Introduction: Death by Oreo Cupcakes

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They are probably the best Oreo cakes I have ever tried. A lot of cake's that I have experimented with before are like a vanilla cake with bits of Oreo in them, which didn't really give them enough Oreo flavor. But these were a lot better. I used a dark chocolate fudge cake mix instead of just a regular chocolate cake mix, which went really well with the cookies and gave the cakes just a little more flavor. So, in this recipe there is Oreo's in the cake, in the frosting, and at the bottom is a Oreo surprise. That's right, you put a whole Oreo at the bottom of the cake. The cookie stays firm, which makes it a little interesting to eat against the soft cake, but it actually gave a really yummy crunch. Overall this is an amazing cake. Super full of flavor and so fun!! Enjoy :)
Estimated Cooking Time: About 25 to 30 minutes

1 package Oreo Cookies, regular size
1 package Mini Oreo Cookies, for decoration (optional)
1 package chocolate cake mix (mix according to directions on box)
8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
1/2 cup butter (1 stick), room temperature
3 3/4 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
cupcake liners

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix packaged cake mix according to directions (do not bake). Line cupcake tins with liner, place a regular size Oreo cookie in the bottom of each liner. Take 1/2 of remaining cookies and chop coarsely and add to cake mix. Fill the cupcake tins. Bake for 15 minutes (or according to box directions). While cupcakes are baking make the frosting.

Cream together butter and cream cheese. Add vanilla, then add powdered sugar slowly until blended well. Chop remaining regular-sized Oreos very fine (I put the cookies in the food processor instead of trying to chop them up super fine and it worked out really well). Add to frosting. After cupcakes have cooled frost and decorate with Mini Oreos.


FrejaS (author)2017-04-10

Can they be frozen?

iR6 (author)2017-02-05


iheart2travel. (author)2017-01-04

Looks delicious!

Metabolic Cooking (author)2016-12-07

Making this tonight. Can't wait!

Easy Weight Loss (author)2016-10-12


Sarah_bookworm_Albert (author)2016-06-20

Wow! These came out really well. But because I hate using box recipes, I actually used my favorite chocolate cupcake recipe, which by themselves could be mistaken for heaven in a cupcake liner, and when I used the Oreos in it too, it was twice that. Thanks for posting such a life-changing recipe!!!

Would you share your Chocolate cake recipe?

Sorry it took me a while to see this--of course!! I got the recipe online, but now it's not letting me copy/paste the link...thanks old computer! Anyways, since I can't give you the exact link, the recipe is from a website called "Add a Pinch," and the recipe is called, "Best Chocolate Cupcakes Recipe." I took out the espresso powder because I didn't think that it needed it, and it still came out great.

BestD2 (author)2016-07-31

hmmmmmmmm Delicious :)

kumarkiran (author)2015-11-15

I tried them...very delicious....

yum yum

emailofjudyf (author)2016-03-13

I made these for work now whenever someone has a birthday they make a special request I've also made them with Golden Oreos

JanettN (author)emailofjudyf2016-04-07

yum! golden oreos in a yellow cake....mmmmm

elissialister (author)2016-04-03

my 10-year-old daughter is going to bake these and is very picky when it comes to food so would she have to put the cream cheese in. They sound amazing but I don't want to make them and then not like them because of an optional ingredient.


JanettN (author)elissialister2016-04-07

i would make whipped cream by whipping some heavy cream until it's light and fluffy, then add powdered sugar to taste and about a tsp of vanilla, fold in the crushed up oreos and voila! it's delicious and no cream cheese :) ps, it's really not the same if you use store bought whipped cream...and if you really want great flavor go for the more expensive brands of cream and sugar! it really makes a big difference!

KatrinaH7 (author)2015-11-09

Hi! I made these cupcakes a few minutes ago but the icing came out too runny! I followed the directions. Any help please?

Phoeb3_ (author)KatrinaH72015-11-16

Add Icing Sugar, Hope this helped! :-)

KatrinaH7 (author)2015-11-09

Hi! I'm just making these and ny icing came out too runny! I followed the directions. Any help?

MichelleB27 (author)2015-08-29

These were great. I made some for my boss who was leaving to another job and set the rest on the common table at work. They disappeared so quickly and since my cubicle is very close to the table I could hear all the comments. "Who made these, these are amazing!" "Oh, there is an Oreo on the bottom, that is kind of cool, I was not expecting that!" "OMG, these are so good, which bakery did they come from!!" and more. Needless to say they were a hit! I am making them in mini cupcake size for my son's wedding reception dessert table in a couple months.

CharlineCaisse (author)2015-07-15

Such a creepy name

SueY1 (author)2015-06-29

I made these, but used mini muffin pans instead. Put the mini oreo on the bottom instead of regular size, and only bake 10 min. instead of 15. They are "bite size"!

amberharding82 (author)2015-06-22

The complexion and intensity of the colours here make me crazy about those cupcakes!

jeririgg (author)2015-05-12

Who doesn't love Oreos!!!!!

Mrslarson123 (author)2015-05-05

That look amazing I am going to make it

HomeWetBar (author)2015-05-05

I need to make these for Mother's Day!

kat.weyh (author)2014-10-14

I made these, haven't tasted them yet ( they are in the oven as I type) but by the time i finished filling up my cupcake pan all the oreo's had floated to the top!? has anyone else had this happen?! Could it be the cake recipie that I used? surley the oreo's here in France aren't 'floating' oreos?!?

wayne.molloy.14 (author)kat.weyh2015-04-18

It's likely to be the recipe you used. Try using a Victoria sponge recipe for them, it's not ta lightweight batter so they'll stay in their place.

Prashania (author)2015-04-15

Plz includes how many servings it give and stuff like that i need this for schoool

mileza (author)2015-04-01

Hi, I wanted to know if I can refrigerate the frosting? I have a lot left over and I don't want to throw it away. Thank you!

sumitlalagrawal (author)2015-03-23

Looks delicious

natalia.antol.5 (author)2015-01-12

How much cupcakes can I make with this recipe?

jennifer.prorokringler (author)2014-12-21

I made these for my daughters graduation party. Everyone loved them. I did not put the cookie on the bottom, i just mixed them in with the batter.

It would of tasted better with the ores at the bottom. (Not hating) ??

resnua (author)2014-11-15

Wooww, I think that it is a delicious oreo cupcake. With an easy step, I will try to make it tomorrow. Thanks about the recipe. Yummmyyy

jamie.musiowsky (author)2014-11-14

Looks sooo good! Gonna make these tonight.. While munching on an extra pack of oreos! #doublestuffed

ashlynn.tan.3 (author)2014-11-09

Hey thr! Im a newbie at baking. Have never bake before.. regardimg the chocolate cake mix, what is it that you're referring to? Thanks!

kat.weyh (author)2014-10-14

I made these, haven't tasted them yet ( they are in the oven as I type) but by the time i finished filling up my cupcake pan all the oreo's had floated to the top!? has anyone else had this happen?! Could it be the cake recipie that I used? surley the oreo's here in France aren't 'floating' oreos?!?

ssmyl (author)2014-03-10

Hi, i have stupid question. What "1 package Oreo Cookies, regular size" means? Like, how many oreos i need? Im fom diffrent county and we have packages with 4, 8, 16 cookies :D

Oreouk (author)ssmyl2014-06-23

The 'Regular size' line is about the size of the oreos, not the size of the packet, to distinguish from the mini Oreos being used for decoration. In the US Oreos are almost always sold in packs of about 45, but for over here I would recommend 2 packs with 16 cookies in because a regular batch of cake mix would probably make about 16 cupcakes once you accounted for the fact the cookie in the base displaces some of the mix. You would need the second pack to grind up for inclusion in the cake mix and the icing (though the implication now I reread the above is that they are using all 45 in this, so you might want 3 packs and see how it looks as you go along).

Anna_E (author)2014-02-02

These were AMAZING!

SpringRobin (author)2014-01-14

I love Oreos.. and I love cupcakes.... gonna need new pants after this.... thank you

Marie Frank (author)2013-09-25

Hey, these are amazing!
You might want to edit your explanation. Cakes and Oreos are plural, not possessive, so they should not have apostrophes. Just sayin'.
Everyone loved these, by the way.

receitadebrigadeiro (author)2013-09-06

OMG!!! Looks amazing!

jamerson1 (author)2013-08-12

Death by Oreo, or any other cupcake, is a sad, but tasty way to go.

wadehuntley (author)2013-07-27

I've made these before. they are super yummy. Also try mixing crushed oreo's w/ cream cheese. roll into quarter sized balls and chill in the fridge. Easy and popular treat for parties.

food crazy (author)2013-05-05

Thx these were great but I should really work on my icing bag skills

abishop81 (author)2013-03-25

My icing came out too sweet, I'm wondering if I read the recipe wrong. Is it 3 and 3/4 cup powdered sugar or 3 x 3/4 cup powdered sugar?

brogers211 (author)2013-01-30

they were amazing my whole family and friends liked them and i loved them and the icing was just irresistible i am just tempted to make icing w/o the cupcakes and eat the icing

bfront (author)2013-01-21

Here are my cupcakes. Yummy!!

bfront (author)2013-01-21

Awesome cupcakes. Easy too. So good!!

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