Yes you heard right! We love an Oreo in this house and if they are double stuff than even better!
This weekend is our school fair so I'm doing a trial run for that and potentially Webbo's birthday next weekend.
The recipe is hideously easy to follow and comes from the uber cool bakery Crumbs and Doilies in Soho - their unicorn cake is famous!
If they go to plan then I would like to try to make a cake version of it.
Ok, so here's the recipe....
85g Self Raising Flour
25g Malt Powder (I used a 25g sachet of Ovaltine)
15g Cocoa Powder
1/4 tsp Bicarbonate of Soda
Pinch of Salt
125g Caster Sugar
135g Unsalted Butter (at room temperature)
2 Large Free Range Eggs
1 & 1/2 tbsp of Whole Milk
1/4 tsp Vanilla Extract
2 Packets of Oreo Cookies
200g Unsalted Butter (at room temperature)
450g Icing Sugar
3 tbsp Whole Milk
1/4 tsp Vanilla Extract
1/2 Packet of Oreo Cookies (crumbed)
How to make it... Line a cupcake / muffin tin with cupcake liners (recipe makes 12 cupcakes) and preheat the oven to 170C. Sieve together your flour, malt powder (Ovaltine), cocoa powder, bicarb, salt and sugar in your mixing bowl. Add your butter and eggs and mix on a medium speed. Once well combined add your milk and vanilla extract and mix for a further minute. Place one whole Oreo cookie in the bottom of each cupcake (YUP!!) case then fill the cupcake case 3/4 way full with your mixture (about a heaped tablespoon). Place in the oven to bake for about 22mins or until a cocktail stick stuck in the middle comes out clean, mine took about 25 mins. Remove from the oven and leave to cool on a wire rack while you make your frosting. Start by placing your butter in your mixer and beat for about 6 mins on a medium speed until the butter is pale and fluffy. Add in half of your icing sugar and mix until combined. Repeat with the second half of the icing sugar and mix for a couple of minutes. Turn down the mixer to a slow speed and add the milk and vanilla extract and mix until combined. Turn off your mixer and add in your Oreo crumbs, give a good mix again. I made my crumbs by placing in a sandwich bag and bashing the life out of them with a rolling pin, but you could use a food processor. Put your icing into a piping bag and pipe onto your cupcakes or simply spread the delicious frosting all over the top of the cupcake. I then decorated the cupcakes with half an Oreo cookie, ideally I would have used one of the mini ones on top but could not find any when I nipped to the supermarket earlier.
Give them a try and let me know what you think!