Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Cookies and Cream Cupcakes

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Source: Taste and Tell


Cookies and Cream Cupcakes
from Confessions of a Cookbook Queen

makes about 24-30 cupcakes

Cupcakes
1 box white cake mix
1 stick of butter, melted
1 cup water
3 eggs
24-30 Oreos

Filling
13 oz jar Marshmallow Creme
1 stick of salted butter, softened
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
4 tablespoons heavy cream
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar

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

To make the cupcakes: Preheat the oven to 350F. Line muffin tins with liners. Place an Oreo in the bottom of each liner.

Combine the cake mix, butter, water and eggs in the bowl of a stand mixer. Mix on low speed for one minute. Increase the speed to high and beat for one minute. Fill the liners 2/3 full. Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes or until the tops spring back when lightly touched.

To make the filling: Beat the Marshmallow Creme, butter, vanilla and heavy cream on medium until it is smooth. Add the powdered sugar slowly, then increase the speed and beat for a minute. Refrigerate the filling until ready to use.

To make the frosting: Beat the butter, cream and vanilla in the bowl of a mixer until smooth. Slowly add the powdered sugar. Once the powdered sugar is mixed in, beat for 2 minutes on medium-high. Fold in the crushed Oreos.

To assemble: Once the cupcakes are cool, cut a small hole in the center of the cupcake. (For a tutorial on how to fill a cupcake, click here.) Fill the centers with the marshmallow filling. (You can do this by spooning it in or by using a pastry bag and piping it in.)

Generously frost or pipe the frosting on the cupcakes. Top with a mini Oreo, if desired.