The fun part is that you get to shake up the texture of a normal cupcake by adding a whole oreo to the bottom of the cupcake liner. I have to say, it's a little interesting to eat that way, because you expect a cupcake to be nice and fluffy. So to add a crunch to it, is almost pushing it. But when I think of taking it out... the flavor just isn't there. I like the flavor that the extra oreo brings. On top of that you add more oreos to the batter. Then finish it off with a delicious oreo frosting! Now you understand where the name "Death by oreo cupcakes" came from eh?
I'm normally not a huge chocolate cake fan, so I decided to try one batch with the chocolate, and one with vanilla cake mix. I have to say, chocolate just blends so much nicer. I made extra so that I could take some to some friends who did me a favor today. I'm going to let them try both flavors. I'm curious to see what their verdict is.
Death By Oreo Cupcakes
1 package Oreo Cookies, regular size
1 package Mini Oreo Cookies, for decoration (optional)
1 package chocolate 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
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 according to box directions. While cupcakes are baking make the frosting.
Cream together butter and cream cheese. Add vanilla, then add powdered sugar slowly until blended well. Chop remaining regular-sized Oreos very fine (I used my blender) Add to frosting. After cupcakes have cooled frost and decorate with Mini Oreos.
Recipe taken from Food Snots