Wednesday, May 26, 2010

The Parent Trap

Okay so have you seen the movie "The Parent Trap" but the one with Lindsay Lohan? Of course you have! Who hasn't? But I doubt you remember when she first meets her twin and they are at that camp and they go in the cabin and pull out an outrageous sounding snack that they both just so happen to love! Well... I remember that part. And that outrageous sounding snack is super delicious! That outrageous sounding snack is oreo cookies dipped in peanut butter. So... I made oreo cookie cupcakes with peanut butter frosting. A-mazing! The cupcakes are super moist, they aren't the chocolatey-est thing in the world but they are just chocolatey enough, not too sweet but sweet enough. Super soft. PERFECT.  The frosting is pretty heavenly as well!
(Makes like a ba-zillion* cupcakes! so you might want to cut the recipe in half if you don't need a ba-zillion!) *ba-zillion= 36 regular cupcakes AND 36 mini cupcakes!

3 cups all-purpose flour
2 1/2 cups sugar
1 tbsp + 1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/3 cups canola oil
1 1/2 cups buttermilk
3 large eggs
1 1/2 cups freshly brewed, extra-strong hot coffee
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
2 cups crushed oreo cookies. I used the mini's and saved some for garnishing.

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line cupcake tins with liners.
2. Place flour, sugar, baking soda, salt and cocoa powder in a large mixing bowl. Using an electric mixer, mix on low to combine. Keeping the mixer on low , add oil, buttermilk, then eggs one at a time. Add hot coffee in a thin stream, pouring down the side of the bowl.  Batter will be very thin. Add vanilla and mix until batter is smooth. Stir in oreo cookies. Divide batter into pans. Bake for about 20 minutes. Let cool in pans for at least 20 minutes.

Peanut Butter Frosting:

1 package (8oz) cream cheese
2 sticks butter
6 cups confectioners sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup peanut butter

Beat butter and cream cheese together until smooth and creamy, about 3 minutes. Add Vanilla. Add powdered sugar, cup by cup, beating well between each cup. Add peanut butter and beat until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes.


darah. said...

Yuuuuummmmmmmm. Good ear Brisha, because I totally didn't remember that part. Yummy cupcakes!

Kt said...

Funny, I was just watching this movie (for the millionth time) recently and was thinking about the combination of oreos and pb. These look fabulous!