Oreo Cupcakes

October 1, 2012

Oreo Cupcakes


I wish they would hold the same nutritional values as Açai berries (or anything that’s healthy really…)! I think the world would be a better place!


But seriously… these are so delicious!

The recipe doesn’t call for cream cheese in the icing but i think it’s a must! It makes it creamy just like the inside of an oreo!

Turned around for a sec… Karl snuck in a bite! I think we ate about 10 between the two of us…not a proud moment but dang they were delicious!!

So hurry up and find a reason to make these babies! Life is too short not to make them (at least that was my excuse!0

ENJOY! (the caps are there because I am still on a sugar high)

Recipe slightly modified from: http://www.bakerella.com/cookies-and-cream-cupcakes/

  • Course: Dessert
  • Servings: 16
  • Prep. time: 30 min
  • Cook time: 20 min


  • 1 1/2 Cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 Cup of unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 1/4 Cup sugar
  • 3/4 Teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1/2 Teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon of salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 Cup vegetable oil
  • 1 Teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 3/4 Cup of milk
  • 3/4 Cup of hot water
  • 24 oreos plus more for crumbs
  • 1/2 Cup of butter, at room temperature
  • 1 Pound of icing sugar
  • 1 250g package of cream cheese at room temperature
  • 1 Teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 3-6 Tablespoon of milk
  • 1/4 Cup of oreo crumbs

Cooking instructions:

  1. For the cupcakes: Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Line tray with 12 baking cups.
  3. Place one whole cookie in each cup or break apart at least 12 cookies and place the broken pieces into each cup.
  4. Mix the flour, cocoa, sugar, baking soda, baking powder and salt in a large mixing bowl using a wire whisk.
  5. Add the eggs, oil, vanilla and milk and mix well until thoroughly combined. Add the hot water and mix until combined.
  6. Transfer the batter (it will be very liquid) to a large measuring cup and then pour batter into each baking cup so it’s about three quarters full. You should have a little left over.
  7. Bake for 16-18 minutes.
  8. Makes at least 12 cupcakes
  9. For the frosting: Beat the butter and cream cheese in a mixer until smooth.
  10. Add vanilla and mix until combined.
  11. Add the powdered sugar in three additions, scraping down the sides after each addition.
  12. Add a Tablespoon of milk at a time and mix together until you achieve the consistency you like.
  13. Add the cookie crumbs and mix until completely combined.
  14. Place frosting in a decorator bag (or a Ziploc bag a cut the tip to pipe the cupcakes).
  15. Note: If you like to pile the icing up high, you might want to make a double batch to make sure you have enough :)
  • Tyler

    want some cake with your icing? ha!

  • http://twitter.com/angiesrecipess Angie

    They look gorgeous! Love the oreo frosting!

  • http://iadorefood.com/ Alex – I Adore Food!

    It’s a half-half portion eheh

  • http://iadorefood.com/ Alex – I Adore Food!

    Thanks Angie:)

  • http://twitter.com/VanillaBeanBake Paula Kelly-Bourque

    That oreo frosting is really quite pretty and I’m sure these are as wonderful as they look.

  • Jota

    Wow i have to do this recipe!!
    OREOoooS arghhhhh (speaking like Homer Simpson).

  • Laurence

    We did this recipe today and we had lots of problem with the icing!! Our first icing was like a greasy whipped cream… We looked at other recipes and found out that you should always put twice more cream cheese then butter.

  • http://iadorefood.com/ Alex – I Adore Food!

    I did it exactly the way I wrote it down and it was wonderful!

  • http://iadorefood.com/ Alex – I Adore Food!

    I didn’t want the icing to only taste like cream cheese, I just added a bit of it to get that tangy flavour. I have done this icing many times… You can always fix icing by adding icing sugar or butter spending on the humidity level and the quality of your ingredients.

  • Jota

    Hmmmmmm oreo cupcakes….. No words to describe!!

    Looks really yummmy. ;)


  • http://iadorefood.com/ Alex – I Adore Food!

    Thanks Jota!:)

  • Vera Zecevic-Cupcakes Garden

    I like Oreo and your cupcakes look absolutely amazing. I’ve featured this recipes on my blog! I hope you don’t mind! If you don’t agree with that please contact me and I will remove it. All the best.

  • http://iadorefood.com/ Alex – I Adore Food!

    No problem my dear!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=8813377 Jenny Rodriguez

    Loved the cupcake was a hit with the family and coworkers, it was one of the best cupcakes ever!!!! I added half a package of chocolate pudding and it made a nice moist cupcake. Loved it

  • http://iadorefood.com/ Alex – I Adore Food!

    Great to hear :):)

  • Sarah K

    this recipe failed, ratios for ingredient are wrong. tried it twice. too much liquid.