Chocolate Oreo Cupcakes


Sometimes it’s just fun to see what I can make. I have never had much luck making a cake from scratch…..I usually start with a box mix and add to it.  However, I found this chocolate cupcake recipe from Sally’s Baking Addiction. I have made several recipes from her site, and they are always perfect!  I used her exact cake recipe only I added an Oreo in the bottom and made my own cream cheese icing. These were fantastic so I thought I would share!



  • 1/2 cup (42g) unsweetened cocoa powder (not Dutch processed)
  • 3/4 cup (95g) all-purpose flour (spoon & leveled)
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs, at room temperature*
  • 1/2 cup (100g) granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup (100g) light brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup (80ml) vegetable oil (melted coconut oil works too)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup (120ml) buttermilk*

*Eggs must be at room temp for the cupcakes to set up correctly and the buttermilk is a must to keep the cupcakes moist.


  • 2 sticks (1 cup) of salted butter (softened)
  • 1- 8 oz package of cream cheese (softened)
  • 1- 2lb bag of powdered sugar (around 8 cups)
  • 2 teaspoons of vanilla
  • 4 Tablespoons of heavy whipping cream


Cupcake Directions: (makes around 20)

  • Preheat the oven to 350F degrees. Line 2 cupcake pans with liners and place an oreo in the bottom of each one.
  • In a large bowl, whisk the cocoa powder, flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt together until thoroughly combined. Set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk the eggs, sugar, brown sugar, oil, and vanilla together until completely smooth.
  • Pour half of the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients. Then half of the buttermilk. Gently stir – about 5 stirs. Repeat with the remaining wet ingredients and buttermilk. Stir until *just* combined; do not overmix. The batter won’t be very thick.
  • Pour batter into the liners and fill about 2/3 full
  • Bake 18-19 minutes.
  • Let cupcakes cool while you make frosting.

Frosting Directions:

  • Mix the butter and cream cheese on med-high speed in your mixer until light and fluffy.
  • Mix in vanilla.
  • Add in half of the powdered sugar and mix.
  • Add in the whipping cream and the remaining powdered sugar.
  • If you need a thicker icing don’t use all of the whipping cream.  To thin the icing you just add more whipping cream
  • I topped my cupcakes with lots of icing and sprinkled crumbled oreos on top of some and an entire oreo on others! Have fun and enjoy!

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