Maybe it is my taste buds playing a trick,maybe that is how it is supposed to taste and maybe you all like it that way but I am not eating one again.But,there's always a BUT when it comes to a food blogger,I use them in my sweet bakes and it tastes awesome.Add crushed Oreo cookies to a simple whipped cream frosting and it gives it a completely different edge.Add it to your regular milkshake and it tastes delicious.Add it to your cookie dough for that extra crunch,so on and so forth.
So when I got a few packets of Oreo on my last visit to the supermarket,I had this cake in mind.I also wanted to test whether the taste has changed but sad to say,it still tastes the same to me.But a few google searches later,I decided to bake these muffins.Chocolate+Coffee+Oreo,cannot go wrong,right?
I love cupcakes/muffins in any form and these too didn't disappoint.I found it to be a little less sweet,even though I added more sugar than mentioned in the recipe,but have it with a glass of cold milk and all's fine with the world again:)
Oreo Cookie Muffins
All purpose flour/Maida - 2 cups
Cocoa powder - 1/2 cup
Baking powder - 2 tsp
Baking soda - 1/2 tsp
Salt - 1/2 tsp
Eggs - 2
Sugar - 1 cup*
Oil - 1/2 cup*
Milk - 1 cup + 1 tbsp
Vanilla extract - 1 tsp
Instant Coffee powder - 1 tsp
Oreo cookies - 10-15,crushed
Chocolate chips - 1 cup,I used white & dark chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 190C.Line a 12 hole muffin tin with cupcake liners.
In a mixing bowl,mix the dry ingredients together-flour,cocoa,baking powder,baking soda and salt.
In another bowl,beat together eggs and sugar till frothy-about a minute.
Mix in oil,milk,vanilla and coffee powder,beat for a minute.
Now add half of the dry ingredients and beat well.
Scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl and mix in the rest of the dry ingredients.
Switch to a spatula and mix in the oreo and chocolate chips,saving some for the topping.
Pour a ladleful of batter into the muffin pan filling 3/4 of the muffin cups.Top with the rest of the oreo and chocolate chips.
Bake for 18-20 minutes or till a toothpick inserted into the center comes out with moist crumbs.
Cool on a wire rack and serve.
This recipe makes 18 muffins.
- I found the muffins to be a little less on the sweeter side,despite adding oreo cookies and chocolate chips.So if you,like me,prefer slightly sweeter muffins,add 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 cups of sugar.
- I added 1/2 cup of oil,original recipe calls for 1/3 cup.