Today just seemed like an Oreo cookie kind of day.  For some reason, Oreos just cheer me up and these cupcakes from Julie’s Cafe Bakery will put a smile on any Oreo lover’s face!  You can crush some Oreos to put in the cake (see notes below) which is then topped with a delicious and decadent cream cheese buttercream.  Doesn’t get much better than that!

Oreo Crumb Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Ingredients

Chocolate Buttermilk Cake:

  • Food cake mix (chocolate flavor) – Vanilla flavor is shown in the picture – your choice!
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup of olive oil
  • 3/4 cup of fresh buttermilk
  • 1 cup of fresh sour cream
  • 24 fresh Oreo cookies

Tasty Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • 8 oz of fresh cream cheese
  • ½ cup of full cream butter
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 3 cups of powdered sugar

Instructions

  1. Preheat stove to about 350 degrees.
  2. Carefully separate the Oreo sandwiches and then place one in every cupcake liner with the cream side up
  3. Gently mix the eggs, olive oil, fresh buttermilk along with the sour cream until all of the ingredients are combined.
  4. Add this mixture to the cake mix (sift cake mix for an easier mixing)
  5. Fill each cupcake liner about 2/3-3/4 full covering over the Oreos. Remember to very carefully shake the pan from side to side in order to allow the actual cupcake batter to gently settle. (If you do not do this then, the cupcakes will tend to have a tall peak due to the Oreo cookie down at the bottom.)
  6. Bake the cupcakes in accordance with the back of the cake mix box, remembering that usually it tends to not take the actual full baking time.
  7. For The Frosting: Combine the cream cheese along with the full cream butter and gently whip together until it is light and very smooth. Proceed to add the vanilla essence along with as much of the powdered sugar that is required for the desired taste.

Tip: Please feel free to experiment with the Oreos.  They can be crumbled up and then placed into the batter. You may like to put the full Oreo cookie right into the very centre of the cupcake, or perhaps crush them up so as they can fit through a good sifter and then gently fold them right into the cream cheese frosting.