Death By Oreo Cupcakes

My little boy is turning 3 today so I made these for his birthday, and they turned out so yummy! 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. (By the way, this is what the directions say, but I would say it bakes for more like 18 to 20 minutes)
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.
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60 responses

  1. I was sooooo excited to make this for my birthday dinner as I am such an Oreo lover…Everything turned out fine and I loved it to death! The only problem was my adult guests found it too sweet and didn't go for seconds as they normally would with my other desserts, as they are used to my sugar-free or less-sugar treats. :(Is there a way to make it less sweeter without affecting the outcome of the cupcake or the icing for that matter?LUV your blog by the way! :)

  2. I love this recipe and my kids, and their friends, absolutely love this recipe. I use the dark chocolate cake mix for a less sweet cake and I don't add crushed Oreo's to the frosting. I do top the cupcakes with crushed Oreo's and the Mini Oreo's. I think that is the kids favorite part. Thanks for the fabulous recipe!! For the best results on cupcakes that make it longer than a day I keep them in the fridge. I think I will take a few and throw them in the deep dark basement freezer though, they might make it a few days longer that way…haha!!

    • I have found decreasing the sugar in a frosting recipe helps (sometimes I’ve had to reduce the sugar by as much as a half) and adding a pinch of salt helps tone down the sweetness. Hope it helps!
      And, on a side note, these cupcakes looks delicious and just-right for a party!

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