Oreo Cookies & Cream Cupcakes
Make these Oreo Cookies & Cream Cupcakes! Moist chocolate cake topped with a frosting that tastes just like the cream filling in an Oreo!
Hey there! I’m writing to you on a Wednesday today, because I’m traveling all this week. I’m on a fabulous foodie tour of Columbus, Ohio! If you’ve never been, you’ve got to come here. It’s the most unexpectedly trendy, charming, and delicious city I’ve visited in a long time. A great place to explore and taste. I’ll be posting all about it in a few weeks, but for now, make sure you’re following me on Instagram, so you can keep up with my stories!
So how was your Labor Day? The weather here in the Eastern part of the US was magnificent. I hope you were able to spend the day outside, relaxing, with friends, family, and good food!
I wasn’t able to go (because: travel), but my husband and kids went to an awesome pool party. Before I left, I made sure there were Oreo cookies & cream cupcakes made for them to take along!
My 10-year old has been obsessed with Oreo cookies & cream for a long time now. I’ve made him these cupcakes a few times before, and he always loves them. There’s just something about that crunchy dark chocolate cookie, combined with sweet vanilla cream. So irresistable!
And now my younger guy is getting in on the Oreo action. He loves finding a package in my ingredients cupboard and always wants to steal some! He’s a chocoholic so of course these cupcakes are right up his alley too.
I’ve based the recipe off of my wildly successful “Simply Perfect Chocolate Cupcakes.” It’s absolutely one of the top recipes on this site. Everybody loves it! Just check out the comments section and you’ll see. I’ve heard “I’m never making another chocolate cupcake recipe again,” many times.
And the frosting is just American-style buttercream with some crushed Oreos folded in. It’s amazing how much this Oreo cookies & cream frosting tastes like the filling of an Oreo cookie. They must use something very similar over there at Nabisco!
Pro tip: don’t fold the crushed Oreos all the way in to the frosting; leave it a little streaky. I think it’s a cooler effect! And be sure to pipe it on right away, don’t let it sit too long or it will get gray-looking. I like to see the bright white frosting streaked with dark chocolate cookie crumbs. So much prettier!
More great cupcake recipes on my “Cupcake Recipes” Pinterest board!
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Oreo Cookies & Cream Cupcakes
For the cupcakes
- 1 1/2 cups (300 g) granulated sugar
- 1 cup (125 g) all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup (62.5 g) cake flour
- 1 cup (86 g) unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 1/2 teaspoons (1.5 teaspoons) baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon (0.5 teaspoon) kosher salt
- 1 cup (227 g) unsalted butter, , softened
- 4 large eggs
- 1 cup (200 g) Greek yogurt, (sour cream or buttermilk* may be substituted)
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
For the frosting
- 1 cup (227 g) unsalted butter, , softened
- 1/4 teaspoon (0.25 teaspoon) kosher salt
- 4 cups (480 g) powdered sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3 tablespoons heavy cream
- 4 Oreo cookies,, crushed to fine crumbs in a food processor or mini-chopper
For the garnish
- 32 Oreo cookies
To make the cupcakes:
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
- Place the sugar, flour, cake flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large mixing bowl and stir to combine.
- Mix in the butter on low speed, until the mixture resembles moist crumbs (about 2 minutes).
- Stir in the eggs,one at a time, scraping the bottom and sides of the bowl with a silicone spatula after each addition.
- Add the Greek yogurt and vanilla, scraping the bottom and sides of the bowl to be sure all the ingredients are well-combined.
- Beat on medium speed for 1 to 1 1/2 minutes, to aerate the batter and build the cake’s structure.
- Fill lined cupcake wells just over half full (approx. 1/4 cup of batter).
- Bake for 15 minutes, or until a cake tester inserted in the center of a cupcake comes out clean or with moist crumbs.
- Cool completely before frosting.
For the frosting:
- Place the softened butter and salt in a large mixing bowl and beat together until creamy.
- Add the powdered sugar, 1 1/2 cups at a time, mixing on low speed until fully incorporated.
- When all the powdered sugar has been mixed in, add the vanilla extract, turn the mixer speed up to medium-high, and whip until fluffy (about 3-5 minutes).
- Pour the heavy cream down the side of the mixing bowl, in a slow and steady stream, while whipping.
- Add the crushed Oreo cookie crumbs, folding in gently until just barely combined.
- Transfer the frosting to a piping bag fitted with a use a 4B tip.
- Pipe the frosting in a swirl on each cupcake, and garnish with an Oreo cookie.
I made these for my daughter’s birthday and they were DELICIOUS! I got lazy and just threw the oreos in the mixer with my frosting … (do not be like me, put them in a food processor) … and then it kept getting stuck in the tip of my piping bag. SO they weren’t as pretty, but tasted the same. Will for sure be making these again!
I know you must be tired of hearing about my chocolate pound cake that didn’t rise properly. I think I may have used butter that was too soft. I have researched and discovered that the butter should be about 64 degrees F. and no warmer. Perhaps I’ve solved the conundrum 😂. So, I decided until I figured out the pound cake issue, I would try another of Your chocolate recipes. I just made the Oreo cookies and cream cupcakes. WOW! They are light, velvety and delicious. What a great combination with the Oreo crumb frosting. I added some valentine colored sprinkles too. It is a pleasure to search your site, read your recipes and make them for family and friends. I am grateful for your assistance.
Aw, that makes me feel great! And I promise I’m not tired of hearing about your pound cake! I’m glad you were able to get to the bottom of it and even more glad that you enjoyed this recipe so much. Thank you for the positive feedback!
Hi! If I wanted to incorporate the Oreo cookies into the cupcake itself, how would you recommend I go about that?
Sounds delicious! I suppose you could just chop them and fold them into the batter. Is that what you had in mind?
Oreos never looked so good!
These cupcakes are gorgeous! I can see these disappearing lightning fast!!
These cupcakes are perfection!
You definitely went all out on the oreo here. These are the best!!
You definitely went all out on the oreo here. These are the best!
Oh my goodness, I need to bake these!
Your cupcake is to die for!!! Have tried many choc cake recipes in my time.. but never made one with a batter that had such a whipped appearance and texture. Now I need not look ANY further!!
Just made a batch for my child’s class birthday celebration. I’m sure they will LOVE IT!!! Thank u soooo much!!
Yay!!! I’m so glad you were pleased with this Steph! Thank you so much for the positive feedback and happy birthday to your little one.
hi here, tried your recipe…just as i thought…same as your red velvet cupcakes, both came out a hit!!! my kids and officemates loved it! thanks for sharing your recipes…
So happy everyone enjoyed! Thank you for reading and for the good feedback 🙂
I love your Instagram page!. I want to make Oreo Cookies&Cream cupcakes but I don’t want 32 cupcakes which your recipe calls for I want to make about 10-15..how should I measure the ingredients so it comes out right.Please let me know
Hi Aditi! Thank you so much! If you want around 10-15, I would just halve the recipe. You will probably end up with about 16 cupcakes, which would maybe give you just a few extra. Good luck and enjoy!
oh no I totally understand-I could definitely tell how packed it was! I’m glad you guys enjoyed it!! 🙂
It was and we did! Next time I’m in Ohio though, I’ll be sure to message you!
I was so jealous watching all the fun you guys had in Columbus!! Makes me wish I didn’t live 2 hours away! And ooooh girl these cupcakes are perfect-that chocolate base is flawless and the frosting is swoon worthy!!!
Aw, I’m so sorry Kayle! It was such a jam-packed trip, I wish there had been more time to sneak away for a visit with you!
These look great and delicious!!! I’m making the for a Church potluck on Sunday. Can’t wait!! Really! ?
Awesome! Hope you love them HJ!
???you inspire me to bake!!!
That’s so nice to hear! Thank you for the sweet encouraging words!
I can see why these cupcakes are addicting. They contain the three secret ingredient: vanilla, yogurt and oreo cookies, and thats a killer combination. Thanks for sharing this treat!
Omg, so true!! So happy you like these; thanks for stopping by Karl!
Umm, yes. I’ll take one of these cupcakes. 🙂 You’ve got some smart kids with good taste! Can’t wait to hear about your experiences in Columbus – I grew up just next door in Indiana!
Oh how cool! I absolutely LOVED Columbus. Such a cool city! Thanks Melissa!
So yum, right? Thanks for stopping by Gemma!