:: Chocolate Chip Oreo Cupcakes!

February 17, 2009 at 10:35 am 30 comments

I had spotted these on tastespotting.com a few months ago and have been craving them ever since.  My brother and I were a little bit obsessed with Oreo cookies when we were kids.  They only arrived on Ireland’s green shores in the late 90’s commercially, so they quickly became the coolest thing to have in your school lunchbox at the time!  We were banned from eating them when my mother realised we were addicted after catching us devouring a whole box in one go.  When she couldn’t see our teeth because of the black biscuit she never bought them again!

Cookies and Cream Chocolate Chip Oreo Cupcakes

This is my aunt Erica’s cupcake recipe and it could not be easier to make.  You can easily adapt this recipe to make a regular plain cupcake mixture also, simply remove the cocao powder and chocolate chips from the ingredient list.

Makes approximately 8 cupcakes.
175g of self raising flour.
110g of soft margarine or butter.
110g of caster sugar.
2 tablespoons of cocoa powder.
1 teaspoon of baking powder.
2 large eggs.
50g of good quality chocolate chips.
50ml of water/milk.

For the Oreo Cream frosting:
250ml of fresh cream.
25g of icing sugar.
1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract.
8 oreo cookies, crushed.

Preheat the oven to 180oC and line a cupcake tray with paper cases.
In a large bowl combine all the dry ingredients except for the chocolate chips.  Make a well in the center of the bowl and break in the 2 eggs.  Using an electric hand mixer beat all the ingedients together until combined.  Add in half the milk/water and beat again until combined.  You are looking for the batter to be light and creamy.  Add the rest of the liquid if you need it you may not.
Divide the batter evenly into the paper cases and place in an oven for 15-20 minutes or until firm and light brown on top.
Allow to cool on a wire rack before applying the oreo cream.

For the Oreo frosting, simply beat the cream, vanilla extract, and icing sugar until it becomes thick.  Gently fold in the oreo cookie crumbles and spoon the mixture into an icing bag with a large round nozzle.  Squeeze the oreo cream onto the cupcakes and top with broken cookies.


Entry filed under: cake decorating, chocolate, cream, cupcakes, dessert, frosting, oreo cookies.

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30 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Melissa  |  February 17, 2009 at 12:56 pm

    Those look delicious! One of my favorite things to do with oreos is cookies ‘n cream ice cream.

  • 2. Donal  |  February 17, 2009 at 1:09 pm

    ME TOO! Well if you like that you have to try these! πŸ™‚

  • 3. The Sexy Pedestrian  |  February 17, 2009 at 1:14 pm

    I made the exact same face your niece has on in that pic when I saw that cake. And I’m at work.

  • 4. Donal  |  February 17, 2009 at 1:23 pm

    HAHAHA! That seems to be the natural reaction- she had just climbed up on the chair! πŸ™‚

  • 5. Chocolate Shavings  |  February 17, 2009 at 1:48 pm

    That is the cutest photograph!

  • 6. Stef  |  February 17, 2009 at 2:23 pm

    Love the photo! The recipe sounds great too! I’m actually planning on making some oreos this week, may use some for some variation of this. BTW- really like your blog design.

  • 7. Donal  |  February 17, 2009 at 4:21 pm

    Hey Chocolate Shavings!It’s great to have a willing subject to photograph! πŸ™‚Hey Stef!Oh cool, would love to see what you do! Thanks I did it all by my lonesome! πŸ™‚

  • 8. Brittany (He Cooks She Cooks)  |  February 17, 2009 at 4:25 pm

    With the past two posts I don’t know whether it’s the gorgeous cupcakes themselves or the enthusiasm of your cousin that sells me on your desserts!

  • 9. Clarisse-15ANS  |  February 17, 2009 at 5:09 pm

    Hello ! I’m Clarisse, I’m 15. I Don’t speak English very well, but .. I Can say : “WAW”I have just discovered your blog and..is AMAZING !Your photographs are extraordinary ! I am under the shock! I am in love with your blog! I will return, It is sure.. Very soon! Bye ! Clarisse(La P’tite tOque = http://ptitetoque.canalblog.com )

  • 10. Donal  |  February 17, 2009 at 5:52 pm

    Hey Brittany!Awww thanks I know shes so darn cute! πŸ™‚ Will have to keep her on as permanant feature on the blog! πŸ™‚Salut Clarisse!Merci! Nice to have a french visitor! Your very welcome back!Au revoir! πŸ™‚

  • 11. pigpigscorner  |  February 17, 2009 at 6:19 pm

    What a cute little girl! The cupcakes looks absolutely delicious!

  • 12. Kristen  |  February 17, 2009 at 7:24 pm

    Oh wow – those look fantastic! What great photos!

  • 13. Kristen  |  February 17, 2009 at 10:09 pm

    Best picture ever! These look SOOO good. Definitely on my must try list πŸ™‚

  • 14. Donal  |  February 17, 2009 at 10:29 pm

    Hey Pigpigscorner!Thanks a million! Hey Kristen!Thanks- they were pretty fun to shoot as you can imagine! πŸ™‚Hey Kristen!They were on mine for so long- but so worth the wait! πŸ™‚

  • 15. Stacey Snacks  |  February 18, 2009 at 1:39 am

    Just found your lovely blog.You should be the cupcake queen of Ireland!Gorgeous confections and gorgeous photos! I will stay tuned!Stacey Snacks

  • 16. finsmom  |  February 18, 2009 at 3:13 am

    These look great! Can you ever go wrong with oreos??? Great photo!

  • 17. Y  |  February 18, 2009 at 5:51 am

    What fab looking cupcakes! I love the little girl’s expression πŸ˜€

  • 18. Donal  |  February 18, 2009 at 1:37 pm

    Hey Stacey Snacks!hahaha- the queen? I guess I’ll take that as a compliment?! πŸ˜‰Hey Finsmom!Thanks-I know they seem to be an instant crowd pleaser! πŸ™‚Hey Y!Thanks! πŸ™‚

  • 19. Stacey Snacks  |  February 20, 2009 at 8:01 pm

    Donal,I apologize!I am new to your blog, and just realized that you are a man! So sorry! Why do I just assume that a person who bakes and is so talented MUST BE A WOMAN! I feel like a dope!Stacey

  • 20. oneshotbeyond  |  March 3, 2009 at 5:34 pm

    OH MY GOODNESS! That 1st photo is so AWESOME. The cakes look fabulous!!!

  • 21. Lisa  |  March 3, 2009 at 11:04 pm

    Ooo de Lally! I’m glad I dropped by… jaypers I must make these the minute lent is over!!!

  • 22. Holler  |  March 8, 2009 at 2:02 pm

    Hi Donal! I made your < HREF="http://www.tinnedtomatoes.com/2009/03/cupcakes-and-climbing.html" REL="nofollow">cupcakes<>. Mine turned out huge, but they tasted really good! I need to buy an icing bag and nozzles, so I can ice them with a bit more finesse next time πŸ™‚

  • 23. Anonymous  |  March 21, 2009 at 7:51 pm

    hey waz up yalli just love my oreo’s

  • 24. David Picksley  |  April 2, 2009 at 3:46 pm

    I tried the recipe, the cupcakes were perfect. Very nice πŸ˜€However my icing didnt work out quite right, It didnt set and it was alot darker than it is in your pictures.However they’re still great to eat :]

  • 25. Anonymous  |  April 28, 2009 at 2:03 pm


    I am not a first time baker, but i am still new in this.. I have never tried to make cup cakes – but! – when I saw yours I just have to try it very soon! πŸ™‚

    I just have one question – you mention that if I leave out the cocoa and chocolate chips it becomes a regular plain cupcake.. Does this mean that i can put anything in, like bananas or blueberries etc.?

    Tanja from denmark.. πŸ™‚

  • 26. Heidi  |  June 14, 2009 at 4:02 am

    Those look amazing and fun to make. I'm going to get my kids to crushing Oreos so I can make these cupcakes.

  • 27. khaty  |  June 29, 2009 at 7:13 am

    i like u,ure cute (: hehe, anyway… Loveeeee ur aunt's receipe!

  • 28. Lou  |  July 4, 2009 at 11:28 am

    Wow, Oreo heaven! If I bake these they'll be gone before I even leave the kitchen!

  • 29. Kate  |  October 2, 2009 at 3:57 pm

    OMG I HAVE to make these. Just found your blog, looking foward to looking around!!

  • 30. Tara Nelson  |  October 29, 2009 at 9:22 am

    Yum yum yum!

    These look super! I am definitely going to have a go making them!

    Love your blog, and really excellent photography!



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