Cookies and Cream Cupcakes Recipe – Hedwig the Owl
Making this easy cookies and cream cupcakes recipe is a must for your home baking to-do list. They are just the right amount of rich and fun.
If you have huge Harry Potter fans in your house as we do, they will LOVE these Hedwig owl treats. Put on your house colors and let’s get started!
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Hedwig Cookies and Cream Cupcakes
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Although I love to bake from scratch, sometimes I just don’t have the time. That is when I will turn to an elevated boxed cake mix as a base for a yummy cupcake recipe like these Oreo cupcakes.
Because my little one likes to help out in the kitchen, this easy cupcake idea for kids is right up her alley. These homemade cookies and cream cupcakes are the perfect recipe for her to help me make.
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Tips for Making This Harry Potter Food Idea
- Moist and fluffy cupcakes are the result of the bubbles that form when you are beating the mix with an electric hand or stand mixer. If you over-mix, the bubbles will disappear and you will end up with dense cupcakes. Instead, whisk by hand or beat on low for no more than 1 minute.
- If you accidentally add too much liquid to the cupcake mix, it can cause runny cupcakes. If this happens, you can either add one large egg or one small box of instant pudding.
- There are two ways to see if your cupcakes are baked properly. You can insert a toothpick into the middle of a center-baked cupcake. If it comes back dry, they are done. If not, they need 2-3 more minutes.
Also, you can gently press the middle of the cupcake with your finger. If it springs back, they are done. If you leave a dent, they need to cook a bit longer.
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Ingredients and Instructions for Hedwig the Owl Cupcakes
You can use your own base cupcake mix or my viral Internet sensation, the easiest vanilla cupcake recipe.
- Vanilla or white cake mix
- Softened butter
- Vanilla extract
- Powdered sugar
- Heavy whipping cream
- Oreo cookies
- White gel food coloring
- Sugar candy eyeball decorations
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Preheat your oven to 350°. In a large bowl, add the cake mix, eggs, water, and oil.
Using an electric hand or stand mixer, beat until well combined.
Add white cupcake liners to your muffin pan and place an Oreo cookie at the bottom of each cupcake liner.
Using an ice cream scoop, add one scoop of batter over each Oreo.
Place your cupcakes in the oven and bake for 16-18 minutes, or until a toothpick in the middle comes out clean. Take your cupcakes out of the oven and let them cool completely.
Open the Oreos and separate the cookies from the cream. Place the cream in a small bowl and set aside.
Put 8 Oreo cookies in a Ziplock bag and crush them with a rolling pin, making sure all large chunks are gone. Take the remaining 2 Oreo cookies and break them into large triangles.
Add the butter to a large mixing bowl, and using an electric hand or stand mixer, beat for 2 minutes, or until light and fluffy. Slowly mix in the cream from the Oreos, vanilla extract, white gel food color, and salt.
Alternate between the powdered sugar and heavy whipping cream. Beat on high until the frosting is smooth and small peaks form. Gently fold in the crushed Oreo cookie.
Add the frosting to your prepared piping bag and frost your cupcakes. Add 2 of the Yellow Eye Sprinkles and one triangle cookie piece for the beak.
Notes on This Fun Harry Potter Recipe Idea
- When you add crushed cookies to a frosting recipe, sometimes the pieces get lodged in the piping tip. If this happens to you, use a toothpick to push the piece back and break it into smaller pieces.
- If your recipe calls for salt, you will want to use non-salted butter for your frosting. Otherwise, you will taint the sweetness.
- If you don’t have enough butter for your frosting, you can substitute an even amount of shortening. If you can find butter-flavored shortening, that works best.
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