May 13, 2009

Oreo buttercream frosting

UPDATE: I finally figured out why some of you are having problems with this recipe. The frosting is runny is because the egg whites weren't heated enough. The egg whites need to be heated to 160 degrees for the egg whites to set. I came up with a better oreo buttercream with no runny problems. Give it a try and let me know what you think. You can find the recipe here!

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.

Oreo buttercream frosting (see note)
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)

1. Whisk the egg whites and sugar together in the bowl of an electric mixer. Set the bowl over simmering water and whisk gently until the sugar is dissolved and the egg whites are hot (approximately 160 degrees).

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.


Christine said...

I love the new blog design! The cupcakes look delicious too :)

kk said...

Thanks Christine..I was getting tired of the other one. haha. =P

Fraulain said...

whoo!! This recipe is awesome! :)
I'm goingto keep using it for my cupcakes!..
Even on cakes!! YUMM! :9

Anonymous said...

I don't see the liquor or instant coffee in the recipe - how much of those?

kk said...

Thanks Fraulain, I'm glad you liked it!

Annoymous-As for the liquor or instant coffee, that was a typo. Sorry about that. I updated the recipe!!

Anonymous said...

When do you put in the cookies??

kk said...

HI Anonymous, sorry about that. I updated the recipe to include the oreo cookies. Hope you enjoy the frosting! =)

Anonymous said...

I used granulated sugar seeing you didn't specify and the frosting came out runny was I supposed to use confectioners sugar?

kk said...

No, you're right to use granulated sugar. I'm not sure why it came out runny. Did the frosting thicken after cooling in the fridge? Sometimes that helps.

K said...

my frosting came out runny too. I put it in the fridge and it softened up a little, but not enough to pipe it onto my cupcakes. I added some cool whip to it and it turned out great!

kk said...

hm...I wonder what happened. I'll have to make this recipe again and repost. Thank you for all of your inputs! =)

msjesiree. said...

Thanks for this recipe!! I've baked it so many times in one week lol. I too had one time where the frosting was runny. I heard it's because egg whites don't do well on humid days. Popping it in the fridge for a few fixed things perfectly!
I will be sharing this on my blog. Thanks!

kk said...

Msjesiree, Thank you sooo much for the tip!! I'm so glad you like the recipe! =)

Anonymous said...

The frosting tastes great, but mine is super runny too! I'm not sure what to do... I added powdered sugar, hoping it would set AND stuck it in the fridge for 2 hours but no luck! I'll have to try this recipe again!

kk said...

Thank you for visiting! I definitely need to try this recipe again to see what I come up with!

Susana Garcia said...

Don't add butter, I was having the same thing with the runny right after I put the butter. So I try it without it and it work!!!! Thanks for the recipe :)

kk said...

Thank you, Susana. I'll have to give that a try, but I love the creaminess the butter gives! Try the new and improved one, i had no problems with that one!


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