WORDLESS WEDNESDAY: {COOKIES 'n CREAM} Cupcakes

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Cupcakes:

1 1/2 cups all purpose flour

1/2 cup natural unsweetened cocoa

1 1/4 cup sugar

3/4 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

2 eggs

1/2 cup vegetable oil

1 teaspoon vanilla

3/4 cup milk

3/4 cup hot water

24 Oreos, plus more for crumbs

Frosting:

1 cup shortening

1 lb. powdered sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla

3-6 Tablespoons milk

2 or more teaspoons Oreo cookie crumbs

For the cupcakes:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Line tray with 12 baking cups

Place one whole cookie in each cup or break apart at least 12 cookies and place the broken pieces into each cup

Mix the flour, cocoa, sugar, baking soda, baking powder and salt in a large mixing bowl using a wire whisk

Add the eggs, oil, vanilla and milk and mix well until thoroughly combined. Add the hot water and mix until combined

Transfer the batter (it will be very liquid) to a large measuring cup and then pour batter into each baking cup so it’s about three quarters full

Bake for 16-18 minutes.

Makes at least 12 cupcakes

For the frosting:

Beat the shortening in a mixer until smooth

Add vanilla and mix until combined

Add the powdered sugar in three additions, scraping down the sides after each addition

Add a Tablespoon of milk at a time and mix together until you achieve the consistency you like

Add the cookie crumbs and mix until completely combined

You can add more if you like, but I just wanted a light speckling to show off the white frosting

Place frosting in a decorator bag with a 1M tip and swirl on top of each cupcake

Insert a cookie on top of each cupcake

You can also apply frosting on each cupcake in a mounded shape

or

Turn upside down and roll the top around in a small bowl of cookie crumbs to coat

Note: If you choose to pile the frosting on high like I’ve shown here, you should double this recipe to make sure you have enough.

Shortening (lard) is used for the frosting so it comes out white instead of off white. Frosting looks prettier against the cookies and shows off the crumbs that are mixed with it. But you could still use regular butter, as I know shortening (lard) is not that easy to find.

Recipe from Bakerella