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Pinterest Thursday: Oreo Chocolate Cupcakes

Maybe you have noticed I don’t talk too much about *cooking* or *baking* or *recipes* like lots of other lady blogs out there.  Unfortunately, I was never blessed with the strong desire to cook.  I love, love to eat.  In fact, eating is one of my all-time favorite things…but I just don’t really enjoy cooking.  Probably because I’m so lazy (hence, lazy owl).

But, I do love cupcakes, and I’d been eyeing this pin for sometime…

Click on over to Baked Perfection for the full tutorial with ingredients.  It was easy enough for an inexperienced baker like me to handle…basically a doctored chocolate cake mix (add sour cream and instant pudding mix), plus some real simple cream cheese frosting.  I adore cream cheese frosting.  I’ve never been a fan of buttercream because it’s just so sugary and sweet, so cream cheese frosting has always been my fave.

My result, ooey gooey oreo deliciousness

The additions to the cake mix made the chocolate cake super moist, and I added bits of oreos to both the cake and the frosting.  My only hiccup was during baking, I was not quite sure if I baked them long enough.  The cake was so moist it was hard to tell, but regardless, they turned out delicious!

All for me?

It’s difficult to bake for a family of 2…24 cupcakes without any kids to feed or a party to host was a bit overwhelming (and way too tempting).  I think I’ve eaten about 10 of them myself, because (not to toot my own horn) they are pretty darn good.  I caved and brought 8 to work and they quickly disappeared.

I highly recommend this recipe, and I’m happy I took a step out of my comfort zone and tried some baking for once!
This concludes this week’s Pinterest Thursday: I tried it!
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