercream is rather thick in consistency and therefore probably won't be able to fit through your standard piping nozzle. I think these type of cupcakes are best presented with a "rustic effect" and not all prim and proper like other cupcakes might be.
The oreo hidden at the bottom of the cupcake really offers as a little surprise. These are perfect to enjoy with a cuppa while catching up on blogs. Or you could even make them for your valentine this Thursday!