I think it’s pretty safe to say that most people love Oreos. I LOVE Oreos, so I obviously had to put them in a cupcake. These chocolate cupcakes actually have a surprise at the bottom! You guessed it – an Oreo. On top of that, they’re completed with cookie and cream frosting on top. Let’s get started.
Frosting ingredients (frosts 20-24 cupcakes):
- 1 cup butter, soft
- 4 cups powdered sugar
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 2 tsp heavy whipping cream
- 10-14 Oreo cookies + more for garnish
First thing’s first; place a full Oreo inside of each lined cupcake cavity. Mix together a box of chocolate cake mix for quicker baking, or make some rich homemade batter. Pour the batter over the Oreos, filling each cavity 2/3 full and bake according to the box’s directions.
Beat together the softened butter and powdered sugar until creamy. Mix in the vanilla and cream and set aside – this helps give it the “cookies and cream” flavor and consistency. In a food processor, grind 10-14 whole Oreos until they’re as fine as possible. The finer ground they are, the easier it will be to frost the cupcakes. Mix the ground cookies into the frosting until it’s completely combined.
Once the cupcakes have cooled completely, pipe the cookies and cream frosting onto the cupcakes and top with another whole cookie. Now, I know you won’t be able to wait to devour these babies because just about everyone loves a good cookies and cream frosting cupcake. Plus, you’ve got the crunchy cookie surprise at the bottom. Enjoy!