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closeup of a chocolate cupcake frosted with Oreo buttercream

Oreo Frosting Recipe

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  • Author: Julianne Dell
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4- 5 cups
  • Category: Frosting
  • Method: Mixed
  • Cuisine: American


This Oreo Frosting tastes just like the filling of an Oreo cookie…that you can spread on your favorite cakes or cupcakes. It’s light, fluffy, silky, and loaded with crushed Oreo cookies. Just 5 simple ingredients needed!


  • 3 sticks (1 ½ cups) unsalted butter, cold
  • 6 cups powdered sugar
  • 12 Oreos, crushed
  • 12 tablespoons heavy whipping cream (or milk)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Cut the cold butter into pieces, about 1 tablespoon in size. Using the paddle attachment, whip the butter at medium high speed 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, adding the heavy whipping cream intermittently, 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 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. 


How much does this recipe make?

  • This recipe will frost 24 cupcakes
  • If you would like to frost a 9×13-inch cake, you can half this recipe
  • If you’d like to frost an 8-inch 3-layer cake, add an additional stick of butter, 1-2 more cups of powdered sugar and 6 more Oreos. Add additional heavy cream as needed. 


  • Frosted cupcakes can be stored at room temperature for up to 3 days unless you live in a warm climate, then you should consider refrigerating. It’s best served at room temperature. 
  • This Oreo frosting will last in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 week or in the freezer for up to 2 months. Allow the frosting to come to room temperature and re-whip in the mixer before using. See blog post for specifics. 


  • Serving Size: 1 Serving
  • Calories: 226
  • Sugar: 29.7g
  • Sodium: 5.3mg
  • Fat: 12g
  • Saturated Fat: 7.4g
  • Carbohydrates: 30.5g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Protein: .2g
  • Cholesterol: 31.8mg