Oreo Cupcakes are packed with delicious cookies and cream flavor. Made with Oreo buttercream icing, these tasty treats are great for parties!
If you have leftover cake mix sitting around, this recipe is one of our favorites for improving cake mix! For more of our favorite boxed cake mix hacks, check out our Apple Pie Cupcakes and our Strawberry Pie Cupcakes.
Cupcakes are some of our favorite baked dessert recipes to make. They’re often much easier to make than cakes or pies and- the best part- it’s all portioned out for everyone to enjoy! One of our go-to ways for making cupcakes is to actually use a boxed cake mix and make a few small changes to make the cake mix taste better. We’ve done this before in a few other recipes and today we’ll be doing it again with one of our favorite dessert flavors: cookies and cream. That’s right, we’re making some Oreo Cupcakes!
Right away, there’s no reason to be intimidated by this recipe: it’s super easy. For the most part, you’ll just be following along with the instructions on your cake mix- with a few small tweaks made like adding milk and egg whites. Of course, we’re going to add plenty of Oreo cookies as well- we’ll fold some in with the cupcake batter and we’ll even add some to a buttercream frosting! If you want to go Oreo crazy, you can even have an Oreo garnish or sprinkle some crumbled Oreos on top.
These sweet treats are great for any sort of party or get-together. If your kids love Oreos, they’d definitely prefer these to some store-bought birthday cake. Really, I’ll find an excuse to make these- for how easy they are to make, they’re way too good! This is an easy cupcake recipe that I’m certain all of you are going to enjoy.
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Our No Bake Oreo Cheesecake is so simple to make and tastes like it came from a high-end restaurant. This tasty no bake dessert has always been one of our favorites: not only is it packed with Oreos but it sets up in just 4 hours! Pair that with a short ingredients list and you’ve got an amazing summertime cheesecake dessert.
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Ingredients for Cookies and Cream Cupcakes
Boxed Cake Mix – For these Oreo Cupcakes, we went with a white cake mix as our base. Feel free to try again with some chocolate cake mix if you’d like!
Egg Whites – We use egg whites just to keep the cupcakes from getting discolored. If you don’t mind this, you can use whole eggs instead.
Butter – Let this soften before using.
Milk – Or, optionally, some heavy cream.
How to make Oreo Cupcakes
Follow the instructions on the cake mix packaging, using milk instead of water. Fold 10 roughly-chopped Oreos into the cake batter before pouring batter into a lined cupcake pan.
While cupcakes bake, prepare buttercream icing by beating together butter and powdered sugar. Add and mix in milk or heavy cream then fold in 8 finely chopped Oreos.
Allow cupcakes to cool before using a piping bag to top with buttercream frosting. Optionally garnish with an Oreo or a mini Oreo.
We’ll start by making up our cupcake batter. Beat the cake mix together with the eggs, oil, and milk until you have a consistent batter.
Once you have a batter, take about 10 Oreos- roughly chopped- and fold them into the batter. With the batter all mixed up, you can pour it into a lined cupcake pan, filling the tins evenly. Bake according to the packaging’s instructions.
While the cupcakes bake, get started on the frosting. Take your softened butter and beat it until it’s nice and creamy.
After creaming the butter, start adding in the powdered sugar. Keep beating until fully combined.
Once the two are mixed, you can add in your milk or heavy cream. Use a mixer to beat it in as well.
The last thing our frosting needs is some finely chopped or crushed Oreos. You’ll need about 8 of them: break them down as fine as you can.
Take the crushed Oreos and fold them into your buttercream icing. Keep folding until your icing is evenly freckled with little piece of Oreo cookies.
After baking your cupcakes, let them cool completely before topping them with frosting.
Hope you enjoy!
- 1 box White Cake Mix
- 3 Egg Whites
- 1/3 cup Vegetable Oil
- 1 1/4 cup Milk
- 10 Oreos chopped
- 1 cup Butter softened
- 4 cup Powdered Sugar
- 3 tbsp Milk
- 8 Oreos finely crushed
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Place cupcake liners in cupcake pans and set aside.
- In a large bowl, combine cake mix, egg whites, vegetable oil and milk.
- Beat until blended.
- Fold in chopped Oreos.
- Fill each liner about 2/3 full.
- Bake for 14-19 minutes until toothpick inserted in center come out clean.
- Allow to cool completely before frosting.
- Whip butter until fluffy.
- Beat in powdered sugar a cup at a time.
- Gradually add milk until frosting is fluffy.
- Fold in crushed Oreos and blend until well distributed.
- Transfer to piping bag to frost.