With a tender, flavor-packed cupcake and real cookie chunks in the frosting, Oatmeal Cream Pie Cupcakes are the perfect decadent treat.
I got a text a few Fridays ago. It was around noon, and the text was from a friend asking if I’d make cupcakes for her son to celebrate his birthday with his baseball team the next day. It was a no-pressure type thing, and she offered to pick some up from the Walmart bakery if I didn’t have time to bake anything.
But y’all, friends don’t let friends buy Walmart cupcakes. Plus, I never turn down an opportunity to make them, especially when the friend gives me free reign over the flavors. I wanted to try flavors that would be a little bit unexpected while also pleasing the palates of a bunch of preteen boys. I made homemade oatmeal cream pies several years ago, and I remembered my friend’s husband mentioning hiding his Little Debbie snack cakes from their boys, and so the idea for Oatmeal Cream Pie Cupcakes was born.
The actual cake part starts out standard enough; I use a box mix, as I usually do, but I added some extra goodies to take it into homemade territory. Because I’ve never made a cupcakes that wasn’t begging to be stuffed or filled with something, I cut miniature cream pie circles and tucked those down inside the batter. I used the extra cookie pieces in the frosting, because why wouldn’t I? The end result is these Oatmeal Cream Pie Cupcakes: rich, moist, and deliciously homemade.