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Mint Oreo Cheesecake Cupcakes

These Mint Oreo Cheesecake Cupcakes are an over-the-top filled cupcake perfect for a party! You’ll love the cream cheese filling inside.

side view of a mint oreo cheesecake cupcake on a small cupcake stand

Mint Oreo Cheesecake Cupcake starts with a Mint Oreo in the base of the cupcake, followed by some cupcake batter and topped with a heaping spoonful of mint chocolate cheesecake. I finished it off with an Oreo frosting.

The cheesecake is made with both a hint of mint extract and also some mint chocolate chips! It is to die for. I picked up a bag of Mint chocolate chips at Walmart, but I have also seen them at my local grocery store. Sometimes they are green and sometimes they aren’t.

two halves of mint oreo cupcakes stacked to show the center of the cupcake

These delicious cupcakes are the perfect dessert for your next party. Not only do they have a cheesecake filling inside, they have a creamy, dreamy cookies-and-creme frosting and they’re topped with mint Oreos!

frosting being piped onto a cupcake

I had a box of Mint Oreos in my pantry, and a craving for cheesecake. Since I was already making so many chocolate cupcakes, it just seemed only natural to make a mint cheesecake cupcake. This recipe is a twist on my boyfriend’s favorite cupcake. Do you all remember when I let him take over the baking one day? He made his mother’s Chocolate Cream Cheese Cupcake. You should check it out, he has some “rules for baking” that I find to be pretty comical.

side view of a mint oreo cheesecake cupcake with more cupcakes in the background

In order to make this recipe, you will need at least a package and a half of the Mint Oreos to use between the cupcake, the frosting and an extra Oreo for good measure of time. Triple mint? Yep. Triple Oreo? Yep. This recipe is a triple win. Okay, that was a bad joke but whatever!

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Closeup side view of a cheesecake cupcake topped with frosting and a mint oreo

Mint Oreo Cheesecake Cupcakes

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  • Author: Julianne Dell
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 24 Cupcakes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American


A chocolate cheesecake cupcake with a Mint Oreo on the bottom, a cheesecake filling and a Mint Oreo frosting.


  • 1 box (15oz) Chocolate Cupcake mix
  • Ingredients listed on the box (egg, oil, water)

For the cream cheese filling

  • 1 pk (8oz) Cream cheese (softened)
  • 1 Large Eggs
  • 1/3 C Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Mint extract
  • 1/2 C Mint chocolate chips

For the frosting

  • 3 Sticks Unsalted butter (softened)
  • 4 C Powdered sugar
  • 1 ½ tsp Pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp Heavy whipped cream
  • 2 C Mint Oreo crumbs


  1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
  2. Line cupcake pan cupcake liners. Drop a full Oreo in the bottom of each liner.
  3. Mix cake mix with required ingredients listed on the back of the box. Spoon cupcake batter into liners. Fill your lined cupcake pan 2/3 full.
  4. To soften cream cheese, microwave for 20 seconds, flip it over and microwave another 20 seconds.
  5. Mix together softened cream cheese, sugar, egg and mint extract and beat until smooth. Fold in chocolate chips.
  6. To add the cream cheese mixture to the cupcakes, use a spoon to drop into each liner. The original recipe calls for 1 tsp of the cream cheese mix per cupcake. You will have some leftover.
  7. Bake at 350° for 18-20 minutes. Use a toothpick to check the doneness of your cupcake. Insert the toothpick and if it comes out clean, your cupcakes are done. Allow cupcakes to cool for a couple minutes before transferring to a wire rack.

For the frosting

  1. Use a food processor to grind Oreos into crumbs. Set aside.
  2. Allow butter to soften for about 30 minutes.
  3. Beat butter on medium-high speed until soft and smooth.
  4. Add powdered sugar one cup at a time and beat on medium-low speed, frosting will become thick. Add mint extract and heavy cream and increase speed to medium-high. Whip for a couple minutes until fluffy.
  5. Reduce speed and add Oreo crumbs, mix until incorporated.

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26 comments on “Mint Oreo Cheesecake Cupcakes”

  1. I love these! I made them and my husband devoured 3 in less than 5 minutes, hahahah! I’ve made the frosting twice more after these and it’s so good on any flavor cake. The only thing is no matter how finely I crush the Oreos, I can’t get the frosting to go through a piping bag. Oh well, still delicious. 🙂

    1. Julianne - Beyond Frosting
      Beyond Frosting

      Hi Renae- I am so glad you like it. The problem with a pipping bag is that you have to use a very open tip instead of a closed one or a star one. I also keep some toothpicks on hand. It is inevitable that one piece is going to be too big, and I dig it out with a toothpick!

  2. I think my husband would die if I made these. He loves cheesecake and mint oreos! These look so yummy 🙂

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    Elizabeth @ Confessions of a Baking Queen

    The cheesecake filling sounds spectacular with this mint chocolatey cupcakes!! Triple win 😉

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    So. Much. Goodness!! I seriously love everything about these cupcakes! Totally gorgeous pics too. 🙂 Pinned!

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    Trish - Mom On Timeout

    Love the mint oreo crust! So fun! Totally mesmerized by that top photo btw. Took me about five minutes before I could pull myself away to actually read the post. PInned!