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Cookies and Cream Cupcakes Recipe

A sweet surprise awaits in the center of this cupcake – no messy extra steps needed, thanks to the genius addition of a store-bought cream-filled chocolate cookie.

Cookies and Cream Cupcakes

Ingredients:

For the cupcakes:

  • 1 box white cake mix
  • 1 stick of butter, melted
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 eggs
  • 24 whole Oreos (or other similar cookies)

For the Filling:

Frosting:

  • 1 stick salted butter, slightly softened
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 7 oz. jar marshmallow crème
  • 3 cups powdered sugar

Frosting:

  • 4 sticks salted butter
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 8 cups powdered sugar
  • 15 Oreos, crushed – very finely

 

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 350F/ 180C/ Gas Mark 4, and line muffin tins with liners. Place an Oreo in the bottom of each liner.
  • In the bowl of a mixer, combine cake mix, eggs, melted butter, and water. Mix on low speed for one minute. Increase speed to high and beat for a minute more. Fill liners 2/3 full and bake for about 20 minutes or until tops of cupcakes spring back when lightly touched.
  • While cupcakes cool, make your filling.
  • Prepare to fill: In the bowl of your mixer, beat butter, vanilla and whipping cream on medium low speed. Add marshmallow cream and beat on medium until smooth. Slowly beat in powdered sugar until just barely mixed. Increase speed to high and beat for one minute, until fluffy. Frost cake and serve.
  • Once cupcakes are cooled completely, fill the cupcakes. You can do this by cutting a small hole in the top of the cupcake and spooning the filling in, or put the filling in a pastry bag with a bismarck tip and pipe it in through the top of the cupcake.
  • In the bowl of a mixer, beat butter, cream, and vanilla on medium-low until smooth and well-combined. Slowly add powdered sugar. Once powdered sugar is barely mixed in, increase speed to medium-high and beat for 2 minutes. Fold in crushed Oreos.
  • Generously frost or pipe frosting on cupcakes and top with a mini Oreo if desired.

Enjoy!

 

Note: Store uneaten cupcakes in the refrigerator.
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