Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! Granted, I don’t care for the holiday that much, but it’s a great excuse to bake delicious treats!
What baked good says “I love you” for you? I really enjoy red velvet, and that color is on point with the theme of the holiday.
If you’re having a romantic dinner, you probably want something fancier than a cupcake for dessert. But if you’re celebrating with your friends or baking a treat to bring in to school for the kids or the adults at work, these are a great choice!
They CHEAT! Shhhhhh don’t tell anyone. The base of these cupcakes is a box mix, making the recipe super easy. But the add-ins are fancy enough to transform the cake into something that tastes like it’s just from scratch! Which gives you more time to make individualized & adorable cards!
Prep Step! Measure out your ingredients and preheat your over to 350°F. Line a cupcake tin with your favorite wrappers.
Add the cake mix to your mixer; mix in the oil on a low speed, until incorporated. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, on medium speed. Next, beat in the yogurt until the batter is smooth. Slowly mix in the milk.
Fill the cupcake wrapper with batter. Bake at 350°F for about 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let the cupcakes cool.
While the cupcakes cool, prepare the frosting. Process the Oreos in a food processor until they are completely crumbled. You may choose to keep bigger pieces in the frosting, but then you are going to have a hard time piping!
Beat the butter on high speed in a mixer fitted with the whisk attachment for about 2 minutes, until it is light. In small batches, beat in the powdered sugar. Next, beat in the heavy whipping cream. Mix in the Oreo crumbles and beat the frosting on high speed until light and fluffy. Add your frosting to a frosting bag fired with a wide star tip (in case there are still some larger pieces of cookie that could clog the tip!)
Now that the cupcakes are cool, core out the middle (either with a fancy-schmancy cupcake corer or a paring knife) and filling with marshmallow creme. Pipe frosting on top liberally. Decorate with leftover Oreos, if you want to, and enjoy your treat!