Thursday, 8 October 2015

Oreo cupcake recipe

So Nadiya took home the baking crown- well done girl! She was so inspiring, I even got a bit emotional watching it! If you fancy a spot of baking over the weekend, give these fellas a try. Oreos are my all time favourite biscuits, even if it does mean picking black bits out of my teeth for hours after! 

(20-24 cupcakes) You will need:

200g salted butter

200g caster sugar

4 medium eggs

200g self raising flour

2 tablespoons vanilla extract (Madagascan) 

One pack of Oreos

(I use a Kenwood mixer for this recipe.)  

For the icing

250g unsalted butter 

250g icing sugar

1/2 tub of cream cheese

1 teaspoon of vanilla essence

For the chocolate icing, just add cocoa powder to taste.

Depending on how many cakes you make, have half an Oreo for each cake. (so grab another packet and then you have a few to munch on whilst baking... ) 

How to make:

Pre heat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius.  

Mix the butter, sugar and vanilla in an electric mixer and cream until pale and fluffy. 

Put the Oreos into a plastic zip lock bag and whack it with a rolling pin (excellent stress relief). You don't want to be left with crumbs, so don't go too mad. Mixed size chunks will do just fine. 

Add the eggs one at a time whilst mixing at a medium speed. 

If the mixture starts splitting or curdling, add a dash of flour. 

Mix in the flour at a low speed. Then add the Oreos and mix with a spoon.

Spoon the mixture into cupcake cases (or muffin cases). They should be 2 thirds full. 

Bake in the oven between 12-15 minutes. Use a knife to test, if it comes out clean you are good to go! 

Let the cakes cool on a wire rack. 

For the icing:

Make sure your cakes are cold before you ice them! 

Melt the butter to make it easier to whisk. Mix at a high speed until very pale. Add in the icing sugar gradually and whisk. 

Put the cream cheese in with the mix, just trust me on this one, it gives the icing extra va va voom! 

Remember, the paler the icing, the better. 

In another bowl, make the same mixture but use slightly less icing and use cocoa powder. Chocolate icing should be chocolatey, right? So don't be frugal. You want a deep chocolate colour.

Then using a piping bag, hold the nozzle end and roll the piping bag down over your fist(it just makes it easier to spoon the icing in without getting it everywhere). In one half of the bag, spoon in the vanilla icing and in the other half spoon in the chocolate, roll back up and get ready to pipe. 

Starting at the edge of your cake, spiral the icing so you end up in the middle. 

Cut the Oreos in half with a sharp knife and place on top.

And there we have it! You can use other biscuits, I have used jammy dodgers before which were deeeelicious! 

Have a great day and remember... it's Friday tomorrow!

Love Hana xx

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