I have an easy and fun Halloween treat for little ghouls and goblins, Oreo Surprise-Inside Cupcakes!
I used a doctored cake mix for quick & easy spelling to whip up a batch of these cupcakes, along with a package of Halloween Oreos.
HomeGoods is a short broom ride away, where I found this Meri Meri Happy Halloween Cupcake Kit for $5.99 recently. I always check out the baking section and their seasonal goodies when I’m there and this cupcake kit made me cackle with glee. <|:>)
The packaging is like a spooky doll house that my inner 5-year-old couldn’t resist playing with. . .
You can use your favorite cupcake recipe or cake mix to whip up a batch of these Oreo Surprise Inside Cupcakes. I used a Pillsbury Moist Supreme Devil’s Food Cake Mix that I doctored. To doctor any cake mix, substitute buttermilk for the water, 4 eggs instead of 3, and the same amount of oil called for in the mix. Follow the box directions for mixing and baking.
Place your cupcake wrappers in your pan. Fill each of the lined cupcake wells 1/3 of the way full with the batter. Place one Oreo on top of your batter in the middle of each well, and top with more batter until 2/3 of the way full. Alternatively, you could place your Oreo in the bottom of each well and bury it with batter.
Follow the directions for baking on the back of the box and according to your oven until cupcakes test done and a toothpick inserted into the center of the cupcake comes out clean. My cupcakes baked in about 15 minutes.
Allow cupcakes to cool in pan 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to finish cooling completely.
Add your favorite frosting and sprinkles. This witch likes Pillsbury cream cheese frosting, but if the idea of canned frosting makes your black teeth ache, use your favorite frosting recipe. You can find a 5 star-rated Chocolate Frosting here, or a 5 star-rated Cream Cheese Frosting here.
You could use any variety of Oreo and cake mix for any holiday for surprise inside cupcakes.