This little cupcake is just as tasty as it is cute! I love that this cupcake has a sweet surprise on the bottom...do you see it??? ITS AN OREO...who would have thought to turn an EXTREMELY great cookie into a cupcake.........YUM!! You have to try these out, they are a huge winner!!
Cookies and Cream Cupcake
24 Oreo halves, with cream still attached
2 1/4 c. flour
1 t. baking powder
1/2 t. salt
1 cube butter, softened (NOT melted)
1 2/3 c. sugar
3 egg whites
2 t. vanilla
1 c. buttermilk
20 Oreo's, chopped (NOT crushed, just chopped)
Fill 2 (12 each) cupcake pans with liners. SPRAY each one first with pan coating. Place half an Oreo (frosting side UP) in each liner.
In mixing bowl combine butter and sugar and beat for 2 minutes until light and fluffy. Blend in egg whites and vanilla. Place all dry ingredient in a separate mixing bowl and beat to combine. Beat in 1/2 dry ingredients, add 1/2 the milk, add the rest of the dry ingredients and then the rest of the milk. GENTLY fold in chopped oreos with a spoon or rubber spatula. Don't over mix or you will have chocolate looking cookies. Fill each cupcake liner 2/3 full. Bake at 350 degrees for 18-20 minutes. Cool completely before frosting.
2 lb. powdered sugar
3/4 c. shortening
1 T. vanilla
1/2 c. milk
Mix all ingredient together until smooth. Pipe onto cupcakes and garnish with crushed Oreo's (I used the other halves from the ones I put in the bottom of the liners).