My mom taught us well; Oreos are some of the best stuff on earth, and cookies n' cream ice cream (with oreos) is the king of ALL ice cream flavors. When I saw this recipe that included a creamy vanilla cupcake, oreos AND cream cheese frosting (for another post) I knew it was unknowingly created for me and my family. I've attempted homemade cake batter a few times in the past and it's always come out like cornbread. I've never come even close to a cake Gram Austin made for me and Tracey so many years ago. (Tracey's grandma-in-law is one of the best homemade cake bakers I've ever met. Don't worry Mommasita, you're still the queen of all birthday cakes and all things pie. Although, a bake-off would be interesting...and 'd happily volunteer to be a taste tester. ;) So...this vanilla cake batter is delicious and would actually be quite wonderful alone. But what ISN'T better with oreos? They are like the bacon of the dessert world.
If you have a free afternoon...please make these cupcakes, and PLEASE share them with me.
We are three sisters who share a passion for cooking and feeding the people we love. Our food journey began very early. We were consistently encouraged to try new foods, and taught to respect the chef regardless of our likes or dislikes! Our heritage is broad and our family dinner table offered mexican, italian, polish, irish and american fare. This blog is a place for us to capture those priceless memories, recipes and showcase a unique style of cooking that our mother perfected. We like to call it "garbage soup" style! If you have a pantry of food and a few fridge staples you can make a soul satisfying meal. Our mother taught us that cooking is about being hospitable - opening your heart and not about entertaining (sorry, Martha). This blog is for our family because we love them dearly.