Looking to impress your sweetheart this February the 14th? Look no further. These cupcakes will sweep him or her off their feet and send them floating on cloud nine. The magical part about these red velvet cupcakes is what they’ll find on the bottom of each one: an oreo cookie.
Topped with cream cheese frosting, these cupcakes have the perfect balance of sweetness. Kids will love helping by placing the cookies, mixing ingredients, and filling the cupcake holders using a no-mess squeeze bottle. Enjoy one with your honey, with a classroom of little ones, or eat the whole pan yourself.
First, line cupcake tins with 24 Oreo cookies.
Next, prepare your favorite red velvet recipe. We used Martha Stewart’s and were very pleased with the results. It will be our go-to red velvet recipe from now on! Add the batter on top of the oreos. Since some of the cupcake space is occupied by the Oreo, fill the cupcakes a little more than you typically would.
Bake according to your recipe (ours took about 5 minutes more than our recipe called for), and remove from the oven when a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean.
Allow cupcakes to cool and top with a traditional cream cheese frosting. Initially, we used vanilla frosting, but found that it was a bit too sweet. Cream cheese helps cut the sweetness and adds a smooth texture that compliments the cupcake nicely.
Devour with love. Happy Valentine’s Day!