Mr G. (my sweetheart) had a potluck party this past weekend and requested a dessert. I love when he does this because I get to bake and I won't have to worry about eating it all by myself. He complained he didn't get to eat the chocolate cupcakes earlier, so I decided to do an encore. Instead of the peanut butter frosting, I made an oreo frosting.
I couldn't find any oreo frosting recipes that I liked, so I decided to make one myself using the buttercream recipe from a previous daring baker challenge. The frosting is rich and creamy, very yummy. It's not like the peanut butter frosting which was light and fluffy, this is really rich. Here's the recipe for the frosting.
adapted from Nick Malgieri’s Perfect Cakes
2 large egg whites
1/2 cup sugar
12 tbsp of unsalted butter, softened
6 oreo cookies, crushed
6 oreo cookies, halved for decoration (optional)
2. Attach the bowl to the mixer and whip with the whisk on medium speed until cooled. Switch to the paddle and beat in the softened butter and continue beating until the buttercream is smooth.
3. Add crushed oreo cookies and continue to beat until they are incorporated.
- This recipe barely made enough for 12 cupcakes. As you can see, there's not a lot of frosting on the cupcakes. If you are a frosting person, you might want to double the recipe. Frosting is normally not my favorite part, so this was just enough for me.