Sunday, 18 March 2012

First you twist it, then you lick it, then you BAKE it!

For all you sweet-tooth's out there check out this AMAZING recipe, i found on Lemon Drop Blog created by Linda. Now i've never been that great at maths but i am pretty sure when you have the formula Cupcake + Oreos, thats goings to equal one DROOL-WORTHY dessert that will have all that try it coming back for more! For more info and delicious recipes head to

Till then, Happy Baking!




24 Oreo cookies, regular size, for bases
24 Oreo cookies, regular size, used to top off the cupcakes once frosted
2 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, sifted
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
12 tbsp. unsalted butter, at room temperature
2 cups firmly packed light brown sugar
2 tsp. vanilla extract
4 eggs
1 1/2 cups buttermilk, at room temperature


150 grams unsalted butter at room temperature
300 grams powdered sugar, sifted
2 tablespoons heavy cream
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 heaping tablespoon Oreo cookie crumbs



-PREHEAT oven to 170 Degrees (350F)
-LINE 2 muffin pans (12 muffin cups each) with paper liners

-PLACE an Oreo cookie in the bottom of each liner
-IN A LARGE BOWL, sift together first 5 cupcake ingredients
-ADD SALT and stir until combined
-IN BOWL OF STAND MIXER, fitted with paddle attachment, beat butter 2 minutes HIGH speed
-GRADUALLY add in brown sugar and beat MED/HIGH speed for 5 minutes
-ADD VANILLA and mix until blended
-ADD EGGS, one at a time combined thoroughly after each addition
-ADD 1/3 flour mixture, mix until just combined
-ADD 1/2 cup of buttermilk again mixing until just combined.
-REPEAT pattern ending with buttermilk
-WITH a cookie scoop, dollop batter on top of cookies in paper liners. Do not fill liners to the -top. Keep it around 1/2 full
-BAKE 18-22 minutes until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean
-LET COOL in pan 5 minutes then transfer cupcakes to cooling rack. Let cool completely before frosting


-IN BOWL OF STAND MIXER, fitted with paddle attachment, beat butter until very soft and fluffy  (approx. 4 minutes HIGH speed)
-ADD sifted powdered sugar.
-BEAT slow speed until mixture starts to combine then increase to MED speed for 1 minute
-INCREASE speed to HIGH and beat for 5 minutes
-SCRAPE down sides of bowl
-ADD CREAM, vanilla extract and cookie crumbs
-BEAT 2 minutes MED speed


-PIPE onto cupcakes.
-TOP with another Oreo cookie