It’s Friday, y’all!
Is there a better way to celebrate a Friday than with a cupcake? Is there a better way to celebrate ANY day than with a cupcake?
I think not.
This is one of my all-time favorite cupcake recipes. I’ve had it written down on the same piece of paper for at least two years now. I have no idea where I found it online originally, but I have seen it on more than one site since.
And, yes, this is a cheat recipe because it uses a box mix for the base. So sue me. Everyone has at least one cheat recipe in their arsenal. This one is mine. And it’s a good one. A lot of the recipes I’ve found use Oreos in the icing as well, but I find it to be overkill. I’m also the girl who eats the side of the cookie with the cream filling on it and tosses the chocolate-only side, so take it how you will. I also prefer Double Stuff Oreos for this recipe. Any type of Oreo will work, though. Again, it’s all about the filling for me.
Makes 24 cupcakes
2 packages Oreo cookies
1 box white cake mix (not the pudding-added kind)
1 cup lowfat/fat-free sour cream
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 tsp vanilla
Preheat oven to 350. Line 24 cupcake tins with wrappers. Open 24 Oreo cookies and place the cookies, cream-side-up in the bottom of the cupcake wrappers. Take the 24 non-cream sides and place them into a ziplock bag with a hand full of unopened Oreos. Close the bag and crush the cookies with a rolling pin (a jar of sauce or heavy glass works here as well). Set aside crushed cookies.
Combine cake mix, eggs, oil, vanilla, and sour cream in the bowl of a mixer. Mix until just combined, about 30 seconds. Add 1 1/2 cups of the crushed Oreos. Mix until they are evenly distributed throughout the batter.
Pour batter into cupcake tins. Fill 3/4 full. Bake in the 350 degree oven for 18-20 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool completely before frosting. Frost cupcakes and top with 1/2 Oreo.
Frost with your favorite vanilla buttercream recipe.
So there you have it! Five Days of My Favorite Things is complete! Be sure to link up your Favorite Things post below!