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death by oreo cupcakes

(129 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Debbie W

If you love chocolate and Oreos you will love these cupcakes!! Back in 2010 by oldest son and I saw something on TV about an Oreo cupcake where it was just had an Oreo dropped on the bottom of the cupcake. So we went to make our own Oreo cupcake. Being 8 and a little boy he thought it would be the coolest thing ever if we used the entire package of Oreos for one recipe... and the Death by Oreo Cupcake was born. This was my signature dessert for many years. I love watching peoples face when they have never tried these and find so much yumminess in one cupcake.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

As the name implies, these chocolate cupcakes are to die for. At first glance, they look like a yummy cupcake with a cookies and cream type icing. It's when you take the first bite you're amazed. Big chunks of Oreos are in every bite. A whole Oreo cookie at the bottom of the cupcake is a bonus. The cream cheese frosting is brought to a whole new level with finely chopped Oreos incorporated into the creamy frosting. Super easy to make these cupcakes may become your signature party dessert!

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(129 ratings)
yield 24 cupcakes
prep time 30 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For death by oreo cupcakes

  • 1 pkg
    regular size Oreos, family-size package (you'll need 48 cookies)
  • 1 pkg
    mini Oreos, for decoration
  • 1 pkg
    chocolate cake mix/ mix according to directions on box
  • 8 oz
    cream cheese, room temperature
  • 8 Tbsp
    butter, room temperature
  • 3 3/4 c
    powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • cupcake liners

How To Make death by oreo cupcakes

  • Prepared cake mix in a bowl.
    Preheat oven to 350. Mix packaged cake mix according to directions. (Do not bake.)
  • Oreo cookies placed in lined cupcake tins.
    Line cupcake tins with liner. Place a regular size Oreo cookie in the bottom of each one.
  • Coarsely chopped Oreos added to the cake batter.
    Take 12 Oreos and chop coarsely. Add to the cake mix.
  • Cupcake batter added to cupcake tins.
    Fill the cupcake tins. They will seem overfilled because of the Oreos. They are typically filled all the way to the top of the liner; it bakes a very full cupcakes.
  • Baking the cupcakes.
    Bake for 20 min (or according to box directions).
  • Baked cupcakes cooling.
    Allow cupcakes to cool and prepare the frosting.
  • Creaming together butter and cream cheese.
    Cream together butter and cream cheese.
  • Adding vanilla extract to cream cheese.
    Add vanilla.
  • Slowly adding powdered sugar to the bowl.
    Add powdered sugar, slowly, blending as you go.
  • Frosting mixed until creamy.
    Mix until creamy.
  • Oreos chopped fine.
    Chop remaining regular-sized Oreos very fine (using the food processor is best).
  • Folding chopped Oreos into the icing.
    Mix finely chopped cookies into the frosting.
  • Piping frosting onto the cupcakes.
    After cupcakes are cool, put frosting on. Either spread or pipe it on.
  • Adding a mini Oreo on top.
    Add a mini Oreo on top for decoration.