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Oreo Cupcakes

February 13, 2011

Happy Valentine’s Day to everyone! This is my last dessert for a while, but I wanted to share this recipe for Oreo Cupcakes which has been lightened up. The cupcake part of the recipe comes from Cooking Light magazine. In their recipe, they sprinkled the cupcakes with powdered sugar, and they are great. I love extra chocolate flavor so I slathered mine with chocolate frosting and of course, an Oreo. If you don’t have time to make your own frosting, you can substitute the store-bought icing. The total calories per serving for the cupcake is 150 calories, 5 grams of fat and 24 carbohydrates. Enjoy and have a fun and wonderful Valentines!

Oreo Cupcakes

Prep: 25 minutes
Cook: 18 minutes
Yield: 12 servings
Ingredients
1 cup all-purpose flour (about 4 1/2 ounces)
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup egg substitute
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup 1% low-fat buttermilk
11/4 ounces dark (70 percent cocoa) chocolate, finely chopped
1 Oreos cookies, Chocolate sprinkles (optional)
1
1 Frosting
1/2 cup (4 ounces) block-style fat-free cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa
1 to 2 tablespoons evaporated fat-free milk
1/8 teaspoon salt
3 cups powdered sugar, divided
Preparation
1. Preheat oven to 350°.

2. Lightly spoon flour into a dry measuring cup, and level with a knife. Combine flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt; stir with a whisk.

3. Place granulated sugar and butter in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed until well combined (about 3 minutes). Add egg substitute and vanilla, beating well. Add flour mixture and buttermilk alternately to granulated sugar mixture, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Fold in chocolate. Spoon batter into 12 muffin cups lined with muffin cup liners. Bake at 350° for 18 minutes or until cake springs back when touched lightly in center or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Remove from pan; cool completely on a wire rack. Spread with frosting and top with Oreos and sprinkles, if desired.

For the Frosting:
1. Place the cream cheese, 1/4 cup butter, and 1 teaspoon vanilla in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at high speed until fluffy. Add cocoa, milk, and 1/8 teaspoon salt; beat at low speed until well blended. Gradually add 11/2 cups powdered sugar; beat at low speed until creamy. Gradually add remaining powdered sugar, mixing well.



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23 Responses to “Oreo Cupcakes”
February, 15 2011at 08:36 am
Extra chocolate is always good! How was the texture of the icing using the fat free cream cheese?
February, 15 2011at 12:26 am
I just had a Homer Simpson/Donut moment. That cupcake looks awesome. Gonna try that one!
Sherri says:
February, 16 2011at 10:57 am
Too good to be true. Can't wait for your upcoming cookbook!
February, 16 2011at 06:12 am
150 calories for a cupcake? Are you serious? That's pretty amazing, can I have 2, yes I know that would defeat the purpose of the lightened recipe, but I'm having a serious chocolate craving :-D
Chris says:
February, 13 2011at 07:08 pm
Ooh....these look divine. I have never had Oreo Cuppies with chocolate frosting. Much be yummy rich. :)
Sarah says:
February, 13 2011at 07:17 pm
OMG this is truly amazing!
Amy says:
February, 13 2011at 07:18 pm
Alison, this one sounds and looks fabulous. I can't wait to try these. Happy Valentines day to you
Cheryl says:
February, 13 2011at 08:21 pm
These are to die for. Alison, your background is so impressive
February, 13 2011at 09:16 pm
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February, 13 2011at 10:53 pm
This looks SO amazing!!
February, 14 2011at 08:48 am
Love it! The perfect satisfaction to a chocolate sweet-tooth on this Valentine's Day! :-D
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Elle says:
February, 14 2011at 10:18 am
They seem sinfully delicious, even though they're lighter. ;)
Nancy says:
February, 14 2011at 10:29 am
YUM! Can't wait to try these. The picture looks awesome. Let me know when I can buy the 400 Best Sandwich book. I know you work hard on it.
February, 14 2011at 02:55 pm
Seriously, what kid doesn't want to see a big Oreo sticking out of the top of their cupcake. It's a chocolate-lover's dream!
February, 14 2011at 04:28 pm
Alison, loving these Oreo cupcakes today! it would be hard to stop eating these beauties. Happy Valentine's Day to you and your family :)
February, 14 2011at 06:38 pm
Anything with Oreos has my attention! These look amazing :)
Fuji Mama says:
February, 14 2011at 07:36 pm
Mmmmm, I'm swooning! These sound SO good right now!
February, 18 2011at 03:57 pm
I agree w/ Estela- anything w/ Oreos has my attention! Love that it's a lightened-up version too!
November, 11 2011at 04:56 pm
These are so pretty with the oreo topping and chocolate sprinkles.
February, 29 2012at 07:33 am
It may only be breakfast time, but I want one of these cucpakes!
March, 07 2014at 11:28 am
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