Cookies & Cream Cupcakes

Cookies & Cream Cupcakes are pretty popular right now. There are lots of different versions and variations depending on which website or blog you visit. My mom made some a couple of months back and they were delicious! I guess I could add one more version right? My favorite part (besides the oreo cookie baked into the cake) is the oreo cream added to the frosting…they were just setting there so I thought to myself why not?

Chocolate Cupcakes
1 package double stuff oreos
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2 cups flour
2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup unsweetened cocoa
1 cup oil
2 cups hot water
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla
Preheat oven to 350 F. Line 24 muffin cups with liners. Drop one double stuff into the bottom of each paper liner.  Mix ingredients with an electric mixer in a bowl until you get a thin batter. Pour batter over oreos into prepared muffin cups. Bake at 350 degrees for 15-18 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
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Cookies & Cream Frosting
2 sticks of unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 cup shortening, at room temperature
1/2 cup marshmallow creme
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
2 lbs. powdered sugar
4 tablespoons very cold milk
1 cup Oreo cookies crushed (creams removed and set aside for frosting)Cream butter and shortening in the bowl of a stand mixer. Add salt and vanilla extract. Begin sifting in the powdered sugar in slowly, mixing thoroughly after each addition. Stir in oreo creams (set aside from cookies) until combined. Begin adding milk slowly, one tablespoon at a time, until desired consistency is achieved. Fold in marshmallow creme and crushed Oreo cookies. Frost cooled cupcakes as desired. Garnish with crushed oreos or mini oreos.
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