.:mint oreo devil’s food cupcakes:.

that’s right folks, i did just go there.

if you’re in the business of chocolate and mint these are for you!

these moist little cakes have a delightful little crunch, with a hint of mint.

the first time i had these particular cupcakes they were made with a vanilla cake and an original oreo in the bottom. and they were good.  well, i was wandering around target at 8am one monday morning after having worked 12 hours the night before and WHAM!  it hit me. 

in my sleep deprived delerium. 

mint oreos.  devil’s food cupcakes. 

it was meant to be.

so, after a few good hours (or days) of sleep.

these scrumptious little fellas were created.

enjoy!

Mint Oreo Devil’s Food Cupcakes

2 cups flour

1 cup cocoa powder

1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 cup butter, softened

1 1/2 cups brown sugar

1/2 cup granulated sugar

3 large eggs, at room temperature

1 1/2 cups buttermilk

1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla

1 package mint oreos

 

Cream butter and sugar in electric mixer (i love my kitchen aid! and yes, she does have a name. and yes, her name is little miss sunshine) until light and fluffy. 

Add eggs and mix well.

In a separate bowl (I like to use a piece of wax paper) sift all dry ingredients together.  I like to sift ingredients 3 times, but that’s just me!

Add dry ingredients to butter mix in 3 parts, alternating with buttermilk and vanilla.  It’s best to start with the dry stuff and end with the dry stuff.

Twist off the tops of 30 oreos and place creme side up in lined cupcake pan. 

I would spray liners first to keep cupcakes from sticking.

Scoop batter on top of oreos and bake for 18 minutes at 350 degrees.

 

I used my basic buttercream icing with a twist to top off these cupcakes.

 

Buttercream Icing (mint style for these little cupcakes!)

2 sticks butter, room temperature

3 cups powdered sugar

Dash of salt

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 teaspoon milk

mint extract

 

Beat butter in mixer until silky and shiny. 

I usually beat mine for about 7 minutes. 

Add powdered sugar 1 cup at a time. 

 Add vanilla. 

If needed add milk for consistency. 

Crush left over tops from oreos in food processor.  

I added a little mint extract for a yummy, minty flavor.

 Hand stir crushed oreos into icing.

Ice cupcakes.

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