Oreo cupcakes

I’ve recently became a fan of Pinterest, a online social community where you can share images that interest you find online by pinning it on a online pin board. It’s a little like tumblr where people can share snippets of their life, thoughts or what they find online. But since I already have my blog, and recently went back to twitter, I much prefer Pinterest – I love visuals!

It’s another avenue of inspiration for me when it comes to baking or craft ;) It’s exactly where I found the Cookies and Cream cupcake by Annie Eats. That pretty innards of the cupcake with the oreo bits and cream on top… made me want to eat it. So I had to bake it. Annie used a white cake recipe for her cupcakes – that reminded me that I been wanting to try Dorie‘s perfect party cake for the longest time ever (I read so many raves about it online!).

So here’s my take on a Oreo cupcake, topped with whipped cream cheese.

Oreo cupcakes
(Adapted from Dorie’s Perfect Party Cake recipe, from Baking: My Home to Yours)
Makes 12 2 1/2 inch cupcakes (half recipe of perfect party cake)

Oreo cupcake with whipped cream cheese

Oreo Cupcake
1 cup and 2 tbsp / 144g cake flour sifted
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 cup / 150g white sugar
1/2 cup / 115ml buttermilk
2 egg whites
1/4 cup /  57g butter
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
12  oreo cookies, broken into small pieces
12 oreo cookie, the side without the cream (you can use whole oreo too – this is for the base ;))

Cream cheese frosting
1 1/3 cup / 250 g cream cheese
50g  / 1/4 cup butter
3/4 cup / 100g icing sugar, sifted
3/4 cup / 180 ml cream, whipped till firm peaks
2 tsp vanilla extract
And more oreo bits!

Hidden oreo!

Directions
1. Preheat your oven to 175 degree C / 350 degree F. Line your cupcake pan and place the oreo in each liner
2. In a bowl, mix together your egg whites and buttermilk.
3. Cream butter and sugar on medium until light and fluffy. Add in the vanilla.
4. Beat in the 1/3 of your flour, and then half of the egg-milk mixture. Continue beating in flour, egg-milk, and finally your last 1/3 flour mixture.
5. Continue beating your batter for about 2 minutes to make sure it is aerated and all ingredients are well combined.
6. Lastly, stir in your oreo crumbs! Pour into your cupcake pan and bake for 15 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
7. Remove from oven and leave them to cool while you prefer the frosting.

Frosting Directions
1. Beat butter and cream cheese on low-medium until combined. Add in the icing sugar a heaping tablespoon at a time and continue to beat until smooth. Continue beating on medium until lump free. Add your vanilla essence.

2. Take 1/4 of your cream and gently beat it into the cream cheese mixture. Fold in the rest of the whipped cream until fully combine.

When cupcakes are cool, top with frosting and sprinkle with oreo bits. Enjoy!

Oreo cupcake innards

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