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Cookies and Cream Cupcakes

Cookies and Cream Cupcakes

These Cookies and Cream Cupcakes are absolutely heavenly! From the moist dark chocolate cake, to the cookies and cream cheese frosting, what more could you ask for? Oh yeah and the mini Oreo cookie on top just takes it up a notch!

Cookies and Cream Cupcakes

I made these cupcakes a few weeks ago for a music showcase put on by the kids at my church, along with my Confetti Cupcakes with Confetti Buttercream. Both of which were a big hit!!! Definitely kid approved!

Cookies and Cream Cupcakes

And not only are these cupcakes kid approved, but adult approved as well! Many thought I sold my baked goods professionally and asked for my business card. Hmm….

Cookies and Cream Cupcakes

Maybe they’re on to something, but one thing is for sure, these Cookies and Cream Cupcakes will be in heavy rotation in my kitchen for years to come. If you give them a try I bet they’ll be a recipe staple in yours too! 

Cookies and Cream Cupcakes

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Adapted from Favorite Cakes by Williams Sonoma

Cookies and Cream Cupcakes

Cookies and Cream Cupcakes

Yield: 24
Prep Time: 40 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

Homemade dark chocolate cupcakes topped with chocolate cookie cream cheese frosting and garnished with a mini Oreo cookie!

Ingredients

SPECIAL TOOLS

CUPCAKES

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon table salt
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup canola oil
  • 2 large eggs, at room temperature
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup sour cream, at room temperature

FROSTING

  • 24 Oreo cookies, filling removed
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • ½ teaspoon table salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 pound cream cheese, cut into tablespoon pieces, at room temperature
  • 2 tablespoon heavy cream
  • 24 mini Oreo cookies for garnish

Instructions

CUPCAKES

  1. Adjust an oven rack to the center position and heat oven to 350 degrees. Line cupcake pans with cupcake liners and set aside. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  2. In a bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat together the sugar, oil, eggs and water on medium speed until combined. Reduce the speed to low and add the flour mixture in 3 additions, alternating with the sour cream in 2 additions, starting and ending with the flour mixture. Beat until combined.
  3. Divide thebatter among prepared cupcake pans, filling about three-fourths full so the cupcakes will form a dome on top when baking. Bake cupcakes for about 20 to 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the centers comes out with a few moist crumbs attached. Transfer cupcakes to wire racks and let cool in their pans for 10 minutes. Invert cupcakes on wire racks to cool completely.

FROSTING

  1. In a foodprocessor, process cookies until finely ground. (Any large crumbs might clog up your piping tip later on in the decorating process.) Set aside until needed.
  2. In the bowlof a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the butter on medium speed until smooth, about 1 minute. Reduce the speed to low and add powdered sugar and beat until combined, scraping down the sides of the bowl as necessary. Add salt and vanilla extract and beat until combined. On medium-high speed, add cream cheese 1 tablespoon at a time and beat for 2 minutes until the cream cheese is combined. No bits of cream cheese should remain. Increase the speed to high and add the heavy cream and beat until incorporated. Add Oreo cookie crumbs and beat for 1 minute until combined.

ASSEMBLE

  1. Fit a pipingbag with a piping tip and fill bag with frosting. With a sharp knife, cut the tops off of the cupcakes where the paper liners meet and save the cupcake tops. Pipe frosting around the edges of the cupcakes and place cupcake tops back on top. Pipe a swirl of frosting on the top of the cupcakes and garnish with a mini Oreo cookie.

Notes

Store: Assembled cupcakes can be left out on the counter at room temperature for up to 1 day and stored in an air tight cake container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Unfrosted cupcakes can be stored in an air tight cake container at room temperature for up to 3 days.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 24 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 1419Total Fat: 77gSaturated Fat: 26gTrans Fat: 3gUnsaturated Fat: 43gCholesterol: 113mgSodium: 1123mgCarbohydrates: 180gFiber: 7gSugar: 133gProtein: 13g

*Nutrition information is an estimate and will vary.*

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Colleen

Sunday 31st of May 2020

Your recipe doesn’t appear to be complete. No mention of salt, baking powder, soda, or a bunch of the cake listed ingredients.

Mary

Sunday 31st of May 2020

Thank you so much for catching that!!! Recipe card has been updated with the dry ingredients.

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