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Holy moley, are these the best damn cupcakes I have ever made in my life. I am not joking. I ate three of these babies yesterday. Each one accompanied by a nice cold glass of soy milk. Even my stepmom, who happens to be the person with the biggest sweet tooth that I know (she knows her sugar!), came home in the middle of the night and left me a post-it note commenting on how great they are — “Oh my goddess! That was the best cup-a cake-a I ever ate in my life! You could bake these for a living!” Need I say more?
From the looks of it, I’m assuming they’re new since I can’t find them ANYWHERE online. A few weeks ago as I was walking through New Leaf scanning the isles, these caught my eye out of nowhere. I gasped. NEWMANS?!?! PEANUT BUTTER OREOS?!?!?!?! I about died. Yeah, and the best thing about it was that I snagged the LAST PACKAGE (well, I would have hoarded a few more packages if possible but that’s okay, at least I got lucky). And they were on sale for $1.99. Without a second thought I immediately knew what I’d be doing those babies–making chocolate peanut butter oreo vegan cupcakes, of course!
Chocolate Peanut Butter Oreo Buttercream Frosting
1/4 cup margarine, softened
1/4 shortening (I prefer organic which has no partially hydrogenated oils)
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder (sifted if there are clumps)
2 & 1/2 cups powdered sugar, sifted
3 tablespoons soy milk (chocolate preferably)
1 & 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
Cream together margarine and shortening until well combined. Add the cocoa powder and incorporate well. Add the confectioners sugar in about 1/2 cup batches and beat well (to avoid dusting your kitchen), adding a little splash of soymilk after each addition. When all ingredients have been well incorporated, add the vanilla and beat until light and fluffy (about 3 minutes with a hand mixer, 7 minutes if mixing with a fork). Stir in the chopped oreos.