Thursday, February 23, 2012

Birthday Cake Oreo-Stuffed Brownies

 
You didn't give up sweets for Lent, did you?

If you did, may I suggest putting this on your list to make AS SOON AS Lent is over?!?

Did you know that Oreo is turning 100 years old?  Did you know that to celebrate, Oreo is making Birthday Cake OREOS?!?  Really.  The filling looks like a funfetti cake and they taste like, well, Oreo mixed with cake.  How can that be bad I ask you?

So, of course, we can't just EAT the Birthday Cake Oreos, we must BAKE with them.

If you can't find Birthday Cake Oreos (I found them at Target), feel free to use regular Oreos.  I bet these will still be some of the best brownies you've ever eaten.

And, oh...don't feel obligated to top yours with Haagen-Dazs 5-Ingredient Vanilla Bean ice cream.  But if you do, you won't be sorry.  And hey...you still have months until bathing suit season.


Birthday Cake Oreo-Stuffed Brownies

1 cup dutch-process cocoa (such as Hershey's Dark)
1 tsp. coarse salt
1/2 tsp. baking powder
3/4 c. unsalted butter
2 cups sugar
1 TBSP vanilla
3 eggs, lightly beaten with a fork
1 cup unbleached, all-purpose flour
20 Birthday Cake Oreos (or regular Oreos)
1 tsp. corn syrup
1 tsp. water
sprinkles

Preheat oven to 325.  Grease a 9x13" baking pan.

In a medium bowl, whisk together the cocoa powder, salt, and baking powder.  Set aside.

In a medium saucepan, heat the butter over medium-low, until melted.  Add the sugar and stir to combine.  Continue heating about 1-2 minutes, until hot.

Remove the pan from the heat and add the cocoa mixture, stirring until combined.  Add the eggs and vanilla; stir until totally combined.

 
Add the flour and stir again until smooth. 

Spread half of the batter into the prepared pan.  Top with 20 Oreos.  Cover with the remaining batter; spread gently with an offset spatula.

Bake for about 30 minutes, until the brownies are done, but the center still looks soft.
{The Oreos will make the brownies a little bumpy....that's ok.}

Set the pan on a wire cooling rack and let cool 10 minutes.  Meanwhile, stir together the corn syrup and water.
After 10 minutes, lightly brush the corn syrup mixture onto the cooled brownies.  Scatter on the sprinkles.  (Adding them before baking will cause the sprinkles to discolor and become misshapen.)

Let the brownies cool completely before cutting.  (A bench scraper is the perfect tool for cutting brownies.)

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, OREO!!!  
{Can we celebrate this way every year?!?}

94 comments:

  1. They look amazing!! I just made something with those Oreos last night, so good!

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  2. They look so dense,rich, and everything's better with 20 Oreos stuffed into it...I need to get those Oreos, stat.

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  3. Oh my word! I had no idea there were birthday cake Oreos - and brownies make EVERYTHING better! LOVE this!!

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  4. Kids will love this! Really lovely!

    "Happy Cooking"

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  5. Not only do these look and sound delicious but I sooooo love that red heart shaped whisk I see in the picture. I want one, I want one, I want one!

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  6. You sure know how to celebrate a birthday!

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  7. I love those sprinkles! Such vibrant colors. :)

    Those brownies look like the gooiest brownies ever. And therefore, the most perfect. I keep scrolling up... they're so gooey! I can't get over it.

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  8. You're in trouble! I bought them when I saw your instagram pic, we ate the whole bag in one day. Yikes!

    Now I have to go back to make these brownies.

    ...big trouble. :)

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  9. Perfectly perfect! I think Oreo's birthday should be a national holiday, don't you?! And you and your heart-shaped utensils {love!}

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  10. This looks absolutely adorable and delicious!!
    Thanks for sharing!! I can't wait to try it!
    -Anna
    asweetsouthernmess.blogspot.com

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  11. I love all your adorable ideas you share! These look so good!

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  12. These look delicious! I have a Birthday Cake Oreo post scheduled for tomorrow. :) (However yours is MUCH better put together than I could ever hope for!) Aren't these the best Oreos???

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  13. OMG! I need these Oreos! I had no idea they existed...if I can track them down in Canada, I'm making this recipe!

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    1. Safeway had them - not sure if they still do :)

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  14. I've resisted buying them because they're not double stuffed - totally wrong of me right? I would LOVE a bit of that brownie goodness.

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  15. This may be a rookie ?, but why the corn syrup glaze? TIA

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    1. The corn syrup/water is just going to help those sprinkles stick. You brush it on really lightly...you won't even notice it.

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  16. I saw these oreos in the grocery store and got so excited - - of course I bought them, and now that i've seen these brownies, Im SO MUCH MORE excited :D thanks for posting such a scrumptious recipe

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  17. I sort of adore these. Fantastic recipe!

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  18. yummm!!! I just gained 5 virtual pounds eating up this post and I don't care ...lol!

    Hugs,
    Snoopy :D

    http://snoopyshomemadefun.blogspot.com/

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  19. Holy moly - these looks amazing! Love the whisk, by the way :)

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  20. I can't wait to get my hands on those Oreos:)

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  21. When I saw these Oreos the other day in the grocery, I didn't think it could get any better. Boy was I wrong! And I AM one of those people who gave up sweets for Lent. These are really making me rethink my decision!

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  22. I picked these up on monday. sooo good!! can't wait to try these brownies!!

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  23. For excellent cake-oreo and happy birthday

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  24. I certainly do not want a lonely brownie! I need to help them out.

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  25. I just took two packages of these Oreos out of my shopping bags about 2 minutes ago. I guess it was meant to be.

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  26. These look unbelievably yummy!!

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  27. What great timing! Today's my birthday and I usually send my Mom flowers on my birthday, since she's the one who did all the work 50+ years ago, but I wanted to do something different this year. This will be perfect - and delicious! Thanks

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  28. My taste buds thank you in advance over and over for posting this. My thighs will not. Stubborn buggers. You are a rock star Miss Bridget! xoox

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  29. Oreos mixed with cake batter is like the most brilliant invention since, well...since the oreo. Stuff that inside a brownie and you deserve a nobel prize. Good work!

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  30. I'm trying not to pass~out!
    Can this be TRUE!
    I mean is this like for real!
    Birthday Cake OREOs?!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Birthday Cake OREO Brownies!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    O~M~G x a trillion!
    Happiest dessert on the face of this earth!
    I'm PINNING this dessert a million times! ;)
    xoxoxoxoxoxoxo
    Who blew the candle out?
    And I love those haPPy sprinkles!
    xoxox

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  31. i can't wait to try the oreos! nice recipe for them!

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  32. your pictures are perfect! i just had dinner but somehow now i'm starving and i need this! haha

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  33. This post is so happy!!! I had not a clue these adorable oreos existed. Happy Birthday Oreo indeed. These brownies are the perfect way to celebrate a classic!

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  34. I've been celebrating all week with these delicious treats! Thanks for sharing :)

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  35. Birthday cake oreos???? I MUST FIND THESE!!! And then make these brownies because they look insane.

    xo Marie
    Chocolate & Wine

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  36. For the love of all that is good & right with the world! I've been avoiding Birthday Cake Oreos because I just *know* what will happen--I will eat every last one & my family will be none the wiser. Not a cool situation for my thighs. But now since you make such a fantastic and reasonable brownie out of them, I have no choice but to source a few bags from Target. (Twist my arm.) ;)

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  37. There are so many people who liked these brownies and that it includes me, I can't react but it’s just perfect.

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  38. They look simply amazing! They are making me hungry...

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  39. Those brownies look like fudgy perfection, what a way to celebrate Oreo's birthday!

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  40. Ughhh I've been ignoring the birthday cake oreos at the store for weeks... no can do anymore!

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  41. What beautiful pictures. Sigh we never get all the good flavours here in Canada, I doubt we'll see these Oreos. My friend just brought back Pumpkin Pie pop tarts from the States, they were heaven! But even regular Oreos would be delicious, thanks for the idea!

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    1. We have them here! I'm in Ottawa, ON and found them at the grocery store last week! (They're in a fancy gold package here - like this: http://postmedialeaderpost.files.wordpress.com/2012/02/birthday-cake-oreo.jpg)

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  42. I got up midway reading your post and added Birthday Cake Oreos to my grocery list, for TODAY! Your brownies look fun, festive and delicious!

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  43. I am sure it is no coincidence that there are exactly 21 oreos in the package, and exactly 20 will fit in the pan. you are simply genius... and I will bow down and praise you as soon as my brownies come out of the oven. in exactly 23 minutes.

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  44. My daughter and I LOVE Oreos. My next visit to Target will include these Birthday Oreos and I'll just have to make these brownies too. Thanks for sharing this. I had no idea that there were Birthday Oreos. YAY!

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  45. i WILL be making a batch of these this weekend!! but, you live in Texas!! why the haagen dazs?? you need BLUE BELL on top!!!!

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    1. My thoughts, exactly! The Blue Bell plant is about 45 min from my house... Mmm Homemade Vanilla!

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    2. My thoughts, exactly! The Blue Bell plant is about 45 min from my house... Mmm Homemade Vanilla!

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    3. I do love some Blue Bell...but honestly, this Haagen Dazs 5-ingredient vanilla bean is the only plain vanilla ice cream that I actually crave. It is SO incredibly delicious! You must give it a try...and then follow it up with some Blue Bell Dutch Chocolate! ;)

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  46. We just bought a package of these yummy birthday cookies last week..mmmm. These brownies look so pretty!

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  47. Love the,! So pretty and fun!just like you!

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  48. Just saw these by the checkout aisle at Target. Now I have an excuse to go back. I see more Oreo celebrations in my future!

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  49. OMG...last week when I saw these at the grocery store I knew I had to make something delicious with them. I came home...searched all my recipes and blogs and just could not find the right recipe. THIS IS IT! You can't believe how excited I am to try these. I plan on making them Monday, will let you know how that turn out. SO EXCITED! I love funfetti:)

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  50. Very coool it's Oreos 100th Birthday! I've got to try their Birthday Cake Oreos. And when I do, I will definitely make these insane brownies!

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  51. Tee hee hee...guess who's silly husband DID give up sweets for Lent, lol! I'm laughing at him now, but I may not be when he does that thing men do and loses 30 lbs by nixing the carbs :-)

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  52. I made these this morning and they're so good! Thanks for the great recipe!

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  53. Wow! These look fantastic, can't wait to try them out!

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  54. Here's a tip for you, Bridgett. For some reason, a plastic knife is the best thing in the world for cutting brownies. You can even cut them while they are warm without making a giant mess. Try it and you'll see what I mean!

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  55. Sorry this may be silly. I was looking for the dark chocolate hersheys at the store and only saw the regular hersheys. Can you use either one??

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    1. Not silly at all....sometimes dutch-process cocoa can be tricky to find. It is worth it, though. I would look at another store...or maybe order some from King Arthur Flour? I have never tried this recipe with regular cocoa...I'm sure it would be good. Let us know if you do! :)

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    2. I was super nervous about using regular cocoa, but when I couldn't find any dutch-process, I just went for it. The brownies were phenomenal even without the dutch-process cocoa, so I can say from experience that it is totally fine to use with this recipe! Seriously killer brownies - thank you for the post!!

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  56. oh my goodness bridget! These look AMAZING! I re-pinned them from someone before I realized they came from you! Can't wait to try them :)

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  57. Wow these were awesome!! I have to admit I used brownie mix instead of making it from scratch but your right those Oreos are AWESOME...luckily I put them all in the brownies instead of eating them all myself :)

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  58. Okay. These brownies look super amazing and I want some...right now. I did make your recipe, though, and my brownies came out tough and over-cooked! Your batter looks so smooth. Mine did not. When I melted the butter and added the sugar, the batter was thick and grainy like. What did I do wrong?! I need these in my life. I did use a darker pan, so I may have made that mistake by not reducing the time or something.

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    1. Hi Melissa!

      Hmm....well, you definitely don't want to over bake these. The brownies should be fudgy. A very dark pan does conduct more heat...I recommend using a light colored pan...and maybe check your oven temp?

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  59. oh how fun, these look amazing, i can't wait to try the birthday cake oreos!

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  60. These are super adorable and they look completely amazing and delicious!

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  61. OKay - I made these tonight and OH MY WORD they are good. I had bought the cookies a few weeks ago and they were yummy. Then ran across your recipe so I bought more this past weekend. SO YUMMY!

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  62. I have found one of excellent tutorial to make this birthday cake. It's truly looking one of superb featured source to see this delicious item. I am totally surprised to see the authentic way to make the same one. Thanks of sharing.

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  63. Birthday cake oreos?? I must look for these!

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  64. These look so incredibly amazing. I pinned this last week but I can't stop thinking about them. I think they will be perfect for a certain 2 year old's birthday in July...

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  65. I am totally making these this weekend. :-)

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  66. what a recipe! Simply stunning. These looks so nice and delicious. Great job. Thanks for this amazing post.

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  67. hello, i want to bake so many goodies from your recpies but i have a very basic question that while baking cakes , breads ,on which rack of the oven should the pan be kept and should the both elements of the oven be on or only bottom element be on? i have OTG and i am from India. i hope for the earlliest reply so that i can go ahead with the baking.
    warm regards and thanks.

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  68. If I had the oreos right now, I would make these in a heart beat!!!

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  69. I can't resist and wants this delicious things.
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  70. ERMAGARSH THESE LOOK AMAZING..

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  71. Please add a 'Pin' button!! I would love to Pin these to my Dessert board on Pinterest :) BTW do you take all these pics yourself? Great pictures! Great recipe. Love love love. Oreo + Brownies = OMG. Love.

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  72. I love oreos and thanks for sharing this recipe. For me, this recipe would be good to pair with this recipe called banana pudding.

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  73. My boyfriend's birthday is today and I was thinking of surprising him with a cake. He loves brownies and oreos, so this combination is just perfect! Just a quick question though: when you say preheat to 325, do you mean celsius or fahrenheit? Thanks for the great recipe! =)

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  74. Your cake looks gorgeous! I It's sweet, addictive, festive and fun, with a subtle taste of birthday cake in every deliciously rich handful. Thank you for excellent post.

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