Cookies and Cream Cupcakes

Cookies and Cream Cupcakes

You’re going to love this recipe – these cookies and cream cupcakes taste just like oreos! I love trying new cupcake recipes, and I’m pretty sure Mike loves taste testing them. I’ve been wanting to try cookies and cream cupcakes for awhile now, but seeing a picture of a cookies and cream cake gave me the push I needed. For these cupcakes I used my favorite chocolate cupcake base and a new (to me) white chocolate buttercream frosting. To complete the cookies and cream effect I sprinkled chopped oreos on top of the icing. The end result was so cute and really did taste like an oreo. Plus, this white chocolate buttercream just might be my new favorite icing. That stuff is good! If cookies and cream cupcakes sound as appealing to you as they did to me, I’m pretty sure you’ll love this recipe.

Cookies and Cream Cupcakes

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Cookies and Cream Cupcakes

Yield: Makes 24-28 cupcakes

Chocolate cupcakes topped with white chocolate buttercream and oreo pieces. They taste just like cookies and cream!

Ingredients:

Chocolate Cupcakes:
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups granulated sugar
3/4 cup Dark Cocoa Powder
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
1 cup strong black coffee
1 cup buttermilk, room temperature
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract

White Chocolate Buttercream:
6 oz white chocolate, finely chopped
3 sticks unsalted butter, softened
1 tsp vanilla extract
pinch of salt
3 cups confectioners' sugar
Chopped oreos

Directions:

For the cupcakes: Heat oven to 350 and line a muffin tin with 24-28 (depending on how big you like your cupcakes) paper liners. In a large mixing bowl, stir together sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Sift the dry ingredients into the bowl of electric mixer. Add the remaining ingredients to the bowl. With paddle attachment on mixer, mix for 2 minutes on medium speed (you may need the plastic splashguard that comes with mixer). The batter will be liquidy. Pour into prepared muffin tins, filling until tins are 2/3 full with batter. Bake cupcakes for approximately 22-24 minutes, or until tooth pick inserted into a center cupcakes comes out with moist crumbs. Cool completely on wire rack before frosting.

For the frosting: Put the white chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave in 30-second intervals, stirring, until smooth; let cool slightly. Beat the butter, vanilla and salt in a large bowl with a mixer on medium-high speed until smooth, about 1 minute. Add the melted white chocolate and beat until combined. Gradually beat in the confectioners' sugar until smooth.

Frosting recipe from Food Network Magazine January 2013

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31 Responses to “Cookies and Cream Cupcakes”

  1. 1

    Amanda — January 25, 2013 @ 8:28 am

    Yum! I adore this flavor combo! :)

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    Jen @ Savory Simple — January 25, 2013 @ 9:11 am

    Cookies and cream is pretty much one of my favorite dessert flavors. These cupcakes look divine!

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    Aimee @ ShugarySweets — January 25, 2013 @ 9:23 am

    I’d love a dozen or so of these, thankyouverymuch! They are gorgeous!

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    Brooke — January 25, 2013 @ 10:07 am

    These look amazing! I’m always looking for ways to amp up my cupcakes. These will be perfect. Thanks so much for sharing! They’ve been pinned. Have a great day!

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    Julia — January 25, 2013 @ 10:39 am

    Hi Megan!
    I love love love your cupcake recipes and I’m sure this one as well :) they look gorgeous!!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Greetings from Germany :)

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    Sarah K. @ The Pajama Chef — January 25, 2013 @ 11:12 am

    definitely saving this recipe for later. great cupcakes as always, megan! :)

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    Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes) — January 25, 2013 @ 11:27 am

    Wow, these cupcakes look like a dream. I adore moist cupcakes. Your cupcake recipe looks like a true winner and the coffee addition is awesome for turning up that chocolate flavor.

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    Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts — January 25, 2013 @ 12:00 pm

    Heaven in a cupcake! These look so perfectly fluffy!

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    JulieD — January 25, 2013 @ 12:25 pm

    So lovely…I love anything with Oreos…your photos are beautiful, Megan!

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    Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen — January 25, 2013 @ 12:47 pm

    I love these! Oh I can just taste them now!!

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    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — January 25, 2013 @ 1:23 pm

    Definitely my favorite flavour combo – no joke. Swoon!

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    Rachel — January 25, 2013 @ 5:49 pm

    Yum! These look gorgeous and delicious…a perfect combination!

  13. 13

    Kim Beaulieu — January 25, 2013 @ 8:34 pm

    Gorgeous cupcakes, anything with Oreos is fabulous. Your photos are stunning.

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    Rosie @ Blueberry Kitchen — January 26, 2013 @ 5:15 am

    Yum these cupcakes look amazing, white chocolate buttercream with oreos sounds like heaven!

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    Rachel — January 26, 2013 @ 7:32 am

    These look AMAZING and I will totally make them!! I don’t do coffee, though – would they be ok if I left it out, or what would you suggest?

    • megan replied: — January 26th, 2013 @ 9:25 am

      You can just do water in place of the coffee. You don’t taste any coffee in the end, it just helps bring out the flavor of the chocolate. But water will be totally fine. :)

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    Erika @ The Hopeless Housewife — January 26, 2013 @ 8:59 pm

    These look so fabulous!

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    Mercedes — January 27, 2013 @ 10:33 am

    I love anything even remotely related to Oreos! Your cupcakes look perfect and that buttercream is gorgeous and I bet it tastes so good!

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    Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust — January 27, 2013 @ 9:52 pm

    Oreo and me are BFFs. Which means I would be totally all over these cupcakes! Gorgeous!

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    sally @ sallys baking addiction — January 28, 2013 @ 5:14 am

    Megan! I love these! I just made cookies n cream frosting the other weekend for cupcakes and i’m obsessed. Now I wish I made an entire cookies n ream cupcake like these. They look and sound INCREDIBLE.

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    Lydia W — January 28, 2013 @ 2:26 pm

    Hi Megan!
    These look FAB! If I were to make them as MINI cupcakes – how long do you cook them, and at what temperature? Can you make a recommendation?
    Thank you!

    Lydia W.

    • megan replied: — January 30th, 2013 @ 9:42 am

      I usually bake my mini cupcakes starting around 10-12 minutes, same temp as listed in the recipe. I never remember how long I bake them for, so I start checking early just to be safe. Just check as you go and when the tops spring back when touched, they’re done. :)

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    Shauna {The Best Blog Recipes} — February 2, 2013 @ 2:47 pm

    Just saw your cupcakes over at Buns In My Oven’s link party and thought I’d stop by and check out the recipe. They look so yummy!

    I’d love for you to link up a few of your favorite recipes at my weekend link party http://thebestblogrecipes.blogspot.com/

    Hope to see you there!

  22. 22

    Karly — February 5, 2013 @ 6:48 pm

    Oh my gosh, that buttercream frosting is absolute perfection! These look AMAZING!

    Thanks for linking up to What’s Cookin’ Wednesday!

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    Averie @ Averie Cooks — February 6, 2013 @ 4:21 pm

    Your go-to chocolate cupcake base looks like a winner and the white chocolate buttercream frosting!! wow!

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    Jocelyn @BruCrew Life — February 8, 2013 @ 7:32 am

    Cupcakes that taste like Oreos…uh, that would be a yes, please! Your pictures are awesome too!!! Now hand over the bowl of frosting :-)

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    shasa — March 11, 2013 @ 4:37 am

    does chocolate buttercream melt easily in room tempt?

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    Rashonda — April 10, 2013 @ 4:51 pm

    I made these for my daughter’s birthday. They were so good. Everyone in the house loved them! Thank you for such a good recipe!

    • megan replied: — April 11th, 2013 @ 7:48 am

      I’m so glad you liked them! I’m looking for an excuse to make them again :)

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