Chocolate Cupcakes with Oreo Buttercream

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Chocolate Cupcakes with Oreo Buttercream Frosting are the ultimate Oreo desserts! The cupcake is so light and fluffy, and the Oreo buttercream tops is off to perfection!

Chocolate Cupcakes with a creamy OREO Buttercream frosting.

These Chocolate Cupcakes with a creamy and addictive Oreo Buttercream frosting are the ultimate dessert for Oreo lovers alike! The cake is so soft, light and moist and the buttercream frosting on top sets this dessert over the bar! I don’t think there is any dessert you could name that couldn’t be improved by an Oreo, and this cupcake is no exception.

Chocolate + Oreos = a match made in heaven. Seriously, I’m convinced. And the two combined into one delicious dessert? You might as well start writing your farewell letters to your diet. I’m serious, you’ll want to eat the entire bowl of Oreo Buttercream frosting before those poor cupcakes even have a chance to be frosted! 😉

Chocolate Cupcakes with a creamy OREO Buttercream frosting.

This cupcake recipe is SO easy and simple to make. I know that sometimes making anything from scratch can feel intimidating, and if that’s how you feel, then you can always use a chocolate cake mix and it will still work just as nicely.

Whether or not you decide to go that route, you can also play around with the different cake flavors too. Not feeling chocolate cupcakes? You could swap it out for a yellow or white cake mix. A strawberry cake paired with the Oreo buttercream would also give you a chocolate-dipped strawberry flavor combination. Talk about HEAVEN!

These cupcakes are the perfect treat to make for any family gathering, birthday party or just as a “treating myself” dessert! No matter where you serve them, know there won’t be one cupcake left! (Yes, even if you make them just for you 😉


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Chocolate Cupcakes with Oreo Buttercream

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 22 minutes
Servings 30
Author Holly


  • Hershey's 'Perfectly Chocolate' Cupcakes:
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup cocoa
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 cup salted butter room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 4 Tablespoons milk or heavy cream
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 16 Oreos crushed


    Heat oven to 350 degrees. Line 30 muffin cups with paper baking cups, set aside. Stir together sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a large bowl. Add eggs, milk, oil and vanilla; beat on medium speed for 2 minutes. Stir in boiling water (batter will be thin) Fill cups 2/3 full with batter. Bake 20-22 minutes, or until tooth-pick inserted comes out clean. Cool cupcakes completely before frosting.
    In a large bowl cream butter, vanilla and milk(or cream). Slowly add in powdered sugar until creamy and fluffy. Fold in crushed Oreos until combined. Frost cupcakes and enjoy!



Chocolate Cupcakes with a creamy OREO Buttercream frosting.

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23 thoughts on “Chocolate Cupcakes with Oreo Buttercream

  1. So, that cake recipe is my ALL TIME favorite, go-to chocolate cake. It is absolutely perfect. Now, the frosting looks AH-MA-ZING! I will have to try it as soon as the move is over (((sigh)))

  2. Oreo buttercream was amazing! My husband wanted a variation of these from our local bakery, I used your recipe instead. So good! I couldn’t keep him out of the frosting. Thanks!

  3. I made these back in July for my boss and everyone loved them. I’ve gotten requests around everyone’s birthday to make these. Thank you for an amazing recipe!!!

  4. 5 stars
    I loved this cake and icing. The cake batter brought back memories of when my mom would make a cake and let us lick the bowl. yummy Thank you so much

  5. Is it ok to use UNsalted butter instead? I see alot of frosting recipes that call for unsalted butter?? Thanks can’t wait to try them.

  6. 5 stars
    Hi Holly!

    I made these for my son’s graduation party and there were none left..
    Now I’m making them for our first day of school party. they are SO GOOD!

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