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Oreo Birthday Cupcakes

2 1/4 cups cake flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 large egg yolks
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup water
1/3 cup oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips, melted
4 Birthday Cake Oreos, finely chopped

Frosting
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 cup marshmallow cream
2 cups confectioners' sugar
2 tablespoons milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup sprinkles + additional for garnish
9 Birthday Cake Oreos, halved

Heat oven to 350 degrees F.  Line 18 muffin cups with paper liners.
In a medium mixing bowl, sift together flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt; whisk to combine.

In a large mixing bowl, using a mixer on medium speed, beat together egg yolks, granulated sugar, water, oil and vanilla until well combined and foamy - about 2-3 minutes.  Beat in melted chocolate and dry ingredients until just combined.  Stir in Oreo crumbs until combined.  Divide batter into muffin cups. 
Drop oven temperature to 300 degrees F.  Bake cupcakes 17-20 minutes or until well risen and a toothpick inserted into cake comes out with moist crumbs attached.  Do not overbake!  Cool 5 minutes.  Place pans in freezer and cool cakes completely.

To make the frosting, in a large mixing bowl, using a mixer on medium speed, beat together butter and marshmallow cream until creamy - about 1 minute.  Beat in confectioners' sugar, milk and vanilla until well combined - about 2 minutes.  Beat in 1/4 cup sprinkles until combined.  Pipe frosting on cupcakes.  Decorate with additional sprinkles.  Place a halved Oreo on each cupcake. 

Makes 18 cupcakes

36 comments:

  1. Yum! I just tried the Birthday Cake Oreos last weekend (have a recipe up my sleeve, too) and I loved them. I had read some not-so-great reviews of them, but I thought the birthday cake flavor was spot on.

    I've never heard of putting cupcakes into the freezer right after baking - I'll have to give that a try!

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    1. That's what the instructor told us to do when I took the Wilton cake decorating class.

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  2. These Oreo are so cute, just as your cucpcakes, looks yummy, really!

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  3. i've been seeing these everywhere! maybe i should buy some...the filling does look cute!

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  4. These are too cute for words! And tasty to boot.

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  5. I like your milk glass!

    How do you do it? How do you make post after post after post? These days I'm lucky if I come up with a post every week and I'm always floored that I come to my reader every day and see a new post from you. My admiration never wanes!

    I'll take a dozen cupcakes please!

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    1. Thank you! I think that used to be Eric's. Wow! Thank you, Rachel! Such kind words.

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  6. wow, 100 years! crazy. these cupcakes look amazing, and i bet the sprinkles do make them better ;)

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  7. My roommate's birthday in March 6th! How ironic. I've already decided what I'm making her, but I'm going to make these in the near future anyway. Have you ever had the Oreo Filling ice cream from Coldstone? That's what your frosting sounds like .. except the ice cream was a bit much after eating it for a while. I'm sure I could eat this frosting for days though.

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  8. I have been seeing Birthday Oreos everywhere recently. I must try them!

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  9. What a great cupcake, so crazy that Oreos have been around for 100 years!

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  10. So I have a really bad habit of waking up in the middle of the night for no apparent reason, and I always check my phone/emails. I saw that I hada blog comment from you and almost jumped out of bed for joy bc you are my favorite blogger!! I know I don't comment a lot, but I have been following you ever since you were on Food Network for your Pumpernickel Pastrami Panini. I've made it several times and it's so delicious. I need to make more of your dessert recipes!! Thanks for being a wonderful blogger and for visiting mine. :)

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    1. Christina, wowww really? That's crazy! Thank you so much for reading! I really appreciate it. I'm glad you like the panini! I had no idea. Your blog seems really big and you have a ton of readers! I can't wait to read more.

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  11. love everything about these! i love oreos, i love cupcakes, and i love sprinkles! perfect! :)

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  12. I bought these the minute I saw them. They are sort of strange but in a delicious way. These cupcakes look great!

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  13. Well, against all of my better judgment, I'm going to have to purchase a bag of these. And/or try recreate them myself. They should just make it a permanent flavor!

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  14. I've been seeing those birthday Oreos around the blogosphere lately :-) I haven't seen them in the store yet though!

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  15. I knew you were up to something when I saw the giant Oreo cookie cake picture on twitter ahahaha these cupcakes are my dream, but sugarfree oreos are hard to find here the old folks usually get them! hahahaha YUM!!

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  16. Love these! How fun! I must get these cookies right away.

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  17. These are incredible! I love the sounds of the frosting, too. Thanks for letting us know about Oreo day ahead of time!

    xx

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  18. Oreo is my fav cookie. Divine looking. Going to make this one over the weekend.
    Thanks for the recipe

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  19. Seriously? Another blog recipe featuring birthday oreos? That's it. I HAVE to try these treats :-)

    PS. I added you to the blogroll on my new blog. I love your recipes!!

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    1. That's so nice! Thank you! I will have to add you to mine.

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  20. Emily this is the perfect birthday cake for Oreos...how super of you to figure it all out! Didn't know that they were 100 years old this year. Thanks for the recipe!

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  21. These photos are simply brilliant! I am love this recipe, too.

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  22. I just found your blog through Liz (Little Bitty Bakes), and I love it! It's always nice to find other baking bloggers, and I just wanted to stop by and say hi. :-) Love the recipe too...I have to get my hands on some of those Oreos!

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    1. Hi Tracy! Welcome! I can't wait to check out your blog.

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  23. Whhhhhaaaattt?!? I will have to keep my eyes open for these. I love anything birthday cake flavored

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  24. Aww, definitely the perfect way to celebrate oreo's bday! They look just fabulous!

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  25. probably won't be able to re-visit your blog before lent is over, but these look fantastic and i'm totally into your lavender-dot plates!

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  26. I like anything Oreo. I can't believe they are 100! Looks like a perfect cupcake for any birthday!

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  27. I made this frosting tonight for my daughter's birthday. It was fast, easy and really delicious. -Kara

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