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Oreo Cupcakes with Cream Filling

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Oreo Cupcakes are light, fluffy, creamy, and a party favorite! These little beauties are a dream come true for every Oreo lover out there! 


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Ahh the classic Oreo cookie. Transformed into a fluffy, moist cupcake. And topped with a creamy frosting. 


Each Oreo cupcake is a perfect blend of rich chocolatey goodness. The frosting is light but uber delicious. 

Which means birthday parties. get-togethers, or just a sweet treat by yourself (I feel you sister!) just got even better!

The chocolate cupcakes paired with Oreo frosting are a match made in heaven.

These cupcakes are always a hit! Kids or adults. Doesn’t matter. A total crowd pleaser!

Plus they’re fun to make! From crushing the Oreos to piping the frosting. Definitely call the kids in!

And this Oreo cupcake recipe is perfect for parties, celebrations, or as a special dessert. Really, whenever!

Plus you get an oreo in every single bite. Any other Oreo fans going crazy right now?


batter being scooped into a lined cupcake pan


What Ingredients Are in Oreo Cupcakes?

Vanilla Oreo cupcakes use crushed oreos and a cream cheese frosting. They are the perfect combo!

  • Chocolate Cake Mix: Surprise! Trust me, it’s cheaper to start with a base and then add a few extra ingredients to really make it taste like a bakery cupcake!
  • All-Purpose Flour & Sugar: This gives the cupcake a back bone and the ability to not sink under the pressure of the frosting. 
  • Sour Cream: This is the key to moist cupcakes.
  • Eggs: To hold everything together. Plus it helps them rise too.
  • Butter: The base of the creamy frosting. I always use salted.
  • Whipping Cream & Cream Cheese: I mean… you can taste that frosting already right?
  • Powdered Sugar: To sweeten and stabilize the frosting.
  • Oreos: Try not to eat too many before you need them!

Pro Tips:

  • Sift your dry ingredients like cocoa powder and flour to avoid lumps.
  • Chop the dark chocolate finely. You don’t want big lumps in the cupcakes.


Cupcake pan filled with batter, ready to be baked


How to Make Oreo Cupcakes

Oreo cream cupcakes are a such a great recipe that Oreo lovers are gonna go crazy for!

  1. Start by creating a fluffy base with butter, sugar, eggs, and vanilla.
  2. Mix in your dry ingredients and buttermilk for a smooth batter.
  3. Bake the cupcakes until they’re perfectly moist and springy.
  4. Whip up your Oreo frosting and get creative with your piping bag!

Pro Tips:

  • Fill the cupcake liners 2/3 full to ensure they rise evenly.
  • Use a cooling rack after baking for the perfect cupcake texture.
  • Get creative with your frosting designs for an extra special touch.
  • Remember, the key to a great cupcake is not to overmix the batter! This keeps them light and fluffy.


Baked cupcakes in pan fresh from the oven.


Can You Make Oreo Cupcakes Ahead of Time?

Yes you can make them ahead of time! 

Bake the cupcakes up to a day in advance and store them in an airtight container. 

Frost them on the day you plan to serve for the freshest taste.

I also recommend frosting them the day of because that way the frosting won’t get squished when storing.


filling and frosting whipped in a bowl


How to Store Oreo Cupcakes

It’s super easy to store these homemade cupcakes.

Place them in an airtight container to keep them moist and fresh. 

If they’re already frosted, make sure there’s a bit of space at the top so the frosting doesn’t get squished! 

For unfrosted cupcakes, you can just stack them with parchment paper between layers.


filling being piped into cupcake center.


How Long Do Oreo Cupcakes Last?

In the fridge, these chocolate Oreo cupcakes will stay delicious for 1-2 days. Maybe three days on the outside. 

Though they never last that long around here. They’re SO good. We eat them up well before that.

If you keep them at room temperature, they’re best enjoyed within the same day for maximum freshness. 

And if you’re serving them at a party or BBQ? Avoid the heat and direct sunlight!

Otherwise you’ll have melting cupcakes and those are always a bummer.

Do You Have to Refrigerate Oreo Cupcakes?

It’s best to refrigerate these cupcakes. Though without the frosting they could last longer on the counter.

But the frosting has cream cheese and whipping cream. So to the fridge!

This will keep them fresh and prevent the frosting from melting. 

Just let them come to room temperature before serving if you like them that way.


frosting on top of cupcakes with crushed Oreos being sprinkled on top



Can You Freeze Oreo Cupcakes?

Yes, you can freeze Oreo cupcakes! And you should totally make a double batch just so you can! 

Wrap unfrosted cupcakes individually in plastic wrap and then put them in a ziplock bag. 

They can be frozen for up to 3 months. 

Thaw them at room temperature and frost before serving. 

Frosted cupcakes can also be frozen, but it’s definitely more tricky.

First, the frosting texture might change slightly.

Second, it’s much harder to wrap them well so they don’t dry out in the freezer without squishing the frosting.

Maybe try flash freezing and then wrapping. Let me know if you do it how it goes!

Can You Make Oreo Cupcakes in a Mini Cupcake Pan?

You can definitely make these this classic cupcake recipe in a mini cupcake pan! 

Mini Oreo cupcakes are perfect for parties or as a bite-sized treat. And by the way… they’re SO adorable that way!

Just adjust the baking time since they will cook faster. 

Keep an eye on them and test for doneness using a toothpick.


cupcakes lined up on counter, filled, frosted, cookie crumbs on top and a full size oreo pressed into the top


What to Serve with Oreo Cupcakes

A glass of cold milk, a cup of apple juice, or even a scoop of vanilla ice cream!  Mixed with that chocolatey, creamy flavor? So good! 

For a dessert spread, they go well alongside fruit tarts or delicious cookies.

Here are some yummy Cookie Recipes you should try with them:

Or create a cupcake table with a variety of cupcake flavors! 

Some of our favorite Cupcake Recipes are: 


top side view of cupcakes on counter, ready to serve



Can I Put an Oreo on the Bottom of My Cupcake?

Actually you can! And it turns out so good! 

Placing a whole Oreo cookie at the bottom of each cupcake liner before adding the batter is a fun surprise. 

It’s definitely an extra Oreo punch! And the texture contrast is great!

You may not want to add the whole Oreo to the top of the cupcake though if you do that.

Two oreos in one cupcake seems like a lot. Though maybe for you it isn’t. And if you want two oreos, then go for it!

You could also try mini oreos instead on top. That way it’s not too crazy.

Remember though not to overfill the liners! You still only want them ⅔ full.

So you’ll end up with a smaller cupcake portion that way.

How to Crush Oreos

For the perfect Oreo cookie crumbs, you can use a food processor. It makes a fine crumb and is super easy. 

If you don’t have one, place your Oreos in a ziplock bag and crush them with a rolling pin. 

It’s a bit more work, but it does the trick! And if the kids are helping, definitely do it this way! It’s their favorite!

Just use double ziplocks with the kids. It’s better to be safe than sorry when it comes to Oreo crumbs!

Oreo cupcakes are as fun to make as they are to eat! Well maybe not quite as much. They’re REALLY fun to eat.


zoomed in image of a cupcake on the counter.


Whether you’re an experienced baker or trying this recipe for the first time, these cupcakes are sure to be a hit! Enjoy!


Yield: 32 Cupcakes

Oreo Cupcakes with Cream Filling

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Homemade Oreo Cupcakes are a delicious blend of chocolatey cupcakes and creamy frosting. They’re perfect for any sweet tooth!

Prep Time 18 minutes
Cook Time 22 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  1. Preheat oven to 325*F
  2. Line cupcake pans with cupcake liners.
  3. Blend cake mix, flour, sugar and salt.
  4. Slowly add water while the mixer is going. This is prevent clumps.
  5. Add vegetable oil, vanilla and sour cream. Mix well and scrape sides of bowl as needed.
  6. Add eggs one at a time.
  7. Scoop batter into cupcake liners using a cookie scoop - or filling them 2/3 full.
  8. Bake for 16 - 18 minutes until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean.
  9. Remove from oven and let rest in pan for 5 minutes then cool on cooling rack.
  10. While cupcakes are cooling, blend 8 Oreo cookies (filling and all) in a blender until powder. Set aside.
  11. When cupcakes are fully cooled, make frosting and filling.
  12. Whip heavy whipping crema until stiff peaks. Set aside.
  13. In a second bowl mix cream cheese until creamy and fluffy.
  14. Add in powdered sugar 1/2 cup at a time. Mixing well between each addition.
  15. Add vanilla and mix.
  16. Fold in whipped cream to cream cheese mixture gently.
  17. Fill piping bag with frosting and a metal tip.
  18. Stick the metal tip of the piping bag into the center of the cupcake and squeeze, gently filling cupcakes.
  19. Repeat for each cupcake.
  20. Using the same frosting, frost each cupcake.
  21. Top with Oreo powder and a whole Oreo.
  22. Serve immediately or keep in fridge until ready to serve.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 192Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 27mgSodium: 103mgCarbohydrates: 30gFiber: 0gSugar: 24gProtein: 2g
Originally Posted: June 26, 2015

Photos & Text Updated: February 11, 2024

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Tuesday 13th of February 2024

These cupcakes were absolutely delicious and extremely easy to make!


Thursday 22nd of February 2024

Thank you Allyson!

Erin | Dinners, Dishes and Dessert

Monday 12th of February 2024

Always a favorite at our house! Definitely making this again!


Monday 12th of February 2024

These cupcakes are my new favorite! They're moist and not too sweet!


Monday 12th of February 2024

These were SO GOOD - the whole time we were enjoying them, the family was asking how soon I could make another batch.


Monday 12th of February 2024

Holy cow! These are every Oreo lover's dream. That filling is amazing. I could eat it with a spoon!

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