These are so fun to make (especially with the kids) and if you use a boxed cake mix, can be such an easy dessert recipe. Make these for a birthday party, a party at your kids school or even just a surprise treat for the kids when they get home from school!
Now, of course, I could make the chocolate cupcake batter from scratch, but why do that? I know that there are some people who might yell about GMOs and additives, but until I find a homemade cupcake recipe that turns out as light and fluffy as the ones that I get from the boxed mixes, I am comfortable sticking with the boxed mixes. Of course - if anyone has a recipe for cupcake batter that turns out as good as the mixes - feel free to let me know.
Where I won't compromise is with the icing/frosting. The stuff that comes in a can literally makes me gag, but I grew up with homemade frosting for everything, so I may be a little spoiled. If you don't mind the taste of canned frosting, you can make this even more of an easy dessert recipe by simply mixing crushed Oreos with a can of vanilla frosting.
To make them, you will need:
For the Cupcakes:
- 1 Devils Food Cake + ingredients to make according to cupcake directions
- 24 Oreo Cookies (or similar chocolate sandwich cookies)
For the Icing:
- 1/2 cup butter (I use salted and unsalted with no change in taste)
- 1/2 cup vegetable shortening
- 4 cups powdered sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 3 - 6 Tbsp milk
- 8 Oreo Cookies (or similar chocolate sandwich cookies), finely crushed
- 24 mini Oreos (optional)
See the full directions below:
If you are looking for another easy dessert recipe, try my Caramel Apple Cheesecake Recipe!