Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Mini Chocolate Oreo Cupcakes




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These are adorable mini chocolate cupcakes with Oreo filling flavored frosting.

Mini Chocolate Oreo Cupcakes 

Yields: about 4 dozen mini cupcakes

6 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
6 tbsp hot water
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter
1 cup sugar
2 large eggs, room temperature
2 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup sour cream, room temperature

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit (365 for high altitude). Line mini cupcake tins with liners. 

2. Whisk together the cocoa powder and hot water. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. 

3. Melt the butter with the sugar in a saucepan on medium-low heat, stirring constantly. Pour the butter/sugar into a mixing bowl, and beat until it's cooled down, about 4 minutes. 

4. Add the eggs one at a time. Add the vanilla, then the cocoa/water mixture. Add the flour mixture slowly, alternating with the sour cream.  

5. Scoop the batter using a small cookie scoop or spoon in into the cupcake liners. They should be about 3/4 full. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. 

Oreo filling frosting

1 stick butter, softened
3-4 cups powdered sugar
2 tsp vanilla
pinch of salt
15 (ish) Oreo cookies

Scrape the filling out of all the Oreos. Keep the filling and crush the cookies. Beat the butter and the Oreo filling together with a mixer for about 1 minutes. Add the powdered sugar slowly, then the vanilla, and the pinch of salt. Beat for about 1 minute after it's all added to make sure it's all beat in and fluffy. Pipe onto the cupcakes with an open star tip, then roll them in the crushed Oreo pieces.

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