Oreo Cupcakes with Marshmallow Frosting

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There is nothing better, in my opinion, than a delicious, moist cake or cupcake. I always struggle with how to make my cakes and cupcakes as moist as some of the store-bought cakes and cupcakes. This past weekend I was on a quest to find the solution to that would result in moist cakes and cupcakes every baking experience, however, there are several different theories of what to do or not do and I am not quite sure which works best. Along my search I came across a Chowhound Discussion on the “Secret to a Moist Cupcake.” Within the replies there is a link to an All-Occasion Downy Yellow Butter Cake. I decided to give this recipe a shot to make my cupcakes. I have also be wanting to bake Oreo cupcakes, so I thought this would be a perfect opportunity to add Oreo cookies to the batter!

The next best thing about a cupcake is a wonderfully delicious frosting. I have tried several cream cheese and butter cream frosting recipes, but I haven’t found one that gives me the exact flavor I want for my cupcakes. I came across a recipe for Easy Marshmallow Frosting and I was certain it would go perfectly with my Oreo Cupcakes!

After all the cupcakes were baked and the frosting was swirled on top, it was time to try the scrumptious looking cupcakes…and let me tell you, I wasn’t disappointed! The cupcakes turned out delicious- the flavor was WONDERFUL! And then the Marshmallow Frosting…OMG- SO GOOD!! When my husband, who normally doesn’t eat more than one cupcake in a day, went back for THREE I knew I had found two great recipes for my recipe box!

Oreo Cupcake

Some helpful tips for these cupcakes-
-I used about half of the pack of Oreos (crushed) in the cake batter, which I stirred in right before putting the batter in the cups.
-If you are making the cake recipe into cupcakes like I did, the batter turns out pretty thick. I filled the cups using my “regular” cupcake scoop, but if you don’t have one, the batter was all the way to the top of the cup, but they did not overflow once baked- all the cupcakes were fine.
-Make sure to wait until the cupcake is COMPLETELY cooled before frosting them. I frosted a couple when they were just a little bit warm and the frosting melted off the sides of the cupcakes.
-I did find that the cupcakes still weren’t as moist as I had hoped, so I’m still going to experiment with some more ideas to find the perfectly moist cupcake recipe!

Happy baking!