When I saw these mini Oreos on sale at Kroger's to buy 5 for 5 dollars, I knew that I wouldn't be able to resist. And after it took me a week to eat one container, I knew I had to find a way to use the other 4 before I ate them all. And what better use could there be than to put it in a cupcake?
Cookies and cream cupcakes!
After making a yellow cake mix, I decided to crush the mini Oreos and add them to the batter. I started with a cup of crushed Oreos and then began adding more and more until the batter looked good. After making them I had wished that I used bigger pieces of Oreo in the batter so that you could taste them a bit more.
The cupcakes almost looked like overly-healthy muffins when they were done as they were darker than normal and had a grainy appearance. Luckily they tasted nothing like a grain muffin.
After the cupcakes had baked, it occurred to me that these were really just cookie cupcakes so far--I was missing the cream. I really had wanted to do something with the insides of the Oreo cookies to make a frosting or a filling for the cupcakes, but because the mini Oreos did not have enough cream in the centers I decided to use the next best kind of cream--marshmallow cream.
Using a spoon, I hollowed out a small hole in the center of all of the cupcakes where the marshmallow cream would go.
And after filling a plastic bag with marshmallow cream I began piping the cream into the center of the cupcakes. The marshmallow is so thick that I microwaved the jar first for about thirty seconds just to get the consistency a bit thinner so that the plastic bag didn't break as I filled the cupcakes.
This gave the cupcakes a nice, warm, rich center and seemed like more of an Oreo-style cupcake.
And yes, they were also delicious.
I frosted some with the chocolate frosting and then tried frosting some with the marshmallow cream to keep it a bit lighter in taste and ease up on the chocolate.