Monday, April 8, 2013

Oreo Chocolate Chunk Cupcakes

Last week was appa amma's anniversary. After an elaborate bake for the kid's monthly birthday, she didn't want another cake. Also appa was away and so that was another reason. She wanted it to be simple and so she asked for some cupcakes. The initial plan was to make some low-fat breakfast carrot cupcakes but then "any occasion bakes" calls for sugar, butter and chocolate and so I settled for these vanilla cupcakes studded with oreo pieces and chocolate chunks.

There is gonna be a cake, that is for sure but we have postponed it till appa comes back so that he gets a bite too. Coming to these cupcakes, they were soft, moist and totally yummy. The sweetness was just right with all that dark chocolaty goodness and the oreo pieces gave a good crunch and a rich kick and amma loved it.

On second thought, strike that line above, there were no initial plans infact, as we had just finished the last piece of the checkerboard cake the day before and so you know... And when amma came to know that I was not upto anything, she started muttering around... "Its your appa amma's anniversary you know, can't you even make a simple semiya payasam". Now these words triggered the baking guru in me and I asked her what she wanted. She made it simple by saying cupcakes. She loves chocolate and so rather than the usual chocolate cupcakes, I made these cute vanilla cupcakes, added some chopped dark chocolate chunks, some pieces of chopped oreo cookies and it made a big difference. Amma loved it and thats what it was about.

~*What U Need*~
All purpose flour - 1 cup
Egg - 1, room temperature
Butter - 2 tbsp
Vegetable oil - 2 tbsp
Milk - 1/4 cup
Cream - 1/4 cup
Sugar - 4 tbsp
Sweetened Condensed milk - 1 tbsp
Baking powder - 1 tsp, scant
Salt - a pinch
Vanilla extract - 1/2 tsp
Chocolate chunks - 1/4 cup
Oreo cookies - 6

How I Made it:
Preheat oven to 180C. Sift flour, baking powder and salt (I used salted butter and hence skipped it). Whisk condensed milk, milk and cream till combined. In a bowl, whisk butter, oil and sugar till pale and well combined. Add egg and beat till pale and fluffy.

Add milk and vanilla extract and combine well. Add the dry mixture and whisk gently.

Add the chocolate chunks, broken oreo pieces and fold. Reserve few to top the cupcakes. Line a muffin pan with liners and spoon in the mixture. Top with the oreo pieces. Bake for 12-14 mins or until a tooth pick inserted in the middle of the muffin, comes out clean. Allow to cool.

Enjoy.. Kids will love it and so will elders.

So thats it Folks...
With Love,

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43 comments:

  1. Oreo cupcakes sounds interesting and yum

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  2. crunchy bites in between the soft n moist muffins...

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  3. Different taste and yummy with oreo.

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  4. Nice cupcakes.loved the addition of oreo!

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  5. Love the oreo bits on top..I am sure everyone enjoyed a lot

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  6. These cupcakes look delicious!

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  7. Vimitha, not just kids but me too will love these cupcakes!

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  8. Belated anniversary wishes to your parents...Wonderful looking cupcakes...oreo..chocolate chunks..what more can one ask for

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  9. Nice idea of oreo cupcakes.Belated anniversary wishes to your parents.

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  10. Kids would love to have this..yummy.

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  11. deliicous n Love to have vth a glass of milk..
    MAha

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  12. So chocolaty and inviting! :)
    http://www.rita-bose-cooking.com/

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  13. looks so tempting and delicious..

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  14. Belated Anniversary to your parents Vimitha. Love your cup cakes.

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  15. Sounds very interesting n lovely cupcakes!!

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  16. Looks inviting,beautiful cup cakes.

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  17. Oreo "anything" is always a winner in our family. Looks good!

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  18. Great idea,yummy cupcakes!!

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  19. Like the colour contrast of the cup cakes..

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  20. Wishing many more years of happiness to ur parents ,very sweet of u to make the anniversary spl for ur mum..will watch out for the anniversary cake too.

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  21. Oreo is always our fav and these Oreo cupcakes look wonderful!

    Happy anniversary to your parents!

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  22. Very interesting n delicious cup cakes..belated Annoversary wishes to ur Parents!!

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  23. Belated anniversary wishes to ur parents Vimi..you have done a wonderful job here sis, cupcakes looks damn cute.

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  24. lovely pictures..cute muffin...

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  25. These cupcake looks so cute and tempting..sure kids will grab it..

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  26. Sounds delicious, Vimitha, and I love the way you display your foods for photos-- such as the cupcakes stacked and tied together with twine. Well done.

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  27. I was searching for a recipe to fill my son's snack box.. this seems to be an great idea.. going to make it
    Noel Collections

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  28. hai..tht's a gr8 recipe..cupcakes luks Wow..Oreos r my son's fav...will definately try it..thnx for sharing.. :D :)

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  29. The muffins look moist and yummy Vimitha :-)

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