Oreo Coffee Cake in a Jar

My husband likes to play a trick on me EVERY time we take a long trip.
We usually like to stop for coffee at Starbucks,
where I order my flavorings with a little coffee:-)
Then I sit back to enjoy the drive…
really I bring stuff to work on so I won’t get bored.
Like fabric flowers or magazines to read.
Stuff that is easy to do and still carry on a conversation.This is where the husband likes to play his trick…
while I am busy with my nose buried into said magazine,
he will switch our coffee cups and then sit back and wait.
Sometimes he even takes a sip, just to see if I notice
that he is drinking from the wrong cup holder.

Sadly I never notice:-(

Now if we both order “good” drinks, this isn’t a problem.
BUT he is a black coffee drinker, and I am NOT!
So, this trick plays out very well for him,
when I pick up the switched cup and take a big swig!

(Insert lots of gagging and choking here from me,
and huge laughing from my husband)

I will never understand how he can stand that stuff straight.
Give me a White Chocolate Mocha any day over that:-)

One of these trips I will remember that he is going to trick me…
I will be watching!!!!
(haha probably not:-)

If he ever tried to switch out my cupcakes,
that is for sure something I would notice.
Especially bad boys like these!
Full of chocolatey oreo coffee goodness!
So decadent and delicious…
you better have a glass of milk handy!

And they are in jars so it amps up the cute factor!
Plus it makes them super easy to take on trips with you.
(These made it in a cooler for an 8 hr drive this summer!)

Oreo Coffee Cakes in a Jar

1 chocolate cake mix
1 c. buttermilk
1/2 c. oil
4 eggs
2 c. chopped oreos

Preheat oven to 350*. Place liners in muffin tin. Beat cake mix with buttermilk, oil, and eggs for 1 minute on low. Then beat on medium for 2 minutes. Stir in oreos. Fill liners 3/4 full and bake for 20-22 minutes. Cool completely. Unwrap cupcakes and cut in half. Place the bottom of the cupcake in a 1/2 pint jar. Spoon in some Coffee Cream filling. Place the top of the cupcake on top of the cream filling. Pipe Espresso Butter Cream on top. Decorate with chocolate covered coffee beans. If you want to decorate the jars a little fancy, cover the lid with a cupcake liner before screwing on the cap. Tie on a ribbon or twine and attach a fork with it.

Coffee Cream Filling
1 (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened
1 (12 oz.) cool whip, thawed
1 small package vanilla pudding
1 c. sour cream
1/2 c. warm milk
3 tbsp. instant coffee

Dissolve the coffee in the warm milk and set aside. In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese until smooth. Add the sour cream and mix well. In a small bowl, beat the coffee milk and pudding mix on low for 2 minutes. Stir it into the cream cheese mixture. Fold in the whipped topping.

Coffee Butter Cream
1/2 c. shortening
1/2 c. butter, room temperature
1/8 tsp. salt
1 tbsp. warm water water
2 tbsp. instant coffee
1 tsp. vanilla extract
4 c. powdered sugar

Dissolve the instant coffee in the warm water. Set aside. Beat shortening and butter until creamy. Add the salt, coffee water, and vanilla and cream again. Slowly add the powdered sugar. Add another 1-2 tbsp. water. Beat thoroughly. You want the frosting to be creamy, but stiff enough to pipe.

Linked to:
Lady Behind the Curtain, Sweet Peas and Bumblebees, What’s Cooking, Sew Stylish
This Chick Cooks, Handy Man, Crafty Woman, Sugar and Spice, Something Swanky Full Plate, It’s a Keeper, Sweet Tooth Friday, WhipperBerry, Sugar Bananas
Six Sister’s Stuff, Sweets for a Saturday

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  1. says

    Oh my this not only sounds like it would taste amazing, but it is SO cute too! Definitely going to have to try this.

    katy @ redBudddy notes

  2. says

    Im assuming these are the delicious treats you were working on when you spilled your coffee this morning?? 😉 these look AMAZING Jocelyn!!! And your pictures are always amazing…makes me want to reach into the computer screen and pull one of those jars out to eat 😉 Consider this pinned!

  3. says

    What an excellent idea…especially to take on picnics! I think I’m starting a new picnic Pinboard just to have a place to remember these ;-).

  4. says

    Just found your site through Sweet As Sugar, so nice to meet you! I’m a pastor’s kid (all grown up now!) and I applaud you and your hubby for serving in the ministry! This recipe looks just amazing, love it!

  5. says

    Hi Jocelyn,
    I just love your Oreo Coffee Cake in A Jar. Your recipe looks delicious and your presentation is just adorable. Hope you are having a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  6. says

    I can’t look at your blog very much because I always come away drooling and with a list of yummy treats to make. :) You are seriously amazing in the kitchen! You have the best desserts hands down! Thanks so much for linking up to Strut Your Stuff Saturday! We would love to have you come back this weekend and link up more of your great posts!
    Camille @

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