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oreo cream cheese red velvet cupcakes

★★★★★ 2
a recipe by
wendy cook
Salem, OR

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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These are not only really pretty cupcakes, they are delicious and will be a real crowd-pleaser. We 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!

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 2
serves 24
prep time 20 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For oreo cream cheese red velvet cupcakes

  • 1 box
    red velvet cake mix
  • 3
  • 1/2 c
  • 1 c
    sour cream
  • 1/2 c
  • 2 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 24
    Oreo cookies
  • 10
    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

How To Make oreo cream cheese red velvet cupcakes

Test Kitchen Tips
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
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line pans with cupcake liners.
  • 2
    Sift cake mix into a small bowl and set aside.
  • 3
    In a large bowl, combine eggs, oil, sour cream, milk and vanilla extract until smooth
  • 4
    Stir in cake mix into wet mix, mixing well.
  • 5
    Take your Oreo's and place one at the bottom of each cupcake liner.
  • 6
    Scoop batter over each Oreo to fill the liners about 3/4 full.
  • 7
    Bake for 15-20 minutes or until an inserted knife comes out clean. Let cool.
  • 8
    While 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.
  • 9
    In 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.
  • 10
    When you have that all mixed sift your crushed Oreos into the mixture. Any broken up chunks left in the sifter put aside.
  • 11
    Pipe onto cooled cupcakes.
  • 12
    Top with extra Oreos sprinkle chunks you set aside.