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Easy Oreo Cupcakes

Easy Oreo Cupcakes – The only thing better than a stack of oreo cookies is an oreo cupcake. If you are the type of person who likes food combinations, like a snicker’s bar + donuts = snicker’s donuts or rolo’s + brownies = rolo brownies, then I think you’ll like this combination.. oreos + cupcake = oreo cupcake :)

Two Oreo Cupcakes on a small silver serving plate. Five Easy Oreo Cupcakes with oreos on top on a serving plate.

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Oreo Cupcakes

There are a ton of things that go well with oreos..

oreos + peanut butter
oreos + mint
oreos + coffee ice cream
oreos + cheesecake

But this oreo cupcakes creation 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 buttercream.

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

For these oreo cupcakes you’ll need a box of white cake mix (plus the ingredients on the back of the box), powdered sugar, butter, vegetable shortening, and oreos. You’ll also need a muffin pan, cupcake liners, and a piping bag or a large ziploc bag with one corner cut off.

Easy Oreo Cupcakes ingredients - oreos, sugar and cake mix.Five homemade Oreo Cupcakes on a round baking sheet on a wooden table.
Frosting Your Oreo Cupcakes

If piping frosting onto a cupcake seems a little intimidating, I’ll let you know my secret.. I used to be intimidated too! But, it’s not difficult to do once you try it out. Also, this oreo cupcakes recipe is designed so that you don’t need any special equipment like fancy piping tips, a ziploc bag with one corner cut off is perfect. Instead of zipping the bag closed, be sure to twist the bag several times where the frosting ends.

For the buttercream on these oreo cupcakes, I started piping on the outside edge and made my way in towards the middle of the cupcake, stacking the frosting as I went around in circles.

photo collage - cupcake liners in cupcake tin with an oreo at the bottom.photo collage - cake mix in cupcake tin and oreo cupcake frosting.
Place your choice of cupcake liners in a muffin pan. Then place one oreo in each cup. Divide the batter among the cups, filing them about slightly over 1/2 full. Don’t get crazy when filling the cups with batter, because the cupcakes will puff up a ton when baking.

Two Easy Oreo Cupcakes on a small serving plate.
Three delicious and Easy Oreo Cupcakeson a small serving plate.
With a surprise oreo baked into the cupcakes, these oreo cupcakes become irresistible!

Easy Oreo Cupcakes

Yield: 12-18 cupcakes

Total Time:1 hour 20 minutes


Oreo Cupcakes

  • 1 box of white cake mix, plus all of the ingredients listed on the back
  • 1 package of Oreos

Oreo Buttercream

  • 1 stick butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup vegetable shortening
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 6 tbsp Oreo crumbs


Oreo Cupcakes

  1. Preheat the oven according to the directions on the cake mix box. Next, prepare the cake mix as directed.
  2. Place cupcake liners in the pan.
  3. Add one oreo to each cup.
  4. Pour the batter in the cups, filling each slightly over 1/2 full.
  5. Bake as directed on the cake mix box, based off the directions for cupcakes.
  6. When the begin to golden and a tooth pick inserted into the middle comes out clean, remove the cupcakes from the oven and allow them to allow in the pan for 10 minutes.
  7. Remove the cupcakes from the pan and allow them to continue to cool on a cooling rack. Make sure the cupcakes are completely cooled before adding the frosting.

Oreo Buttercream

  1. In a mixing bowl, combine the room temperature butter and shortening, beat using an electric mixer for 2 minutes, until light and fluffy.
  2. Begin to add in the powdered sugar, about 1 cup at a time. Slowly beat the mixture until the powered sugar is incorporated. Continue this process until you’ve added all of the powdered sugar.
  3. Add in the vanilla and oreo crumbs, and beat until just combined.
  4. Transfer a portion of the frosting to a large ziploc bag or piping bag. Push or squeeze the frosting down, getting rid of any air pockets. If using a ziploc bag, cut half one corner, making a hole between the size of a dime and a penny.
  5. Begin to pipe the frosting onto a cupcake, starting with the outside edge and working your way into the center of the cupcake, progressively stacking the frosting as you go around in circles.
  6. Garnish with either half an oreo or a whole oreo.
  7. Serve and enjoy!
It is best to eat the cupcakes the same day you add the frosting. See the baking tools we used in our amazon affiliate store.

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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. 

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