Happy Monday friends! We had a busy weekend, getting family pictures taken and starting to plan the kids’ birthday party. It’s always a time I look forward to each year because I love to bring friends and family together to celebrate their special days. I’m working on the menu for the party right now and cupcakes are always included. That’s what made me think of these!
I shared these cupcakes over at This Silly Girl’s Life about a month ago, and today I’m bringing them to you! Picture this, marble cupcakes with a surprise cream cheese and peanut butter Oreo center, topped with Oreo Peanut Butter & Cream frosting. Can I ever just make a normal cupcake Probably not. So, I first discovered these Reese’s Oreo Minis a couple months ago and I may have bought out the store that day.
We are big Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup fans and the idea to put that goodness inside of an Oreo completely blew my mind. Of course I needed to incorporate them into a cupcake. So, I will admit, there are a few steps involved in making the cupcakes, but the end results are COMPLETELY worth the time it takes to do a few extra dishes. Who am I kidding? I just threw all of my bowls into the dishwasher after I prepared them – only AFTER licking out all of the mixing bowls once. . .or twice.
I thought you’d find it interesting that I practically douse my baking tins in nonstick baking spray before I put them in the oven. I do this because I have a habit of filling my cupcake liners too full and then the cupcake spills over the top onto the pan. Since I spray the heck out of the pan, my little “accidents” usually just slide right out. No problem.
Here’s a larger close-up at the finished cupcake before I frosted them. I love the marbling effect and how some of the cream cheese centers oozed out and spread out over the tops of the cupcakes. So good.
Take a look at that beautiful center. You can see the Oreo, you can see the cream cheese. And how about that thick cookie frosting?! OMG. Just between you and me, I caught my husband eating this frosting off a spoon the other day. Shame on him. Just kidding. I did it, too. 🙂
So are you still with me or are you running to get the ingredients for these amazing cupcakes right now? Whether you have the ingredients already in your pantry or need to make a quick run to the store, make sure you try these cupcakes ASAP!
Peanut Butter Oreo & Cream Cupcakes
Marble cupcakes with a surprise cream cheese and peanut butter Oreo center, topped with Oreo Peanut Butter & Cream frosting
- Yield: 24 1x
- For the Cupcakes;
- 1 package marble cake mix and ingredients to prepare
- 8 ounces cream cheese
- 1 large egg
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 48 Mini Oreos (Reese’s Peanut Butter)
- For the Oreo Peanut Butter & Cream Frosting;
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter
- 3 cups powdered sugar
- 1/4 cup peanut butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 3–4 tablespoons milk
- 6 regular-sized Oreos, finely crushed
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Prepare cake batter as directed on package; set aside.
- Beat together the cream cheese, egg and sugar in a small bowl until well mixed.
- Put a heaping tablespoon of the vanilla batter from the cake mix into each of the lined muffin cups.
- Put a teaspoon of the fudge batter from the cake mix into each of the cups and swirl with a knife to make a marbled effect.
- Spoon 1/2 tablespoon of the cream cheese mixture over the marbled batter in each of the cups.
- Top the cream cheese with a mini cookie and cover with another tablespoon of vanilla batter for each cup.
- Bake 20-21 minutes or until evenly baked. Cool completely.
- Top the cupcakes with the frosting and remaining mini Oreos for garnish just before serving.
- Calories: 8806
- Sugar: 653
- Sodium: 7781
- Fat: 394
- Saturated Fat: 159
- Unsaturated Fat: 202
- Trans Fat: 4
- Carbohydrates: 1267
- Protein: 97
- Cholesterol: 694
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Erin @ Simple, Sweet & Savory says
WOW! Saw these on the Totally Talented Tuesdays link party and they look decadent and SO delicious. I can’t get enough Oreos, so these are right up my alley. Pinning!
oh my! These look amazing! The cotton candy cupcakes look so cute! I’d love it if you’d stop by the blog and link this to my link up. The hosts & I repin all of the posts. Thanks for sharing & happy Wednesday!
Julie @ HostessAtHeart says
These are just adorable! I love the little surprise inside! I’m pinning them for a special occasion too!
I’m so glad you like them, Julie!
These sound so yummy!! Thank you for linking up to Party Time and we hope to see you again next week!
Michele @ Two Raspberries says
absolutely mouthwatering! … this looks soooo very delicious and the pictures are great!
Thank you, Michelle! These are definitely a family-favorite!
Michelle (The Ribbon Retreat) says
Yum! Those cupcakes look amazing! Thanks for sharing! PINNED!
Totally irresistible! Thanks for linking up with What’s Cookin’ Wednesday!
Erin @ The Speckled Palate says
Stopping by from the Pretty Pintastic Party, and oh my goodness! I want to consume a few of these gorgeous cupcakes RIGHT NOW. I’m a huge fan of peanut butter and chocolate and then add in Oreo’s? Sounds heavenly!
Thanks, Erin! I’m right with you there. Peanut butter and chocolate are the best and Oreos, well, they make me weak in the knees!
Mandee Thomas says
Ah, these look SO yummy!!! Thanks so much for sharing at the Create & Share Link Party. Hope to see you again tonight (7:00 PM MST)! http://designsbymissmandee.blogspot.com/
Thanks, Mandee! I’ll make sure I stop by!
These look fantastic!! I bet they taste like heaven 🙂
Michelle from Weekend Craft says
Two weeks in a row lady! Your on a roll! These combine my 3 favorite things in the world! You found my kryptonite! Congrats you have been featured on the Creative Spark Link Party this week! Hope you stop by today to link up again! http://bit.ly/12aACNj
Michelle, you and I would get along so well! These are my three favorite things too! Thanks so very much for the feature – you know I’ll be there to party again this week!
Emily @ Two Purple Couches says
Stopping by from the Creative Spark Party. These cupcakes sound amazing!!! I’ve already pinned the recipe 🙂
Thanks for the pin, Emily! The cupcakes were delicious!