Oreo Cupcakes

by Jessica on April 1, 2009

Oreo Cupcakes by http://mybakingheart.com

Cathy’s birthday is upon us once again. And I got to thinking that she needed something above and beyond last year’s treat. However, it’s really hard to top those Double Peanut Butter Cheesecake Swirled Brownies, don’t you think?

Luckily, she loved these. And when I say ‘loved’, I mean she ate close to a dozen before freezing the rest for later (and mentioning that she wanted to take a bath in the frosting). It’s all about portion control, ladies.

Oreo Cupcakes by http://mybakingheart.com

Oreo Cupcakes

Yield: 24 cupcakes


    For the Cupcakes:
  • 2-1/3 c all-purpose flour
  • 1 c dark cocoa powder, sifted
  • 1-1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp Kosher salt
  • 12 tbsp unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 2 c light brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 4 lg eggs, at room temperature
  • 1-1/2 c buttermilk, at room temperature
  • 24 Oreos, one side twisted off and reserved for frosting
  • For the Frosting:
  • 1-1/4 c whipping cream
  • 2 tbsp Confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 c Oreo cookie crumbs, made from reserved Oreo sides


For the Cupcakes:

Preheat an oven to 350 degrees. Place cupcake liners in cupcake pan. Place one oreo in each liner, cream side up.

In a large bowl, sift together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt; set aside. In another large bowl, using an electric mixer, beat the butter on medium speed until smooth. Gradually add the brown sugar and continue beating until fluffy. Beat in the vanilla. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.

Reduce the speed to low and add the flour mixture in three additions, alternating with the buttermilk and beginning and ending with the flour, beating after each addition.

Divide the batter between the prepared liners. Bake until a toothpick inserted into the center of a cake comes out clean, 19 to 24 minutes. Transfer the cupcakes to a wire rack and let cool for 15 minutes. Let the cupcakes cake cool completely before filling and frosting.

For the Frosting:

In the bowl of an electric mixer, whip the cream, Confectioners' sugar and vanilla until stiff. Gently fold in the cookie crumbs. Scoop the mixture into a piping bag (or gallon sized ziplock bag), and using a 1M tip, inject filling into each cupcake by sticking the tip into the middle of the cupcake and squeezing a bit. Frost the cupcakes and top with 1/2 of an Oreo.

Source: Proceed with Caution, Dinner with Danielle, Bumbling Baker, Williams-Sonoma Cakes & Little Cakes From the Whimsical Bakehouse


Oreo Cupcakes by http://mybakingheart.com


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{ 45 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Niki Theo April 2, 2009 at 7:33 am

I LOVE Oreos!!!! Yumm!!! Definitely a must try for me! Thanks!


2 Katie April 2, 2009 at 7:44 am

I LOOOOOOOOVE these bad boys! So delicious!!


3 Stef April 2, 2009 at 8:50 am

Looks great! I love the idea of putting an Oreo at the bottom of each cupcake! That’s so perfect! I made Oreo cupcakes a while back a bit differently, but I may try your idea next time.


4 Cathy - wheresmydamnanswer April 2, 2009 at 9:32 am

Love this – That frosting is incredible looking!!


5 bakinandeggs April 2, 2009 at 10:14 am

These look great. I’ve been dying to try this recipe.


6 Amy (Sing for your supper) April 2, 2009 at 10:35 am

Oh good – you decided to make these!! I’ve been wanting to try them forever now! I think I’ll make them for Joel’s birthday since he’s such an Oreo junkie…


7 Kayla April 2, 2009 at 12:48 pm

Omg yum. These look great.


8 curiousdomestic April 2, 2009 at 1:21 pm

Neat way to use cookies in a cupcake. Thanks for sharing!


9 ingrid April 2, 2009 at 2:59 pm

Loved the oreo cookie bottom! I do though think I’d prefer yellow cake instead of chocolate.

I’m off to check out last year’s treat!


10 Ryan Kazda April 2, 2009 at 3:08 pm

Delicious! Thanks for sharing ๐Ÿ™‚


11 Adrienne April 2, 2009 at 6:27 pm

Sadly I am one of those weird people that doesn’t care for sweets, but my boyfriend does! I will be making these for him tomorrow. So creative!


12 Disturbed Stranger April 3, 2009 at 4:56 am

I’m an oreo Monster!
Could you bake me some?
I need to add some sweet to my bitter life.

lovely blog!


13 bakingblonde September 28, 2009 at 5:52 pm

These look GREAT!


14 cakeday November 9, 2009 at 1:41 pm

I was wondering how many cupcakes this recipe makes?

I’m guessing 24. But just checking.



15 Hornedfroggy November 11, 2009 at 11:45 am

It’s been a while since I’ve made these, but I think I remember there being a few extra… maybe prepare for 26-28 instead of 24! ๐Ÿ™‚


16 Emily&Scott November 25, 2009 at 2:03 am

Just made these, and they’re UH-MAY-ZING!

The mixture did make a huge batch, but I don’t think anyone would mind having tonnes of these cupcakes. (:


17 cakeday December 5, 2009 at 4:45 pm

I made these as well, and they were very much appreciated by everyone. I made a smaller batch of 10.

A friend made them as well, but accidentally bought chocolate covered Oreo’s. Which tasted very good placed on the bottom and didn’t give any problems there, but it did clog the piping bag tip. Which might have been caused by the chocolate. Even though he put it in the blender.

Thank’s a lot for sharing this recipe.


18 Charlotte February 13, 2010 at 8:11 am

Hi! First of all, these look great! Can’t wait to try them myself. But I need to know – do you measure your oven degrees in Fahrenheit or Celsius? ๐Ÿ™‚


19 Hornedfroggy February 13, 2010 at 9:37 pm

Hi Charlotte! I always bake in Fahrenheit, so if you ever see a recipe here without the degree, assume it’s F. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for the comment – let me know if you give them a try!


20 Charlotte February 17, 2010 at 8:23 am

Thanks for replying!! Gonna try them today ๐Ÿ˜€


21 naz March 29, 2010 at 11:04 am

Hi! First time here. Just wondering, when you say 1-1/2c, you mean one and a half cups right? Sorry if this is stupid :/


22 Hornedfroggy March 29, 2010 at 12:05 pm

Not stupid at all! Yes, on all MBH recipes, c = cups. Thanks for stopping by and I hope to see you again! ๐Ÿ™‚


23 A April 9, 2010 at 2:12 am

I was wondering how many grams/millimeters a cup is. Because I live in Holland and we don’t really have ‘cups’. And this looks delicious so I really want to try them!


24 Lesley Wormald May 31, 2010 at 1:01 pm

These were phenomenal cupcakes. I halved the recipe and still came out with about 16 good sized cupcakes. I have a 10 year old neighbour who is my official taste tester and he declared these to be much better than my old oreo cupcake recipe. Instead of whipping cream (i did not want to worry about refrigeration) I used a softish and not too sweet swiss meringue buttercream icing and folded in the oreo crumbs.


25 Pandekager opskrift June 2, 2010 at 6:14 pm

OH MY GOD this looks good!

I’m from denmark, and I really like this recipe! Thank you


26 Claudia June 14, 2010 at 7:20 am

this looks great. i have brought all the ingredient, will try them tomorrow.

I am wondering will the cookie at the bottom goes soft when you put the batter in before baking?
cos i tried using sugar cone once to bake cupcake. and the cone went all soft like rubber.


27 Bethany July 9, 2010 at 9:08 am

Okay. Wow. I have scoured the web for the perfect oreo cupcake and here it is. Creative, yummy. My boyfriend will be so pleased with this. (:


28 Nancy February 16, 2011 at 5:18 am

This is making me so hungry


29 qasrina April 5, 2011 at 10:42 am

your recipe is equals to how many servings?


30 Jessica April 8, 2011 at 10:00 am

Hi there! The normal yield is 24 cupcakes, but prepare for 26-28 just in case of extra batter! ๐Ÿ™‚


31 kelsey April 7, 2011 at 3:15 pm

um okay for the frosting i mixed everything together but it still just looks like liquid and you said till it gets stiff?? Help!


32 Jessica April 8, 2011 at 10:02 am

It might be a little ‘loose’, but it shouldn’t be a liquid. Try adding the powdered sugar in increments… this might help stiffen it up!


33 Bianca May 18, 2011 at 5:15 am

Do u think its still gonna taste good if i make it a cream cheese frosting please reply fast


34 Jessica May 18, 2011 at 10:38 am

I bet they’d be wonderful with cream cheese frosting – let me know how they turn out! ๐Ÿ™‚


35 bianca May 20, 2011 at 3:30 am

thanks and they did i made it an oreo cream cheese frosting ๐Ÿ™‚


36 Bea May 22, 2011 at 9:27 am

How will ot taste if its a marshmallow frosting


37 Jessica May 22, 2011 at 12:38 pm

Probably just as yummy as the cream cheese frosting! ๐Ÿ™‚


38 Kellie August 31, 2011 at 9:14 am

I was wondering do you think i would take good with the wipped cream icing on the inside as a feeling and a cream cheese icing on the top?


39 Jessica August 31, 2011 at 12:08 pm

Absolutely, Kellie! ๐Ÿ™‚ Please let me know when you try them this way!


40 ana rosa December 14, 2011 at 5:32 pm

these look yummy
im taking these babys to the in laws
cant wait


41 Vera Zecevic-Cupcakes Garden December 10, 2012 at 3:41 pm

I love Oreo and this must be great. I’ve featured this recipe on my blog, hoping that you don’t mind, but if you do, please contact me and I’ll remove it. All the best.


42 Sydney November 8, 2013 at 11:37 am

I am making the icing and it is still liquid :/ what should I do?


43 Jessica November 8, 2013 at 11:46 am

So sorry to hear this, Sydney. First, I’d try whipping the cream, sugar & vanilla mixture at a higher speed. (It’s like whipping egg whites; it will take longer than you think.) If it’s still not thickening up for you, gradually add a bit more Confectioners’ sugar while whipping. If that doesn’t work, let me know!


44 Sydney November 8, 2013 at 11:49 am

Do you recommend using an electric stand mixer or an electric hand mixer?


45 Jessica November 8, 2013 at 12:03 pm

I normally use a hand mixer for my frostings. But you can always try a stand mixer if you have one.


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