Sunday, July 27, 2014

Blue Velvet Oreo Cupcakes

A new twist on red velvet cupcakes? Not really, it's really just a different food colourant!
Having said that, I decided that my first batch of blue velvet cupcakes needed to be unique, I mean a blue velvet cupcake is really just a different colour red velvet cupcake (which I have baked a dozen times before!)...My blue velvet cupcakes had to have a real twist to them!! Oreos!! The original twist, lick, dunk cookie!! :)

As promised in my previous post, here it is, the recipe for my blue velvet cake/cupcakes.
This is the exact recipe that I use when making my red velvet cakes and cupcakes, the only difference being the colour of the food colourant. This recipe makes 30 cupcakes or 2 22cm cake layers! When I made the cookie monster cake and these cupcakes I got 24 cupcakes and the 20cm cake, I'm quite sure that the yield was so high because the cookies took up quite a bit of the batters place!

What I love about these cupcakes is that they are moist and not too sweet, perfect with a cup of tea or coffee if you're into that - I am more of a cuppa tea kinda girl!! I didn't tell everyone that there was an Oreo at the bottom of the cupcake. SURPRISE!!! Much to everyone's delight!!

So this is how it goes:

What you're gonna need:

2 1/2 Cups of Flour
30 ml Cocoa
1 tsp Bicarbonate of Soda (Baking soda)
1/2 tsp Salt
1 Cup Butter (Unsalted, Softened)
1/3 Cup Cooking Oil
2 Cups of Sugar
4 Large Eggs
1 Cup Sour Cream
1/2 Cup Milk
30 ml Red Food Colouring (for blue you could use less, my cupcakes came out really dark when I used 30mls)
2 tsp Vanilla Essence

Cream Cheese Vanilla Frosting
250 grams Plain Cream Cheese
1/4 Cup Butter/White Margarine
2 tbsp Sour Cream
+/- 600 grams Icing Sugar (Sifted)
1 tsp Vanilla Essence

How you're gonna do it:

  1. Preheat the oven to 180° C. Sift the flour, cocoa powder, bicarbonate of soda and salt in a medium sized bowl, set aside.
  2. Beat the butter and sugar together in a large bowl until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs 1 at a time. Mix in the sour cream, milk, oil, food colouring and vanilla essence until well blended.
  3. Gradually beat in the flour mixture on a low speed until just blended. Do not over blend.
  4. Line your cupcake pans with paper cupcake cups, place one oreo cookie in each cup, spoon the batter into the cups filling each one 2/3rds full. If you're baking a cake, spray your cake pans generously with spray and cook before splitting the batter between the two pans.
  5. Bake the cupcakes for 20 minutes/until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. If you're baking a cake, bake for 30 - 40 minutes. Turn out onto a wire rack to cool before icing.
Cream Cheese Vanilla Frosting
Beat the cream cheese, butter, sour cream and vanilla in a large bowl until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in the sifted icing sugar until smooth. Decorate cupcakes/cake as desired. I used a Wilton 1M tip to pipe my icing onto the cupcakes.

So that's that! It's almost as easy as it is delicious!! I'd love to hear what you think so please feel free to give me your thoughts and feedback on this recipe!


  1. This looks so yummy! I am a red velvet addict so I can only imagine how yum this must be.

    1. Tyler they honestly were devine!! I'm also a red velvet addict!! Thinking of trying making a "Rainbow Velvet" cake soon!!