When I saw this recipe on Sadie's Kitchen, I knew that I had to try it. Now don't throw any stones at me, but I'm actually NOT a huge fan of chocolate, but for some reason this just struck a chord in me and I knew it would be PERFECT for a little get together I had at my home yesterday. Sadie found this recipe at kraftfoods.com and featured it on her blog a couple of days ago. I tried it out for myself and it was a huge success. It was VERY easy to put together and VERY yummy. My only change is I couldn't find mini oreos at the store so I used regular ones, and it worked out just fine. Top them off with some cool whip and you're good to go. Now what am I going to do with all the leftovers?
MINI OREO SURPRISE CUPCAKES
1 pkg. (2-layer size) chocolate cake mix
(for the cake mix you will need vegetable oil and 3 eggs)
1 pkg. (8 oz.) Philadelphia cream cheese, softened (I used Great Value fat free cream cheese)
2 Tbsp. sugar
48 Mini Oreo Bite Size Chocolate Sandwich Cookies
1-1/2 cups thawed Cool Whip Whipped Topping
1. Heat oven to 350°F.
2. Prepare cake batter as directed on package; set aside. Mix cream cheese, egg and sugar until blended.
3. Spoon 1/2 of cake batter evenly into 24 paper- or foil-lined muffin cups. Top each with about 1-1/2 tsp. cream cheese mixture and 1 cookie; cover with remaining cake batter.
4. Bake 19 to 22 min. or until toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean. Cool 5 min.; remove from pans to wire racks. Cool completely.
5. Frost with cool whip. Top with remaining cookies.
Makes 24 cupcakes.