Looking for the perfect recipe for Oreo Cupcakes? Then you are in the right place! These cupcakes are fluffy, perfectly sweet and taste just like Oreo cookies. Best of all? They are topped with a light and airy oreo buttercream that’s to die for!
Cupcakes + Chocolate + Frosting that tastes like oreo filling + Oreo crumbs = HEAVEN. I actually thought about naming these beauties cookies and cream cupcakes but honestly they taste literally like an Oreo cookie, so Oreo cupcakes it is.
These Oreo Cupcakes are more or less a cosmic explosion of delicious flavors and basically the best thing in the whole world after sprinkles.
I’m so excited you want to bake these cupcakes! I’m 100% sure you are going to totally love them SO much.
O.M.G! Can we please talk for a hot second about the Oreo Buttercream? it’s seriously one of the best things I’ve ever had. It’s light and airy and oh so fluffy. It has an intense vanilla flavor but also some little Oreo crumbs.
It honestly tastes like a Cookies and Cream frosting so it’s incredibly delicious and pairs really well with the chocolate cupcake.
Now that you have all your ingredients on hand is time to get baking! The great thing about this Oreo cupcake recipe is that’s incredibly easy to make.
Making the buttercream it’s incredibly easy. I like to start with my recipe for the very best vanilla frosting. It’s light and airy and not too sweet which is perfect.
Prepare the frosting according to those directions and then come back here. Done? Great!
Now it’s time to crush the Oreo cookies. You want to pulverize them as much as possible, especially if you are going to be decorating your cupcakes with a piping bag. If the crumbs are too big they are going to get stuck in the tip.
I used a traditional star tip to decorate them in a flower shape (rose shape) but you can decorate them as you want.
First is the cupcake base, it has chocolate, and more chocolate, and then some more oh chocolate. Really it has chocolate chunks (melted) and cacao powder. When you are baking and use melted chocolate and cacao powder you end up with a darker in color treat and a more intense and deep flavor (like oreos!) also you end up with a moist cake.
Moist cake means that even if you over bake your treats – because we are all guilty of using that oven time to stalk someone on instagram and sometimes that gets a bit too interesting – your cupcake is not going to end up being dry.
Also you can store your cupcakes for a couple of days without sacrificing texture (read they are going to take a bit longer to end up harder that your ex heart)
After the cupcakes comes the frosting. I used our vanilla buttercream, the one that we made a bout a week ago. if you have not made it yet go, run, really go now and make it because you don’t know what life is. It tastes literally like oreo filling, and I’m a die hard fan of oreo filling, almost a conossiour, so I have some kind of authority to say that it tastes like the real deal.
And then the oreo crumbs, those crumbs are like the fairy dust in this treats. They make them magical, give the frosting the awesome freckled color and also add some crunchiness balancing the softness of the cupcake
If you want to make these cupcakes in advance you are extra lucky! This is a recipe that keeps incredibly well and it’s really easy to make in advance.
You can keep them for up to 2 days stored in an airtight container (think a Tupperware). While you can keep them at room temp I honestly prefer to refrigerate them. They dry a little bit more in the refrigerator but since it’s just a couple days you are on the clear.
Once you are ready to serve them, just take out of the refrigerator and let them come to room temperature.
You can also freeze them. Cupcakes are incredibly freezer friendly and I actually have a whole post dedicated to it. In here you can read how to freeze cupcakes.
This is one of the questions I get asked the most! Making cupcakes fluffy has a lot of different factors but usually the most common one is you want to incorporate air bubbles into the batter. Those bubbles expand in the oven with the heat. That’s why it’s so important to not over-mix the batter. If you mix it too much you kill those tiny air bubbles.
Well, yes. Actually there’s a quite popular bulk store that sells a 9 pound tub of Cookies and Cream buttercream icing. However making it from scratch is so easy and the end result is so so good I highly advise you make it from scratch.
If your Oreo cookie cupcakes turned out flat the short answer is: you overmixed your batter.You want to mix until all the ingredients are barely incorporated. Theres no need to continua whipping and beating after it.