Friday, April 20, 2012

Oreo Cupcakes with Oreo Frosting

A friend who recently visited London and made a stop at the Primrose Bakery. She loved it! I happen to have one of their cookbooks. "Cupcakes from the Primrose Bakery" & thought I'd use one of the recipes. I picked "White Amaretto Cupcakes but I did change it a bit as I wanted to use Oreos in the recipe. I made a base of crushed oreos at the bottom of each cake. The result was delicious & a nice surprise! I made a crushed oreo frosting that was just perfect with a little bit of crunch in each bite.
Here's the recipe White Amaretto Cupcakes 8 tbs unsalted butter at room temp 3/4 c plus 2 tbs sugar 2 large eggs at room temp 3/4 c plus 2 tbs self rising flour 3/4 c plus 1 tbs all-purpose flour 1/2 c 2% milk at room temp 1/2 tsp of vanilla (the recipe calls for amaretto liquer which I do not have) 6 Finely Crushed Oreos (my change) Preheat oven to 350 and line a 12 cup muffin pan Add a spoonful of oreo crumbs to each liner. Cream the butter and sugar until mixture is pale and smooth (about 3-5 min) Add the eggs one at a time Sift the 2 flours together in another bowl. Mix the milk and vanilla together. Add 1/3 of the flour mixture to the creamed mix and beat well. Pour 1/3 of the milk into the mixture and beat again. Repeat these steps untill all ingredients have been added. Spoon the mixture into liners about 2/3 full and bake in the oven for about 25 min until slightly raised and golden. The directions say to insert a skewer in the center of one to check for doneness. I don't have skewers, I just use a piece of spagetti and it works perfectly.
This recipe uses Amaretto Buttercream with toasted slivered almonds which sounds delicious but I used the oreos & vanilla which will appeal to all chocolate lovers! I will give you their recipe first for the Amaretto Buttercream Amaretto Buttercream Frosting In a large mixing bowl beat 8 tbs of unsalted butter at room temp, 1/4 c of 2% milk and 1 tsp vanilla extract and 2 1/2 cups of powdered sugar until smooth. Gradually add the remainder of the sugar to produce a buttercream that has a smooth consistency. Add the Amaretto (if you want to) and beat well. For the Oreo Frosting, Leave out the Amaretto and crush 3 whole oreos to fine crumbs and add these to the frosting. You will love the taste. I must say you have to frost by hand or use a tip that has a large opening as the crumbs will get stuck in the decorating tips. Cut oreos in half to finish off your cupcakes. I like to do this - find a recipe and substitute just to make it a little bit mine! The cupcakes themselves were light and tasted delicious. I will definitely use this recipe again. The pictures in this cookbook are beautiful so if you're looking for a new cupcake book - buy this. Definitely worth it. They also have some beautiful cakes which I will give a try. We have a family birthday coming up and they have a Chocolate Layer Cake that needs to be made! Let me know what you think, If you have a chance I'd love to hear from you.


  1. Those look really good! It's nice to know you can substitute vanilla for some things; I didn't know that before. I'm a new follower from the WeeklyBNSBash team.

  2. Those look so good! I'm obsessed Oreos. I made this Chocolate Oreo Cake recently and it was sooo good. No better combo than cream cheese, Cool Whip and Oreos!

    Thanks for the recipe :)

  3. These cupcakes look so yummy, I just made oreo cupcakes last saturday and posted them on my blog as well.

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  4. I love your blog! Craving cupcakes now :) I'm a new follower from the blog hop :)

  5. Just popping by from Welcome Wednesday and now following on GFC. You can follow me on Linky Followers. Those cupcakes look amazing! Have a great Wednesday!

  6. Following you from the Welcome Wednesday Blog Hop. =) I LOVE cupcakes!! I just ordered a bunch of cute cupcake liners from Pick Your Plum this morning. Yay for cupcakes!!