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Chocolate Oreo Cupcakes

Chocolate Oreo Cupcakes
Summer is all about hanging out with good friends, sipping a refreshing drink, and listening to you favorite summer playlist. I’m a big country music fan and the song “Pontoon” by Little Big Town pretty much sums up our summers here in Wisconsin. Summer is my favorite time of year and you know what else is my favorite, these Chocolate Oreo Cupcakes drizzled with Nutella!

If you follow me on Instagram (and if you don’t you should!), I posted a bowl of the Oreo frosting. This Oreo frosting is seriously the most delicious, amazing, and the BEST. FROSTING. EVER. Just the frosting alone on top of these cupcakes are enough to make them one of my favorites!

 Step-by-step on how to make these delicious Chocolate Oreo Cupcakes:

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 Here is what you will need to make these cupcakes:

  • A non-stick muffin pan, because in this recipe I don’t use cupcake liners!
  • Large mixing bowls, like these colorful ones.
  • A cookie scoop to fill the muffins tins and to scoop the delicious frosting on top of the cupcakes {which is the easiest way to frost a cupcake}!
  • And one storage baggie or a piping bag for the Nutella drizzle.

Chocolate Oreo Cupcakes

Yield: 12 Cupcakes

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 18-20 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

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Chocolate Cupcakes:

  • 3/4 cups all-purpose flour (make sure to properly measure the flour!)
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup sour cream

Oreo Frosting:

  • 1 (2 sticks) cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons vanilla extract
  • 1 Tablespoon milk
  • 2 1/2 (about 18 whole Oreos) cups crushed Oreos
  • 1/2 cup Nutella
  • 24 (12 whole Oreos cut in half) half Oreo cookies


Preheat oven to 350F degrees. Line (1) muffin tin with 12 cupcake liners. Set aside.

In a medium bowl, mix flour, unsweetened cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside.

In a large bowl, using an electric or stand mixer  on medium speed, beat eggs and sugar for about 2 minutes, or until light and creamy. Add the butter and vanilla extract and beat on low speed for about 1 minute, or until well blended. Beat in the dry ingredients on low speed until blended. DO NOT OVER MIX! Add the sour cream and beat until smooth.

Fill each cupcake liner about 3/4 the way full with cupcake batter. Bake 18 to 20 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Allow cupcakes to cool before frosting.

To make the Oreo Buttercream Frosting:

Mix softened butter on medium speed with an electric or stand mixer. Beat for 30 seconds until smooth and creamy. Add powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla extract. Increase to high-speed and beat for 3 minutes.

Place about 18 whole Oreos into a storage baggie, and using a rolling pin to crush Oreos. Fold in chopped Oreos into vanilla frosting.

Frost cooled cupcakes by using a cookie scoop or knife. Place Nutella into a storage baggie with a small hole cut at one end or piping bag to drizzle on top of cupcakes. Cut 12 whole Oreos in half, and place one half on each cupcake. Enjoy!

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And next, try these classic Chocolate Cupcakes with Milk Chocolate Buttercream Frosting!

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20 Responses to “Chocolate Oreo Cupcakes”

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  2. Colleen (Souffle Bombay) — July 30, 2014 at 8:53 pm

    Yes…YES….YES!!! I need these in my life!

  3. Melissa from — July 28, 2014 at 5:54 am

    I can eat oreos all day, everyday!!! love, love, love!

  4. Kellie @ The Suburban Soapbox — July 24, 2014 at 9:07 pm

    I think I just gained five pounds looking at this post. Holy YUM!!!

  5. Julie — July 24, 2014 at 4:52 pm

    Oreos + Nutella? Yes, please!!

  6. Susan — July 24, 2014 at 3:52 pm

    That frosting! Oh that’d be so dangerous. Absolutely one of those things where the frosting would be licked off first.

  7. Angela {Mind Over Batter} — July 24, 2014 at 1:51 pm

    Stop… STOP! Oreos are my crack! I will elbow a kid in the eye to get to these cupcakes! OK… That was wrong, but… Oreos are my crack, remember?

  8. Rebecca {foodie with family} — July 24, 2014 at 8:53 am

    Holy wah! This is one serious cupcake!

  9. Meseidy — July 24, 2014 at 8:29 am

    Dude! You put oreos in cupcakes…Mmmm, nuff said! 😀

  10. valmg @ From Val's Kitchen — July 24, 2014 at 6:30 am

    I love Oreos! I might have a problem, if I made that frosting it’d probably never make it to the cupcake.

  11. Julianne @ Beyond Frosting — July 24, 2014 at 12:31 am

    Nutella and Oreos? Yes!!

  12. Lauren Kelly Nutrition — July 23, 2014 at 8:04 pm

    These pictures are making me STARVING! These look delicious!

  13. Mary Frances — July 23, 2014 at 4:42 pm

    Oh my lanta, this cupcake looks decadent! Oreos, chocolate cake, and that frosting? Show stopper for sure! Pinned!

  14. Ashley @ Wishes & Dishes — July 23, 2014 at 2:41 pm

    I want to dive into that Oreo frosting face first! LOL These cupcakes are pure heaven in a cupcake!!

  15. Brenda@SugarFreeMom — July 23, 2014 at 12:57 pm


  16. Angie | Big Bear's Wife — July 23, 2014 at 12:07 pm

    How pretty, those look so good! I love the drizzle on top!

  17. Beth @ bethcakes — July 23, 2014 at 10:58 am

    I am so obsessed with Oreos and I love that you drizzled these cupcakes with Nutella! Yum! what a great combination. And don’t even get me started on that frosting. <3 Pinned!

  18. Amanda @The Kitcheneer — July 23, 2014 at 10:27 am

    I don’t know how you do it, but everything I see on your blog is something I think I would see at a professional bakery with a long line around the corner! These cupcakes are no exception! Combining my two favorite things: Oreos and Nutella! Genius!

  19. Kathi @ Deliciously Yum! — July 23, 2014 at 10:10 am

    The frosting looks out-of-this-world-delicious, Jenn! I am not sure that it would actually make it on top of the cupcakes :). Oreos, Chocolate, Nutella – best dessert EVAH!

  20. The Food Hunter — July 23, 2014 at 10:01 am

    so cute!

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