Sometimes you have those days where you can only halfway homemake something. You know what I mean – you commit to making something and want to make it impressive but truly don’t have the extra time or energy to devote. Well friends, there’s nothing wrong with that! Sometimes a box mix is your best friend and is easy to doctor up to create something amazing.
For these cupcakes, I used a basic Devil’s Food box mix but wanted to add a tasty homemade frosting that would set it off. I remembered this frosting recipe and knew it’d be the perfect thing to top these cupcakes. And who doesn’t love the flavor of cookies and cream?
This frosting is so light and fluffy and when you add the cookie crumbs, it tastes just like an Oreo cloud of goodness. Then top it with a cookie piece and you have yourself some lovely and delicious cupcakes that are sure to impress!
Whipped Cookies & Cream Frosting
1 3/4 cups plus 2 Tbsp whipping cream
3 Tbsp powdered sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
6 Tbsp Oreo cookie crumbs
24 Oreo cookie halves
Yield: Enough for 2 dozen cupcakes
In the clean bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, combine the whipping cream, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract. Beat on medium-high speed until the whipped cream holds stiff peaks. Gently fold in the cookie crumbs with a spatula.
Scoop the mixture into a pastry bag and pipe frosting decoratively on top of the cupcakes after they’ve cooled completely. Garnish with cookie halves or pieces.
Source: Annie’s Eats