2/3cup Oreo crumbs(from crushing Oreos in a food processor or with a rolling pin)
Make batter for chocolate cupcakes.
Place an Oreo at the bottom of each liner (optional). Spoon batter over top and bake according to recipe instructions.
For the frosting:
Cream the butter with electric beaters until light and fluffy.
Add powdered sugar and cream and beat well. Add vanilla.
Stir in crushed Oreos. Top cooled cupcakes with frosting. Add an Oreo on top, if desired.
Make Ahead Instructions: Unfrosted chocolate cupcakes will keep, covered, at room temperature or in the fridge for 2-3 days. Oreo frosting will keep in the fridge for 1-2 weeks. Freezing Instructions: Unfrosted or frosted cupcakes can be frozen for up to 3 months. The Oreo frosting can also be frozen for up to 3 months. Thaw overnight in the fridge.I find it easiest to frost frozen cupcakes and refrigerate for a few hours before serving. Remove from freezer 30 minutes before serving.To freeze frosted cupcakes, flash-freeze them uncovered on a tray for 30 minutes (to help the frosting keep its shape) before placing them in a freezer safe container.