Monday, November 16, 2009

Beneath The Cookies and Cremains

To be perfectly honest, I'm kind of glad that Rio de Janiero beat out Chicago for the 2016 Olympics.
Since I work downtown, I can only imagine myself wading through the massive gobs of Hawaiian-Shirted, socks-with-sandals wearing, tourists who don't know enough to hang on to something BEFORE the L starts moving.
Plus, maybe now Brazil can have Sepultura play the opening ceremony!!
Sepultura is from Brazil and their name means "Grave" in Portuguese.
Not only have they released eleven albums so far, but they've changed a lot over the years. I'm a bigger fan of their early death metal stuff (Bestial Devastation/Morbid Visions), and their thrash stuff (Schizophrenia, Beneath The Remains, Arise). Today they're much more of a hardcore band. But don't get me wrong, they're still awesome!

To honor Sepultura, and to encourage the Brazilian government to book them for the opening Olympic ceremonies in 2016, I present to you:

Sepultura: Beneath the Cookies and Cremains

Makes 24
Metal Constituents:
  • 2 1/3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 12 Tablespoons (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2 cups firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk, room temperature
  • 24 Oreo cookies, twisted open

For the Frosting:
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 3/4 cup confectioners' sugar, sifted
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/3 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup crushed Oreos

Merciless Instructions:
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a cupcake tin with baking cups and set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, sift together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt; set aside.
  3. In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat the butter on medium speed until smooth.
  4. Gradually add the brown sugar and continue beating until fluffy, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed.
  5. Beat in the vanilla. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  6. With the mixer on low speed, add the flour mixture in three additions, alternating with the buttermilk, beginning and ending with the flour mixture.
  7. Mix just until all the dry ingredients have been incorporated, being careful not to overmix.
  8. Place 1/2 an Oreo cookie (cream side up) in the bottom of each baking cup.
  9. Divide the batter between the prepared cupcake liners. Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 18-20 minutes.
  10. Transfer the cupcakes to a wire rack and let cool to room temperature.
  11. To make the frosting: In the bowl of an electric mixer, blend together butter, confectioners' sugar, and salt until creamy
  12. Increase mixer speed to high and beat until light and fluffy
  13. Add whipping cream and vanilla, beat until smooth
  14. Fold in crushed Oreos
  15. Spread on completely cooled cakes (the Oreo pieces clogged up my frosting gun).
  16. Mortality, Insanity, Fatality, OREO-ality


Anonymous said...

These are your BEST creation yet!!! I LOVED this cupcake :) I can't to try your holiday cupcake this year!

Price said...

This makes me so happy that you picked Sepultura, a blast from the past. My 1979 Ford Pinto stationwagon featured a Sepultura sticker, circa Arise.

I might try and make these for thanksgiving!

Anonymous said...

Please, please, please, please never stop what you are doing. I enjoy reading your blog so much. It brings up my mood so much and makes me feel more METAL! than ever. Thank you.

Porkloins said...

Dear Anonymous,
That is probably the nicest compliment I've ever received!
I'm so glad you feel more metal.

Shannon said...

CREMAINS! Awesome! I love your site. I need to troll your posts and see if you've done anything with Deicide...

Xynobia said...

This is the first cupcake title that actually made me laugh out loud (and how!). Totally inspired.

If I cannot acquire blood oranges with which to whip up your Bathory recipe today, I will definitely be making these instead. I love Oreos and these look SCUM-DIDDILY-UMPTIOUS!

Xynobia said...

Denver's natural grocers continue to let me down in the blood oranges a friend and I made these instead. BEST RECIPE YET! I loved them, and so did all my friends! If you make a Christmas recipe, I am going to be on that like a Static X guitarist on a bevy of underage groupies.

Porkloins said...

I'm so glad they turned out good!!

Sorry about the Blood Oranges... I thought they were in season now. Maybe not. You can always substitute regular oranges, I won't tell.

Static X? HILARIOUS!!!
I'll post Holiday Edition Metalcakes very soon.

Pencil said...

I'm imagining a Brazilian flag with an Oreo in place of the normal blue globe.........

Anna Pimeys said...

hey, I found your blog just a few minutes ago and I'm already drooling for the cupcakes! xD

I'm brazilian and it's nice to see that Sepultura is know in other countries, too bad that their own native land prefer "funk" to a good metal music. So.. I don't think we'll have Sepultura singing in the opening ceremony .. but It would be very cool!

And, I'm not happy at all with the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro... that city shouldn't have been chosen, they have too much violence, drug dealers.... and security is not enough trusted to receive the athletes of the Olympics.... anyway, I'm glad for don't live there.. (I live in São Paulo)

well, I wrote enough lol
see ya

Anonymous said...

You put the "s" on the cupcake upside down. Regardless bad ass recipe and awesome blog!

Anonymous said...

i've got 2 1/2 sticks of thc butter and can't think of anything better to use it on then some brutal sepultura cupcakes!