Did you know that Oreo’s are celebrating their 100th birthday? I had no idea that they have been around since 1912, that blows my mind a little bit. Before I get further into this post, I just need to tell you that they have these special edition Birthday Cake Oreos in honor of their 100th…and I’m telling you if you like Funfetti Cake & Oreos you need to go out and buy these right now. They’re like a dream come true in my eyes.
As a kid, I don’t remember being especially infatuated with Oreos. I would eat them if they were there, but I don’t recall begging for them at the store, my mother can correct me if I am wrong.
Problem is, I’ve turned into that kid. It all started up when I was living in the dorms. Maybe it was because there was no kitchen to make my own cookies, but oreos became quite a bit of an obsession. I always had a package of Double Stuffed Oreos hidden in one of my drawers and a jar of peanut butter next to it. It was common knowledge around the dorm that I had a problem with Oreos.
I knew I needed to make an Oreo/Cookies & Cream style cupcake at some point, but I had this delicious idea as I was driving home along the coast stuck in traffic: Peanut butter! Inside! Peanut butter inside the cupcake! Genius Madeline, genius. When I got home I had to run the idea by a friend to make sure it wasn’t strange, and that other people like that idea too. [She approved 😉 Smart lady]
So here we are. This cupcake is a serious chocolate cupcake with a peanut butter filling and an Oreo cream cheese frosting. When I took a bite into the cake and got a little bit of each component of the cupcake…sigh…it just clicked like I was back in the dorm studying with a jar of peanut butter in one hand and 10 oreos sitting in front of me ready to be downed. Nostalgia at its finest.
The frosting, oh the frosting. It was as if I scraped out all of the cream in between each one of those oreos and made a beautiful pot of oreo insides just for you. It is so good. SO good.