Oreo Cream Cheese Red Velvet Cupcakes

wendy cook


Me and my daughter made these and they are to die for, my husband who doesn't eat many sweets like this ate 4 of them, the kids scarfed down the rest. Okay I admit I had a couple. I couldn't resist!

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
These are not only a really pretty cupcake, they are delicious and a real crowd pleaser. I loved the Oreo on the bottom - it's a hidden treat! The frosting is perfect and tastes like cookies and cream ice cream. Kids - big and small - are going to love these!

Note: If you follow Wendy's directions you will only have 2 Oreos left for topping the cupcakes. If you want cookie crumbs on top, either put less in the frosting or have extra cookies on hand.


1 box
red velvet cake mix
1/2 c
1 c
sour cream
1/2 c
2 tsp
vanilla extract
Oreo cookies


Oreo's, twist and scrape off (or eat) the cream filling
1/2 c
butter, softened
8 oz. cream cheese (room temp)
2 tsp
vanilla extract
4 c
powdered sugar


1Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line pans with cupcake liners.

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2Sift cake mix into a small bowl and set aside.

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3In a large bowl, combine eggs, oil, sour cream, milk and vanilla extract until smooth

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4Stir in cake mix into wet mix, mixing well.

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5Take your Oreo's and place one at the bottom of each cupcake liner.

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6Scoop batter over each Oreo to fill the liners about 3/4 full.

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7Bake for 15-20 minutes or until an inserted knife comes out clean. Let cool.

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8While those are cooking, take your Oreo cookies (just the chocolate pieces and not the filling) and crush in a plastic bag using a rolling pin.

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9In a medium bowl beat butter and cream cheese together. Add vanilla extract and slowly add powdered sugar 1 cup at a time beating to make smooth.

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10When you have that all mixed sift your crushed Oreos into the mixture. Any broken up chunks left in the sifter put aside.

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11Pipe onto cooled cupcakes.

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12Top with extra Oreos sprinkle chunks you set aside.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Collection: Holiday Baking