Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Golden Oreo Cupcakes

The summer never fails.  It's always busy and almost too hot to bake!  LOL

I get a lot of people telling me they LOVE the regular chocolate Oreo Cupcakes that I had never thought of the fact that some people don't like chocolate.  And so a friend asked me if I could make a vanilla Oreo cupcake for her daughter who doesn't like chocolate.

So here it is:

The base is a vanilla cake, with a vanilla bean buttercream with crushed Oreos, and a vanilla Oreo to top. 

Here is the cookie bottom, just like the chocolate ones:

And for anyone who wants to make them, here is the quick and easy method:

Golden Oreo Cupcakes  (makes 24)

32 Golden Oreo cupcakes (24 for bottom and 8 for the buttercream)
1 box vanilla cake mix
3 eggs
1 cup buttermilk
1 tspn vanilla  (<-- I always add extra vanilla to a box mix as it's never vanilla enough for me :)  )
1/2 cup oil

Line your cupcake tin with liners and then place one Oreo cookie flat on the bottom of each liner.

Mix the cake mix, eggs, buttermilk and oil until well incorporated.  Add the 1 tspn vanilla to give it a little more vanilla flavor.

 Place 1 1/2 tablespoons of the batter on top of each cookie in the liners.  Bake for 18 minutes at 350 degrees.

Buttercream (makes 5 cups)

4 sticks unsalted butter, room temperature
4 cups sifted confectioner's sugar
1 1/2 tspn vanilla
crushed Oreos

Pulverize the Oreos into a fine dust (if you are going to pipe), otherwise it doesn't matter how fine you crush the cookies.

Place the butter in a mixing bowl and mix on medium until smooth.  Add confectioner's sugar 1/2 cup at a time on low speed.  Then mix on high speed for 10 seconds.  Return to low and add the other 1/2 cup, incorporate, then on high speed for 10 seconds - repeat until all sugar is gone.   Add the vanilla.  Mix in the crushed Oreos.

Frost and serve!  ENJOY!