Oreo Buttercream Frosting

Oreo Buttercream Frosting – need I say more?

Why yes, yes I do!

Every summer, my daughter, now 5, hosts a cupcake and lemonade stand in our front yard weekly.

We happen to be positioned in a perfect location that we get a TON of foot traffic on Wednesday nights as everyone in town passes our house to go to an outdoor concert.

And every week she sells homemade fresh squeezed lemonade as well as homemade gourmet cupcakes.

All the money raised goes into a college fund and every week the cupcake flavor is a mystery.

Last year, 2015, was our first year in business. 

We gained quite a few regular customers – some for the cupcakes, and some for the lemonade – and we made a lot of new friends!

To kick off the year we decided to start the 2016 cupcake and lemonade season with Oreo Cupcakes with Oreo Buttercream Frosting.

Three weeks later, we still have customers talking about the Oreo buttercream frosting and how absolutely amazing it was.

Well my dear friends, you too can make this frosting! 

Not only is it amazing with Oreo Cupcakes, but on any kind of cake as a filling or frosting. 

I am a HUGE fan of buttercream frosting. 

As in it’s my go-to generally for cakes and cupcakes. 

However this Oreo Buttercream is now my #1 favorite because it literally tastes just like an Oreo. 

One lick and you too will be hooked! 

My only tip is that if piping the frosting, you can only use an open round tip as there are hunks of Oreo in the frosting, and those will clog up tight icing tips.

Go on, don’t be shy, whip up this perfect Oreo Buttercream Frosting for your next cake or cupcakes!

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Oreo Buttercream Frosting
Oreo Buttercream Frosting

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Yield: Frosting for 12 Cupcakes


  • 10 Oreo Cookies
  • 1 cup salted butter, room temperature
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 Tablespoons heavy cream


  1. In a food processor or blender, pulverize Oreo's into a powder. Set aside.
  2. Mix butter together with powdered sugar 1/2 cup at a time, until all blended.
  3. Add vanilla and heavy cream and mix well.
  4. Add crushed Oreo's and blend well.
  5. Spread onto cake or pipe onto cupcakes.


If piping this onto cupcakes, use a LARGE open tip as hunks of the Oreo Powder will get clogged in smaller piping tips.



37 Comments on “Oreo Buttercream Frosting

  1. Michelle

    I am wondering if you are putting the entire Oreo, filling and cookie, into the food processor or just the cookie portion. If it’s just the cookie, what are you doing with the filling?

  2. Vero

    I tempted to make this because it looks so delicious in the picture but when i made it, it did not come out fluffy at all in fact in came out to soft and a little soupy. What did i do wrong? I did exactly what the recipe said 🙁

    1. Janelle

      Vero, I have made this recipe countless times this summer and it comes out PERFECT every time. However I suspect that your butter was not ROOM TEMPERATURE and it was rock hard. I also suspect you popped it into the microwave to soften it. I then suspect that your HOT butter was added to the other ingredients thus MELTING them all giving you a soupy result. Now I could be wrong, but the only way you can possibly get soupy results or not perfect results is from zapping your butter in the microwave, using MELTED butter OR making this in a kitchen that is well above 100*F.

      Give it another go. This time leave your butter out on the counter for an hour before you whip it and let me know if you get fluffy buttercream. 🙂 It’s 100% worth the end result! Promise! It’s my #1 requested frosting!

  3. Tomeka

    After making the cupcakes with this oreo buttercream frosting recipe, can the cupcakes be left out (covered) overnight or should they go in the fridge?

    1. Janelle

      Yes they can be left out overnight as long as your kitchen isn’t super hot. However if longer than 24 hours, I would refrigerate so that they keep their freshness. 🙂

    1. Janelle

      Hi Elizabeth! I enjoy this frosting with two types of cupcakes. 1) Chocolate 2) White cupcakes with some crushed up oreos mixed into them. Eventually I’ll put the recipe for the cupcakes shown in the photos but I’ve just not had any time! I’ve tried the frosting with both types of cupcakes and both are excellent. I have recipes for chocolate and white cupcakes here on Num’s and hope you’ll give it a try!

  4. Jeni

    Just made this frosting and it is amazing!!! Tastes exactly like an Oreo! Thanks for the delicious and super simple recipe.

  5. Shaide

    How much does this icing make? A dozen or 2 dozen… wanna make this for my daughter’s birthday party next weekend. Ty

    1. Janelle

      Hi Shaide! The recipe will make enough frosting for approximately 12 cupcakes depending on how thick you frost them. I frost mine really thick as it’s AMAZING and so I can only get 12 cupcakes per recipe.

    1. Janelle

      Kristy, In EVERY SINGLE RECIPE I EVER MAKE, I use Salted Butter. Always butter, always salted. I know some cooks/bakers are hard core on salted vs. unsalted depending on the recipe, but I’m an average, every day mom and chef. I don’t have time to keep track of what butters I have in my fridge. And honestly I’ve never noticed a difference in taste. The recipes always come out great! I hope that helps!

    1. Janelle

      You are the first to say this is too sweet. However we are all blessed with different taste buds and I appreciate you comment! Thank you for letting us know in case others are sensitive to sweet things too!

  6. Kat

    Hello Janelle,

    I will be needing to frost 24 cupcakes, should I do two separate batches of frosting or just double the recipe? I’m afraid I’ll throw something off balance!

    And will it be best to make the frosting and frost it the night before or just make the frosting, keep it in the fridge then frost it in the morning?
    I’ll be making them for a baby shower in the afternoon!

    Thank you!

    1. Janelle

      Hi Kat! You don’t need to make two separate batches, just make a double batch! I’ve done it many times and never had an issue with the balance. I personally feel like frosing does better when you frost the same day. Though you can definitely frost the night before, depending on where you live the frosting could become a little dry along the edges. I suggest making the frosting the night before. Then leave it out on the counter for a good 45 minutes to soften, mix again to really get it creamy and the frost. Hope this helps!

  7. stacey

    Hi! Do you thnk if I doubled the recipe it would cover an entire cake? 2, 9 inch pans? Seems like it would.

    1. Janelle

      Hi Stacey! You can definitely double the recipe! I’ve doubled it many times and it turned out just fine! A double recipe should be enough but it all depends on how thick you spread the frosting on the cake. Generally speaking though, it should be plenty! I hope you enjoy!

    1. Janelle

      Hi Jackie! I’d double the recipe for that size of cake. Really it just depends on how thick you want your frosting and how much you put between the layers. Hope that helps!

  8. dez

    to double this recipe would i just use two time what the recipe asks for because i need to make a lot of cupcakes and i dont want to mess up, its my first time making a buttercream.

  9. Laurel

    Hi! I’m considering using this recipe for a layer cake as the filling. However, I’d like to use plain vanilla buttercream on the outside but don’t want to make two different recipes. If I leave out the Oreo from this recipe, will it just be a vanilla buttercream? I’d like to make one large batch of vanilla buttercream and then mix in Oreo just for the amount that I need for the cake filling, leaving the rest without Oreo for the outside of the cake.

    Alternatively, how does this frosting do with food coloring? Does it look grainy and greyish from the Oreo? Thanks!

    1. Janelle

      Hi Laurel! This is my Classic Buttercream Frosting recipe but with added Oreos, so you are right. Just make a large batch and add in Oreos to the portion you want. Food coloring works great with the plain buttercream but I’ve never tried with the Oreos. Oreos in the frosting looks grainy because it is grainy. And the color of the Oreo frosting depends on how many Oreos you add. The more you add, the darker the frosting. Hope this helps!

      1. Laurel

        Thank you so much for your prompt reply! I used your recipe and omitted the oreos for the outside of the cake (added a little extra vanilla, too). I portioned some of it out and added the oreos to just that part and used the oreo frosting as the layer cake filling. It came out PERFECT!! Thank you, thank you! Not sure if this link will work, but check out the final product (Batman cake!)



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