Oreo Cupcakes

by Jamie on February 18, 2009

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I don’t know about you, but Oreo cookies rank high on my list of fattening sweet treats. There is something about the crisp chocolate cookie sandwiched together with a yummy vanilla cream that makes me drool a little! In fact, I find it hard to even have them in the house. I truly love them, and the Golden variety too!

Back in November I made a chocolate bundt cake that was to die for (it is now my go to recipe for chocolate cake) – it is easy, moist and oh so chocolaty. I decided to pair this amazing cake with the Buttercream Dream frosting that I use on everything, except this time I would add in some crushed Oreo crumbs and top the cupcake with half an Oreo.

I figured this combination of sinful ingredients would make something yummy, but in my opinion these turned out amazing! Even though pictures are craptastic! If you have never tried this recipe for chocolate cake, please take my word for it or head over to allrecipes and peruse over a thousand positive reviews!

Too Much Chocolate Cake

from allrecipes
Adapted recipe makes approximately 28 cupcakes

Ingredients

1 (18.25 ounce) package devil’s food cake mix
1 (5.9 ounce) package instant chocolate pudding mix
1 cup sour cream
1 cup vegetable oil
4 eggs
1/2 cup warm water
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips (I used miniature)

Directions
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). In a large bowl, mix together the cake and pudding mixes, sour cream, oil, beaten eggs and water. Stir in the chocolate chips and pour batter into a well greased muffin pan.

Bake for 21 minutes, or until top is springy to the touch and a wooden toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool cupcakes thoroughly in pan at least an hour and a half before removing.

Buttercream Dream Frosting

Ingredients

1 stick salted butter – room temperature
1 stick unsalted butter – room temperature
1 cup shortening
1 tablespoon Clear Vanilla extract
2 pounds confectioner’s sugar (powdered sugar, 10x)
4-6 tablespoons very cold milk (I used 5 TBS)
8 crushed Oreo cookies with the cream removed before crushing

Directions

Cream the butter and shortening in the bowl of an electric or stand mixer. Add the clear vanilla extract and combine well. Begin adding in the sugar and mixing thoroughly after each addition. After all of the sugar has been added and mixed thoroughly, begin adding the very cold milk, one tablespoon at a time, combining very well after each addition (mixer on medium-high to high speed) until you reach the desired consistency. Fold in the Oreo cookie crumbs. Top cooled cupcakes with the buttercream frosting and garnish with 1/2 an Oreo.

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avatar Elyse February 19, 2009 at 1:02 am

I’m right there with you: oreos are just awesome. There’s something magical about them! And looks like there’s something magical about these cupcakes as well. From the chocolate cake to the frosting, I’m hooked: I’ve got to make these ASAP!

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avatar Danielle February 19, 2009 at 4:10 am

Those cupcakes look so good!
I have seen that recipe on allrecipes a few times I just havent made it yet, now with Oreos I just might!

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avatar repenikadita February 19, 2009 at 5:12 am

hi jamie! i really like your blog but latelly i´ve been kinda sad cause your recipies have been featuring box mixes…and we don´t really have those here :(

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avatar Bridgett February 19, 2009 at 7:15 am

That is my go-to chocolate cake as well and it is fab! I will be trying your icing recipe along with for Fat Tuesday. Thanks for posting it :)

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avatar Cathy February 19, 2009 at 9:52 am

Your creations always look amazing. My kids will go nuts over these (and so will I; who am I kidding?) We LOVE Oreos around here!

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avatar Maria February 19, 2009 at 10:48 am

Love your cupcakes!! Who doesn’t like oreos???

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avatar Debbie February 19, 2009 at 11:42 am

I’ve just printed the cake out from Allrecipes and will give it a try. I love chocolate cake and they are so easy to make using mixes. Thank you!!!

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avatar Shortcake and Company February 19, 2009 at 2:53 pm

Oh gracious…those look A-MAZing. I love Oreos too and being pregnant right now only adds to the cravings. I’m so going to try this recipe. Also, I LOVE your blog. I enjoy your humor, wittiness and of course, recipe.

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avatar Ingrid February 19, 2009 at 3:06 pm

I don’t think your photo is bad! I hate when people say that because it makes me wonder what awful things they’re saying about my photos which need a lot of work! LOL! Take a peak at mine they’ll make you feel better about yours.
~ingrid

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avatar vibi February 19, 2009 at 8:32 pm

Oooooh! Yeah! They do alright, rank very high on my list too!! LOL

I love the looks of those, Jamie!

You always know how to make the simplest things end up amazingly creative! …and yummy! lol

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avatar The Italian Dish February 20, 2009 at 8:18 am

Yeah, my kids are getting these this weekend. Thanks!

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avatar The Food Librarian February 20, 2009 at 10:16 pm

These look perfect! Love it!

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avatar Leslie February 21, 2009 at 9:14 pm

WHATEVER!! your photos are not craptastic! I too have a hard time keeping Oroes in the house.

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avatar VelezDelights February 21, 2009 at 10:11 pm

These look phenomenal!!! I have to try these out some day =)

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avatar from my motorhome to yours February 21, 2009 at 10:18 pm

oh man these look wonderful I have to try them,pam

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avatar Sara February 22, 2009 at 1:30 pm

These are just gorgeous! I love oreos, I’m sure they’re even better in cupcake form.

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avatar n.o.e February 23, 2009 at 4:15 pm

I’ve made a similar recipe for over 20 years; mine has brewed coffee in it. It’s our favorite easy crowd pleasing cake. Love your oreo cupcake version!
Nancy

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avatar Olivia March 1, 2009 at 11:31 pm

Oh my goodness I’d eat just the frosting!

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avatar The Cooking Photographer March 28, 2009 at 9:20 pm

I respect your love or Oreos. These are beautiful!

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avatar Carolin February 11, 2010 at 9:02 pm

I am just making these for the first time right now and had to eat on to ‘test’ it, warm of course, and wow! Very moist, you can tell they have a pudding in them. Thanks for my new go to recipe. Tomorrow I will frost.

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avatar Amy March 1, 2010 at 2:08 pm

I made these with green/cookie icing for a st.patty’s green desert. Also added mint chips instead of chocolate chips into the batter. Then used the mint oreos on top. Very good!

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avatar Holly August 3, 2010 at 8:21 am

I made these for a bachelorette party and they were a big hit! Thanks :)

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avatar Catie August 5, 2010 at 8:53 pm

I just made these to take to work in the morning and they are GOOOOOD! Obviously I had to um… test them to make sure they were suitable to take ;)

Also, I really love the Buttercream Dream frosting!! I’ve never been a big frosting fan, but this stuff is awesome. It was also awesome with the additions for the raspberry lemon cupcakes!

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avatar Crystal August 6, 2010 at 12:16 pm

I made the cake in this recipe for cupcakes. Everyone LOVED them. I added a half Oreo on the bottom as a surprise and made some cream cheese oreo frosting. and topped with a mini Oreo. Thank you so much for sharing the recipe.
You can see my bad pictures here: http://nowimhungry.blogspot.com/

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avatar Tina Nyren February 9, 2011 at 2:00 pm

I made this recipe into cupcakes tooo!!! They came out awesome!! The frosting is so good!! Thinking I definitely have to make the cake version next!!! Thanks for sharing! So glad I found this website!!

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avatar Kessa July 2, 2011 at 3:50 pm

Help!! Im making these now and the mixture is not pourable at all…it’s very thick and the consistency is not like a typical cake mix that’s sort of watery where u can pour it. It seems as if doesn’t have enough liquids. I followed the recipe exactly. I used the box jello instant pudding mix… It took 2 based on your ounces. 1 box didn’t yield enough. Please advise. Could I have possibly mixed it too much with my and mixer? I had to use 2spoons to get the mix into the cup cakes pan and it wasnr even at all. It almost looks lime its sup post to be chewy brownies n I double checked the box… It says Duncan Hines devils food cake

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avatar Jamie July 2, 2011 at 7:41 pm

Kessa-
The batter will be thick…just go with it. I promise they’ll be delicious.
-Jamie

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avatar Turkessa July 3, 2011 at 9:40 am

Hi Jamie
My batch came out horrible… They didnt rise and they baked just like they looked…all chunky and lumpy. The chocolate chips didnt even melt. Was I suppose to make the pudding befoe I mixed it in? It seemed as if the Batter was too dry and not enough liquids, which maybe why it was so hard. I did everything else by the recipe.

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avatar Jamie July 3, 2011 at 8:54 pm

Kessa-
So bizarre, I have made this recipe literally over 50 times and have never had that problem. Are you sure you added the water, eggs and oil?
–Jamie

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avatar andrea July 20, 2011 at 5:22 pm

I made these cupcakes today and they were positively divine. I mean, from the super chocolately cupcakes to the unbelievably sweet and creamy buttercream. I loved them!!!

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avatar cheyenne November 24, 2011 at 12:20 pm

it would really be awesome if you matched this frosting with a white cake with cookies and cream ice cream inside it

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avatar JennD December 5, 2011 at 8:29 pm

I made these for a party at work. The frosting really makes it. These cupcakes taste just like Oreos–only better!

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avatar Ausra December 13, 2011 at 2:19 pm

Hi, your all cupcakes are AMAZING!!! I just love them.
I want to ask, in my country there is no shortening, what can I use instead of it? :)))

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avatar Megg January 16, 2012 at 10:11 am

can’t wait to make these. they look absolutely delicious!!! plus oreos are my favorite cookie(:

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avatar esha shrestha January 20, 2012 at 7:50 am

How did you pipe the frosting? It looks so pretty and i want to try doing it too.

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avatar Jamie February 13, 2012 at 6:28 pm

Esha
Check out my Piping How-To Video in this post – hopefully it helps you! Thanks for stopping by.
-Jamie

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avatar Julie H February 1, 2012 at 10:00 am

HEAVEN!
I just made these over the weekend for an office birthday party. They disappeared!! They are delicious!!!!

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avatar Lizzie February 17, 2012 at 4:39 pm

thank you for 3 out of my 4 cupcakes(so far) i have used your recipes and every has loved them soo thank you for coming up these amazing recipes. im making these oreo cupcakes this weekend. thanks again

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avatar Vy May 1, 2012 at 5:31 pm

I think I just found my favorite baking blog!! All your recipes look amazingly delicious, I can’t wait to try them!! ;)

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avatar Lindsey May 10, 2012 at 1:22 pm

I’m trying to make a variation of this with the golden oreo cookies, which cake recipe would you recommend to go along with it? vanilla bean?

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avatar shelly June 7, 2012 at 12:50 pm

I just pulled the 1st pan of the cupcakes from the oven…making them for my hub’s work..let’s just say that I’ll have The Best Wife EVER award for quite awhile! Just plain and warm, they were so good that I almost cried ;) Thanks for sharing!

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avatar alie June 19, 2012 at 8:01 pm

so i want to use the recipe you have for the cupcake base but i want to use a yellow cake box mix instead can i still use the same mesuerments you used with the devils food or will i have to adjust because its yellow?

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avatar Jamie June 22, 2012 at 3:02 pm

Alie-
I have used a yellow cake mix with vanilla pudding and the recipe turned out just fine. Thanks.
-Jamie

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avatar Sher September 19, 2012 at 2:18 pm

hi, we dont have instant pudding mix here in Trinidad… can I use chocolate pudding snack cups? or another substitute? or just leave it out?

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avatar Courtney Morris November 25, 2013 at 10:05 pm

These were a huge hit at my get together! I was asked to make these again! I however folded approximately 12 crushed oreos into the buttercream.I also inserted melted marshmallow into the middle of the chocolate cupcake, sooooo delicious

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