Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Cookies and Cream Cupcakes

My sweet husband has been on a cookies and cream kick lately, so when he asked for cookies and cream for his birthday cake, I had to get creative. Because it was only the three of us I decided to do cupcakes instead of a big cake, but for all the effort that went into these little sugar bombs, I could have just made a cake! These cupcakes have not 1, but 2 sweet little hidden treasures in them! So if you have a cookie lover in your family, or you just need a serious hit of sugar, this is the recipe for you!

Cake batter:

3 oz chocolate
6 TBSP vegetable oil
1/3 cup cocoa powder
1 cup hot water
1 cup flour
3/4 cup sugar
pinch salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
oreo cookies

1.Preheat oven to 350 and oil a 12 well cupcake pan
2.Melt the chocolate in the oil in the microwave
3.Mix all the dry ingredients.
4.Mix in wet ingredients.
5. drop an oreo in the bottom of each well
6. fill 3/4 full (I overfilled each and ended up with 10 very large cupcakes)
7. Bake for 18 minutes
8. Let cupcakes cool

Homemade marshmallow fluff

3 egg white
a pinch of cream of tarter
simple syrup
vanilla to taste

1.Beat your eggs and cream of tarter until they form  stiff peaks. Once set add vanilla and simple syrup until you get the desired texture
2. Using a large filling tip pipe marshmallow into the cupcake until it overflows

Marshmallow icing

oreo crumbs
icing sugar
remainder of marshmallow fluff

1.Add icing sugar and oreo crumbs until desired texture is achieved
2.pipe onto cakes, being respectful of the edge as it will run a bit and smooth out.

I was really pleased with how the recipe turned out, though I would like to learn the secret of keeping oreo icing white and speckled! Mine just immediately turned chocolate.

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