Sunday, January 15, 2012

Oreos are yummy!

My 13-year old nephew likes Oreos. A lot. I never realized this until last summer, when he sent me a random text message with his signature line reading, "Oreos r yummy." It took a couple of back and forth texts before I realized his "Oreos r yummy" comments weren't actually part of our conversation. I'm pretty sure all of my texts back to him were "What is 'Oreos are yummy?'," at which he probably got a good laugh. He's probably still laughing, or shaking his head, at my ignorance.

Tomorrow we're getting together with my husband's family, so I thought I'd whip up a sweet treat to bring with us. Since my nephew will be there, why not make something with Oreos? I've seen lots of recipes on Pinterest lately for Oreo cookies, Oreo cupcakes, Oreo cheesecake, Oreo bars, Oreo truffles.... Oreo everything. I decided to try this Oreo cupcake recipe. The result? As my nephew would say, "Oreos are yummy!"

The real surprise of the cupcake is the inside. There is a whole Oreo cookie at the bottom. 

The cookie softens a bit when you bake it with the cake. There are also crushed Oreos added to the dark chocolate cake mix and to the homemade buttercream frosting. I also added a mini Oreo as a garnish.

The recipe made far more than the usual two dozen cupcakes (almost three dozen), so I baked and decorated the rest and took them downstairs to the doormen. They were happy for a treat on this cold January night. The others were boxed up in a bakery box ready for the family.

Enjoy the rest of the weekend! 
Oreos r yummy.....

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