Before I got sick and died Friday night, which has subsequently ruined my weekend and Monday, I went over to Jackie's to bake some cupcakes with her. We decided on Oreo Cupcakes. I must admit that I have been spoiled by my homemade cupcake. All I could think about when I ate one was "this tastes like cake mix". But they were so easy and tasted fine, if you're not a cupcake snob, it's totally worth keeping the recipe for school parties. We used white cake mix so it wasn't too chocolately and I loved adding the cookie in the bottom! The frosting was a bit of a mess. It was too runny (we should have chilled it) and we didn't crush up the cookies enough and they kept getting stuck in our cake decorating tips!
1 package Oreo Cookies, regular size
1 package Mini Oreo Cookies, for decoration (optional)
1 package chocolate or white cake mix (mix according to directions on box)
8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
1/2 cup butter (1 stick), room temperature
3 3/4 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix packaged cake mix according to directions (do not bake). Line cupcake tins with liner, place a regular size Oreo cookie in the bottom of each liner. Take 1/2 of remaining cookies and chop coarsely and add to cake mix. Fill the cupcake tins. Bake for 15 minutes (or according to box directions). While cupcakes are baking make the frosting.
2. Cream together butter and cream cheese. Add vanilla, then add powdered sugar slowly until blended well. Chop remaining regular-sized Oreos very fine. Add to frosting. After cupcakes have cooled frost and decorate with Mini Oreos.