Thursday, December 1, 2011

Boardwalk Bakery: Oreo Bon-Bon Cupcakes Recipe

    The Oreo Bon-Bon Cupcake is a mountain of deliciousness. Vanilla cake is filled with Oreo cookies and cream then topped with layers of buttercream icing. To finish it off, there is a ring of Oreo crumbs circling the bottom rim of icing and two more Mini-Oreos placed on top create Mickey Mouse's ears. It is sure to delight any Disney or cupcake fan!


Boardwalk Bakery: Oreo Bon-Bon Cupcakes
*makes 9 jumbo-size cupcakes (or 20 - 24 standard-size cupcakes)


INGREDIENTS:


Cupcakes:

1 yellow or vanilla cake mix
3 eggs
oil
water
paper cup liners


Buttercream Icing (this recipe makes a double-batch):

2 sticks butter, softened to room temperature
2 cups Crisco vegetable shortening
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
8 cups powdered sugar
6-8 tablespoons milk
1 pastry bag or gallon-size Ziploc bag


Oreo Cream Filling:
3 tablespoons crushed Oreo crumbs
2 cups of the prepared buttercream icing


Toppings:

16 crushed regular-size Oreos
18 Mini-Oreos (40-48 needed if making standard-size cupcakes)



DIRECTIONS:


STEP 1: Prepare cupcakes according to package directions*. Spoon batter into paper-lined, jumbo-size cupcake or muffin tin. Bake 18-20 minutes or until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean. Remove from oven and let cool at least 5 hours.

*Cupcakes can be made the day prior then cooled overnight.
**For smaller cupcakes, use a standard-size cupcake pan and bake according to time indicated on cake mix package. This method will yield 20-24 standard-size cupcakes.

STEP 2: Make buttercream icing. Place the softened butter, Crisco and vanilla extract in a large mixing bowl and beat until creamy. Add in the powdered sugar, 1 cup at a time, mixing well after each. Once all 8 cups have been blended well, begin adding the milk, 1 tablespoon at a time until creamy and easy to spread. Set aside.

STEP 3: After the cupcakes have cooled, take a sharp knife and cut out a 1 and 1/2 inch deep, 1 and 1/2-inch diameter circle* from the center of each cupcake. Carefully remove the center plug with a tablespoon. Save the cake plugs you removed, as you will be needing them later.

*If making the smaller standard-size cupcakes then only cut 1-inch deep and a 1-inch diameter circle.

STEP 4: Place 16 regular-size Oreos in a food processor and process until they are a finely ground. If you don't have a food processor, you can place them into a gallon-size freezer bag and crush with a rolling pin or bottom of a frying pan. This process will take a little bit longer since you will need to get all the large chunks out.

STEP 5: Take 2 cups of the buttercream icing that you prepared and place into a separate medium-size bowl. Add 3 tablespoons of the crushed Oreo crumbs and mix until well incorporated. This will be the Oreo cookies and cream filling for the cupcakes.

STEP 6: Spoon the cookies and cream filling into a pastry bag or gallon-size Ziploc bag and cut off the end. Take one of the cupcakes and begin squeezing the icing into the center hole. Fill it up to just above the rim. Take the cupcake plug that you set aside and replace it on top of the hole but inverted so that the peak is now facing upwards, using the icing as a glue. Repeat this for all cupcakes.

STEP 7: Spoon the remaining white buttercream icing (that wasn't blended with the Oreos) into a second Ziploc bag and cut off the tip. Squeeze the icing in a spiral pattern around the peak of each cupcake building up until completely covered. Repeat for all cupcakes.

STEP 8: Pour out the remaining Oreo crumbs into a large platter. Using a large spoon, begin coating the bottom edge of the icing, creating a ring of Oreo crumbs. Use the back of the spoon to help press them in.

STEP 9: Now take 2 of the Mini-Oreos and place them on top of each cupcake creating Mickey's 2 ears. Your cupcake is complete!



STEP 10: Admire your work for at least 10 seconds before you dive in mouth first.


Be sure and share with your friends!


And wait until you get a peek inside...


at the Oreo cream filling. Yum!!



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