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Oreo Cupcakes

This Oreo Cupcake recipe is for every cookie lover out there. A moist and light chocolate cupcake with a rich chocolate ganache that is topped with a cream cheese frosting.

I was sent some Oreo Cupcakes for my birthday that I fell in love with. Something about cookies and cream cupcake that is hard to resist, I thought I need to get to work to create my Oreo Cupcake recipe!

Oreo Cupcakes - Chocolate Cupcakes topped with a rich chocolate ganache and cream cheese & Oreo frosting.


The Best Oreo Cupcake Recipe

I am sure you have seen your fair share of Oreo Cookie Cupcakes on the Internet. My recipe stands out! The layer on top of the cupcake amplified the rich chocolate flavor, and it gets tamed down with the cream cheese frosting!

These Oreo Cupcakes would be good any time of the year. Birthday parties, bake sales, holiday gatherings (especially summer cookouts), baby showers, play dates, and the list goes on!

Oreo cupcakes ingredients.
Steps to make Oreo cupcakes.
Steps to make Oreo cupcakes.
Steps to make Oreo cupcakes.
Steps to make Oreo cupcakes.

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    One question I get asked is, do I have to make it with a boxed cake mix? The answer is no! Feel free to use your favorite chocolate cake recipe. Or if you prefer to skip the chocolate and make a white cake, go for it!

    Oreo Cupcakes - Chocolate Cupcakes topped with a rich chocolate ganache and cream cheese & Oreo frosting.

    Can I Put Cookies Into The Cake Batter

    Yes! Whether you crumble up Oreos and stir in batter or lay a whole Oreo at the bottom of the muffin tin, so each cupcake has a surprise Oreo at the bottom of the cupcake.

    I find this is sweet enough as is, but yes, you totally can go that extra step for more cookie flavor in each bite you take.

    Tips for Making Cream Cheese Frosting for Oreo Cupcakes

    Cream Cheese

    The biggest thing I can’t stress enough is to work with softened cream cheese. This will give you that silky smooth texture for the frosting. If your cream cheese is not softened, it will be hard to mix and leave lumps behind.

    If you start working with cream cheese and notice it isn’t all softened pop in the microwave for five-second intervals and stir to ensure it becomes creamy. Just don’t melt the cream cheese.

    You want the Oreos to be finer crumbles. You can either grab a food processor or reach for a sealable bag and rolling pin.

    If doing bag option, place cookies in a bag and seal it up. With your rolling pin apply pressure and roll back and forth crumbling your cookies up.

    Consider A Hand Mixer 

    Reach for a hand mixer or stand mixer for your frosting. It will give it a nice whip in a fraction of the time! You will get a creamy frosting in no time, and save your arm and shoulder a lot of stirring. 

    Oreo Cupcakes - Chocolate Cupcakes topped with a rich chocolate ganache and cream cheese & Oreo frosting.

    How To Make Oreo Cupcakes

    Start by making your cake batter by following the instructions on the back of the box. Place on a cooling rack and allow to thoroughly cool before you move on. 

    Once cupcakes are cooled, work on your ganache in a microwave-safe bowl, and your semi-sweet chocolate chips and whipping cream. Heat for 1 to 1 1/2 minutes or until your chocolate is fully melted. 

    Dip each top of the cupcakes into the ganache, then toss in the fridge for around 10 minutes to let it harden up. While they are cooling in fridge work on your frosting. 

    Beat your cream cheese and butter in a large bowl, then slowly add in milk and vanilla. Next, slowly incorporate your icing sugar, and then once creamy and the right consistency, toss in chopped cookies. 

    Frost cookies and top with a Mini Oreo Cookie. 

    Oreo Cupcakes - Chocolate Cupcakes topped with a rich chocolate ganache and cream cheese & Oreo frosting.

    How to Store Oreo Cupcakes 

    Because you are working with a cream cheese frosting, these cupcakes will need to be stored in the refrigerator. You can store them in the fridge for 3-5 days, and then they will begin to dry out and need to be tossed out. 

    Can You Freeze Oreo Cupcakes

    You sure can freeze Oreo Cupcakes! Just place them in a container with a lid that is freezer safe. Then freeze up to 2-3 months. Thaw in the fridge and serve! They will thaw beautifully and taste just as good as the first day. 

    Give these cookies and cream cupcake today. I think you and your family will enjoy the cupcake! 

    I have some Air Fryer Oreos! You’ll also love these Oreo Pancakes and Oreo Pie.

    Have you tried an Oreo Cupcake recipe before? 

    Oreo Cupcakes - Chocolate Cupcakes topped with a rich chocolate ganache and cream cheese & Oreo frosting.
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    Oreo Cupcakes

    Created by Stacie Vaughan
    Servings 12
    Prep Time 15 minutes
    Cook Time 30 minutes
    Total Time 45 minutes
    Chocolate cupcakes topped with a rich chocolate ganache and cream cheese & Oreo frosting.

    Ingredients
     
     

    • 1 box chocolate cake mix
    • 4 oz semi-sweet baking chocolate chopped (it’s 4 squares)
    • cup whipping cream
    • 1 package cream cheese 8oz/250g package, softened
    • 6 tbsp salted butter softened
    • 2 tbsp milk
    • 1 tsp vanilla extract
    • 2 cups powdered sugar
    • 10 Oreo cookies finely chopped
    • Mini Oreo Cookies to garnish

    Instructions

    • Prepare cake batter and bake as directed on package for 24 cupcakes; cool completely.
    • Microwave semi-sweet chocolate and whipping cream in a small bowl for 1 to 1 ½ minutes or until chocolate is completely melted and mixture is well blended, stirring after 1 minute. Dip tops of cupcakes in chocolate glaze. Refrigerate for 10 minutes or until firm.
    • Beat cream cheese and butter in a large bowl with mixer until well blended. Add milk and vanilla; mix well. Beat in powdered sugar until well blended. Stir in chopped cookies.
    • Spread tops of cupcakes with cream cheese frosting. Top with mini Oreo cookies.

    Nutrition

    Serving: 1g | Calories: 432kcal | Carbohydrates: 64g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 26mg | Sodium: 431mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 40g

    The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

    Course Desserts
    Cuisine American
    Keyword Oreo Cupcakes

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    19 Comments

    1. These look amazing! Love that mini Oreo on top! Thanks for linking up with Funtastic Friday!

    2. Looks so yummy! My daughter would love these for her b day. Thanks for sharing at the Inspiration Spotlight party @DearCreatives. Pinned & Shared.

    3. Mmm, these look yummy! Hope you got your mixer back up and running! Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday this week! 

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