Thursday, May 30, 2013

Vanilla Oreo Cupcakes


I went a little nuts this week and made 4 (yes, FOUR) batches of cupcakes. 1.5 Chocolate Mousse Filled Cupcakes, 1 plain vanilla and 1.5 Vanilla Oreo Cupcakes. We hosted a Memorial Weekend Dinner one night, will be hosting another get together this weekend and was running low on emergency cupcakes to keep in the freezer for when my girls who are severely allergic to nuts (one to tree nuts, the other to peanuts) go to birthday parties, school/sporting events, and even for just plain lunch treats when I'm feeling very generous. :) FYI - they thaw beautifully: just take one out of the freezer as we're heading out to a party and it's pefectly thawed by cake time. And, yes, I do freeze them w/ frosted. I'm always making plain vanilla cupcakes for them, so I thought I'd change things up a bit and throw some of their beloved Oreos into the mix.


Once again, I used my FAVORITE vanilla cupcake recipe: Pastry Affair's Vanilla Cupcakes. It's easy to make, it's moist, it is just plain delicious. I'd write the recipe down here for you here, but I followed her recipe to a T - didn't change a thing, so I'll just send you her way for it, to give credit (and traffic) where it's due. :) Well, I did add one thing - Oreos! Depending on how Oreo-y you like it, just add about 16 crumbled Oreos to the batter and mix well. So easy!

The first taste-test occurred as Sweetie and I enjoyed some peaceful coffee and experimental cupcake time Monday morning. He LOVED it, even without any frosting!


To top off the cupcakes, I used my all-time favorite store-bought frosting: Betty Crocker's Whipped Vanilla Frosting. This is by far the most delicous frosting-in-a-can I've ever had. It's actually better than any homemade frosting I've ever made myself and in my opinion, even parallels some 'real' (ie not grocery store) bakeries I've gone too. I am still in search of that perfect vanilla frosting recipe, so please let me know if you run across one! The traditional buttercream recipes are too buttery and sweet and the whipped ones are well, too light, even if you add gelatin to thicken things up. I really need to try combining the two sometime. (Lightbulb!) I dusted the tops of these with crushed cookies from a single 'sandwich' minus the cream in the middle so I could easily figure out which cupcake was which.


Heres' the close up:


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and here's a look inside. In the background lurks one of those Chocolate Mousse Filled Cupcakes. :)


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And for the record, the cupcakes were a hit with the girls, too. Little Sis said it was the BEST cupcake she's ever ever EVER had!! and well, Big Sis has never run across a cupcake she doesn't like (go figure, coming from an otherwise picky "healthy food eater") and devoured it up.


Update: 9/15/13: Made 2 more batches yesterday for a volleyball party and made these, but this time I topped each one with a Mini Oreo for extra flair. :)


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Update: 5/1/15: Made some more of these to send off with Big Sis for her last tournament of the season in SC w her daddy. I can't make it because Little Sis' weekend is jam-packed with soccer testing, game and tourney, too, so I'm making these cupcakes as a big congrats for a rather successful season! Go CASL U11 Ladies Red South!




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28 comments:

Kathy said...

Wow! These look amazing. I wish that I could have one now.

Melissa Herboth said...

i love big sis' picture - serious cupcake eatin'

happyvballgirl said...

Awww, thanks Kathy! I wish I could give you one right now! :)

happyvballgirl said...

Hee hee. That girl is serious about her treats. I don't know WHERE she gets THAT from! :) Thanks for stopping by, Meehee. :)

Jenn Christ said...

Yum! These look so tasty!

Jeff Taylor said...

Loved the crunch that Oreos provided in the cupcakes! If you like Oreo ice cream, you'll love you these. And the mousse version.... goes without saying.

happyvballgirl said...

must say, they were pretty darn good! :)

happyvballgirl said...

hee hee. Thanks, Sweetie. <3

Kelly Gentry said...

Those look delicious and I am pretty sure that I can easily make them vegan- yum! Here from the Mostly Homemade Monday's link up.

Heather Przybyla said...

YUM! I am an Oreo addict, so these are right up my alley! I'm definitely pinning this for later!!

Heather @ http://www.workfromhomewithkids.net

Kim Hood said...

Oreo cookies are our favorite, so Oreo cupcakes probably will be, too! Awesome idea, so thanks for sharing. :-)
Blessings,
Kim @ Curtain Queen

Ana Dziengel said...

These look delicious! I just made some Oreo cookie cupcakes this week and dropped an Oreo on the bottom of each cupcake. I like the crumbled look of yours better!

happyvballgirl said...

Thank you Kelly! I bet they will be just as yummy vegan. :) Thank so much for stopping by!

happyvballgirl said...

Haha!! Hope you love these too! Thanks for stopping by Heather! :)

happyvballgirl said...

Haha! I certainly hope so!! Can't go wrong with Oreos anything! :) Appreciate you stopping by and leaving a note. :)

happyvballgirl said...

Awww, thanks so much, Ana! I must say, they were pretty tasty, w/ those bits of oreos scattered here and there. But I bet yours were still pretty yummy! ;)

Leslie McCain said...

Would love for you to share this at my link up where we pin all those who join to our party board http://myfashionforwardblog.com/all-things-pretty-11

LuAnne M said...

Love these! Pinned to my "food, food, food" board :)

Shelley Robertson said...

Oh wow! These cupcakes look amazing! I am co-hosting Diana's Pin Me party this week and would like to invite you to link up at Party In Polka Dots. It's a Monday party and is LIVE right now!

Shelley

http://www.piggyinpolkadots.com/2013/06/party-in-polka-dots-26-linky-and-sweet.html

happyvballgirl said...

Thanks so much, LuAnne! :)

happyvballgirl said...

Thank you SO much, Shelley! All linked up and thanks for the invite! :)

happyvballgirl said...

All linked up, Leslie! Thanks so much for the invite and stopping by! :)

anyonita green said...

Freezing frosted cupcakes?! THERE'S something I never thought of! :) Thank you so much for linking up with me this week at Tasty Tuesdays! I’ve pinned this & shared it with my followers!

Diana - FreeStyleMama said...

Congratulations! This post was picked by co-host Shelley and is featured over at Diana Rambles today and has been pinned in the Featured at Diana Rambles board at Pinterest, Tweeted, Shared on FB, and Recommended on G+. Please grab a featured button off my sidebar or via the link under the features. Thanks for sharing this awesome idea!

Shelley Robertson said...

Hey girl! My picks are up from the party I co-hosted at Diana Rambles earlier this month! You were one of them! Hop over to www.dianarambles.com to check it out!

Shelley
www.piggyinpolkadots.com

happyvballgirl said...

Sweeeeeet! Thanks SO much, Shelley!! I'm honored! :)

happyvballgirl said...

Thanks soooo much, Diana!!! :)

happyvballgirl said...

Thank YOU, Anyonita! :)