It was my Dad’s Birthday yesterday, Happy Birthday Dad!!
Guess what? It was also Mr. Delish’s Mom’s Birthday yesterday, Happy Birthday Mr. Delish’s Mom!!
Wow, that was a mouthful.
Yesterday we all celebrated together, with lime margaritas (on the rocks of course,) ribs, cupcakes and good times! All of those things equal a perfect Birthday celebration, in my opinion.
If I offer or am asked to make a dessert for someones Birthday, Anniversary, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, ect… I always ask the guest of honor what they like. I think its nice to make something for someone that they will really enjoy. I wouldn’t want to mess up and make them something that they wouldn’t like! That would be horrible.
Example: Don’t make Mr. Delish a Cherry Trifle. Why? Well, if you read about my Cherries n’ Cream Tart, you will find out that Mr. Delish is not a fan of cherries. You will also find out that he is a whipping cream hating martian. Therefore a Cherry trifle would be his worst nightmare, besides rinsing out the sink or hanging up his towel.
Anyways, back to my original point. I checked with Mr. Delish’s Mom and she said she would like some plain old vanilla cupcakes (recipe coming this week.) My Dad on the other hand, doesn’t like to make a decision on what he wants. He is nice and doesn’t want to make me go out of my way so usually I just think up some crazy idea in my head and throw it together. It gives me a good opportunity to play around with flavors. Since I have been craving something Cookies n’ Cream flavored, ever since my huge ice cream cone Dinner, I decided to roll with that.
I smushed up the last of my oreos ( sad face ) and violently threw them into fluffy butter cream frosting. Result? To quote my sister in law, Amazeballs! SO good. You should make these. right. now.
At least, make the frosting and eat it straight from the piping bag. Do it now.
Woah. Cupcake down.
I got some frosting on my nose for that bite. Which reminds me, I am still looking to hire a cupcake biter. No experience necessary however, applicants must be patient enough to put up with my psychopathic tendencies and be willing to watch at least 4 hours of the food network per day. Amen.
Cookies n’ Cream Cupcakes:
makes 12 cupcakes
for the cupcakes:
1/2 cup room temperature Butter
2/3 cup Sugar
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
1 1/2 cup Flour
1 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
1/4 tsp Salt
1/4 cup Milk
for the frosting:
1 cup (two sticks) butter
2 cups powdered sugar
2 tsp Vanilla
1/4 cup heavy cream
10 regular sized oreo cookies, crushed finely.
for the cupcakes:
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line a muffin tin with 12 muffin cups.
Cream the butter in the bowl of an electric mixer until light, gradually add the sugar and beat until fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time and then the vanilla and beat until combined.
In a seperate bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder and salt.
With the mixture on low, alternate adding the flour mixture and the milk. Mix until just combined.
Divide the batter between the prepared liners and bake the cupcakes for 16-20 minutes. I find this varies greatly between different ovens so be careful to watch them after about 16 minutes. Remove to cool on a wire rack before frosting.
for the frosting:
Cream the butter in the bowl of an electric mixer until fluffy. On medium speed using the whisk attachment, alternate adding the sugar and cream until all is incorporated. Add the vanilla and turn the mixer to high. Mix for 2-3 minutes until light and fluffy. Remove the bowl from the mixer and fold in the oreo cookie crumbs.
Use a piping bag to frost the cooled cupcakes.