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5 Chocolate Oreo Cupcakes Recipe

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time3 hrs 52 mins
Author: Sarah

Ingredients

For the chocolate cupcakes:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup plus 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ¾ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • cup vegetable oil
  • ½ cup buttermilk
  • 1 large egg room temp.
  • 1 tsp.vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup Vanilla cream liquor
  • 1/4 cup boiling water
  • 1 tsp. instant coffee granules

For the Oreo frosting:

  • 1 cup unsalted butter softened to room temperature
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 tbsp. heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup finely crushed Oreo crumbs

Instructions

Chocolate cupcakes:

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Line your muffin pans with cupcake liners and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, add together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder,
  • baking soda, and salt, sift to combine.
  • Add in the sugar and brown sugar stir until combined.
  • Add the oil, buttermilk, egg, cream beer, and vanilla extract. Stir until
  • combined.
  • Add the instant coffee to the 4 cup boiling water and mix until dissolved.
  • Add the coffee to the mixing bowl and mix.
  • Pour the batter in the cupcake liners.
  • Fill each one 3/4 of the way full.
  • Bake at 350°F for 17-20 minutes.
  • Remove the cupcakes from the oven.
  • Transfer the cupcakes to a wire rack to cool

To make Oreo frosting:

  • In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, or in a
  • large mixing bowl using an electric mixer.
  • Add the butter on medium speed and beat for 1 minute.
  • Add in the powdered sugar 1 cup at a time.
  • Continue to mix to combine.
  • Add the heavy whipping cream and vanilla extract.
  • Mix on medium-high speed until the mixture is combined.
  • Add the Oreo crumbs on low-speed and combine.
  • Pipe the frosting on the cooled cupcakes.
  • Garnish each one with a mini Oreo.