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Oreo Cupcake on a plate with a platter of cupcakes behind it

Best Oreo Cupcakes Recipe

Ready for the best Oreo Cupcakes you've ever tasted?! Oreo cupcakes have a rich chocolate cake with Oreo cookie chunks and chocolate chips baked right into the cake, and are topped with a fluffy cream cheese frosting and covered with more Oreo cookie crumbles.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword oreo cupcakes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 36
Calories 286kcal


For the cupcakes

  • 1 box triple chocolate cake mix
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 box unprepared chocolate pudding
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 4 eggs
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 6 Oreos finely crumbled

For frosting

  • 1 package cream cheese softened
  • 4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tbsp vanilla
  • container Cool Whip (use ⅔rds and not full container)
  • 4 Oreos


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Mix together the cake mix, oil, unprepared pudding, sour cream, eggs, and water. Then add in chocolate chips and finely crumbled Oreos. (I use about 6 but feel free to use more!)
  • Bake in cupcake liners for about 18 mins. While the cupcakes cool, make the frosting.
  • Using a mixer (or whisk), beat the cream cheese and vanilla together until smooth and fluffy. Slowly add in the sugar while continuing to mix the cream cheese mixture.
  • On a low speed, add in the Cool Whip. You may need to allow the frosting to set up in the refrigerator while the cupcakes continue to cool. Make sure the cupcakes are all the way cool before adding frosting.
  • Put your frosting in a pastry bag, or you can use a spoon if you don't have one. Stick the point of the pastry bag into the cupcake and squeeze a little frosting into the center. You will see the cupcake puff up.
  • Then frost the cupcakes like normal and sprinkle with crushed Oreo pieces (about 4 crushed Oreos should suffice). If you'd like, stick a piece of Oreo in the frosting for a little flair and extra cookie goodness.



Serving: 1cupcake | Calories: 286kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 36mg | Potassium: 29mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 158IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 1mg