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Peanut Butter Oreo and Cream Cupcakes {contributor Sara}

Happy September everyone! It’s Sara from over at Bitz & Giggles, here to share yet another yummy cupcake recipe with you all! Apple and pumpkin seem to be the star ingredients in desserts as of late, but let’s not forget about the classics: peanut butter and chocolate – perfect for ANY time of year! These Peanut Butter Oreo & Cream Cupcakes are “OFF THE CHAIN” as Mel B from America’s Got Talent would say. Do any of you watch that show? It’s one of my all-time favorites, and I TiVo the entire season. I laugh, I cry, I shake in my boots on the edge of my seat – I “heart” that show.

Peanut Butter Oreo and Cream Cupcakes

Peanut Butter Oreo and Cream Cupcakes, marble cupcakes with a surprise cream cheese and peanut butter Oreo center, topped with Oreo Peanut Butter & Cream frosting.

Alright, back to these OFF THE CHAIN cupcakes. Picture this, marble cupcakes with a surprise cream cheese and peanut butter Oreo center, topped with Oreo Peanut Butter & Cream frosting. Can I ever just make a normal cupcake? Probably not. So, I first discovered these Reese’s Oreo Minis a couple months ago and I may have bought out the store that day.

Mini Oreos
We are big Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup fans and the idea to put that goodness inside of an Oreo completely blew my mind. Of course I needed to incorporate them into a cupcake. So, I will admit, there are a few steps involved in making the cupcakes, but the end results are COMPLETELY worth the time it takes to do a few extra dishes. Who am I kidding? I just threw all of my bowls into the dishwasher after I prepared them – only AFTER licking out all of the mixing bowls once. . .or twice.

Peanut Butter Oreo and Cream Cupcakes, marble cupcakes with a surprise cream cheese and peanut butter Oreo center, topped with Oreo Peanut Butter & Cream frosting.
I thought you’d find it interesting that I practically douse my baking tins in nonstick baking spray before I put them in the oven. I do this because I have a habit of filling my cupcake liners too full and then the cupcake spills over the top onto the pan. Since I spray the heck out of the pan, my little “accidents” usually just slide right out. No problem.

Peanut Butter Oreo and Cream Cupcakes, marble cupcakes with a surprise cream cheese and peanut butter Oreo center, topped with Oreo Peanut Butter & Cream frosting.

Here’s a larger close-up at the finished cupcake before I frosted them. I love the marbling effect and how some of the cream cheese centers oozed out and spread out over the tops of the cupcakes. So good.

Peanut Butter Oreo and Cream Cupcakes, marble cupcakes with a surprise cream cheese and peanut butter Oreo center, topped with Oreo Peanut Butter & Cream frosting.

Take a look at that beautiful center. You can see the Oreo, you can see the cream cheese. And how about that thick cookie frosting?! OMG. Just between you and me, I caught my husband eating this frosting off a spoon the other day. Shame on him. Just kidding. I did it, too. 🙂

Peanut Butter Oreo and Cream Cupcakes, marble cupcakes with a surprise cream cheese and peanut butter Oreo center, topped with Oreo Peanut Butter & Cream frosting.
So are you still with me or are you running to get the ingredients for these amazing cupcakes right now? Whether you have the ingredients already in your pantry or need to make a quick run to the store, make sure you try these cupcakes ASAP!

Peanut Butter Oreo & Cream Cupcakes
 
 
Ingredients
For the Cupcakes
  • 1 package marble cake mix and ingredients to prepare
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 48 Mini Oreos (Reese’s Peanut Butter)
For the Oreo Peanut Butter & Cream Frosting
  • ½ cup unsalted butter
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • ¼ cup peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3-4 tablespoons milk
  • 6 regular-sized Oreos, finely crushed
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Prepare cake batter as directed on package; set aside.
  3. Beat together the cream cheese, egg and sugar in a small bowl until well mixed.
  4. Put a heaping tablespoon of the vanilla batter from the cake mix into each of the lined muffin cups.
  5. Put a teaspoon of the fudge batter from the cake mix into each of the cups and swirl with a knife to make a marbled effect.
  6. Spoon ½ tablespoon of the cream cheese mixture over the marbled batter in each of the cups.
  7. Top the cream cheese with a mini cookie and cover with another tablespoon of vanilla batter for each cup.
  8. Bake 20-21 minutes or until evenly baked. Cool completely.
  9. Top the cupcakes with the frosting and remaining mini Oreos for garnish just before serving.

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8 Wonderful Comments

  1. avatar
    Beverly says:
    September 16, 2014

    Wow, these cupcakes look divine. Yum! I am pinning these and I am definitely going to make these.
    Thanks for sharing,
    Bev

  2. avatar
    Lulu says:
    September 17, 2014

    Are these as decadent as they look? Peanut butter and Oreos are two of my favorite things so the cupcakes have to be a winner.

  3. avatar
    September 17, 2014

    WOW those look so yummy and I love the surprise oreo in the middle!

  4. avatar
    Pearl Maple says:
    September 20, 2014

    oh gosh that sounds like a delicious combination of peanut butter oreos, making me jealous homesick and hungry all that same time, thanks for sharing your fun recipes

  5. avatar
    Carol says:
    September 25, 2014

    These look amazing. I am featuring when my link party opens up tonight!

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