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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

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

Cookies and Cream Oreo Cupcakes

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


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.


For the cupcakes:

  • 2 cups (380g) granulated sugar
  • ½ cup (118 ml) vegetable oil
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon (14.8 ml) vanilla extract
  • ½ cup(118 ml) light sour cream
  • 2 ½ cups (350 g) all-purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons (11.2 g) baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon (5 g) salt
  • 1 ¼ cups (296 ml) milk (I use nonfat)
  • 2 cups crushed Oreos (about 1518 Oreos)

For the frosting:

  • 1 ½ cups (339g) unsalted butter, cold
  • 6 cups (780g) powdered sugar
  • 12 Oreos, crushed
  • 12 tablespoons (15-30ml) heavy whipping cream
  • 2 teaspoons (10ml) pure vanilla extract
  • 2426 Oreos for garnish (optional)


For the cupcakes:

  1. 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. Next mix in the sour cream and beat until well combined.
  3. In a separate bowl combine the remaining dry ingredients. Alternate adding the dry ingredients and milk; mix just until the flour starts to incorporate. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Using a large cookie scoop, divide the batter evenly, filling each liner 2/3 full.
  6. 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.

For the frosting:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. In a food processor, grind the Oreos into a fine crumb. Add the crushed Oreos to the frosting along with the heavy whipping cream and vanilla extract. Slowly beat the crumbs into the frosting then beat at a high speed for 60 seconds.
  4. 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.


  • 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
  • Category: Cupcake
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Easy Cupcake Recipe, Oreo Cupcake, Cookies and Cream Buttercream, Oreo Frosting

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  1. Abby Clay

    These are amazing. They are one of my regular recipes and people love them every time! I usually add extra Oreos because why not? They are delicious and nice and moist. I will never make another Oreo cupcake recipe ever again.

  2. Lisa Martinos

    Made these cupcakes. Absolutely delicious! You have to make them. The oreos in thrbatter are delicious. It is such a moist cake batter too my kids weren’t crazy for them. Only thing I would suggest is to wait to you serve them to add the oreo on the top. I put the oreos on them in the morning and when I serve them at night the oreo got all soggy. Still delicious bec oreos are just always good but if you wants fresh oreo bite then wait to you serve them. Can’t wait to make these again!

  3. 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.

  4. Tayler

    I cant wait to make these. do these need to be stored in refrigeration? or can they be in an air tight container on the counter? I plan to make these and bring them to a party and want to make sure they stay well in the car ride. thank you!

    1. Candi

      Hi, I made these yesterday and the frosting was amazing. However the cupcakes were not very sweet and tasted alot like flour. Would you have any idea where I went wrong? I want to try again today. Thanks

    1. Beyond Frosting

      It does not, my frosting recipe use cold butter whipping the butter prior to adding any powdered sugar. Or you can microwave it for 10 seconds just to start to soften but make sure it is not too soft!

      1. Sheri

        Thanks for answering so quickly, my butter was partly softened and worked well! I made this recipe with full fat sour cream and 2% milk but left everything else as is. Absolutely delicious!

  5. Fatima

    I made these and they turned out great, but just a little too on the sweet side! Am I able to reduce the amount of granulated sugar in them without changing the consistency of the cupcakes to reduce some of the sweetness?

    1. Beyond Frosting

      I have not tested this recipe with reduced sugar. This is based off my vanilla cake recipe which some people have reduced the sugar- but I still prefer the recipe as written. It will change the consistency a bit, but you’ll have to try it to see if you like it.

  6. Francesca

    I JUST made these. I won’t frost them until tomorrow, but I wanted to tell anyone who is on the fence to get off and make these! They are that good! I used full fat sour cream and 2% milk because that’s what I had. (My husband prefers the vanilla Oreos so I made 1/3 batch with that kind.)

  7. Steffany

    I have made this recipe twice now and both times the cupcakes came out to perfection!!! I used milk in the frosting because I didn’t have any cream, and it worked well. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this recipe!!!!!

  8. Krissy

    Can I use this recipe and just make a cake with it? Or do I need to adjust anything to make it a cake? Itll be about a 9×10 cake. It’s a mold I am using. Thank you!

  9. Jessica

    This is by far the BEST cookies n cream cupcake recipe! I made them just for fun and brought them to work. All my coworkers were over the moon saying they were the best cupcakes they ever had!!! Perfect combination with the cupcake and icing, not too sweet. Will be making these for my family at Easter.

  10. Zzavvalynn

    We had a roller coaster getting these made for my niece’s birthday. The kind owner of this food blog not only understood my frustration when the recipe disappeared while we were in the middle of mixing it, she took the time and emailed me the recipe! It was perfectly timed! my niece loved helping me make these and they were the hit of the party! Thank you so much for your time to help make my now 11yr old niece’s birthday!

    1. Beyond Frosting

      You’re so welcome! Happy to help and sorry again for the headache with the website. I am so glad to hear your niece’s birthday still has these cupcakes!

  11. Laura Joppeck

    Hi! Super excited to make these for my husband’s birthday party this weekend. How long do these stay good? So he doesn’t see them, I was planning on making them tomorrow (Wednesday), do you think they’d be good in an airtight container until Saturday? I wouldn’t frost them until Friday. Thanks!

    1. Beyond Frosting

      Hi Laura, for the best results, these should be eaten within 2-3 days. So if you can hold off until Thursday, then they should still be okay on Saturday. Happy birthday to your husband!

  12. Rubi

    These are delicious!! I made them for my sons birthday and everyone LOVED them. Some of my family even asked for your recipe. Thanks for sharing!

  13. Carol Mixter

    If I only have regular sour cream, do you think it will still be fine without using light?
    Thanks for your time.

    1. Beyond Frosting

      Hi Carol, I have not froze them myself, but if freezing, you’ll definitely want them to cool completely and use an airtight container. Let them thaw with the lid off to prevent excess moisture and frost them once thawed.

  14. Beyond Frosting

    Oh my gosh Heather! That just warms my heart. I am so glad you were the hero for the day and happy birthday to your son!

  15. Amanda

    From your previous post showing your stunning pre-wedding photo shoot in the mountains, I don’t think you and your husband should be worried about diets. You two make a beautiful couple and when you work so hard to create delicious recipes such as this one, I hope you can enjoy it. Don’t be too hard on yourselves.

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