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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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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Cookies and Cream Oreo Cupcakes
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 20 minutes
- Total Time: 30 minutes
- Yield: 26-28 cupcakes
Cookies and Cream Oreo Cupcakes are moist vanilla cupcakes filled with crumbled Oreo cookies and swirled with fluffy homemade cookies and cream frosting. They’re the perfect party dessert!
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 15–18 Oreos)
For the frosting:
- 1 ½ cups (339g) unsalted butter, cold
- 6 cups (780g) powdered sugar
- 12 Oreos, crushed
- 1–2 tablespoons (15-30ml) heavy whipping cream
- 2 teaspoons (10ml) pure vanilla extract
- 24–26 Oreos for garnish (optional)
For the cupcakes:
- Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a cupcake pan with cupcake liners.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Using a large cookie scoop, divide the batter evenly, filling each liner 2/3 full.
- 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:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- In a large piping bag fitted with a large closed star tip, pipe the frosting onto the cupcakes and garnish with more Oreo cookies. Store in an airtight 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.
- Category: Cupcake
- Method: Baked
- Cuisine: American
Keywords: cookies and cream cupcake recipe, oreo cupcakes, oreo frosting
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My batter is kinda watery and I followed the recipe to the T. Should I add extra ingredients?
That sounds correct, it’s a very thin batter
These cupcakes were absolutely amazing and delicious. However i didn’t have much luck with the texture of the frosting. The frosting wasn’t soft and fluffy like buttercream; it was a little more firm even after sitting on the counter for a bit, sort of like the texture of Oreo filling. The 2nd time i made these, i only use the Oreo cookie in the frosting without the filling and it was PERFECT!!
Hi Lauren, thank you so much for sharing! To get a softer and fluffy frosting, also try whipping the butter for long in the beginning, and while you’re adding the powdered sugar. You can also add another tablespoon of heavy cream or milk.