Death By Oreo Cupcakes…Man, what a way to go!
Forget about death by chocolate, death by Oreo is where it’s at. Nothing against chocolate. I love it. But these cupcakes- they’re a triple blast of Oreo goodness.
Oreo and Chocolate Cupcake.
And a Double Stuff Oreo Cookie waiting to surprise you at the bottom.
And just because we can, we put a cute little Mini Oreo on top. Bonus.
I’ve been wanting to make Oreo cupcakes for awhile now. I blame Dairy Queen (an ice cream shop here in NJ) for introducing me to Oreo Blizzards all those years ago as a child. Ever since that first vanilla ice cream and Oreo dessert I’ve been hooked on Oreo Anything Dessert. Milk Shakes. Cake. Oreo Brownies… You name it. I like it. Needless to say, I can’t keep Oreos in our pantry because they vanish too quickly.
But I wanted to make these cupcakes. So I did what any good food blogger would do, I made them and shared with my family! My high school and college age brothers downed 3 of these each – ah to be young!
I went for the straightforward approach and used a chocolate cake mix for the cupcakes. Feel free to make yours from scratch, but the star of the show is the Oreo so I didn’t feel like I was cheating anyone.
The frosting is even better than butter cream, says Rachel. I’ll have to set up a taste test I think before I can declare a clear winner, but it was definitely very good. If you decide to make the frosting and use a pastry bag to decorate your cupcake I recommend crushing the Oreos as fine as possible. I didn’t crush mine fine enough in my first batch of frosting and we had trouble squeezing it out of the bag. Not that any of that deliciousness went to waste. Just went to the non-photo cupcakes
Recipe adapted from: Instructables