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Recipe Summary

prep:
40 mins
cook:
20 mins
additional:
20 mins
total:
1 hr 20 mins
Servings:
24
Yield:
24 cupcakes
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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Cupcakes:
Frosting:

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease two 12-cup muffin tins or line cups with paper liners.

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  • Whisk flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, espresso powder, cinnamon, and salt together in a bowl. Whisk in white sugar and brown sugar.

  • Beat eggs, water, and vanilla extract together in a separate bowl. Add sour cream and oil and beat well. Add egg mixture to the bowl with the flour mixture and mix well until no dry spots remain. Spoon batter into the prepared muffin cups, filling each 3/4 full.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until tops spring back when lightly pressed, 18 to 20 minutes. Cool in the tins for 5 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely, about 20 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, place cream cheese and butter into the bowl of a stand mixer and cream together until smooth. Add vanilla extract and mix. Add confectioners' sugar and mix on medium-low speed; whip into a firm consistency, 2 to 5 minutes. Frosting will thicken as you whip. Add milk 1 tablespoon at a time to thin if necessary.

  • Crush whole cookies into crumbs in a food processor. Mix cookie crumbs into frosting using a rubber spatula. Chill frosting in the refrigerator for about 15 minutes before piping onto cooled cupcakes.

Nutrition Facts

306 calories; protein 3.6g 7% DV; carbohydrates 45g 15% DV; fat 13.5g 21% DV; cholesterol 50.8mg 17% DV; sodium 253.6mg 10% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (3)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/13/2020
My kids made it and it turned out great. I would probably leave out the cinnamon powder next time as I prefer a more chocolatey taste. I also reduced the amount of sugar for the muffins and removed the white filling of the Oreo cookies in the frosting. Read More

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
05/03/2020
These cupcakes were a horrible disaster. They did not rise normally (not do to any defect in the baking supplies) and they spilled out over the edges of the cupcake pan. The flavor was not appealing at all. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 0
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  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
06/13/2020
My kids made it and it turned out great. I would probably leave out the cinnamon powder next time as I prefer a more chocolatey taste. I also reduced the amount of sugar for the muffins and removed the white filling of the Oreo cookies in the frosting. Read More
Rating: 1 stars
05/02/2020
These cupcakes were a horrible disaster. They did not rise normally (not do to any defect in the baking supplies) and they spilled out over the edges of the cupcake pan. The flavor was not appealing at all. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
05/06/2019
Lots of steps bot very good and well worth the effort. Read More
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