If you're new to my blog, you'll learn pretty quickly that I absolutely LOVE being an aunt! I have 3 beautiful nieces, and 2 awesome nephews. Love love love those kiddos! My nephew Carson is celebrating his 8th birthday this weekend with a Lego themed party. I have taken up a hobby of making cupcakes these past couple of years, and have made cupcakes for several parties, and have even done one smaller wedding! I asked my nephew if I could make his birthday cupcakes and he obliged. When I asked him what flavor(s) he wanted, he said cookies-n-cream! Hmm... I've never made cookies-n-cream cupcakes before, but I'll give it a shot! Thursday night I baked the cupcakes. I used a white cake mix and followed the instructions on the box, but I also added a box of Oreo pudding mix, and 4 finely chopped Oreos. Lee is always my taste tester, and he approved! I sealed up the cupcakes in a Tupperware container, and Saturday morning before the party, I iced them. My sister-in-law and I made the icing, and we used a homemade cookies-n-cream icing recipe I found online...it was delicious! We tweaked the recipe just a bit, so see my updated recipe below.
1 box yellow cake mix (and eggs, water, oil, etc. that the recipe calls for)
1 big box (4.2 oz) Oreo flavored Jell-O pudding mix
4 chopped Double Stuff Oreos
For the icing:
1 8oz. pkg softened cream cheese
1 pkg Dream Whip
½ tsp. salt