Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Chocolate Oreo Cupcakes with Cookies and Cream Frosting


That one moment when everything becomes clear—the light-bulb moment, the “eureka” moment—is priceless. Understanding washes over you and you feel a certain defiant, reluctant kind of relief that you’re one of them (the people in the know) now.


My latest baking “eureka” moment happened a couple weeks ago when I finally made the perfect Vanilla Cupcakes with Vanilla Bean Buttercream. I get it now; I understand why the world has been caught up in such a cupcake craze. Cupcakes are the perfect portion-controlled cakes, that, when done right, taste like little bites of sugary heaven.



After the success of my first official batch of cupcakes, I was eager to start playing around with flavour combinations and variations. Suddenly, any and all occasions were excuses to whip out my muffin tins and stand-mixer.



A couple weeks ago, my brother Kyle, my friend Tammy, and I went on a pilgrimage with our friend David to his dad’s sushi restaurant. I don’t use the word pilgrimage lightly—it took us two and a half hours and three bus tickets to bus to the restaurant (and two and a half and three more bus tickets to get home). I almost died when I saw how big the sushi boat we had ordered was. It was insanely delicious.


To thank David and his dad, I offered to bake them something. “Cheesecake,” David said, “the one with the Oreo cookie crumb base.” The next week, we got together with David to go swimming at his place. Unfortunately, I didn’t have any cream cheese on hand, so I decided to make Chocolate Oreo Cupcakes with Cookies and Cream Frosting instead. Tammy came over beforehand to help me make the cupcakes, and to be quite honest, it took all of our combined willpower not to devour all the cupcakes before we gave some to David.





17 comments:

  1. Wow Kyleen, I´m having a tea and I could have one, or two or three of those...amazing!!!.Very nice gesture of yours to bring those to your friend and his dad, that sushi, sashimi tray deserves it!!, LOL. Anyway, after so long by bus, I could have eaten anything.
    Loved your post.
    Love from Spain
    Marialuisa

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  2. Yuuum! Those look awesome!!! I love a good cupcake!

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  3. I don't know what's more impressive, those cupcakes or the sushi boat! Swoon!

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  4. i don't think there is anything better than oreos in this whole world! and these oreo cupcakes are to die for!

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  5. i don't think there is anything better than oreos in this whole world! and these oreo cupcakes are to die for!

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  6. I love pretty much any baked good with oreos. These look so tempting!

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  7. My son will love me like crazy if I bake these cupcakes for him. He is an enormous Oreo fan.

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  8. I don't think I could stand not to steal one, two, five... If I was the one who made that! Love the hidden oreo inside... And love the sushi boat! I can hear my stomach grumble just seeing the picture.. Yum

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  9. Inside and on top? Great Oreo cupcakes!

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  10. OH MY GOODNESS! That is one huge sushi boat - I love sushi!
    These cupcakes look fabulous! I'm sure David loved them. I mean, what's not to like about Oreo cupcakes? :)

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  11. What gorgeous overdose of Oreos :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  12. I've always adored cupcakes more than I do cake...there's something about that personal serving that just makes them more fun. And an Oreo flavor couldn't be anything other than awesome!

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  13. Oreo cupcakes! They look so cute and delicious, Kyleen! I love the oreo hidden inside for extra oreo taste! And you are so lucky to be friend with David! ;-) The sushi boat looks humongous. I see Amaebi there and it seems like a very nice platter. I'd love to have this sushi and your cupcake for dessert. :D

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  14. These Oreo cupcakes are so beautiful and so mouthwatering!

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  15. Wow, these look so delicious! I love Oreo :)

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  16. oh my gosh, I want to eat these NOW! they look wonderful!

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  17. I am glad you got on the cupcake bandwagon, these look perfect! I haven't bought oreos in forever, but I need to soon. YUM!!

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