About this recipe:I have taken an idea from when I have made these bad boy’s before but have created my own recipe for… Oreo® cupcakes! If you bake these, don’t tell your friends what is in them and then you can call them ‘Oreo® surprise cupcakes’ but as I’m giving you the how to then they won’t be much of a surprise to you! These Oreo® cupcakes are the perfect treat for any Oreo® lover, even my flatmate who was never an Oreo® fan has been converted! Enjoy!
Line a 12 hole cupcake tray with cupcake cases and in the bottom of each case, place an Oreo®.
In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter and sugar. A little at a time, whisk the eggs and milk in followed by the vanilla extract.
Sift the flour and cocoa into the wet mixture along with the baking powder and salt. Fold until all the mixture is combined.
Spoon the mixture into the cupcake cases; the mixture should fill the cases to about 3/4 the way up.
Bake in the preheated oven on the middle shelf for 15 to 18 minutes, until risen and a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely before icing, about 90 minutes.
For the icing:
For the icing, separate the Oreos® taking out the filling with a knife, you will need approximately 100g of Oreo® biscuit.
Place the biscuits in a bag and bash with a rolling pin until you have fine crumbs (or you may use a food processor if you prefer) when you have your crushed Oreos®, mix in to the butter and icing sugar.
Pipe or spread your icing onto each cupcakes. Finish each cupcake with half an Oreo® on the top (optional).