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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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Hayden SilentFoot's picture
Hayden SilentFoot
20th Feb, 2020
Loved it I added every ingredient and the sugar is okay but if you have salted butter instead of unsalted butter only use less than a pinch of salt. Also if you have a gas oven preheat to 160 degrees and put it in for 15 min it came out perfectly they were super puffy
13th Aug, 2017
Not a very good recipe. Far too much sugar resulting in the cakes not rising leaving a big hole in the middle with the outsides hard and burnt. The icing turned out good but when coming to pipe it make sure you use a big enough nozzle as the oreos can block it up. Adjustments need to be made in order to get a better result. Half the sugar and more flour as was done the second time around.
2nd Apr, 2016
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
5th Feb, 2016
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.
7th Oct, 2015
Can i make this as a giant cupcake?
2nd Jan, 2016
Yeah probably but the cooking time will be ur own decision
24th Aug, 2015
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 (",)
2nd Apr, 2015
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!!
30th Sep, 2014
I used a slightly different recipe with great results - lovely chocolate cake which wasn't too sweet with the Oreos. My recipe is on
13th Aug, 2014
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!


9th Jul, 2016
Do you use the left over oreo's from the main recipe to crush up, ie. without the cream filling?
Jacobbaker160601's picture
8th Jun, 2016
never use 3 tsp of baking powder because it made my cakes explode