Anyone else get really into baking when Bake Off is back on or is that just me? That can’t be just me.
The other day I think I’ve made one of my best batch of cupcakes to date. My mum loved them and actually called them "expert", so they must have been good.
In case you’ve not already seen these in shops yet, Oreo have recently released a couple of new flavours, and omg, the strawberry cheesecakes one are to die for. We were kindly gifted a few packets for our Bloggers Picnic in the Park and I loved them, and when Oreo offered to send me more to try, there was no way I could turn them down.
Story time. Back in sixth form, we used to have ‘cake fridays’ where one person each week would bring in cakes for the lesson to help us get through the last day of the week. This happened in every lesson on a Friday so it was my turn to make cakes a few times. The most popular cakes I made were Oreo cupcakes, yet I haven’t baked them again since.
So when packets of Strawberry Cheesecake Oreos turn up at your door and you’ve been watching too much Bake Off (ps, go watch Bake Off funniest moments on Youtube, you won’t regret it), THESE happened…
I used a normal, easy cupcake recipe with a slight adaptation, but the beauty of these cupcakes is in the frosting.
Here is the recipe, should you want to recreate them (and you definitely should):
For the cupcakes:
110g/4oz butter or margarine, softened at room temperature
110g/4oz caster sugar
2 free-range eggs, lightly beaten
1 tsp vanilla extract
110g/4oz self-raising flour
1-2 tbsp milk
6 or 12 Strawberry Cheesecake Oreos
For the frosting:
100g Unsalted Butter
160g Cream Cheese
350g Icing Sugar
6 Strawberry Cheesecake Oreos
Preheat the oven to 180C and line a 12 hole tin with paper cases
Cream the butter and sugar
Beat in the eggs bit by bit and stir in vanilla extract
Fold in the flour and add in a little milk until mixture is of dropping consistency
Place a whole or half Oreo (I prefer whole) at the bottom of each paper case
Spoon the mixture in to the cases until they are half full
Bake for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown, set aside to cool
For the frosting, crumble up the Oreos and set aside
Whisk the butter, cream cheese and icing sugar until light and fluffy. Fold in the Oreo crumbs
Once cupcakes have cooled, pipe frosting onto the cakes and use any leftover Oreos to decorate.
(I think she wanted to help/eat the leftovers)
P.S Shoutout to my sister for the help and because she’s awesome <3