My family doesn't really appreciate cupcakes, which creates quite the dilemma since I absolutely love baking them! They're simple, adorable, and delicious (though my family begs to differ). Thankfully, my coworkers love cupcakes. So when my manager's birthday was soon approaching I took it upon myself to make some super cute cupcakes. Since I was on a time crunch, I thought it best to take some help from Betty Crocker herself... and damn does she make a good cupcake. But to make it special all my own I added a very unique, secret ingredient... OREOS! This recipe really couldn't be any easier and the results were amazing. My coworkers literally died and went straight to cupcake heaven (and yes, it does exist).
Oreo Birthday Cupcakes:
Yields: About 18 cupcakes
1 box of Chocolate Cake Mix
1 1/4 cup of water
1/2 cup of oil
I can of white frosting
Rainbow jimmies/ sprinkles
10 - 13 oreos, chopped or quartered
8 - 10 oreos, halved
Mix the cake according to the directions on the box. Add the chopped oreos to the batter, fold in. Line a cupcake baking pan with paper liners. Use a medium sized ice cream scooper to divide the batter into the pan. Tap pan against counter to release air bubbles. Cook cake according to directions on box, about 13 - 17 minutes, or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean. Let the cupcakes cool completely.
Once cool, use an offset spatula to frost the cupcakes. Then sprinkle each cupcake with the jimmies. Next, take an oreo half and stick it into the middle of the cupcake (the frosting should help them stand on their own. Then add your birthday candles! Light, make a wish, and most importantly... enjoy!