I can't remember where I got this recipe from...if anyone knows please send me a note so I can give credit where credit is due! These were AWESOME!
1 box devil's food cake mix
1 (5.9oz) package oreo instant pudding
1 c. sour cream
1 c. vegetable oil
1/2 c. warm water
2 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350. Mix cake and pudding, sour cream, oil, beaten eggs and water. Stir in chocolate chips and pour the batter into cupcake liners. Bake 20 minutes. (made @ 28 cupcakes).
Oreo Butter Cream Frosting
1 stick salted butter- room temperature
1 stick unsalted- room temp.
1 c. shortening
1 TBS. clear vanilla extract
2lbs. powdered sugar (yep, that's right!)
4-6 TBS. very cold milk ( I used 5)
8 crushed oreo cookies w/ the cream removed (when my husband saw me scraping the cream off the oreo and throwing it in the garbage...he said he was going to call the police on me!)
Cream the butter & shortening together w/ a mixer. Add vanilla & mix well. Begin adding in the sugar and mixing thoroughly. Add milk one TBS. at a time. Fold in oreo crumbs. Top cooled cupcakes with frosting and garnish with 1/2 an oreo! Enjoy!