Peanut Butter Oreo Cupcakes

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Decadent chocolate cake, creamy peanut butter frosting and amazingly good peanut butter Oreos make these cupcakes out-of-this-world delicious!

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So my husbands unit is deploying.   *sigh*  I know.  I don’t like saying it.  I can’t really even say it out loud… typing it is just as hard.  It will be our third deployment together… but the first in Germany and the first with a new baby.  Most of the friends I made here have moved away to new duty stations… so I find myself stuck, alone… with out a support system in place to get me though.

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And so yesterday at his Troops pre-deployment BBQ, I thought maybe I could meet a few spouses and make some new friends.  I also thought I might be able to win them over with cupcakes.   Cupcakes + Army Wives + Army Brats + Soldiers = FUN!

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The single soldiers manned the grill, drank beer and played football.  The babies stole the balls from the single soldiers and ran around with them- the dad’s chased after.   The big kids played with the parachute and on the playground and the Mom’s relaxed and chatted with new and old friends.  It was a fun afternoon!

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Oh… and there were cupcakes! 5 dozen mini Peanut Butter Oreo Cupcakes to be exact!

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I think I may have a slight obsession with the peanut butter chocolate combination. Okay… maybe it’s more than a slight obsession… maybe it’s a pretty HUGE one. Ha!  As I was making these cupcakes for this bbq, I kept thinking of all the recipes I had made that included chocolate and peanut butter.   And let me tell you… there are A LOT!

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But that didn’t seem to bother this guy… he ate the top off the cupcake before taking the wrapper off.

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I think shoving my cupcakes in your mouth all at once was a general theme… I saw this all afternoon (well more like about an hour – cause that’s how long the cupcakes lasted before they were gone!).  SGT Zaleuke just shoved the entire cupcake in his mouth! Yes!

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Okay, okay… one last picture of cute kids eating my cupcakes.  Aren’t these sisters the CUTEST… like EVER!

And I suppose you want some of the details about the cupcakes now, right?  Ok ok ok ok… I’m gonna be honest with you.  I’ve made these before.  I bazzzzillllion times.  (You can see those recipes HERE, HERE, HERE or HERE … okay so that’s only 4… but I got lazy and didn’t want to link ALL of them lol)   I used my favorite chocolate cake recipe but added crushed Peanut Butter OREOs to the batter and topped them with my favorite peanut butter buttercream and added more crushed PB OREOs to the BC! Oh… and topped them all off with another PB OREO!

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I mean my chocolate peanut butter cupcakes are soooo yummy by themselves… but the addition of the Peanut Butter OREOs really add a the creamy peanut butter flavor to the cake and a bit of a crunch to the buttercream.  So. Good.

So… if you’re like me and you have a peanut butter chocolate obsession… you should make this.  Like, STAT.  Now.   ASAP.


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Peanut Butter Oreo Cupcakes
Serves: 6 dozen mini cupcakes
Peanut Butter OREO Chocolate Cupcakes
  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 1½ cups brewed coffee
  • 1 Tbsp espresso powder
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla
  • ¾ cup cocoa powder (I used HERSHEY's Special Dark cocoa)
  • ⅔ cup sour cream
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 20 Peanut Butter OREO sandwich cookies, finely crushed
Peanut Butter OREO Buttercream
  • 1½ cups unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1½ cups peanut butter (I used JIF Creamy)
  • 4½ cups powdered sugar
  • ¾ cup heavy cream
  • ⅛ tsp salt
  • 10 Peanut Butter OREO sandwich cookies, finely crushed
Peanut Butter OREO Chocolate Cupcakes
  1. Preheat oven to 350 F degrees. Line cupcake pans with mini cupcake liners.
  2. In a medium sauce pan, melt the butter.
  3. Add the coffee, espresso powder, cocoa powder, and vanilla and whisk until combined. Set aside to cool slightly.
  4. In a large bowl, sift together the sugar, flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
  5. In a medium bowl, whisk together the sour cream and the eggs.
  6. SLOWLY add a few tablespoons of the chocolate mixture to the sour cream mixture. Whisk to combine. In a slow stream, whisk in the remaining chocolate mixture until combined completely.
  7. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture and pour in wet. Using a whisk, stir until no more lumps remain.
  8. Fold in the crushed Peanut Butter OREO sandwich cookies.
  9. Scoop batter into baking cups ⅔ full. Bake 17-19 minutes.
  10. Allow to cool in pans before removing to a wire rack to cool completely before frosting.
Peanut Butter OREO Buttercream
  1. In the bowl of your stand mixer, cream together the peanut butter and butter for 2 minutes.
  2. Scrape the sides of the bowl several times.
  3. Add the powdered sugar and mix on medium until combined.
  4. Add the salt and heavy cream, mix until smooth. Beat on high for 1-2 minutes or until fluffy and the color has lightened.
  5. Fold in the crushed Peanut Butter OREO sandwich cookies.
  1. Using a Wilton 1M tip on a disposable bag, pipe mini swirls of frosting onto each cupcake.
  2. Top with a piece of Peanut Butter OREO cookie.
I used Wilton Nut & Party Cups instead of mini cupcake liners. The package says "not intended for baking" but I have had no issues baking with them. You could use regular mini liners instead of these cups, but you'll use less batter and this recipe will yield more cupcakes.

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18 thoughts on “Peanut Butter Oreo Cupcakes

  1. Ooohh yum! I’ve never been a fan of peanut butter but I recently used it to make a chocolate and peanut butter glaze for a banana bread and I have to say I’m slowly falling in love with it 🙂

  2. I haven’t seen the peanut butter Oreos, but I love chocolate peanut-butter-cookie-dough with peanut butter buttercream, so I’m thinking I need to start spending more time on the cookie aisle! Thanks so much for sharing this recipe. It will be one of my next ones to try.

  3. OMG!!! Betsy!! You keep making me wanting to try EVERYTHING you make!! 🙂 I hope this deployment goes by fast for you :/ … and that you do meet some new people! The beginning and the end are always the hardest part for me :/ … oh well, keep your head up and be strong and turn all your frustration into marvelous master pieces like this one! xoxo

  4. I think these look devine! I’m not a coffee drinker, so if I were to omit the coffee and espresso powder, what would I sub with if needed? Thanks!!

    1. In my opinion, these cupcakes are only amazing because of the coffee in the recipe. You can definitely omit the esxpresso powder, but I’d use the coffee. There is NOT a coffee flavor or taste in the cake… but a very rich, intense chocolate flavor. The coffee brings out the notes of cocoa in the cake and makes it so super moist! Good luck!

  5. Hi to a fellow military wife. I’m actually lucky since my husband retired last year but I lived your life for 17 of his 20 years in the Navy. I was also fortunate enough to get to live abroad in Naples, Italy. Our daughter was born there 16 year ago. It is a great experience but it is hard without close friends and family nearby. We have two teens and were just surprised with the birth of twin boys. If you would like a friend to talk to, feel free to drop me an email at Have a great day!!

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