I hope you like Oreos because yes that it is a whole Oreo baked into the bottom of a malty, chocolatey cupcake topped with a delicious, creamy vanilla Oreo frosting and...Oh yes another whole Oreo!

Not for the faint hearted, this cupcake is the ultimate indulgence, and if you aren't actually an Oreo fan (say whuuuut) think of it as a cookies 'n' cream cupcake (shh, it tastes the same!)

makes 12 cupcakes

125g caster sugar
85g self-raising flour
25g malt drinking powder (I used Horlicks)
15g cocoa powder
1/4 tsp. bicarb of soda
pinch of salt
2 large free-range eggs
135g unsalted butter
1 & 1/2 tbsp. whole milk
1/4 tsp. vanilla extract
2 & 1/2 packs of Oreos


200g unsalted butter
450g icing sugar
2 tbsp. whole milk
1/4 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 pack of Oreos, crushed!


  1. Preheat the oven to 170C and line a 12 hole muffin tray with cupcake cases.
  2. Using the all in one method, sift the self-raising flour, malt drinking powder, cocoa powder, caster sugar, bicarbonate of soda and salt into a mixing bowl. 
  3. Add the butter and eggs and mix together on a high speed for a few minutes until all the ingredients have come together to create a smooth mixture.
  4. Continue mixing on a low speed and pour the milk and vanilla extract into your mixing bowl, then mix on a high speed for 30 seconds or so, the cupcake mixture is now ready.
  5. Before spooning the mixture into the cupcake cases, place a whole Oreo cookie in the bottom of each cupcake case. 
  6. Spoon the mixture on top of the Oreos, about 3/4 full, then place in the oven for 22 minutes.
  7. Once the cupcakes are baked place on a wire cooling rack. Whilst your cupcakes are cooling you can create the Oreo buttercream.
  8. Place the butter into a mixing bowl and mix on a high speed for about 4 minutes, the butter should be soft and fluffy.
  9. Add half the icing sugar and mix until combined, start slowly and then increase to a high speed.
  10. Add in the rest of the icing sugar, once combined pour in 1-2 tbsp. of milk to loosen the mixture. 
  11. Now for the Oreo element! Either in a blender or using a zip lock bag and a rolling pin crush the Oreos until they are finely crumbed.
  12. Pour into the buttercream and mix on a low speed until fully combined.
  13. Pipe onto your cupcakes, place an Oreo on top of each and enjoy!
I earnt serious brownie Oreo points creating these; my boyfriend, brother, colleagues, friends all loved them so I hope your nearest and dearest do too! As always if you do create these I would love, love, love you to share your pictures with me on Instagram or Twitter.

Is there anything you would like a recipe for? Would you like your favourite biscuit/chocolate/fruit etc. turning into a delicious treat? Leave any requests below and I will try my best to create something scrumptious!


  1. oh wow. they look so super yummy. i will surely try to make them myself.


  2. Honestly sat drooling right now! ;) These are so amazing. I'd love to give them a go but I bet they wouldn't look half as cute as this! :)

    Alice | Whiskey Jars Blog

  3. This sounds like such a lovely recipe and these look and sound so delicious! Will definitely be saving this to attempt to recreate it it but I already know by presentation skills won't be anywhere near this standard haha :) x
    Charlotte's Road

  4. These cupcakes are very very very bad for my diet but look so yummy! Totally trying this out!

    Anika | anikamay.co.uk

  5. These look like my idea of heaven! x

    Kate Louise Blogs

  6. I think I need to go and have my lunch after reading this! Love the sound of it. Have you tried baking Oreo brownies? I used this Lorraine Pascale recipe and added Oreos and chocolate chips the last time I made them xx


  7. My mouth is actually watering looking at these. I need to get the ingredients ASAP! xo


  8. I have made these before using a similar recipe from Cupcake Gemma and I love them! You made them look so pretty!


  9. Oh my god.. these just look so good! Thank you for sharing. You seem really lovely too and your blog is great, let me know if you would like to follow each other and stay in touch! x


  10. Oh, my lord! This looks incredible, I am so doing this

    Anything & Everything | Bloglovin'

  11. This looks insane! I need an Oreo cupcake in my life ASAP!

    Amber | y a c h t s m a a n

  12. Oh my gosh, these look incredible! I definitely need to give these a whirl this weekend. Have also just followed, love your blog! <3

    //teandtwosugars.blogspot.com xx

  13. Ooh these look amazing! And I'm so glad the recipe is in english weights instead of cups haha!
    xo April | April Everyday

  14. Oh my! These cupcakes look amazing! And I love Oreos (who doesn't?!). I need to make these soon. They look so good.


  15. These look so good - my god! Gorgeous photos as well xo

    Emily | emsalice.com

  16. Oh my gosh these look SO GOOD! What a fab recipe, I can't get enough of oreos!

    Jasmin Charlotte

  17. Oh wow these cupcakes look truly delicious! It's such a great idea to put an Oreo at the bottom! Will have to try this recipe, thanks for sharing <3
    FloralsAndCoralsx//Our Blog

  18. Oh my gosh these look amazing! I'm going to have to try this recipe! :P


  19. omggg these look amazing !! i need to give these a try


  20. So happy I discovered your blog Lizzie, it's an absolute beaut, and these oreo cupcakes just look dreamy!!


  21. Oh My! These look amazing! I am definitely trying out the recipe this weekend! :)

    -Leta | The Nerdy Me

  22. This looks sinfully good!


    Tamara - LoveofMode.com

  23. These look soooo yummy <3 and actually don't sound all that complicated - maybe even I'd be able to give this a go :) I've been wanting to get into baking

    Jasmine xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty | US & Sephora Giveaway

  24. omg. These look incredible!! Way too tempting!


  25. Love this recipe, I'm such a huge oreos fan, this looks amazing!!!


  26. Being a big fan of Oreo, this looks really delicious! Saving this recipe for the next event (a birthday). Did you keep track of the prep/cook time for this just for planning?

    Ron | Nearby Wanderer

    1. Hey, the prep/cook time is 15/20 mins, they don't take long at all! :)

      Hope you do make them, be sure to share a picture x

  27. How crazy delicious do these look! I need to try! x


  28. I am an Oreo fanatic! Definitely going to have to try this recipe out. :) Beautiful photos as well xx

  29. This recipe is calling my name, I am such a fan of Oreos! xx Adaleta Avdic

  30. GURLLLLLLL these cupcakes look SO dreamy! Definitely going to try these out!

    Hayley xo

  31. Oh god these look amazing. Your photogrpahy is gorgeous too I love the way you photograph your cooking! Amazing!
    L x

  32. These look wonderful! I've made Oreo cupcakes quite a few times but I've never tried piping the icing before, it's definitely something I'd like to try next time!

    Carolyn x
    Faithfully Carolyn

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