Thursday, July 16, 2015

Peanut Butter Chocolate Oreo Cupcakes

I feel like a good recipe is one you come up with and everyone assumes it is from Pinterest.
That is exactly what happened with these cupcakes. See it all started when my friend and I did a crazy intense food cleanse and she had a craving for Reese’s, Oreos and chocolate cake. It also happened to be her birthday was right after we finished our cleanse and I was in a place to satisfy her cravings.

 First I started with the Hershey’s ChocolateCake Recipe because really it is so good and perfect I had to.  

I made a slight modification to the recipe below in adding coffee as well as boiling water to enhance the chocolate flavor. At least Ina Garten says it does.

Cake:
·         2 cups sugar
·         1 ¾ cup all –purpose flour
·         ¾ cup cocao powder
·         1 ½ tsp baking powder
·         1 ½ tsp baking soda
·         1 tsp salt
·         2 eggs
·         1 cup milk
·         ½ cup vegetable oil
·         2 tsp vanilla
·         ½ cup boiling water
·         ½ cup boiling coffee

I mixed the batter and filled cupcake liners 2/3 of the way up. Before baking I added a mini Reese’s to each cupcake liner and allowed the cupcake to bake around it.

Bake for 22-25 minutes at 350

I found the Reese’s mostly sunk and stuck to the bottom but it got a little crunchy and was so dang good.

Frosting:
·         1 cup (8oz) whipping cream
·         1 container cool whip (normal size)
·         1 row of crushed oreos
·         ¼ cup powdered sugar
·         1 tsp vanilla

I start by pulverizing the cookies in a food processor until they are a fine crumb. Then work on the cream by adding the whipping cream, powdered sugar and vanilla to a stand mixer and whip the cream. Once the cream is sufficiently whipped I fold in the cool whip and oreos. I pipe the frosting onto the cupcakes and drizzle with melted peanut butter. To finish the look I place a mini oreo on top of the cupcake.
Now I have been making cupcakes for a while now and this was by far the most popular cupcake I have ever made.

I think that means it was liked, but it could mean something else.. the world may never know.

Stay Crafty!

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