Oreo Cupcakes

Hands up if you get serious food cravings from time to time; I know I do! It can be anything from a really good burger to chocolate to grapes to…whatever. We all get them.

Lately, mine has been Oreo cookies – they are just so good! In fact, did you know there was a study a few years ago that suggested the brain responds to Oreos in the same way as cocaine? Crazy!

I decided to satisfy my craving in the best way by combining these delicious cookies with my simple vanilla cupcake recipe.

This cupcake starts with a vanilla sponge base, which is super easy to make, and is stuffed full of Oreo crumbs to give it that great flavour. If you love Oreos as much as I do, trust me, this will hit the spot.

*TOP TIP*

If you don’t have a food processor, you can still crush those Oreos into fine crumbs. Add your cookies to either a large bowl or a strong ziplock bag crush by hand with a rolling pin.

INGREDIENTS

150g self-raising flour
150g caster sugar
150g softened butter
1tsp baking powder
3 large eggs
1tsp vanilla extract
100g Oreo cookies
4 tbsp milk

METHOD

  1. Pre-heat your oven to 160°C (320°F, gas mark 4) and place 12 cupcake cases into a muffin tin. Place the Oreo cookies into a food processor and pulse into fine crumbs.

  2. Sift the flour, baking powder, sugar and a pinch of salt into a large bowl and whisk together. Add the eggs, butter and vanilla and mix until well combined. Be careful not to over mix – stop when you cannot see any more flour.

  3. Add the crushed Oreo cookies to the mixture and fold. Divide the mixture between the prepared cupcake cases, filling to about two thirds of the way, and bake for 22-25 minutes.

  4. Allow your cupcakes to cool for a few minutes in the tin, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely before frosting.

Want to make these cupcakes extra special? Add one Oreo cookie to the bottom of each cupcake case before the batter for a delicious surprise.

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