Chocolate Oreo Cupcakes with Cookies and Cream Frosting
|Prep time||10 minutes|
|Cook time||20 minutes|
|Total time||30 minutes|
- 1/2 cup butter (melted)
- 1/2 cup canola oil
- 1 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 3/4 cups cocoa powder
- 3 1/4 cups flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 2 eggs
- 1 3/4 cup buttermilk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup chopped Oreos
- 3/4 cups butter (softened)
- 4oz cream cheese (softened)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 3 1/2 cups powdered sugar
- 4-6 heaped tablespoons milk
- 1/3 cup crushed Oreos
|Preheat oven to 350 |
In a large mixing bowl combine all cake ingredients except the Oreos. Mix well. Stir in the Oreos by hand. Fill lined cupcake tins about 2/3 full. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Allow cupcakes to cool completely before frosting.
|In a mixing bowl beat the butter, cream cheese, vanilla and salt until creamy and smooth. Add the powdered sugar and 4 TBS of milk. Beat well. If too thick add more milk, one TBS at a time. Stir in Oreos. Spread or pipe onto cooled cupcakes. Store covered at room temp for up to two days or refrigerate up to 5 days.|
heather @french press says
I really need to make cupcakes more often – they look terrific Stephanie
Just want to clarify the oven temperature, is it in Celsius or Fahrenheit?
Stephanie Brubaker says
They sound and look scrumptious! Can I substitute milk and vinegar for the buttermilk?
You sure can! I do the same thing sometimes 🙂
1- why is the oreos listed with salt at the beginning of the ingredients?
2- can i put an oreo at the bottom of this cupcake or will it get to soft/soggy?
thanks in advance
Sorry about the ingredients being jumbled up – I fixed that 🙂 Yes, you can ut the Oreos in the bottom of the cupcake. It won’t get soggy but it will soften some. Hope you enjoy!
I can’t wait to make these cupcakes but is the butter salted or unsalted ?
I always use unsalted butter. Hope you enjoy them, Jessica!
What kind of cocoa sweetened or unsweetened
Gabrielle Vic says
Hey these look awesome but what is a substitute for buttermilk?
Hello! I’m a little confused…in your ingredients list for the frosting it doesn’t say anything about salt but in the directions it says salt…so is there salt in these and if so how much?
I add a little pinch of salt to the frosting to cut the sweetness a bit. It’s totally optional though 🙂
Sandy B says
I’ve just made these cupcakes for a birthday party and they look amazing. I haven’t frosted them yet, as the party is tomorrow. Will the Oreos in the frosting become soft if I do them ahead of time, or does that add to the experience?!
Thanks for the recipe – my daughter is a massive fan of Oreos!
You can totally frost them ahead of time! It doesn’t really change the texture of the oreos much. Hope they are a hit at the party!
For the recipe, I am kind of confused because everyone does their recipes different. For example the 3 1/4 cups powdered sugar, are you saying 3 cups plus 1/4th? Or 1/4×3? Same with flour, seemed like a lot of powdered sugar and not enough flour. Please let me know! Thanks!
Sorry for the confusion. When I write 3 1/4 cups it means 3 cups plus 1/4 cup. Enjoy 🙂
Scarlet May says
So I’ve been searching for a good Oreo cupcake recipe and I landed here. These look good and I bet they taste good, but I had a few questions. One: if I added cookie pieces to the batter, would it stay crunchy, become soggy, or dissolve into the batter? I was hoping it would dissolve and just leave the flavor but if not I don’t want soggy cookie in the cupcake. Second: is the frosting only Oreo frosting because of the cookie or does it taste like the cream centers? Could I take the cookie crumbles out? And third:can I add centers to the frosting? I want to know if they’d mix into the frosting smoothly and evenly, or become chunks in it? Thanks, please answer what you can!
1.The oreos don’t dissolve or get soggy in the cupcakes, but they do soften a bit. They aren’t crunchy in the finished cupcake.
2.The frosting does taste like the oreo cream, but the cookie crumbles really make it great. You could leave out the cookies, but I reccomend leaving them in – it tastes awesome!
3.I added crumbs of the whole cookie – cream filling and all. If you are wanting to add only the cream centers I would try microwaving them first to soften enough that they mix in smoothly. However, I think it would only add more sweetness to the frosting which really isn’t necessary. I wouldn’t bother adding just the cream filling.
Ok, hope that’s helpful to you! Enjoy the cupcakes 🙂
Hello I’m from Germany and These Cupcakes look so delicious! I would like to bake them but I don’t Know how much of the ingedrients I have to add… (in Germany we have grams but Not cups or oz or so :D)
And sorry for my Bad English haha 😀
Leslie Pieper-McQueen says
I have a cupcake blog called My Year of Cupcakes. I featured your amazing Chocolate Oreo Cupcakes on Day 54. Here’s the link if you wanna take a look: http://myyearofcupcakes.com/2013/09/21/day-52-banana-chocolate-chip-cupcakes-with-peanut-butter-frosting/
Thanks for the delicious recipe!
Leslie Pieper-McQueen says
I’m so sorry. I left the wrong link. (So embarrassing!) Here’s the link to your amazing Oreo Cupcakes Day:
Thanks so much for sharing, Leslie! I’m so glad you enjoyed them 🙂
Vera Zecevic – Cupcakes Garden says
I love anything with Oreo and these cupcakes seem so scrumptious. I’ve featured this recipe on my blog, hoping that you don’t mind, but if you do, please contact me and I’ll remove it. All the best.
Gerry Pee says
the Buttermilk is used to make cake moist. its not the same as using just milk
Alexis Hutson says
Is buttermilk a better option than regular milk? It just seems that it would make it taste different
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I made these today and it turned out not how I expected (I know where I went wrong) but my daughter seemed to love them, cause if its cream cheese involved say no more 🙂 I will definitely try them out again.
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Janine (sugarkissed.net) says
The frosting sounds amazing! I love Oreos and I just know these would be a hit at the office. Have fun with all your furniture shopping!
Thanks so much , Janine!
Nicole @ Young, Broke and Hungry says
Congrats on your new house! When it comes to decorating, I suggest younghouselove.com for ideas or uglyduckling.com. They both have great tutorials on things like how to paint brick, ect.
These cupcakes with the Oreo frosting are making me wish I had one right in front of me!
Thank you, Nicole! I will check out those sites for sure 🙂
sally @ sallys baking addiction says
Congrats on your new home! And good luck getting settled, Stephanie! Two moves in two weeks? That is crazy! These cupcakes look wonderful. You can’t beat homemade chocolate cupcakes. Yum!
Thanks, Sally! I’m worn out, that’s for sure; in a good way though. It’s a fun time 🙂
Victoria B. says
Those look amazingly delicious! I love oreos and my favorite ice cream is Cookies n Cream so I am sure that frosting is just as good! Thank you for sharing this recipe!
Ohhh, then you have to try these! Thanks for visiting, Victoria!