Oreo Stuffed Chocolate Muffins… or Cupcakes

I had a real craving for chocolate cake last week and was lucky enough to have some cake mix in my cupboard from before my Weight Watchers days.  I considered making my own batter for the muffins but as it was a lazy Sunday spent catching up on KUWTK’s and eating yummy treats I opted to just use the mix.  I actually don’t own a muffin try so I made my ‘muffins’ in a cupcake tray.  It doesn’t really matter if you do it this way.  The Oreo filling was inspired by milkbubbletea and her delicious Oreo Brownie post.  I decided to use them in muffins instead and took James’ remaining biscuits much to his displeasure.

I love the Betty Crocker Chocolate Chunk Muffin Mix.  It’s so delicious and moist.  All you need to do to make the delicious muffins above is pour the muffin mix, 130ml of water and crack on egg into a bowl and mix together by hand.  Don’t worry it should be lumpy; just make sure you have mixed it together well and everything is blended together.

Place the cake cases into a muffin (or cupcake) tray and pop an Oreo in the bottom.  If you’ve got a bit of a sweet tooth you may want to go for double stuffed Oreos (like me) or double stack the Oreos (just take one of the biscuit sides off one of the oreos and smudge it up to the other.

Then spoon the mixture into the cases ensuring that some goes down the side of the Oreo.  These will rise but don’t be scared to put quite a lot of mixture in to make them extra chunky.  The Betty Crocker mix will give you six cases but you can easily get eight from this because the oreos take up some of the room in the bottom of the case.

Pop them in the oven (preheated to 200 degrees/ gas max 6) for twenty minutes then take them out and press down the top.  They should be spongy and spring back into place.  If you’re not sure if they’re done then use a clean knife and push it down the middle of the cake.  If it comes out clean then they’re done.  Don’t be tempted to leave them in the oven longer because they don’t ‘look’ done.  They will be and the last thing you want is dry, overcooked muffins.  Leave them to cool in the tin for 10 minutes before removing them.

There you have it. A delicious, quick and easy chocolatey treat with a bit of an extra bite thrown in.  I recommend letting them cool for a while but trying one while they are still warm.  The Oreo goes soft and gooey.  Delicious.  Like a chocolate and vanilla party in my mouth, YUM!  I can’t wait to try some of my other favourite treats in a muffin!