Oreo Mini Cakes (with lotsa sprinkles!)
Man it's hot outside! So glad I felt like checking out a new recipe I found on SprinkleBakes.com! I had been searching for BIG containers of sprinkles so that I could make these, and finally found them at Smart 'N' Final. Yay!
These little cakes are pretty easy but take time and patience. I think now that I've been through the process once, it'll take less time the next time.
I used the cream cheese frosting recipe that you can find here.
To make the cakes, I used a boxed chocolate cake mix and a bag of Oreo cookies. Put an Oreo in each cupcake liner. ( I was able to get a full two dozen cupcakes out of the batter since the Oreo's fill the cups a bit.) Pour the batter (you don't need much - you don't want them to overflow the top of the liner) and cook as directed.
When done and cooled a bit, slice the top of the cupcake off to make it flat and pull off the liners. Pour LOTS of sprinkles in the bottom of a container. Frost the sides of each cake and roll it in the sprinkles.
Frost the tops of the cakes and then spoon the sprinkles to cover them.
When finished, add a dollop of frosting on the top (I used my cake decorating tools because I made a few regular cupcakes as well) and add an Oreo. I like them either way -with or without the Oreo on top.
These can be eaten with a fork (and maybe a knife since there's an Oreo surprise at the bottom!) I will be taking my batch to work tomorrow - oh and saving a couple to enjoy here at home too!