Cookies and Cream Oreo Cupcakes

This post may contain affiliate sales links. Please see my full disclosure policy for details

These Cookies and Cream Oreo Cupcakes are a moist vanilla cupcake stuffed with Oreo cookies and topped with an Oreo buttercream frosting. This is the ultimate Oreo cupcake made from scratch.

A cookie and cream cupcake in a blue chevon cupcake wrapper with a beautiful Oreo buttercream and an Oreo stuck on top

Rarely do I come across someone who doesn’t like Oreos, would you agree with me? In my pantry, I have a couple of shelves (okay more than a couple) that are for blogging ingredients. Inevitably, there’s at least a few bags of Oreos at any given time.

Recently, my husband was taking a break from his strict diet after the wedding and he definitely took down a package of Oreos in two days. He asked me if he could have some, and I said sure.

A few Cookie and Cream Oreo Cupcakes sitting on a white cake plate

Then it came time for me to make these cupcakes and I was all, “what happened to my Oreos”? His response, “Oh, I owe you a bag”.  Insert eye roll here. I can’t complain though because he is SO good, he hardly ever eats sweets. I am not sure how he lives with me.

His resistance is so strong that he didn’t even eat one of these Cookies and Cream Oreo Cupcakes even though he really wanted one. I have to say, even I was surprised by this.

These Oreo Cupcakes are a moist vanilla cupcake stuffed with Oreo cookies and topped with an Oreo buttercream frosting. Cookies and Cream never tasted so good!

An Oreo cupcake sitting on top of another cupcake. The cupcake has a bite taken out of it, revealing the chunks of Oreo inside the vanilla cupcake. It has an Oreo buttercream

The base of this cupcake is from my moist vanilla cake recipe. The cupcake batter is quite thin, so when you’re scooping the batter into the cupcake pan, try to get an even balance between the batter and the Oreos.

This is one recipe where you do not want to overfill the cupcake pan. Since there are chunks of cookies in the batter, you will end up with an oddly shaped dome on top of your cupcakes.

You’re probably also going to end up with more than 24 cupcakes for this batch since the overall volume of the batter is higher.

A close up photos of a cookies and cream cupcake with an Oreo buttercream that has an Oreo stuck into the frosting

For the Oreo frosting, we are making a batch of my perfect vanilla frosting and adding some crushed Oreos. For any amazing frosting recipe, you need some extra time beating that butter so it gets a nice whipped. It makes piping cupcakes so much easier. Just be patience in the process.

You’ll notice the Oreos in the cupcake are chunky whereas the Oreos in the frosting are crushed to a fine crumb. I usually use my food processor for this. The reason the frosting has the crushed Oreos is so that I can still pipe the frosting without any weird lumps.

A close up photos of a cookies and cream cupcake with an Oreo buttercream that has an Oreo stuck into the frosting

You can top of these Cookies and Cream Oreo Cupcakes any way you’d like. I stuck another Oreo in there, because you know, there’s never enough Oreos. It might also look nice with some drizzled chocolate.

Everyone loves a good cupcake, but no one ever says no to Cookies and Cream Oreo Cupcakes!

Cookies and Cream Oreo Cupcakes

Follow Beyond Frosting:

Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest | Instagram 

 

Print
A few Cookie and Cream Oreo Cupcakes sitting on a white cake plate

Cookies and Cream Oreo Cupcakes

  • Author: Beyond Frosting
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 26-28 cupcakes

Description

These Cookies and Cream Oreo Cupcakes are a moist vanilla cupcake stuffed with Oreo cookies and topped with an Oreo buttercream frosting. This is the ultimate Oreo cupcake made from scratch.

Ingredients

For the cupcakes:

  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup light sour cream
  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 ¼ cups milk (I use nonfat)
  • 2 cups crushed Oreos (about 1518 Oreos)

For the frosting:

  • 3 sticks (1 ½ cups) Unsalted butter
  • 6 cups powdered sugar
  • 12 Oreos, crushed
  • 12 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
  • 2426 Oreos for garnish (optional)

Instructions

  1. For the cupcakes: Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a cupcake pan with cupcake liners.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the sugar, vegetable oil, eggs and vanilla extract. Beat on medium speed until the eggs and oil are well incorporated and the batter is lighter in color, about 2 minutes. Scrape down the bowl as needed.
  3. Next mix in the sour cream and beat until well combined.
  4. Add half the flour followed by the baking powder and salt and beat on low speed while pouring in half of the milk and mix just until the flour starts to incorporate.
  5. Finally add the remaining flour, mixing on low speed while pouring in the remaining milk and beating until all of the ingredients are well combined.
  6. Use a spatula to scrape down the sides of the bowl and stir the batter from the bottom to the top to ensure it’s well mixed
  7. In a large Ziploc bag, crushed the Oreos into small pieces using a rolling pin or something similar. Fold the crushed Oreos into the cupcake batter.
  8. Using a large cookie scoop, divide the batter evenly, filling each liner 2/3 full. Careful not to overfill.
  9. Bake at 350°F for 18-22 minutes. Test the cupcakes for doneness by inserting a toothpick into the center of the cupcake. If the toothpick comes out clean, the cupcakes are done. Cool Completely.
  10. For the frosting: Cut the butter into pieces. Using the paddle attachment, whip the butter for 3-4 minutes, scraping down the bowl occasionally. Beat the butter until it looks lighter in color.
  11. Slowly add the powdered sugar 2 cups at a time, mixing on low speed until it’s incorporated into the butter. Then increase the speed to high and beat for 30-60 seconds. Repeat until all your powdered sugar has been added.
  12. In a food processor, grind the Oreos into a fine crumb. Add the crushed Oreos to the frosting along with the heavy whipping cream. Slowly beat the crumbs into the frosting then beat at a high speed for 60 seconds.
  13. In a large piping bag fitted with a large closed star tip, pipe the frosting onto the cupcakes and place an Oreo in the side. Store in an air tight container.

Notes

  • You will need 2 packages of Oreos for this recipe (14.3 oz size)
  • The Oreos in the cupcakes are roughly chopped. The Oreos in the filling should be fine crumbs if you want to pipe the frosting.
Nutrition Information:
1 cupcake
373
43.9g
172mg
16.7g
10.8g
54.6g
0.3g
2.7g
52.6mg
  • Category: Cupcake
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Cupcake, Oreo Cupcake, Cookies and Cream Cupcake

Recipe Card powered byTasty Recipes

You might also like:

Cookies and Cream Poke Cake

A close up photo of a slice of cookies and cream cake garnished with whipped cream and Oreos

Ultimate Oreo Poke Cake

If you love chocolate and you love Oreos, you will LOVE this Ultimate Oreo Poke Cake. The chocolate cake is loaded with Oreos, it's soaked in chocolate pudding and topped with an Oreo whipped cream.

Oreo Chocolate Cheesecake Bundt Cake

This Oreo Chocolate Cheesecake Cake is a chocolately bundt cake with an Oreo cheesecake filling and it’s topped with a cream cheese glaze and more Oreos.

65 Responses
  1. Liz

    Hi! Im excited to make this and I am just wondering, since that is a lot of cupcakes for one recipe to make a batch of 12 do I divide the recipe in half? And to make a batch of 6 do I divided it by 4? Thanks!

    1. Beyond Frosting

      Hi Liz, yes you can divide this in half, using 2 eggs and 2/3 cups milk for 12 cupcakes. Cutting it again would be more difficult.

Leave a Reply

I accept the Privacy Policy

5 BAKE FROM SCRATCH SECRETS!
Subscribe to my newsletter and get my fav tips to take your cakes & cupcakes to the next level.