Based on the OREO cookie with the same name, these Golden Chocolate Creme Cupcakes are a rich, golden cake topped with sweet whipped chocolate ganache. A delightful treat for an OREO lover!
We don’t get many of the fun flavors of OREO cookies at the commissary here in Grafenwoehr, Germany. So… when I see a flavor with the big NEW tag next to it, I snatch up at least one package! This time… it was the Golden Chocolate Creme OREO cookies. Golden cookie filled with smooth chocolate cream.
I instantly knew these needed to be turned into a cupcake. Golden yellow cake topped with chocolate frosting? Seriously perfect.
Here’s where I struggled though… what kind of chocolate frosting should be on top? I knew that it had to be so super creamy and sweet… so my traditional chocolate buttercream that I use on my favorite chocolate cupcake recipe would be out. That frosting is too fluffy and light.
Ohhhh… but ganache is smooth and creamy!! YES! I’ll whip it up to pure chocolate perfection!
I can’t take credit for this golden cake though… it comes from Smitten Kitchen. She already had a great recipe, so why reinvent the wheel. You can find her yellow cake recipe here… but I’ll post it below cause I turned it into cupcakes.
Just so you know… this cake is pretty darn delicious. The yellow cake is light and fluffy, moist and full of great flavor. The whipped chocolate ganache is smooth, creamy and so effffffffing good! It really taste so creamy smooth… just like the center of a Golden Chocolate Creme Oreo!
So, the recipe for the frosting only made enough to frost just about 2 dozen cupcakes. Bummer, I know. I had naked cupcakes! ACK! So, I whipped up a half batch of my perfect peanut butter buttercream and topped the rest with that! Another great option for this golden cake! YUM!