Cookies and Cream Cupcakes – The best Oreo Cupcakes! A moist vanilla cupcake with crushed Oreos inside and then topped with a delicious Oreo buttercream frosting. If you like cookies and cream these are definitely for you!
Recently I shared a recipe for Double Chocolate Cupcakes that are over the top for the chocolate lover in your life. I am a chocolate lover to the core, so those are right up my alley. But I also have a huge weakness for Oreo cookies. And the more cream the better! So these Cookies and Cream Oreo Cupcakes are the best of both worlds!
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I have tried these with both the chocolate cupcake base and a vanilla base. I have to say, the vanilla really lets the cookies and cream shine through and just works better. But if you absolutely love chocolate, these definitely work with chocolate cake batter as well.
These Oreo Cupcakes are a super moist and tender vanilla cupcake filled with crushed Oreo’s. So you get a little bit of cupcake and a little bit of cookie in each bite. Then they are topped with a rich buttercream frosting that has Oreo crumbs mixed in.
When you are making the cupcakes you can just use a rolling pin or meat mallet to crush the cookies. They can remain in larger chunks, so you can actually have the texture and taste in the cupcakes. But for the frosting you want fine crumbs. I use a food processor or blender for this step. In order to be able to get the frosting on the cupcakes you don’t want any chunks in the frosting.
I like to garnish each cupcake with a full Oreo cookie. Not only does it make it look extra pretty, but then you really know what is in there when you serve them. Plus eating a little bit of the frosting on an Oreo is like heaven in each bite. I almost want the frosting to be a dip that you use Oreos to eat, and I am pretty sure that no one would ever complain!
How to Make Cookies and Cream Cupcakes
- Start by beating the egg whites until they form into stiff peaks. This helps make the cupcakes light and airy.
- I like to use a stand mixer to cream the butter and sugar together until it is light and fluffy.
- The flour and dry ingredients get mixed together in a separate bowl. You will add it to the batter slowly to make sure you don’t over mix and get tender cupcakes.
- Alternate adding the flour mixture and the milk into the batter until everything is just combined.
- Fold in the egg whites. Be sure to use a spatula and gently incorporate them into the batter.
- Next you add in crushed Oreos. Scoop into lined muffin tins and then bake. Be careful not to overfill your pan
These Oreo cupcakes are a huge hit with both chocolate and vanilla lovers. Even my non-chocolate loving husband enjoyed these. They are perfect for any ocassion, so if you are having friends over, going to a potluck or are just craving dessert these cupcakes are a must to whip up!
More Cookies and Cream Recipes
- Oreo Pudding Cookies
- No Bake Oreo Cream Squares
- No Bake Oreo Cheesecake
- Oreo Brownies
- Nutella Oreo Truffles
- Oreo Poke Cake
- Golden Oreo Blondie Bars
- Peppermint Oreo Truffles
I am sharing this recipe over at Imperial Sugar today. Click on Cookies and Cream Cupcakes to get the full recipe.
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