Baked Goods & Sweet Treats Recipes

Recipe || Oreo Cupcakes

Oreos are the cookie that I never grew out of loving, and probably never will. To this day, an Oreo dipped into a cool mug of milk will always be one of life’s little treasures.  Last year, I took these cupcakes to the house of one of Sam’s friends whom we were visiting and they were demolished in the blink of an eye. It was like something out of Jurassic Park.

I know it’s a big title to give this cupcake, but without hesitation I will say it is my favourite cupcake recipe of all. There, the cat’s out of the bag.

Oreo Cupcakes
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A commenter once asked if we bring any treats to work or if we eat them all at home. Trust me- we didn’t share these guys with anyone!

(Adapted from Scarborough Food Fair)
(For the cake)
1/2 cup dutch cocoa powder
1 oz unsweetened chocolate, finely chopped
1 cup of boiling water
1 3/4 cups of flour + 2 tablespoons of flour
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1 teaspoon of baking soda
1 cup of butter, room temperature, cut up into pieces
1 1/2 cups of packed light brown sugar
1/4 cup of creme fraiche
2 eggs
2 egg yolks

(For the frosting)
8 oz of cream cheese
1/2 cup of sugar
1 teaspoon of vanilla
1/2 teaspoon of almond extract
2 cups of heavy cream
chopped Oreos for topping (if desired)

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The frosting is unbelievably good.

In a small heatproof bowl, combine the chopped chocolate and the cocoa powder. Pour the boiling water on top and stir until everything is thoroughly melted and combined. It now needs to cool to room temperature. Either let it sit for 4 hours, or place it in the fridge for an hour, stirring every 15 minutes.

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The batter makes about 24- 26 cupcakes.

Preheat oven to 350 F.  In a large bowl, mix together flour, salt, baking soda and sugar. Then with a hand mixer beat in the butter until it loosely resembles a dough.

In a small bowl whisk together creme fraiche, eggs and egg yolks. Slowly pour the egg mixture into the flour mixture and stir until thoroughly combined. Lastly, add in your cooled chocolate mixture and mix until smooth and even. Pour the batter into your lined cupcake tins and bake for approximately 20 minutes. Let them cool in the tin for 10 minutes and then remove them to a wire rack to cool completely.

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This frosting is so good you can eat it with a spoon. (And I did.)

While the cupcakes are cooling make your frosting. Mix together cream cheese, vanilla, almond extract and sugar with a hand mixer. With the mixer still on, slowly pour in your heavy cream. Continue to mix  until it holds stiff peaks. This will take a few minutes.

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You wouldn’t say no to topping it with Oreos, right?

Frost your cupcakes and top them with chopped Oreos, if you want. (I will always say yes to more Oreo!)

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These cupcakes may be my food Kryptonite. When they are around I lose all power and sense of self until they are removed. (To my belly.)

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  • That looks absolutely delicious. My mouth is watering, no joke. Yum!

  • That frosting looks like something that I would eat all on its own!

    • It’s seriously divine. I definitely ate a spoonful of the straight left-overs after piping all the cupcakes. It’s so light with a delicate almond hint…. Mmmm…. x

  • Your recipes are killing me, they all look so good I have to make them all, and of course not share! Oreos are the one cookie I will always love, they don’t last long around me thats for sure.

    • Yes! I feel exactly the same way about Oreos. I’ve been a fiend for them ever since I was very little! xx

  • Your recipes always look so delicious! I really want to try this when I go back to england and have access to a proper oven. Japanese ovens are basically microwaves…

    • We looked at a few flats when we were moving last that didn’t have ovens and we both put our foot down on it. Sam loves being able to make traditional roasts and things whereas I love to bake, so for both of our sakes an oven was a necessity. x

  • Okay, so believe it or not… I ate Oreos dry.. I didn’t think anything of it until I met Rob. Now, he dips every cookie in milk.. He puts A LOT of crackers in his soup.. That’s just how he rolls. Now I am the type that just eats what I have, no added salt, no added butter. (I think it’s because my step dad was a body builder and he was really healthy.. Lead by example sort of thing.) Anyways, Rob recently (I don’t know how it took him eight years) showed me how to eat an Oreo “properly”. OH boy was he ever right!?! I always thought Oreos were kind of hard and THAT’S why!!! He said that you have to hold the Oreo in the milk until your finger feels that the cookie has softened ever so slightly.. then it’s time to take it out of the milk and eat immediately. AND- he pointed out I have to put the ENTIRE cookie in my mouth. Again, I’m the sort of person to eat a cookie in bites as well as one chip at a time. Where Rob is a one bite cookie man and handfuls of chips man. (He has a huge mouth, which is funny to write.. but it’s true. He can fit A LOT of food in it at once.) Anyways.. I’m new to the Oreo dunking but it is by far the best and truly should be the only way to eat an Oreo! The End.

    • I feel two ways about this- first my mind is a little blown that you never ate them dunked in milk before because it tastes soooooo good. But second- it makes me smile that Rob taught you how and that you now see the light! When I was a kid and used to have tiny hands, the worst bit would be when you were hanging on to the Oreo and it got too soft and feel into the milk 🙁 x

  • Okay, UM…YUM. I’m sitting in a coffee shop writing this after just having double chocolate banana bread and STILL want to devour one (or 12) of your cupcakes!

  • I know you said we would go out when I come to London but can I just come to yours and you can bake us stuff? AMAZING.

  • whoa these look SO good. about once a year I buy a pack of oreos and eat them all by myself with milk. in like 3 days.

    • Surely enjoying oreos in milk is one of those things from childhood that you never grow out of because it is just too good, right? x

  • Amy @ the tide that left

    These look amazing. I’ve started pinning your recipes so that I can come back to them when I’ve bought bake-ware for the apartment. Mr Tide would be dead chuffed to come home to these bad boys!

    • Thank you! I’m not exaggerating when I say these are my favourite sweet treat to make/eat (mostly eat). x

  • This looks incredible! I’m gonna pin it and save it for when this horrid flu decides it’s had enough of me.

  • Looks yummy!

  • seriously, you are incredible.

    ps, thanks for linking up with Treat Yo’ Self Thursday last week!