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Oreo Cupcake Recipe

These oreo cupcakes have to be my favourite cupcakes at the moment..  I don’t know whether it’s the cupcake itself or the cookies and cream icing that make me want more and more…  This recipe was given by one of my friends from the US.  Again being American recipe, I have to reduce the sugar and after a few twist, here it is…

Oreo Cupcakes


Makes 30

  • 180g unsalted butter
  • 350g brown sugar
  • 250g dark chocolate
(I use couveture chocolate)
  • 3 large eggs, separated
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 200g plain flour
  • 100g self-raising flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 8 Oreo cookies, smashed to bits
  • 1 3/4 cup milk


  1. Pre heat the oven to 180C
  2. Melt the chocolate in a bowl over a saucepan of simmering water. Set aside in the room temperature.
  3. Beat the butter and sugar until it is pale and fluffy.
Add the egg yolks one at the time, beating well after each addition. 
Add the vanilla and the chocolate and continue to mix until the chocolate mix well with the mixture.
  4. Beat the sifted flour, baking powder, alternating with the milk.
  5. Stir in the smashed Oreos until evenly distributed.
  6. In a separate bowl, whip the egg whites until peaks form.
Fold in the egg whites, until no more whites show.
  7. Spoon into the papercase and bake for 20 minutes or until skewer comes out clean.
Cool on a wire rack before icing.

Cookies & Cream Icing


  • 300g unsalted butter
  • 450g icing sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 cup vanilla marshmallow (melt them in the microwave for 15 seconds)
  • 12 Oreo cookies, smashed to bits


  1. Beat the butter, then add in the sifted sugar gradually and mix well.
  2. Add milk and vanilla and continue to mix.
  3. Stir in the melted marshmallow with a wooden spoon.
  4. Add the smashed Oreos until the texture is even.

The icing is a bit sticky so please make sure that the cupcakes are fully cooled.  I normally use the round tip to decorate the cupcake because sometimes there are still some big chunks of smashed oreo in the icing.

Happy baking and looking forward to hear some feedback from you…

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  1. Tracey

    Oh yum!!!! Thank you! I have been waiting for these recipes. Can’t wait to try out.

  2. Kylie

    Can’t wait to try these and the red velvet! Have you had any success halving either recipe? Also do they freeze ok? Thanks!

  3. Hi Kylie,

    I have no problem halving the recipe… however I never freeze my cake or cupcake. Since I always bake them fresh so I’m afraid I can’t answer you that question.. Please let me know how you go with the recipe.. 🙂

  4. Melanie

    Leonyyyyyy … you saved me the drive. Not! Even though the recipe is here I have no talent in the baking department. Cooking, yes … but no way I can reproduce these beauties to your standard.

    BUT – I will give them a go on Friday for my hubbies birthday!

    Thanks Leony!

    Your website is BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Melanie from Capture It Sydney / facebook 🙂

  5. Kylie B

    Oh wow YUM, I have a little man that is about to turn 2, I think I make make some of these! 🙂

  6. Cath


    I made these at the weekend for my Dads birthday. They were so yummy and everyone loved them.

    And that icing is divine!

    Thanks so much!


  7. clara


    Thinking to try one of your recipe…. How to make good butter cream using the pipe? Can you please share?

    Thanks so much 🙂

  8. Noville

    Hi Leony,

    I tried to bake this wonderful oreo cupcakes a couple of times and eventhough they tasted divine, they always shrink quite a bit when cooling. And it makes the paper cases peel away.

    I don’t have this problem with ur vanilla cupcake recipe. Do you probably have an idea as to what I have done wrong?

    Thank you so much for sharing ur wonderful recipe!

  9. Hi Noville,

    The only thing I can think of is the quality of the paper casing itself. I normally buy mine from my cake supplier. I found if I use from the one that you buy from the supermarket, it tend to peel the paper case.


  10. Stacey

    I seriously could eat the whole bowl of cookie’s & cream icing it’s that delicious Leony, thanks for sharing your recipe =)

  11. rio

    These cakes look AMAZING! i was just wondering how much milk is a cup’s worth?

  12. Hi there,

    Thank you for your kind words. 1 cup is equal of 250ml. Hope this help.


  13. Posh Cakes

    This recipe is awesome. I made them today and they taste devine!

  14. Barbara

    Hi, I’m from Birmingham UK, i’ve been looking for the perfect Oreo cupcake recipe that’s in metric, uses chocolate and doesn’t use shortening!? I’ve tried converting US recipes myself, been unsure i’ve done it right…. so I was SO glad to see you’ve already done this here… am baking them today for a party tomorrow!
    One Q. Can i leave out the marshmallow form the frosting? I don’t have any in and need to bake them today, also they’re not vegetarian…..?
    Love your cakes and recipes, great site!

  15. Hi Barbara, Never try it without the marshmallow so I don’t know how it will turn out without it. And thank you for your lovely comment.. xx Leony xx

  16. nicole

    hi I was just wondering with the marshmallow in the icing is it home made or shop brought. thanks

  17. Hi Nicole, Yes, it was a store bought one. Good luck.. Leonyxx

  18. Khim

    Hi there,

    I tried your vanilla cupcake today and it was delicious! I am tempting to try this oreo cupcake now.

    Just wondering what do you mean by 2 teaspoon of vanilla – do you mean the vanilla extract?

    And as for the couveture chocolate – did you buy a specific brand? Can I get Lindt 80% cocoa ?


  19. Hi Khim,

    Thank you. And yes it’s 2 teaspoon of vanilla extract. I normally use Callebout for my couverture chocolate but you can certainly use Lindt 80% cocoa. Good luck..:)


  20. nicole

    What size cupcakes do you use as they look really smart. also with your vanilla cupcake when i baked them the cases were very oily. What can i do to stop it from happening again.

  21. nicole

    And greasy once they were cooked and the cupcake pan it self had alot of oil it. But besude that they were Yummo..

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