Posts tagged ‘delicious birthday cake’

March 8, 2012

More food!

I posted a picture last night on twitter of the absolutely delicious Birthday Cake Oreo cupcake I made yesterday  in “Honor” of the Oreo’s 100th birthday. In real life I made those because I was craving cupcakes, and I had  Birthday Cake Oreo’s, and the birthday of the Oreo happened to be yesterday. I used this recipe from Southern Lace to make a half-batch of vanilla cupcakes, so I wouldn’t use up the last of my baking supplies. I told all my friends it was because I wanted the cupcakes to be limited edition too (I just didn’t really want to share).

I’m not a fancy photographer, so this is pretty much the best shot you’re going to get.

Small Batch Vanilla Cupcakes
Makes 4 – 6 cupcakes
  • 1/3 cup + 1 Tablespoon plain all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup + 2 Tablespoons sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons room temp butter
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk (makes the cupcakes super moist but you can use normal milk too if you don’t have buttermilk)
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line your cupcake pan with 4-6 cupcake cups.
  2. In a bowl blend the butter with a hand whisk then add the sugar and whisk together until mixed well.
  3. Add in the egg yolk and whisk until blended.
  4. Add in the buttermilk and vanilla and mix well.
  5. Add in flour, baking soda and salt and mix well.
    Morgan’s Edit: Place the frosting half of the oreo into the cupcake tin, frosting side up. save the other half of the oreo for garnish. Also mix colored sprinkles into the batter for birthday cake-like fun!
  6. Spoon into cupcake cups and bake for about 15 minutes. Bake for an additional 5 minutes if necessary.
  7. Remove from oven and allow to cool.

    I made 4, and they came out with a nice conical top, which was fun to layer frosting on top of (I probably used the amount of frosting I would use for 12 cupcakes for these four. It was a litte ridiculous. 

I’m partial to a nice standard butter frosting made in a small enough batch to be mixed by hand. (Literally use a whisk to mix it together it takes five minutes, and it’s fun)

  • 2-4 tablespoons of room temperature butter
  • powered sugar (use as much or as little as you like, whisk it in gently  and taste often!)
  • 2tbsp of Heavy Whipping Cream
  • Vanilla Extract (again as much or as little as you like)
  • Salt (a dash, just enough to set the taste)
  • For this you can toss in more colored sprinkles after you’ve gotten your desired taste and consistency down.

Once you’ve frosted your delicious friends, and tossed in half an Oreo top as a garnish, eat them. Then lust after this awesome recipe for Butterbeer and read Harry Potter while you sip at it. Only if you’re not under the age of like 18. Or in legal standards, 21.

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