Death by Oreo Cupcakes

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.

28 thoughts on “Death by Oreo Cupcakes

  1. 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 ….

  2. 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.

  3. Hi Betsy. Going to try this recipe later but I only need a dozen cupcakes so how would the measurements be like? Thank you

  4. The Vanilla cupcake recipe says Serves: 18-20 cupcakes and the Oreo recipe says 3+ dozen when using the vanilla cupcake recipe – can you give me a better idea on yield? I want to make these for back to back birthday parties for my 14 year old son! Thanks!

          1. Well these came out incredible! Betsy – Iemailed you a photo but wanted to post here in case it goes to your spam folder. It’s from Thanks for the great recipe and the help! I love to cook and bake (even though I’m a dad LOL) and I like making things that are a little more involved than just cake mixes. This was great fun, and are a massive hit with my wife and son. I’ll update you later on the raves we get on them at the parties 🙂


  5. Hi. I’m using your Oreo buttercream frosting recipe. I however have individual packages of oreos, each pack has 2 cookies. How many oreos would make up a sleeve of oreos, basically how many oreos should I use?

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