A moist chocolate cake and a cookies ‘n’ cream frosting combine to create these tasty Oreo Cupcakes!
*In my best Cookie Monster voice* “Now what starts with the letter C? Cookie starts with C. Let’s think of other things that starts with C. Oh, who cares about the other things? C is for cookie, that’s good enough for me!” Cookies. I love a good cookie. Chocolate chip, kitchen sink, oatmeal raisin, peanut butter, sugar, caramel pecan, oh this list could go on forever and ever. The only problem with cookies is that 1 becomes 2 becomes 8. And then all of the cookies are gone. Oops.
What is your favorite kind of cookie? According to sales volume, the world’s favorite cookie is an Oreo. In truth, the world’s favorite cookie is probably a homemade chocolate chip cookie, but grandma’s secret recipe for chocolate chip cookies isn’t included in sales volume statistics. In sales, Oreos outpace the 2nd most popular cookie (Gamesa company based out of Mexico) at a rate of 3:1. That’s dominating the cookie market right there! Oreos also outpace worldwide sales of Cheerios by 2:1 and Kraft Macaroni and Cheese by 5:1. We’re talking a lot of Oreos here, my friends!
The average American eats 18,928 cookies in his or her life, and I’d bet a good (chocolate) chunk of those are Oreos. (On a side note, how do statisticians actually come up with these numbers!?) We do eat Oreos on occasion around here, although we polish off more homemade cookies just because I love to bake. And in order to bake more cookies, we need to eat the first batch!
Laura prefers to dip her Oreos in milk while I go plain. In fact, I like to play a little game to see if I can twist the Oreos apart and get the filling to be all on one side. I fail this game often…and I have to eat the evidence. Clearly I just have to keep going until I win the game!
Truthfully, though, one of my favorite things to do with Oreos is turn them into other desserts. Crumbled Oreos make an excellent cookie base for cheesecakes and pies. And I’ve made my fair share of Oreo-inspired desserts over the years, like Oreo Cheesecake, Oreo Milkshakes and Oreo Cake. But one thing I didn’t have was an Oreo Cupcake. Clearly I needed to fix that, so I took that Oreo Cake recipe and adjusted it to create these Oreo Cupcakes. You could call these Cookies ‘n’ Cream Cupcakes, but let’s just call a spade a spade. These are made with Oreos, so Oreo Cupcakes it is!
Honestly, I probably could have eaten this frosting with a spoon. It’s insanely delicious! And it tastes remarkably similar to the filling inside of an Oreo. I was out curling the night I made these Oreo Cupcakes, and Laura made a point to tell me that the chocolate cupcake itself is quite delicious. I was all like, “Huh? Did you eat the cupcake before the frosting?” And she was all like, “Yup.” But what’s funny…one of my curling teammates did the same! (I took
all most of these Oreo Cupcakes into the club that night.) Do you eat the cupcake before the frosting? Is this a common thing that has somehow just missed me?
No matter how you eat your cupcakes, I can promise you that these Oreo Cupcakes will be a hit in your house! The moist chocolate cupcake topped with a cookies ‘n’ cream frosting makes for one heck of a delicious treat. Enjoy, my friends! As for me, I’m off to twist some more Oreos apart until I win the game.
Looking for more Oreo cookie recipes? How about this Oreo Milkshake?
Or this Oreo Cheesecake?
One more…this Oreo Cake is always a winner in our house!