Easy Oreo Cupcakes

Oreo bottom cupcakes are made using an easy doctored up white cake mix recipe! Place an oreo in the bottom of the muffin pan, then top with cake batter and bake. Frost the vanilla oreo cupcakes with oreo frosting.
vanilla oreo bottom cupcakes on white cake stand on white background

These easy oreo cupcakes may just be the best thing that’s ever happened to oreos. It’s not just an oreo cupcake – it’s a cupcake with a whole oreo baked into the bottom and then it’s topped with homemade oreo frosting!

Does it sound good? Because, trust me, it’s really good. And here’s my favorite part… it’s easy to make!

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What is an easy oreo cupcake?

I consider an easy cupcake to be one that starts with a box mix. Box cake mixes are great and very handy, plus they can be transformed into bakery style cupcakes with a few extra ingredients. You are essentially doctoring up the cake mix!

vanilla cupcakes with oreo frosting with whole oreo on top of frosting on wire rack

Easy oreo bottom cupcake ingredients

  • 1 box of white cake mix
  • sugar
  • all purpose flour
  • salt
  • egg whites
  • skim milk
  • buttermilk
  • sour cream
  • oreos
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How to make vanilla oreo cupcakes with oreo on the bottom

  1. Line a muffin pan with liners. Place a whole oreo into the bottom of each cup.
  2. Prepare the doctored up white cake mix by combining all the cake ingredients into one bowl and mix with a hand mixer.
  3. Scoop the cake batter into the muffin pan, filling 3/4 full.
  4. Bake until done.

Oreo frosting ingredients

  • unsalted butter
  • powdered sugar
  • oreo crumbs
  • vanilla extract

How to make oreo frosting tips

If you will be piping the frosting onto the cupcakes through a piping tip that has a small opening or a star shape, be sure to blend the oreos really well that go into the frosting. If you don’t blend the oreos well, the oreo pieces will get stuck in your piping tip and the frosting will not pipe nicely.

vanilla oreo bottom cupcakes on white cake stand on white background

Recommended frosting piping supplies

Piping bags – I love these bulk piping bags
Piping tips – Larger piping tips are better for frosting cupcakes. My go-to tips are the Wilton 1M, 2D, 12 and 199.

A quick alternative to a piping bag would be a quart or gallon sized ziplock bag.

What brand of cake mix should I use to make doctored up oreo cupcakes?

I prefer Duncan Hines cake mixes, as do a lot of food bloggers, plus Wilton recommends Duncan Hines and Wilton is a cake powerhouse.

How many cupcakes do you get from a box of cake mix

For this specific recipe I was able to make 30 regular sized cupcakes. I like to fill my cupcake liners 3/4 full.

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More Cupcake Recipes

Watermelon Cupcakes
Doctored Up Chocolate Cupcakes
Apple Spice Cupcakes

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Easy Oreo Cupcakes

Easy Oreo Cupcakes

Yield: 30 cupcakes

Oreo bottom cupcakes are made using an easy doctored up white cake mix recipe! Place an oreo in the bottom of the muffin pan, then top with cake batter and bake. Frost the vanilla oreo cupcakes with oreo frosting.



  • 1 package oreos
  • 1 box white cake mix, 15.25 oz
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 4 egg whites
  • 1 cup skim milk
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup sour cream

Oreo Frosting (this makes enough frosting for 30 cupcakes)

  • 4 sticks (2 cups) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 cup finely blended oreos (cream and all)
  • 1/2 tbsp milk, if the frosting becomes too thick



  1. Preheat the oven to 350º F.
  2. Line a muffin pan with liners and place a whole oreo in the bottom of each one. This recipe makes about 30 cupcakes.
  3. In a large mixing bowl combine the cake mix, sugar, flour, salt, egg whites, milk, buttermilk, and sour cream, beat with an electric mixer until combined, 2-3 minutes.
  4. Fill each muffin cup 3/4 full. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Allow the cupcakes to cool completely before adding the frosting

Oreo Frosting

  1. In a mixing bowl, combine the butter and vanilla extract, beat using an electric mixer until fluffy, about 2 minutes. Begin to add the powdered sugar, about 1 cup at a time, so the powdered sugar doesn’t explode everywhere. Continue adding powdered sugar until the frosting is well mixed. Add in the finely blended oreos (I like to call it "oreo flour") and lightly blend one last time. If the frosting becomes too thick at any point, add in a dash of milk.


  1. Place the frosting in a piping bag fit with your desired tip. Be sure to push the buttercream down into the bag, and twist the top a few times to secure the bag. Pipe the frosting onto the cupcakes. Top each cupcake with an oreo if desired. Store in an air tight container for up to 3 days.
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  1. Looks wonderful – I love oreos!!!

  2. Oh these look delicious! Love Oreo’s :) Thanks so much for coming to party at Super Saturday Show & Tell :) I hope you’ll come again next week. xoxo~ Ruthie

  3. This recipe seals the deal…I love your blog!!

  4. These looks awesome. My kids love oreo anything– I have a recipe for cheesecake that uses an oreo as the crust. They asked for these cheesecakes as their birthday cake for several years. It still is the first dessert they ask for so I think I am going to have to give these a try. All your recipes sound so good!

    Thanks for stopping by my giveaway….good luck!
    Kerry from Country Living On A Hill

  5. These look great! I found you on Foodie Friends Friday. I am starting a blog party and hope you will join me! http://rediscovermom.blogspot.com/2013/02/tried-and-true-recipes-from-our-families.html

  6. These look great! I love a simple, yummy recipe like this. Thanks so much for sharing! :)

  7. Mmmm…these look so good! I love oreos and cupcakes so this is a winning combination.

    Thank you for linking to Raising Imperfection.
    Please come back Friday to see if you were featured. :)

    (¸¤ Lanaya | xoxo

  8. Hi Beth! Just wanted to let you know that I featured your Graham Crackers on my blog.. can’t wait to make some!
    Amie @ Pinkapotamus

  9. We LOVE oreo stuff at our house! I will have to try making these! I blog over at http://www.2crafty4myskirt.blogspot.com/ Every Friday I feature a fellow blogger. I would love to feature you and this recipe in an upcoming Friday. If you are interested please let me know [email protected]

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  11. Oh yum, these look so fantastic!

    Thank you for linking up to Raising Imperfection!

  12. Sounds like a great combo to me…who doesn’t love oreos and cupcakes? :) Found your blog through the link party at Twelve O Eight.

  13. Stopping by from In and Out of the Kitchen. My son loves cookies and cream anything. Going to surprise him this weekend with these! Thanks!

  14. Oh my these look great! And super easy! Thanks for linking up at Show Me Your Plaid Monday’s!

  15. Yum, yum, and YUM! Stopping by via the Made By You Monday link party. I just linked up with a yummy Oreo recipe too. Pinned this!

  16. Yep! That’s awesome! I would love if you link this wonderful post to my party. It is open until Easter and I will Feature as we go on Facebook and Pinterest. XO

  17. YUM! I love Oreos, and these look amazing! I must try these! Thanks for sharing!

  18. These sound so yummy! I have three boys and a husband who love Oreos, so I’m sure these will be a hit. Thanks so much for sharing. Have a great day!

  19. Oh man… these look amazing! I wish I could take a bite of one right now. Since I can’t do that, I’d be thrilled if you’d link up at this week’s Off the Hook!

  20. Yum! Not many things better than oreos!

  21. Mmmm…I’ll try anything with the word “oreo” in it! :) Found you on Whatever you Want Wednesday!

  22. Hey! I love your blog! I would like you to be my guest on Invite a Guest Friday @ Great Tastes Tuesdays. What happens is someone from another blog sends me a recipe of yours that maybe you already have posted on your blog and I will post it on my blog and have links that go to your blog. I would love for you to be my guest this week. Let me know if you are interested and send me a post at [email protected]

    Thanks! Kimberli @ greatastestuesdays.blogspot.com

  23. You had me at Oreo. I’ve pinned these because they will definitely be happening in my kitchen soon. Thanks for posting!

  24. This looks yummy! Please share this at Linky Party Weekend Kitchen Creations, http://www.weekendkitchencreations.blogspot.com. Please join us, share your delicious creation and get other scrumptious ideas.

  25. I’m going to Aldi tomorrow and just might have to get the ingredients for this!!!

  26. How did you know I love Oreos…like a lot

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  28. These look sooooooo good.

  29. This recipe looks wonderful. I am pinning it now.

  30. Thank you so much for sharing this post in our weekly Crafty Showcase. Congrats it was one of our Bowdabra Designers top picks of the week and you are being featured. Stop over and see your feature – http://bowdabrablog.com/2013/03/01/feature-friday-bowdabra-top-crafty-showcase-picks-37/

    These little cupcakes look AWESOME!!! What a great idea!

    Have a super weekend!

    Susie @Bowdabra

  31. Thanks for sharing your cool idea with us! Stop by again next week and link up another cool idea.

    Have a great week!
    Susie @bowdabra

  32. These sound so totally yummy!

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  34. Easy + Oreos…. that’s my type of recipe!!

    Thanks for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer last week. Can’t wait to see what you link up tomorrow evening! Have a great day!!

  35. Looks so delicious!! I’m going to have to try this. Thanks for sharing this recipe at Romance on a dime!! Pinning this.

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  38. My husband is obsessed with Oreos cupcakes- might have to give these easy treats a try!

  39. Hi Beth,

    These look awesome! Thanks for the post! :)


  40. These look so yummy! I’m a huge oreo addict…so I will need to try these.
    I would love if you would share this at my link party. http://www.realcoake.com/2013/04/real-family-fun-11.html
    Take care,

  41. Can’t WAIT to try these! I’ve been on a cupcake kick lately and these look heavenly! New follower from the Give Me the Goods party here!!

    • Thanks for stopping by and for letting me know where you are visiting from! Heading over to your site :-)

  42. Yum!

    New follower through Bloglovin! Would love the follow back. =)

    Love your blog! Would love for you to link up on A Peek Into My Paradise T.G.I.F. Link Party on Friday!

    Cathy @ http://apeekintomyparadise.blogspot.com/

  43. Making these right now and they look AMAZING. Thank you :) New fan! LOVE your blog <3 <3 <3

  44. can’t wait to try baking these. Thanks for making them so easy! Not all of us have hours and hours to spend baking

  45. Just made these for my boyfriend today is our 5 years and 4 months yes we celebrate it lol!they are amazing! Thank you for the recipe. I used a cookies and cream icing delish!

  46. Can I have one for breakfast! I need a Monday morning pickup and who could ever turn down a perfect OREO cupcake!

  47. Yes, Yes, Yes it sounds good! I can only imagine how wonderful it is to get that oreo crunch at the bottom when you bite into this cupcake! GENIUS! Sharing right now!!

  48. As if there was a way to improve on Oreo’s….I would eat each one just for the surprise at the bottom! Sorry to everyone else. Not really.

  49. Dear Beth, this is a wonderful idea!! How wish I had one! Pinning. xo, Catherine

  50. Love Oreos AND cupcakes! And just everything about these! Pinned :)

  51. Didn’t think it could get any better than Oreos! These cupcakes look amazing and love how you decorated with them, too! Yum!

  52. Oreos + anything is a winning combo in my book, and these look really yummy!

  53. Oreos in the bottom of cupcakes? Genius!

  54. You deserve an easy recipe every now and then, Beth :) These look so tasty!

  55. Oh my gosh, having that oreo at the bottom is SUCH a genius idea! LOVE everything about these cupcakes!

  56. Every time I come to your blog I’m SO impressed. These are adorable!

  57. Those look really yummy. I cant wait to try them.

  58. Fabulous!  If you’re using any kind of star icing tip, make sure the Oreo crumbs are crushed finely. If not, they will clog the tip. 

  59. Hi Beth! Do you use regular or double stuff oreos?
    I love your blog and your Insta stories

  60. Very yummy.I like it.Thank you for sharing this

  61. Have you tried this recipe with chocolate cupcakes? I’m just wondering if you would notice the Oreo in the bottom if you used chocolate. Thanks. 

  62. I love Oreos. What a fun treat to find hidden in the cupcake. Plus it looks great on top of the cupcake too!

  63. This oreo cupcake recipe looks very delicious

  64. I love Oreo! Can’t wait to try this cupcake

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