Oreo Cupcakes – Third time is a charm!

First things first. Cupcake Camp Boston is tomorrow night. If you’re in the Boston area, be sure to stop by. We’re expecting about 2000 cupcakes and who knows how many people…

Oreo Cupcakes

Now on to the cupcakes. This is by far Hubby’s favorite cupcake and my #1 requested cupcake to make. They’re pretty freaking amazing.

Oreo Cupcakes

You might remember that I’ve actually made Cookies N Cream cupcakes twice before. Both recipes were a bit different but still delicious. I took my favorite parts of each on and combined them into an awesome Oreo Cupcake recipe.

Oreo Cupcakes

Since developing this recipe last summer, I’ve probably made these five times. I never repeat recipes, so that’s definitely saying something. I just never got around to photographing the cupcakes to post on here. Until this spring. I’m going to be an aunt in a couple weeks and my sister-in-law requested these cupcakes. I happily obliged and made a point to take the pictures.

Oreo Cupcakes

As I mentioned, this recipe combines our favorite aspects of the two recipes tried previously. You start with half of an Oreo at the bottom of the cupcake. I always twist the Oreo gently so that all the cream filling sticks to one cookie so you get that layer of cream in the bottom of your cupcake.

Oreo Cupcakes

I take the tops of the Oreos that have no cream on them and cut some in half for garnishing. The rest get crushed, also for garnishing.

Oreo Cupcakes

The part I love about the first recipe that I’ve tried is the made from scratch batter. This batter is amazing even before you pour in the Oreo pieces. And while we’re on the topic of those Oreo pieces… I cut mine fairly large. Actually, Hubby likes to do the cutting for me. He stacks them really tall and uses a super sharp knife to cut through the whole stack at once. He cuts them into quarters for me. I toss the quarters Oreos in a bit of flour so they don’t all sink to the bottom. I like having the big chunks as opposed to crushing them. It really enhances the Oreo flavor and adds some texture to the cupcakes.

Oreo Cupcakes

For the frosting, I have tried out a variety of flavors. The one that I like best is just a simple cream cheese frosting. With the garnish of the crushed Oreo and the half Oreo, you still have plenty of Oreo flavor in every bite

Oreo Cupcakes

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Oreo Cupcakes

These Oreo cupcakes will knock your socks off!

Yield: 24 cupcakes

Ingredients:

1 stick unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 cup milk
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 1/4 cups flour, plus 2 Tbsp for the Oreo chunks
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 2/3 cup sugar
3 large egg whites, at room temperature
1 pkg Oreo Cookies (~45 cookies)
double batch of cream cheese frosting

Directions:

For the Cupcakes
Preheat oven to 350F. Insert liners into a medium cupcake pan.

Twist apart 24 Oreos. Place the wafer with filling on it, filling side up, in the bottom of each paper liner. Cut other wafers in half. Save 24 halves to place in the frosting. Crush the other wafer halves, also for garnishing.

Cut the remaining Oreo cookies into quarters with a sharp knife. Toss with 2 Tbsp flour and set aside.

In a large bowl cream the butter until fluffy, about 3-5 minutes. Add the milk and vanilla and mix to combine.

In a separate bowl mix together the flour, baking powder, and salt.

Add the dry ingredients to butter mixture. Mix until integrated. Stir in sugar. With an electric mixer on low speed, beat for 30 seconds. Turn the mixer up to medium speed and beat for 2 minutes. Add the egg whites. Beat for 2 more minutes. Stir in the quartered cookies.

Fill the cupcake lines three-quarters full. Bake for about 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of cupcakes comes out clean. Cool cupcakes in the pan.

Assemble the cupcakes
Once cupcakes have cooled completely, frost with cream cheese frosting. Sprinkle with crushed Oreos and place 1/2 of an Oreo on the frosting of each cupcake.

Recipe from Beantown Baker

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27 Responses to “Chicken Tikka Masala”

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    Joanne — September 27, 2010 at 12:09 am

    I think it would be SO awesome to live in India…mostly for the food. Which places do you like in Boston? I used to live there and really want to move back at some point!

    This chicken tikka masala looks so tasty. Wonderful for PFB!

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    Jen — September 27, 2010 at 12:20 am

    Joanne – We love Punjab Palace in Allston for delivery and Tamarind Bay in Brookline for eating in.

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    Eliana — September 27, 2010 at 2:44 am

    So great that you made it through. I’m sure you will make it to the next round with this beauty. Your take on this Indian classic looks absolutely delicious!

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    kitchenmisfit — September 27, 2010 at 10:46 am

    Punjab Palace is my absolute FAVORITE Indian place in Boston. They actually make my dishes spicy unlike some other places in Boston. I’ve always wants to try Tamarind Bay as well. Delicious recipe!

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    Jen — September 27, 2010 at 12:11 pm

    kitchenmisfit – definitely try Tamarind Bay. They have a great little outdoor seating area so if you can get there before fall arrives in full swing, I’d definitely recommend it.

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    mybizzykitchen.com — September 27, 2010 at 1:35 pm

    I love chicken tikka masala – I just made it about six months ago for the first time, and I’ve made it a dozen times since!

    I have a version that takes 30 minutes – I found I couldn’t taste the difference of the chicken when it marinated in the yogurt, so just skip it!

    http://mybizzykitchen.com/2010/03/09/more-indian-food/

    I voted for you – good luck!

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    Fun and Fearless in Beantown — September 27, 2010 at 2:10 pm

    This is fantastic! I love chicken tikka masala and its great you can cross off another item on your list!

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    Daisy — September 27, 2010 at 3:01 pm

    Chicken Tikki Masala is my go to Indian food too! I had a great meal at Rani in Brookline a few years ago. I just voted for you. good luck.

    Also – how fun you are giving away the KAF treats! 🙂

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    Shannon — September 27, 2010 at 3:21 pm

    looks fantastic–you got my vote 🙂 i’ll have to try this one next!

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    Skylar Wolfe — September 27, 2010 at 5:54 pm

    I made tikka masala too for this challenge! It’s so yummy and tasty. Yours looks really delicious, and I voted for you.

    You can see mine at http://www.foodbuzz.com/project_food_blog/challenges/2/view/973

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    Krystal — September 27, 2010 at 6:02 pm

    Yum, I love Chicken Tikka Masala…this looks delicious Jen and you got my vote!

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    The Cilantropist — September 27, 2010 at 7:30 pm

    Love love me some tikka masala! And totally cute photo of the monkey. 🙂 Got my vote! Good luck!

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    The Small Boston Kitchen — September 27, 2010 at 11:48 pm

    Is it rude if I request to be invited over next time you make this?! Chicken Tikka Masala is one of my favorites and your looks so goooood!

    Best of luck in the competition…I’m rooting for you!!

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    notyet100 — September 28, 2010 at 12:08 am

    u r so right bout indian food,..
    platter looks yum,..good luck.:-)

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    Jen — September 28, 2010 at 3:51 am

    this looks delicious 🙂 Good luck with project food and you got my vote for this one! Feel free to drop by 🙂 Good luck and best wishes for making to the top !! WOOHOO

    jen @ http://www.passion4food.ca

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    undercover caterer — September 28, 2010 at 7:35 am

    I love chicken tikka masala too, but haven’t ever attempted it. I’ll have to do it now, you made it look simple. You got my vote!

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    Casey Angelova — September 28, 2010 at 12:28 pm

    This looks awesome. I love Indian cuisine. Best of luck with round 2!!!

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    Heather — September 28, 2010 at 2:16 pm

    We love Indian food, I wish we had it more often. Our go to is also Tikka Masala and I am thinking we may need to revisit it again real soon. Great job you have my vote.

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    Jane Ko — September 28, 2010 at 6:19 pm

    Voted for you and good luck with PFB 🙂

    I would like to invite you to participate in my giveaway
    http://atasteofkoko.blogspot.com/2010/08/mini-pistachio-tea-cakes-40.html

    Here is my entry for PFB http://www.foodbuzz.com/project_food_blog/challenges/2/view/1039

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    thecheapgourmet — September 28, 2010 at 10:22 pm

    What a fabulous dish you chose for the PFB challenge. Great job! I loved the monkey, but didn’t realize they were pick-pockets. Little rascals! I’ve not tried much Indian food, but would love to try your recipe. Sending you the best of luck in future challenges, along with my vote!

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    Lick My Spoon — September 28, 2010 at 11:13 pm

    You’ve got my vote! I’m glad you were able to challenge yourself by cooking Indian food. Good thing you did, this dish looks amazing!!

    That is so amazing that your husband has gotten to the opportunity to live in India.

    Good luck, I know you are going to go far in this competition.

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    nutmegnanny — September 29, 2010 at 4:16 pm

    I voted! 🙂 Looks great! I love Indian food but unfortunately I’m the only one in my family and friends circle that loves it. In order to eat it I have to eat alone…haha.

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    sadaf — September 29, 2010 at 6:21 pm

    Thanks for visiting my site.
    I am panjabi ana love tikka. great post and voted by me.. I always use tikka flavoured chicken for my pizza…

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    Food o' del Mundo — September 30, 2010 at 12:46 am

    Lovely post, placed my vote. Hope we both make it to the next round!

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    Queen of Cuisine — September 30, 2010 at 1:07 am

    Your tikka looks great!! Don’t you love the Pioneer Woman? I cast a vote for you!

    Lisa

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    Karen — October 4, 2010 at 1:18 pm

    I made this last Thursday. It was very good but way too spicy for my kids. When I make it again I am only adding one and a half T of garam masala and omitting the yogurt on the chicken.Thanks for all the yummy recipes!

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    kk — October 12, 2010 at 1:59 am

    not going to lie- mine didn’t taste so great. i was very hopeful, but i guess a year + of living in india puts my standards really high.

    my favorite indian restaurant in boston is punjabi dhaba in inman square. lines so long they’re usually down the block, and there are always lots of desis there- that’s how you know it’s good. best dosa and chicken tikka masala i’ve had this side of the atlantic. silverware is optional.

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