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Oreo Cupcake Recipe

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I love Oreo Cupcake Recipes – out of our mini-dessert recipes, the Chocolate Mint Oreo cupcake recipe is definitely a crowd favourite so I thought I’d add a classic Cookies & Cream-style version to our collection.

I love all our cupcake recipes! You’re going to love them, too. 

I've tried lots of Oreo Cupcake Recipes and this one is perfect! Tangy buttermilk cupcake with a cream cheese frosting, both sprinkled with a generous helping of Oreo cookie crumbs - yum!

When playing around with new flavour combinations I like to either stick to a boxed cake mix or stick with a reliable and sturdy recipe, like my buttermilk cupcake recipe. You want to use your most dependable recipe in your arsenal and then adjust from there for the best results, and if that dependable dessert recipe happens to be a boxed cake mix – that works!

These would be delicious treats for a birthday party or a gender neutral baby shower!

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Personally, I think a cupcake is won or lost based on the frosting. While I often use boxed cake mixes, I only ever use store-bought frosting if I’m making cake pops or just doing a quick kids’ kitchen project — it just doesn’t even come close to a homemade buttercream or cream cheese frosting.

For these cupcakes, I went with my buttermilk cupcake recipe and a classic cream cheese frosting to really play on that slight tang of the cream in an Oreo cookie. A chocolate cupcake would also be a great option and I highly recommend trying my chocolate cupcake recipe if you want to swap those OREO dessert recipes out.

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Oreo Cupcake Recipe

Have you ever made an Oreo Cupcake Recipe? What’s your favorite cookie you’d like to see us turn into a cupcake recipe?

I've tried lots of Oreo Cupcake Recipes and this one is perfect! Tangy buttermilk cupcake with a cream cheese frosting, both sprinkled with a generous helping of Oreo cookie crumbs - yum!

Oreo Cupcake Recipe

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 22 minutes
Total Time: 32 minutes

These Oreo Cupcakes are very tasty!


  • 1 cup butter softened at room temperature
  • ½ cup shortening
  • 3 cups granulated sugar
  • 5 eggs room temperature (or for a whiter cake, use 7 egg whites)
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup whole milk room temperature
  • ½ cup buttermilk room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 6 Oreo Cookies plus more for garnish
  • Frosting ingredients:
  • 1-8 oz package cream cheese
  • 2-3 cups icing sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons heavy cream
  • 2 Oreo cookies crushed


    Preheat oven to 350F.

    Line a muffin tray with your choice of cupcake liners.

    Blend the butter and shortening, then add the sugar; mix until light and fluffy, about two minutes.

    Next add the eggs - add them in one at a time, mixing thoroughly between each addition.

    In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, salt, and baking powder.

    And in a third bowl, mix together milks and vanilla extract.

    Alternate adding a bit of the flour mixture into the cupcake batter, mixing fully, then the milk mixture, and repeating, until both have been completely added.

    Stir in the crushed Oreo cookies to your desired level, and portion out into cupcake liners. (1/3 cup of batter per liner.)
    Oreo Cupcake Recipe

    Bake 18-22 minutes, until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.

    Allow to cool completely on a cooling rack before frosting.

    To make the frosting, place the cream cheese and heavy cream in a bowl and blend until fully incorporated. Add the icing sugar slowly, until you reach your desired consistency.

    Use a spatula to gently fold in the crushed Oreo cookie crumbs and frost as desired.

    Garnish cupcakes with an optional half Oreo.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 900Total Fat: 36gSaturated Fat: 19gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 146mgSodium: 399mgCarbohydrates: 139gFiber: 1gSugar: 111gProtein: 8g

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Sunday 21st of February 2016

I've never made an Oreo Cupcake yet. But we do love oreos and cupcakes. Just never thought about it. :) Thanks for the recipe.

Marielle Altenor

Saturday 20th of February 2016

It looks yummy! I would love to see butter cookies turned into a cupcake if you haven't already done that!! They are my favorite cookies.

Bites for Babies

Saturday 20th of February 2016

I can't even remember the last time I had an Oreo cookie! I used to love them as a child. I actually think that now I'd prefer a cupcake over the actual cookie ;-)


Friday 19th of February 2016

These look delicious. My youngest daughter loves Oreos. She would probably be the one to eat these up quickly. I may just have to make them for her soon.

Ann Bacciaglia

Friday 19th of February 2016

Ginger Snap cookie cupcakes would be amazing. These Oreo cupcakes look so delicious and easy to make. I will have to try making some this weekend.

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