Chocolate Cupcakes with Oreo Frosting

For Day 4 of the Blogging marathon, I have these sweet little cupcakes that I made for our picnic last weekend. These are rich chocolaty cupcakes with some oreo cookie frosting. I know I had to make these cupcakes when I saw the drool-worthy pictures on Kirbie's cravings blog. I was very excited when my host told me later that the kids really enjoyed these cupcakes with the frosting ending up on all their faces. :-)

I wanted to pipe the frosting neatly on the cupcakes, but as luck has it, I didn't have any heavy cream in the fridge and by the time I ran to the store and bought, we were almost ready to go to the picnic. So I ended up smearing the frosting on the cupcakes. So make sure you have enough time to frost the cupcakes beautifully like Kirby did.

Chocolate Cupcakes with Oreo Frosting

Here's how I made these:

For Day 4 of the Blogging marathon, I have these sweet little cupcakes that I made for our picnic last weekend. These are rich chocolaty cupcakes with some oreo cookie frosting. I know I had to make these cupcakes when I saw the drool-worthy pictures on Kirbie's cravings blog. I was very excited whe...

Chocolate Cupcakes with Oreo Frosting

Summary

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  • Coursedessert
  • Cuisineamerican
  • Yield12 Cupcakes 12 Cupcakes
  • Cooking TimePTNaNHNaNM
  • Preparation Time20 minutesPT0H20M

Ingredients

Bread flour
¾cup
Unsweetened chocolate - chopped
3 oz.
Dutch processed cocoa
1/3 cup
Hot, strong-brewed coffee - (or use ¾cup of hot water instead, but using coffee is advisable since brings out the chocolate flavor better)
¾cup
Sugar
¾ cup
Salt
½tsp
Baking Soda
½tsp
Vegetable oil
6tbsp
Large Eggs
2
Vanilla extract
1tsp
White Vinegar
2tsp
For the Frosting:
Heavy cream - about 250 ml
½ pint
Confectioners sugar
3-4tbsp
Oreo cookies
6
Vanilla extract
1tsp
Oreo Cookies - topping
12, for

Steps

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line the muffin baking tin with paper liners.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, add chopped chocolate and cocoa. Pour the hot coffee/ water and mix well until smooth. Set aside to cool completely or refrigerate to cool. I set it aside for about 15-20 minutes on the counter.
  3. In the meantime get all the other ingredients together for the cake batter. Whisk bread flour, salt, sugar and baking soda in a medium bowl and set aside.
  4. In a measuring cup, whisk together oil, eggs and vanilla. Pour this mixture on to the cooled chocolate and mix well.
  5. Finally add the flour mixture to the chocolate mixture and mix well until smooth.
  6. Divide the batter evenly in the prepared muffin pan, pouring to about ¾ full.
  7. Bake for 17 - 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cupcake comes out only with very few crumbs.
  8. Remove from the muffin pan after 5 minutes and cool completely on a wire rack before frosting.
  9. For the frosting: Blend the oreo cookies in a food processor into very fine powder, make sure that there are no pieces visible. Whip the heavy cream with confectioners sugar in a stand mixer with whip attachment or with a hand mixer until stiff peaks form.
  10. Add vanilla and the oreo cookie powder, mix very gently to incorporate.
  11. Put the frosting in a piping bag with a decorative tip and pipe on to the cupcakes (or if you are like me just smear using a spatula or bread knife).
  12. Decorate with extra oreo cookies on top.
Chocolate Cupcakes with Oreo Frosting

Notes: Make sure that these cupcakes are kept as cold as possible in the picnic. Since the frosting is made of cream, under the sun frosting can easily melt.

Lets check out what my fellow marathoners have been cooking up for Day 4 of our BM#6.

Chocolate Cupcakes with Oreo Frosting
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