Death by Oreo Cupcakes

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If you love Oreos, then you will LOVE these cupcakes.  With an Oreo baked into the bottom of each cupcake, Oreo cookies folded into the cake batter as well as the buttercream and an Oreo on top… these cupcakes are sure to satisfy any Oreo craving!

I used my favorite vanilla cake batter for the base of the cupcake then just added Oreos until I couldn’t see straight!

I brought about 50 of these Death by Oreo cupcakes to my husband’s work softball game and BBQ and they were gone within 10 minutes.  Actually, I think it was closer to 5 minutes.  People were taking them by the hand fulls.  I think when a soldier sees an Oreo, it’s like a switch in his head goes off and he becomes a glutton!

Death by Oreo Cupcakes
If you love Oreos… you’ll love these cupcakes!
Serves: 3+ dozen cupcakes

Oreo Cupcakes
  • 2 packages Oreo cookies
  • Vanilla cupcake batter using THIS recipe, doubled.
  • NOTE: You can use regular cream/milk, sugar and vanilla extract for this recipe. Don’t worry about having to use all the fancy Madagascar vanilla bean stuff.
Oreo Buttercream
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temp
  • 2 lbs powdered sugar
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • ⅛ tsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 sleeve of Oreo cookies
  • 1 bag of Mini Oreo cookies – for garnish

Oreo Cupcakes
  1. Preheat oven to 350 F degrees. Line cupcake pan with liners and place a whole Oreo at the bottom of each liner.
  2. Prepare the vanilla cupcake batter as described in the directions above.
  3. Crush into chunks about 25 Oreo cookies. Fold this into the batter.
  4. Scoop batter into cups at least ¾ full.
  5. Bake for about 18 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  6. Cool in pan for a few minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
Oreo Buttercream
  1. Cream butter until smooth using an electric stand mixer.
  2. Add the sugar, 1 cup at a time, beating until smooth after each addition. If it becomes too difficult to make smooth, add a Tbsp of cream at a time to loosen it up.
  3. Mix in the vanilla and salt.
  4. Add more cream until you get a smooth or spreadable consistency. Beat on high for about 5 minutes.
  5. Using a food processor, blend the remaining whole Oreo cookies until no chunks remain. Add this to the buttercream and mix until combined.
  6. Top each cupcake with frosting and garnish with a Mini Oreo.


15 Comments on Death by Oreo Cupcakes

  1. Anna
    August 31, 2012 at 2:49 am (3 years ago)

    Mmmm Those look amazing! gonna have to try ‘em out tomorrow! :)

  2. Sandy
    September 3, 2012 at 8:23 pm (2 years ago)

    They are in the oven now! I have a 9 year old daughter who LOVES anything Oreo. She was right there with me making them! Thank you for sharing ….

    • Betsy ~ @JavaCupcake
      September 4, 2012 at 9:36 am (2 years ago)

      Awesome, Sandy! I love it when our kids can bake with us!! Take some pictures and let me know how they turn out!! xoxo

  3. Helen
    September 7, 2012 at 12:39 pm (2 years ago)

    These look yummy. Trying them today. Don’t need 50 so I am making a single batch. Cain I cut the frosting recipe in half?

    • Betsy ~ @JavaCupcake
      September 7, 2012 at 2:43 pm (2 years ago)

      Yup you sure can! Just add enough heavy cream until you get your desired consistency. :) Enjoy!

      • Helen
        September 7, 2012 at 3:57 pm (2 years ago)

        Thank you so much for your quick reply! Count on you now for my baking guidance!
        Have a great day!

  4. Donna
    September 13, 2012 at 9:17 pm (2 years ago)

    What size tip did you use to pip the frosting?

  5. Sara
    August 14, 2014 at 3:45 am (7 months ago)

    How did they hold up at the game? I’m looking for a oreo frosting recipe that wont melt at my son’s beach birthday party. I’m worried about the cream & butter.

  6. Kayla
    February 16, 2015 at 12:39 am (2 weeks ago)

    Can you use milk instead of heavy cream?

    • Betsy Eves
      February 19, 2015 at 12:01 am (2 weeks ago)

      Kayla – You could… but it won’t whip up as creamy and light as heavy cream does. It’ll still be good though, so if it’s all you have on hand, use it!


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