Oreo Cupcakes. These are pure LOVE!
They are chocolate cupcakes, topped with a Cookies and Cream frosting, which is white chocolate cream cheese frosting with cookie crumbs. YUMMILICIOUS! And, when you thought they couldn’t get any more awesome, I went and put a homemade Oreo on top!
Making Oreo Cupcakes has been on my list for a while.
Oreos are some of the cookies I LOVE the most!
Nothing compares to eating Oreos and milk, on the couch, watching cartoons. No, I am not 5 years old. And yes, I still LOVE doing that.
The cartoons part is inevitable, though. In my house, cartoons are always on. We LOVE them.
Making homemade Oreos is simpler than you’d imagine. But definitely takes more time than just opening a package from the store. Here’s my recipe for Homemade Oreos in case you want to try to make it yourself.
A lot of LOVE went into making this cupcakes.
And it shows.
I wanted these cupcakes to tell a LOVE Story.
As a baker, a cook, a writer, and a (apprentice) photographer, I am always telling a story about something. We all do it, as content creators.
It’s not a “once upon a time…” kind of story. But, it’s the kind that evokes a memory in you, my reader. It could be a memory of once sitting on the couch, watching cartoons, and eating Oreos as a kid. (I know you did it!)
I try to connect with my work, because I want to transmit an allusive message.
That’s why I think it’s important for me to cook and photograph things I LOVE, and that have deep meaning to me. But, I am still a student. And telling a story is way more complex than one might think so.
I believe that with more practice and time, I will be able to communicate my message and my feelings much more effectively through my food and my photography.
I do see progress. It hasn’t even been a year since the first time I picked up a DSLR in my hands.
That day, my life changed. I feel in LOVE.
I’m not going to lie… it’s been extremely hard! The learning curve is absurd! You really have to put in the work, the research, and the time, if you want to improve your photography. But, most of all, you have to put in the LOVE.
So, here I am, working for LOVE. Because there’s nothing else that motivates me more than this PASSION I have for what I am doing here.
This was a post about cupcakes. And LOVE. I hadn’t even realized how many times I had written the word LOVE in the text, so when I was proof reading it, I started to highlight all the times LOVE was mentioned.
Maybe I just have too much LOVE in my head right now, after making and eating these cupcakes.
If you LOVE cupcakes, I’ve got one more for you. Check out these Strawberry Lemonade ones.
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Oreo Cupcakes - Cookies and Cream Cupcakes
- 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
- 1 cup brewed coffee
- 1 tablespoon white vinegar
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup canola oil
Cookies and Cream frosting
- 6 ounces white chocolate chopped
- 8 ounces cream cheese softened
- 4 ounces butter unsalted and softened
- 5 cups confectioners sugar sifted
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1/4 cup chocolate cookie crumbs
Pre-heat oven to 350F. Line a 12-cupcake pan with cupcake liners or grease it with butter and flour.
Sift flour, cocoa powder, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, and salt together in a large bowl.
In another bowl, mix coffee, vinegar, vanilla and oil. Pour wet mixture over dry. Whisk briefly, until incorporated. Be careful not to overmix. As soon as you see no more streaks of dry mixture, stop whisking.
Distribute batter evenly in cupcake pan. Bake for 15-20 minutes.
Remove and let it cool.
Cookies and Cream frosting
Pour white chocolate into a microwave safe bowl. Microwave white chocolate in 30 second intervals, until melted. Stir until it’s completely melted. Set aside to cool slightly.
In the bowl of a mixer, start creaming cream cheese and butter together, by beating for a couple of minutes on medium speed.
Once cream cheese and butter are fluffy, add melted white chocolate and keep creaming on medium speed until incorporated.
Add confectioners sugar and mix on low speed until incorporated. Raise speed to medium, add vanilla, cookie crumbs, and mix until incorporated.
Put filling in a piping bag fitted with tip of choice to pipe on your cupcakes.
Pipe frosting over cupcakes and top with an Oreo cookie.
You can make homemade or use store-bought.
Cupcakes will keep for a few days in the fridge. Though it will all probably be gone before that!