Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Cookies & Cream Dream Cupcakes

If ya are a chocolate fan, This is the cupcake for you. I usually love chocolate, but with this pregnancy ... I am not a fan of it. But family & friends sure enjoyed these. For garnish on cupcakes I did 2 things - Sprinkle crushed cookies on top or place a mini Oreo cookie in frosting. Both look great!

Cookies and Cream Dream Cupcakes
1 box chocolate cake mix
1 cup sour cream
3 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
18-24 whole oreo cookies
12 oreo cookies ~ crumbled and set aside {For frosting}

Mix together cake mix, sour cream, eggs, and vanilla.  Place a spoonful of batter in bottom of cupcake liners. Add cookie to each liner.  Make sure it is lying flat and pressed down just a little. Cover all cookies with remaining cupcake batter. 

Bake at 350 degrees for 15-18 minutes. Allow cupcakes to cool slightly and remove to cooling rack to cool completely.

Vanilla Buttercream Frosting
8 tablespoons {1 stick} ~ room temperature
3 3/4 cup powdered sugar ~ sifted
3-4 tablepsoons milk or cream
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
12 crushed oreo cookies

Place butter in large mixing bowl. Beat until light and fluffy, about 30 seconds. Stop mixer and add powdered sugar, 3 tablespoons milk/cream and vanilla extract. Beat frosting on low and slowly increasing speed until frosting is nice and creamy. Add remaining milk/cream if frosting is too thick. Add crushed cookies to frosting. Fold in with mixing spoon and then frost cupcakes.

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