Oreo cupcakes

yes OREO cupcakes… cue the drooling…
the actual cupcake is so chocolate-ly and dense that really all you need is one (but they are so good no one is going to judge you for having 2… or 3…) 
Ingredients: makes 24
Cupcakes:                                                       Frosting:
– 2 1/3 cups flour                                             -1 3/4 cups plus 2 tbsp whipping cream
– 1 cup cocoa powder                                     – 3 tbsp powdered sugar
– 1 1/2 tsp baking powder                               – 1/2 tsp vanilla 
– 1/2 tsp baking soda                                       – 6 tbsp Oreo crumbs
– 1/2 tsp salt                                                    – 24 Oreo cookie halves
– 12 tbsp butter
– 2 cups light brown sugar
– 2 tsp vanilla
– 4 eggs
– 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
preheat to 350 and line your cupcake pans
In a medium bowl combine flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. 
In a big bowl beat butter until smooth, add the brown sugar and beat until fluffy, beat in vanilla. Add the eggs beating in between each addition. Add the dry mixture in 3 additions alternating with the buttermilk, starting and ending with the dry mixture. Mix until dry ingredients are incorporated. At this point the batter looks and tastes like chocolate mousse… go ahead take a little taste.
Bake for 18-20 minutes and cool. 
For frosting whisk the whipping cream, powdered sugar and vanilla. Whisk until stiff peaks form. Softly mix in the cookie crumbs with a spatula. Pipe the mixture on the cupcakes and add your Oreo half to decorate. 
Enjoy with some milk, after all, Oreos are milk’s favorite cookie. 
Hope yours turn out amazing! While you’re enjoying your cupcake remember to enter the giveaway