Oreo Cupcakes
Oreo Cupcakes
5 from 37 votes
Light, moist, and delicious these chocolate Oreo cupcakes are almost too good to be true. Perfect for baking at home with the kids, this Oreo cupcake recipe is simple, chocolatey, and amazing.
Oreo Cupcakes

Indulge in a delightful treat with these homemade Oreo cupcakes. Originating from the love for the iconic Oreo cookie, this recipe combines the rich flavors of chocolate with the beloved crunch of Oreos, creating a delightful dessert that’s perfect for any occasion.

While the Oreo cupcake may seem like a complex creation, fear not, as this recipe is designed with simplicity in mind, making it suitable for even the most novice of bakers.

Crafted with everyday ingredients found in your pantry, these cupcakes are a testament to the joy of baking from scratch. The combination of moist chocolate cake and creamy Oreo frosting elevates the classic cupcake to new heights, leaving a lasting impression on your taste buds.

Whether you’re baking for a special celebration or simply satisfying a sweet craving, these Oreo cupcakes are sure to be a crowd-pleaser.

Embrace the opportunity to channel your inner baker and embark on a culinary adventure with this recipe. With a bit of patience and a sprinkle of creativity, you’ll soon find yourself basking in the sweet aroma of freshly baked Oreo cupcakes.

Expert Tip: Experiment with different Oreo flavors, such as mint or peanut butter, to customize the cupcakes to your taste preferences.


All-Purpose Flour: Provides the structure for the cupcakes, ensuring they have the perfect texture.

Cocoa Powder: Infuses rich chocolate flavor into the cupcakes, complementing the sweetness of the Oreos.

Baking Powder and Baking Soda: Act as leavening agents, helping the cupcakes rise and become light and fluffy.

Salt: Enhances the flavors of the other ingredients, balancing the sweetness of the cupcakes.

Unsalted Butter: Adds moisture and richness to the cupcakes, resulting in a tender crumb.

Granulated Sugar: Sweetens the cupcakes, creating a well-balanced flavor profile.

Eggs: Provide structure and stability to the batter, ensuring the cupcakes rise properly.

Vanilla Extract: Infuses a subtle aroma and flavor into the cupcakes, enhancing their overall taste.

Whole Milk: Adds moisture to the batter, contributing to the cupcakes’ soft and tender texture.

Oreos (for the batter and frosting): Introduce a delightful crunch and iconic Oreo flavor to the cupcakes, making them truly irresistible.

Expert Tip: Avoid overmixing the batter to prevent dense cupcakes. Mix until just combined to maintain a light and fluffy texture.

Serving Suggestions

  • Enjoy these Oreo cupcakes as a standalone treat or pair them with a glass of cold milk for a classic combination.
  • Serve them at birthday parties, bake sales, or any special occasion to impress your guests with homemade goodness.
  • Get creative with presentation by garnishing the cupcakes with additional crushed Oreos or chocolate shavings for added texture and visual appeal.

Expert Tip: Ensure all ingredients are at room temperature before starting the recipe for proper incorporation and better texture.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use salted butter instead of unsalted butter?

Yes, you can use salted butter, but be mindful of the additional salt content in the recipe and adjust accordingly.

Can I make these cupcakes ahead of time?

Yes, you can bake the cupcakes in advance and store them in an airtight container at room temperature for up to two days. Frost them just before serving for the best results.

How should I store leftover cupcakes?

Store any leftover cupcakes in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to three days. Bring them to room temperature before serving for optimal taste and texture.

Can I freeze these cupcakes?

Yes, you can freeze the unfrosted cupcakes for up to three months. Thaw them overnight in the refrigerator before frosting and serving.

How do I prevent the cupcakes from becoming dry?

Be careful not to overbake the cupcakes, as this can cause them to become dry. Use a toothpick to check for doneness, and remove them from the oven as soon as it comes out clean.

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Oreo Cupcakes

Oreo Cupcakes

by Nabeela Kauser
Light, moist, and delicious these chocolate Oreo cupcakes are almost too good to be true. Perfect for baking at home with the kids, this Oreo cupcake recipe is simple, chocolatey, and amazing.
5 from 37 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Baking, Dessert
Cuisine American, Western
Servings 12 Cupcakes
Calories 425 kcal


  • 150 g All-Purpose Flour
  • 50 g Cocoa Powder
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 115 g Unsalted Butter Room temperature
  • 150 g Granulated Sugar
  • 2 large Eggs
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 120 ml Whole Milk
  • 12 Oreos Crushed

For The Frosting:

  • 115 g Butter Unsalted, room temperature
  • 250 g Icing Sugar
  • 2 tbsp Milk
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 6 Oreos Crushed


  • Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas Mark 4. Line a muffin tin with 12 paper cases.
  • In a medium bowl, sift together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda, and salt.
  • In a large bowl, beat the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time, followed by the vanilla extract.
  • Add the dry ingredients to the wet mixture in 3 parts, alternating with the milk. Mix until just combined.
  • Fold in the crushed Oreo cookies.
  • Spoon the batter evenly into the paper cases, filling each case about two-thirds full.
  • Bake for 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the centre of a cupcake comes out clean.
  • Remove from the oven and let cool in the tin for 5 minutes, then transfer the cupcakes to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • While the cupcakes are cooling, prepare the frosting. In a large bowl, beat the butter until light and fluffy. Gradually add in the icing sugar and beat until smooth.
  • Add the whole milk and continue beating until the frosting is light and fluffy.
  • Fold in the crushed Oreo cookies.
  • Once the cupcakes are completely cool, frost them with the Oreo frosting using a piping bag or a knife.
  • Serve and enjoy these delicious chocolate Oreo cupcakes with creamy and crunchy Oreo frosting on top.


Nutritional facts:
The provision of nutritional information is done so merely as a courtesy and should not be taken as a guarantee.


Calories: 425kcalCarbohydrates: 59gProtein: 5gFat: 21gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 70mgSodium: 218mgPotassium: 154mgFibre: 2gSugar: 41gVitamin A: 540IUVitamin D: 1µgCalcium: 55mgIron: 4mg
Keyword Baking, Cakes, Chocolate, Cupcakes, Dessert, Food, Oreo, Recipe, Sweet
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