Chocolate Cupcakes with Cream Cheese-Oreo®-Buttercream Frosting

by Sheryl

I recently made this incredible cake and I’m really glad that I decided to do so! It’s probably one of the best cupcakes I have ever tasted in my life. It’s the perfect combination of sweetness and creaminess! Try it and you’ll be the judge. I know that you’re gonna love it too! Enjoy!

INGREDIENTS

For the Cupcakes

1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
2/3 cup cocoa powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon instant espresso powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/3 cups white sugar
2/3 cup brown sugar
4 eggs
1/3 cup water
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup sour cream
1/4 cup vegetable oil

For the Frosting

1 (8 ounces) package cream cheese, at room temperature
7 tablespoons butter, at room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 cups confectioners’ sugar
18 chocolate sandwich cookies (such as Oreo(R))
2 tablespoons milk, or more as needed

How to make Chocolate Cupcakes with Cream Cheese-Oreo®-Buttercream Frosting

Step 1: Ready the oven and preheat to 325 degrees F or 165 degrees C.

Step 2: Apply cooking spray or line with paper liners a two 12-cup muffin tins.

Step 3: In a large bowl, add cocoa powder, flour, baking powder, cinnamon, espresso powder, and salt. Whisk until well-mixed then add in brown sugar and white sugar. Continue whisking until all ingredients are blended.

Step 4: In another mixing bowl, add water, eggs, and vanilla extract. Whisk until creamy then add oil and sour cream. Continue whisking.

Step 5: Transfer the egg mixture into the flour mixture and stir until well-mixed.

Step 6: Scoop the batter and fill muffin cups about 3/4 each.

Step 7: Place inside the oven and bake for 18 to 20 minutes or until the top bounces back when poked.

Step 8: Remove from the oven and let it sit on a wire rack to cool for at least 20 minutes.

Step 9: In a large bowl, add butter and cream cheese. Stir until well-mixed and the texture is smooth. Add in the vanilla extract and continue to stir.

Step 10: Mix the confectioners’ sugar at medium-low speed for 2 to 5 minutes until firm. If the frosting is too thick, add 1 tablespoon of milk to make it thin.

Step 11: Add the cookies in the food processor and crush. Add the crushed cookies into the frosting and mix using a spatula.

Step 12: Put the frosting inside the fridge for at least 15 minutes to cool.

Step 13: Spread the frosting on top of the cake.

Step 14: Serve and enjoy!

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