Oreo Surprise Cupcakes (vegan)

You know, I don’t care one bit if the cupcake craze is on a decline. I’ll always love cupcakes. I mean, hello! It’s PORTABLE CAKE, people! What’s not to love?! While I may not make cupcakes as often as I used to (that might be due to the fact that I would like my pants to fit!), they’ll always hold a special place in my heart. Mmmmm. Love me some cupcakes!

I’m not sure if you heard, but Oreo recently released a new limited edition flavor. I know, I know. Oreos are NOT healthy, but they ARE vegan, so we splurge every now and again! The new flavor REALLY made me seek them out. Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup!! I mean…

Reese's PB cup Oreos!

Well, needless to say, these Oreos are definitely my favorite. Nick’s too – the peanut butter lover in our house! Nothing pairs better than chocolate and peanut butter, so I decided to make a cupcakes with a secret Oreo surprise. I probably don’t need to tell you how awesome they are!

Oreo Surprise Cupcakes
(recipes adapted from Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World)
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
1 tsp apple cider vinegar
3/4 cup evaporated cane juice
1/3 cup canola oil
2 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
3/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp kosher salt
12 Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Oreos (or regular Oreos)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a cupcake/muffin pan with liners and place one Oreo in the bottom of each liner.

Oreo Surprise Cupcakes (vegan)

Whisk together almond milk and apple cider vinegar and set aside for a few minutes. Beat together sugar, oil, vanilla extract and almond milk mixture until foamy. In a separate bowl sift together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder and kosher salt. Add to the liquid mixture in 2 batches, mixing well after each addition. Mix until only a few tiny lumps remain. Pour into prepared liners until they are just about full.

Oreo Surprise Cupcakes (vegan)

Bake for 18-20 minutes, checking after 18. (mine took the full 20 minutes). Let stand in the pan for about 5 minutes after removing from the oven. Then cool completely on a wire rack.

1/4 cup earth balance, softened
2 T vegan shortening
1/3 cup creamy peanut butter
3 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 1/4 sifted powdered sugar

Beat together earth balance and shortening until smooth and creamy. Add peanut butter and vanilla and beat for 2-3 minutes. Add in sifted powdered sugar and beat until well combined. If you find that the frosting is a little too thick for your liking, add in a little bit of almond milk to thin it to your desired consistency.

Frost cupcakes and dig in!

Oreo Surprise Cupcakes (vegan)


Oreo Surprise Cupcakes (vegan)



11 thoughts on “Oreo Surprise Cupcakes (vegan)

  1. Oh lord. The Blonde and I found these Oreos and “accidentally” bought a bag. They are so much better than either the regular peanut butter Oreos or the chocolate Oreos. They’re dangerous, so putting them in a cupcake is probably the safest place to hide them.

    Unless you want to “accidentally” eat an entire sleeve. . .

    1. That’s the beauty of “hiding” them in cupcakes, though. It’s hard to eat too many cupcakes! Well, maybe not. But it sure seems easier to eat a sleeve of plain Oreos! šŸ˜‰

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