Chocolate Cupcakes with Oreo Buttercream Frosting

27 May

Oh yum yum yummy yum!

Totally sinful but sometimes you’ve just got to do it.

This recipe was a complete trial and can I say that it was also a complete success!

The recipe for the chocolate cupcakes was my trusty old Woman’s Weekly Kids Party book recipe which is really simple.

Mr 4 really enjoyed watching the cake mixture lighten in colour during the cooking of these cupcakes and he certainly enjoyed licking the beater!

chocolate cupcakes with oreo buttercream

Chocolate Cupcakes

Ingredients:

1 1/3 cups self raising flour

1/2 cup cocoa

125g butter (softened)

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 1/4 cups caster sugar (I usually only use 1 cup)

2 eggs

3/4 cup water

 

Method:

Preheat oven to moderate

Grease or line cake tin

Sift flour and cocoa into bowl of electric mixer

Add the rest of the ingredients and beat on low speed until combined

Increase speed to medium and beat for approx 3 minutes or until mixture is smooth and changed to a lighter colour

Spread into prepared pans

Bake in moderate oven until cooked (for these cupcakes, I cooked them for approximately 20 mins)

Stand in pan for 5 mins then turn onto wire rack until cool.

(Makes 24 cupcakes)

Oreo Buttercream Frosting

250g butter

3½ cups pure icing sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

3 tablespoons milk

1 packet finely crushed Oreo biscuits (crush in food processor)

Method:

Cream the butter for a few minutes until it is light.

Sift in the icing sugar and beat until entirely combined with the butter.

Add the vanilla extract, and milk.

Beat for 3 minutes.

Add crushed Oreo pieces and mix well to combine.

Pipe onto cupcakes and top with a mini Oreo. YUM!

(makes enough to pipe onto 24 cupcakes)

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