I dropped and shattered a bottle of vanilla extract in my kitchen. It smelled amazing at least. I called Sarah to debate whether to go to the grocery store for the 100th time this week. Or should I substitute almond extract for vanilla extract. Sarah said almond extract. She’s wise. If she was here, I’d give her a cupcake.
Do you like Oreos? Me too!! How about a cupcake recipe that uses a whole package of Oreos plus some Mini Oreos?
Have you ever used Marshmallow Creme? Ugh! It’s a booger to get out of the jar!!
Cookies and Cream Cupcakes
Recipe slightly adapted from Confessions of a Cookbook Queen
For the cupcakes: 1 box Duncan Hines White Cake Mix
1 stick of butter, melted
1 cup water
24 whole Oreos
Preheat oven to 350. Line cupcake pan with liners. Place an Oreo in the bottom of each liner.
In a bowl, combine cake mix, eggs, melted butter, and water. Mix on low speed for one minute and then increase to high and beat for another minute minute. Fill liners 2/3 full. Bake for about 20 minutes.
(Handy tip—I use an ice cream scoop to put cupcake batter into the liners.)
Umm….I also dipped Oreos in the batter to eat. Don’t judge.
For the filling: 13 oz jar Marshmallow Creme
1 stick salted butter, softened
1/8 tsp almond extract
4 tbl heavy cream
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
In a large bowl, beat Marshmallow Creme, butter, heavy cream and almond extract on medium until smooth. Add the powdered sugar slowly. Increase speed to medium-high and beat for a minute. Refrigerate filling until cupcakes are done baking and cooled.
Once cupcakes are cooled, fill the cupcakes with the Marshmallow Creme filling. I used a knife to cut a small circular whole in each cupcake. I suggest using a pastry tip to get the filling in easily. (I recently got and used this Betty Crocker decorating set at Bed, Bath, and Beyond for only $10!)
Frosting: 4 sticks salted butter
1/4 cup heavy cream
1 tsp almond extract
8 cups powdered sugar
15 Oreos, crushed finely
In a bowl, beat butter, cream, and almond extract on medium until smooth. Slowly add powdered sugar. Increase speed to medium-high and beat for 2 minutes. Fold in crushed Oreos. Frost or pipe frosting on cupcakes. Top with a mini Oreo.
Enjoy your sugar coma!!