Cookies & Cream Pumpkin Cupcakes
Something I’ve always loved about pumpkin is how incredibly versatile it is. I so impressed at how it pairs with so many different flavors, both sweet and savory. Over the past few years, some of my favorite flavors to pair with pumpkin have been: caramel (these Pumpkin Heath Caramel Bars), Nutella (this Pumpkin Nutella Poke Cake), cream cheese (these Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls and this Pumpkin Roll), cinnamon (these Cinnamon Roll Pancakes), S’mores (Pumpkin S’mores Cupcakes), and most recently– cornmeal (Pancakes, sooooooooo good!).
But perhaps more than any other flavor I’ve paired with pumpkin, I’ve always seemed to play favorites with Oreos. Pumpkin Pie with Oreo Crust, Oreo Nutella Pumpkin Fudge, Pumpkin Oreo Muddy Buddy Mix, and Pumpkin Oreo Cheesecake Bars.
It’s just such an epic pairing that I can’t seem to leave it alone! So today I’m revisiting those crazy-popular Oreo-stuffed cupcakes that went viral all over Pinterest a year or two ago. Anybody remember that? We all freaked because it was such a genius concept– stick an Oreo in the bottom of your cupcake cup, fill it with batter, bake, and voila! Now there’s an Oreo inside your cupcake. Seriously life-altering stuff right there.
So let’s do those one better and make it pumpkin cupcakes with Oreo Cream Cheese Buttercream on top.
I’m definitely okay with that.
For the Cupcakes:
For the Oreo Cream Cheese Buttercream
Preheat oven to 350ºF. Prepare a muffin tin (or two, there will be enough batter for 1 1/2 dozen) with cupcake liners and a light coating of nonstick cooking spray.
For the buttercream:
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