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Oreo Cupcakes

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Prep: 10 minutes Cook: 25 minutes

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12 Cakes

A delicious chocolate cupcake with a hidden treat at the bottom! easy to make with a lovely cream cheese frosting.

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For the Cakes

  • 200g Plain Flour
  • 40g Cocoa Powder
  • 280g Caster Sugar
  • 3 tsp Baking Powder
  • Pinch of Salt
  • 80g Unsalted Butter
  • 240ml Whole Milk
  • 2 Egg
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 12 Oreo Biscuits
  • 12 Muffin Cases

For the Frosting

  • 100g Unsalted Butter
  • 160g Cream Cheese
  • 350g Icing Sugar
  • 6 Oreo Biscuits


  1. Preheat the oven to 170C/160 fan. Line a muffin tray with paper muffin cases. twist 12 Oreos to separate them, and place half in each case, with the cream facing upwards.Put the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, salt and butter in a large bowl and mix until you get a sandy consistency and everything is combined.

  2. Whisk the milk, eggs, and vanilla extract together in a separate jug, then slowly add half into the flour mixture, and beat well to get rid of any lumps. Gradually add the rest of the milk mixture whilst mixing until smooth.

  3. Add the mixture to the paper cases, making sure they are equally full (about two-thirds). Bake the cakes in the oven for 20-25 minutes.

  4. Whilst the cakes are cooking, smash up 6 Oreos in a bag and set aside. Whisk the butter, cream cheese and icing sugar until light and fluffy. Then, gently fold in the Oreo Crumbs.

  5. When the cakes have cooled, pipe the icing onto the cakes and use any left over Oreos to decorate.

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Comments (14)

heathdawg's picture

Have just made the cake part of these , although did it with a tried and tested chocolate cake I usually make , delish :) but before I do the frosting , I take it the frosting is made with the remaining Oreo biscuits :ie when you separate them for the base , ???

evijab's picture

I made these cupcakes today and they came out perfect, next time I'll add a little less sugar. They came out perfectly moist and airy. And yeah it makes more than 12 cupcakes, I got like 20 cupcakes out of this batch, GoodFood should adjust this.

76anjo's picture

Can i make this as a giant cupcake?

Jade.Stewart's picture

Yeah probably but the cooking time will be ur own decision

ide0711's picture

Love this recipe. The cakes are so moist and the oreo at the bottom is a great surprise....and I love the cream cheese icing as i find it less heavy than buttercream. Everyone raves about them when I bring them into work. The recipe does make more than 12 but it depends on the size of the cases you use. If you use large muffin cases then it probably does 12 but I got 24 out of the last batch I made as they do rise alot. Couldn't fault it (",)

Vkingham82's picture

I made these this evening as a treat for my kiddies. To say I was disappointed was an understatement! The batter was very runny and made far more than 12 was more like 18/20 the cakes didn't rise and were not dense, to top it off the Oreo at the bottom of the cake was burnt! Such a waste of ingredients, time and my kiddies had no treat. Beginning to wish I had read the comments before going ahead!!

CurlysCooking's picture

I used a slightly different recipe with great results - lovely chocolate cake which wasn't too sweet with the Oreos. My recipe is on

hampermaker's picture

Not sure why there are such negative comments! Lovely recipe. Only slight adaptation I would make is to the number of cakes the mixture makes. Could easily get 15/18 from the batter as dividing it in to 12 cases created monsters! Not that anyone complained!

msalter47's picture

This recipe was awful.
It was far too sweet, they didn't rise, the batter was practically a liquid, and I've wasted two packets of oreos.
The icing would be nice if you liked cheese a lot, but it doesn't go, and is again, too runny.
This may be because of my human error, but I have made plenty of cakes before and never have they turned out like this. My suggestion is to just make a normal cake batter and put oreos on the bottom.
Waste of money and ingredients and very disappointing.

kl810's picture

The cakes did not rise at all and came out flat and dense. However apart from the cakes, the icing and the rest was nice.

Emilyalee's picture

I've tried these and the Oreo biscuit base is stuck to the paper casing once cooked. Any ideas?

Missymimi123's picture

I was extremely disappointed with this recipe. I completed the method correctly and used exactly the right ingredients yet my cupcakes were flat,overflowing the cases and the middle was almost hollow with air? Does anybody know why this is? I have no idea and was really looking forward too these cakes:(

georgiakolak's picture

if you want a slight variation you can dip the cupcakes in melted dark chocolate and set before adding the icing, it tastes delicious

laurenhenson71's picture

Great recipe, I only had salted butter so left out the pinch of salt and I also used mini Oreos for decoration and they looked really sweet and tasted delicious.

Questions (1)

Shaznay999's picture

Do you use the left over oreo's from the main recipe to crush up, ie. without the cream filling?

Tips (1)

Jacobbaker160601's picture

never use 3 tsp of baking powder because it made my cakes explode