Oreo Cupcakes With Cookies & Cream Frosting

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    Oreo are probably everyone’s favorite cookies or is it the chocolate chips cookies? Well doesn’t matter, all that matters is that everyone loves Oreo and these Oreo cupcakes are just perfect for your Oreo craving! They are so good. These vanilla oreo cupcakes are topped with some delicious cookies & cream frosting.

    You know I always say that I love cakes but I am not that fond of frosting but this frosting, oh my god it was so good. I really wanted to take a spoon and eat a bowl full of frosting while I was making these cupcakes.

    Oreo-Cupcakes-33-notitle-cwmI don’t need  a reason to bake, but these cupcakes were baked for a reason. My husband is a big Oreo fan and I baked these Oreo cupcakes to celebrate his 6th anniversary at work. The cupcakes made me very happy for 2 reasons:

    1. First, the cupcakes came out great, super moist and delicious and the frosting was probably the best I have ever made.

    2. I was pleased with my photographs for the very first time. I am usually not happy with my clicks because I hardly know anything about photography. But these pictures I thought were an improvement from before and that made me happy : ) I know there’s still a long way to go but I was happy with little improvement!

    So now that I told you how happy I was with the photographs, don’t mind if I spam this post with lots of pics!

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    Talking about the cupcakes, these are vanilla Oreo cupcakes. You can also make chocolate Oreo cupcakes and I bet they would taste divine too. They are definitely on my “to-bake” list, which also has some 7894530 other things. Such a hopeless baking addict I am! *sigh*

    I used buttermilk in this recipe instead of milk and believe me it does make a difference to your final cupcakes. Buttermilk makes the cakes/cupcakes really moist so try and use it while baking these cupcakes.

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    I looked on the internet for Oreo cupcakes frosting recipes and while there were so many, my eyes were set on cookies & cream frosting. What else can taste better with Oreo cupcakes, right? They are made for each other!

    I added a lot of Oreo crumbs in the frosting, like a lot and I think that’s what made the frosting so good. To make the Oreo crumbs, I crushed the Oreo cookies in a blender and then strained the mixture to make that I don’t have any big chunks in my frosting. I wanted the frosting to be really smooth.

    You see how creamy and smooth it looks? I wanted to eat it all with a spoon!

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    To make these cupcakes, you mix all the ingredients together as directed in the recipe and then twist the Oreos and place one of the cookies at the bottom of each cupcake liner with the cream side facing up. You can also put the entire Oreo as it is at the bottom of the liner and then pour batter over it and bake. Oreos at the bottom add a very nice touch to these cupcakes.

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    This will make around 16-18 cupcakes. I was able to get 20 cupcakes out of this batter but that’s because I don’t like filling my cupcake liners too much with batter. I usually fill them 1/2 or 2/3 full and never more than that.

     

    Yield: 16-18 cupcakes

    Ingredients

    For the cupcakes

    All purpose flour: 1.5 cups

    Baking powder: 1.5 tsp

    Baking soda: 1/2 tsp

    Salt: 1/4 tsp

    Granulated white sugar: 3/4 cup

    Brown sugar: 1/2 cup

    Oil: 3/4 cup [I used vegetable oil]

    Buttermilk: 1 cup

    Vanilla: 1 tsp [use pure vanilla extract]

    Oreo: 1.25 cups, broken into small pieces + 16-18 Oreo halves

    Eggs: 2, at room temperature

     

    For the Cookies & Cream Frosting

    Cream cheese: 4 oz, softened

    Butter: 3/4 cup [1.5 stick], unsalted & at room temperature [it should still be firm to touch]

    Confectioners sugar: 3-3.5 cups

    Vanilla: 3/4 tsp

    Salt: 1/4 tsp

    Heavy cream/milk: 2-3 tbsp

    Oreo crumbs: 1 cup, Oreos completely crushed in a blender & then strained

    Mini oreos: for decorating the cupcakes

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    To make the Oreo Cupcakes

    Line a muffin pan with cupcakes liners, set aside.

    Preheat the oven to 350 F degrees.

    1. In a bowl sift together all purpose flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Set aside.

    2. In the steel bowl of your stand mixer fitted with paddle attachment or using hand mixer, beat the eggs and both the sugars together till creamy & pale in color, around 3-4 minutes.

    3. Add oil, vanilla and mix till combined.

    4. Start adding the flour mixture and buttermilk in batches. Add the flour first, combine then add the buttermilk. Add the flour mixture in 3 parts and buttermilk in 2 parts, starting and ending with flour.

    5. Mix the batter till everything is well combined but do not over-mix.

    6. Fold in the broken Oreo pieces, stir and combine.

    7. Place an Oreo on the bottom of each cupcake liner or twist the Oreo and put one cookie at the bottom of the pan with cream side up [I did this].

    8. Fill cupcake liners 2/3 full and bake for 15-20 minutes on until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Mine were done in 16 minutes.

    9. Cool the cupcakes on wire rack before frosting them.

     

    To make Cookies & Cream Frosting

    1. Crush Oreos in a blender to get Oreo crumbs. Strain the mixture to get rid of any bigger chunks.

    2. Using your mixer, beat butter and cream cheese together until smooth and creamy.

    3. With mixture at low speed, add 1 cup of confectioners sugar. Mix till it’s incorporated with the butter and cream cheese and them beat it at high speed for 30 seconds. Add the remaining sugar and mix.

    4. Add vanilla and cream/milk and mix.

    5. Add Oreo crumbs and beat till frosting is smooth and creamy.

    6. Frost the cupcakes and decorate with mini oreos.

    Oreo-Cupcakes-cookies-n-cream-frosting-notitle-cwm* These are vanilla Oreo cupcakes, you can make chocolate Oreo cupcakes using cocoa powder in the batter.

    * Adjust the consistency of the frosting according to your preference. Add more cream for a spreading consistency, more sugar for thicker consistency to pipe flowers etc.

    * You can use milk in the frosting but cream adds a wonderful rich flavor so if possible please use heavy cream.

    * Do not over-bake your cupcakes. Keep an eye on them after 15 minutes.

    * For the frosting, the butter should be at room temperature but still firm to touch.

    Oreo Cupcakes With Cookies & Cream Frosting

    Serves: 16-18 cupcakes

    Oreo cupcakes with a delicious and smooth cookies & cream frosting!
    Ingredients
    Oreo Cupcakes
    • 1.5 cups all purpose flour
    • 1.5 tsp baking powder
    • ½ tsp baking soda
    • ¼ tsp salt
    • ¾ cup granulated white sugar
    • ½ cup brown sugar
    • ¾ cup vegetable oil
    • 1 cup buttermilk
    • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
    • 1.25 cups broken oreos
    • 16-18 oreo halves
    • 2 eggs, at room temperature
    Cookies & Cream Frosting
    • 4 oz cream cheese, softened
    • ¾ cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
    • 3-3.5 cups confectioners sugar
    • ¾ tsp vanilla
    • ¼ tsp salt
    • 2-3 tbsp heavy cream or milk
    • 1 cup oreo crumbs, oreos completely crushed in a blender & then strained
    • mini oreos, for decorating the cupcakes
    Instructions
    Oreo Cupcakes
    1. Line a muffin pan with cupcakes liners, set aside.
    2. Preheat the oven to 350 F degrees.
    3. In a bowl sift together all purpose flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
    4. Using your mixer, beat the eggs and both the sugars together till creamy & pale in color, around 3-4 minutes.
    5. Add oil, vanilla and mix till combined.
    6. Add the flour mixture and buttermilk in batches, starting and ending with flour.
    7. Mix the batter till everything is well combined but do not over-mix.
    8. Fold in the broken Oreo pieces, stir and combine.
    9. Place an Oreo on the bottom of each cupcake liner or twist the Oreo and put one cookie at the bottom of the pan with cream side up [I did this].
    10. Fill cupcake liners ⅔ full and bake for 15-20 minutes on until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Mine were done in 16 minutes.
    11. Cool the cupcakes on wire rack before frosting them.
    Cookies & Cream Frosting
    1. Crush Oreos in a blender to get Oreo crumbs. Strain the mixture to get rid of any bigger chunks.
    2. Using your mixer, beat butter and cream cheese together until smooth and creamy.
    3. With mixture at low speed, add 1 cup of confectioners sugar. Mix till it's incorporated with the butter and cream cheese and then beat it at high speed for 30 seconds. Add the remaining sugar and mix. Also add the salt.
    4. Add vanilla and cream/milk and mix.
    5. Add Oreo crumbs and beat till frosting is smooth and creamy.
    6. Frost the cupcakes and decorate with mini oreos.

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    43 thoughts on “Oreo Cupcakes With Cookies & Cream Frosting

    1. My first time on your blog/site – I stumbled on this page when I was looking for some cupcakes to bake for my kiddos birthday celebration at her school.
      Loved the cupcakes here.
      I just baked a batch yesterday – a trial one – and they came out awesome. I used butter instead of oil in the cupcakes though.
      I am waiting to bake them for the kids in 2 weeks time – will make the frosting then too.
      Loved loved loved these cupcakes.
      Will share a frosted cupcake picture with you later.

      Just wanted to have your permission – can I blog about these cupcakes on my foodblog? Ofcorse due credit and a link to this page will be provided.

      1. Hi Samta! thanks for dropping by. I’m so glad you liked the cupcakes, these Oreo cupcakes are my favorite too! I will be waiting to see the picture of your cupcakes, I am sure they will look gorgeous. Yes sure you can blog about these cupcakes and a very happy birthday to your kid! 🙂

        1. Thank you Manali
          well – I will sure wish my baby girl a happy birthday from you on 18 June – thats when she turns 4.
          But – since school ends on 6 June – her teacher chose 20 May as the celebration date .
          Will share a picture then.

    2. Hey hey hey ~~
      I was surfing the web to find a cupcake to make for my friend, a hopeless cupcake addict, when I found this. It seems PERFECT for her, since she’s a oreo fan and a cupcake obsessed girl!!! I’m 12, and I guess I’m a baking addict as well… I ALWAYS need to bake over the weekends or I get cranky.. 😛
      My mom says I can only bake if I finish my homework and I’m on my “best behavior.” Anyways, thanks for the recipe! #lovedit #swaggie

      1. Always glad to meet a fellow baking addict Sheffali! If you do decide to bake these cupcakes, let me know how they turned out. Good luck! 🙂

    3. Yipee!! I tried these yesterday with my friend, the cupcake addict, and it was P-E-R-F-E-C-T. The cakes were really moist and oreo-y and the frosting was smooth, rich, buttery, and again, oreo-y…

      I brought it to school today and my friends devoured it in no time.
      If you’re confused about how I went to school, I live in Korea, so there’s a time difference.

      Thanks SO MUCH for this recipe!!

      Will defininately bake AGAIN when I go to Chicago for summer camp 🙂

      감사합니다!!

    4. Ur cupcakes looks awesome and will try to make them tomorrow, i have one question, did u put the whole egg or did u separate the egg whites and egg yolks only?
      Many thanks

    5. I have one question. When I am making the batter/dough for the cupcakes, do I put the whole Oreo in or just one side of the Oreo; without the white stuff? Thanks!!!

      1. Hi Jessica, you can do either way. Put the whole oreo at the bottom of the cupcake liner as such or twist and open the cookie and put only one side [with the cream side up]. For the oreo pieces that you mix in the batter just chop the whole oreos as such into small pieces and mix in the batter. You don’t need to remove the white creamy stuff. Hope that helps!

    6. My sister and I just used the recipe for this frosting…I don’t know what happened, but our frosting ended up being way to runny. There was just over 3 cups of the sugar in the frosting and it wasn’t even CLOSE to frosting consistency…

      1. Amanda, sorry to hear that. With the quantity that I have listed the frosting should not be runny at all. I make this recipe all the time and it’s perfect for frosting the cupcakes [like in the pictures]. Did you add more milk/cream by any chance? The butter and cream cheese should be at room temperature but still firm. Also please measure the confectioners sugar in the correct way by spooning it out and then leveling with a knife.

    7. Hi! I’d like to make these cupcakes as chocolate, not vanilla. How much cocoa powder should I use and will any of the other ingredients need to be adjusted? Thanks!

      1. Hi susan! I have not tried making chocolate oreo cupcakes however I think you can replace 1/2 cup of flour with unsweetened cocoa powder. So use 1 cup all purpose flour and 1/2 cup cocoa powder and follow the rest of the steps as it is! You can even use half flour and half cocoa for a stronger chocolate flavor. In that case use 3/4 flour and 3/4 cocoa powder. Hope that helps!

    8. I made these last night for my sister’s birthday and they turned out so well :)! Unfortunately, I absentmindedly forgot to put the eggs in, (I guess I got carried away with the fact that they had to be room temperature and just completely forgot about them). Nevertheless, they turned out great! Moist and so tasty. If anyone wants to make these eggless, they turn out just fine! Thanks for a great recipe, this one is a keeper :).

      1. Kriupa, I’m so glad you liked the recipe! Happy to know they came out well even without the eggs, that would definitely help those looking for an eggless recipe, so thanks for sharing this info! and a very happy birthday to your sister!

    9. Hi manali, this recipe looks amazing!!! Gonna try it next week. just one question: for the frosting do you include the cream from the oreo cookies while blending? or do you scrape that out?
      Hoping to hear from you soon.

      1. Hey zulekha, no I do not exclude the cream from the cookies, it’s all included. Just crush and blend the cookies as such in a blender, strain [to get rid of any bigger lumps] and mix in the frosting! Hope that helps. Good luck and let me know how it turns out 🙂

    10. I made these and they tasted great. My frosting was just kinda runny and not thick. So I couldn’t pipe it. Otherwise was yummy. Thanks manali!!

      1. Thanks Zulekha for the feedback. Glad they tasted great 🙂 Regarding the frosting, I hope you used confectioners/powdered sugar. Also the butter should be at room temperature but still firm to touch. You could have added more confectioners sugar to make it stiff or kept it in the refrigerator for some time.

    11. I am making these for a bake sale and need 100 cupcakes. Do you think it is safe to double the recipe for 40 and then make additional batches? Sometime the ingredients don’t work as well when a recipe is doubled.
      Also – can these be stored without refrigeration? Thank you

      1. Deana, I have never doubled the recipe myself but I think it should work. Yes you can store the cupcakes at room temperature [minus the icing] for 1-2 days in an airtight container. Frost them on the day they have to be sold. Hope this helps and good luck!

    12. I am so excited about these cupcakes! My boyfriend is a sucker for cookies & cream, and our one-year anniversary is this Thursday, so I want to bake him something really special. Do you know how many Oreos I will need in total? (One per liner + 1.25 broken pieces + 1 cup crumbs = ???) I have to go shopping for ingredients soon. Thank you so much (and beautiful photos, by the way)!

      1. Hi Esther thanks so much! That’s awesome! So I think 3 packs of oreo cookies should be good enough for this recipe. Also I would like to mention here that if your boyfriend isn’t too much of a sweet person, reduce the granulated white sugar to 1/2 cup in the recipe because these cupcakes are sweet, just thought I would mention 🙂 Good luck and let me know how they turn out!!

        1. Hi! I just wanted you to know that the cupcakes were AMAZING! My boyfriend was thrilled. Everyone loved the surprise Oreo underneath, and the frosting was a BIG hit.
          I made two cupcakes without the Oreos for myself (I weirdly don’t like chocolate), and the frosting was soooo creamy and rich! Next time I make this, I’m going to make some of them with Golden Oreos and see what happens.
          Anyway, thank you so much!

          1. Esther, thank you so much for the feedback! It made me very happy 🙂 I have not tried them with Golden Oreos but yeah it would be totally fun to try!

    13. Tried these yesterday and they were delicious!!! Had to make some more. Only two things that were a problem for me. One was I kept eating the Oreos and Two the icing was sooooo delicious I had to stop myself from eating it before frosting. Lol. Great recipe. 😊

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