So maybe you’re thinking, “Annie, don’t you already have a delicious Oreo cupcake recipe on the blog?” Yes, you are correct. But I have to ask you – can you really ever have too many Oreo cupcake recipes? I didn’t think so. This version is quite different than the first Oreo cupcake recipe I posted. That version has a chocolate cake base with an Oreo whipped cream frosting. This one is a vanilla cake with lots of Oreo chunks mixed in, a light and fluffy cream cheese frosting, and a surprise half Oreo at the bottom of the cupcake.
Both versions are wonderful in their own way and I’m not sure which would win in a fight, but I do know that these are irresistible. These were another coworker birthday choice, and even though I didn’t think anything would ever top the chocolate chip cookie dough cupcakes, I think these are the new favorite for many people. Personally I loved the big chunks of Oreo throughout the cake, and the Oreo half at the bottom was hugely popular with all who tried them.
If you’re a skilled Oreo-twister, you may be better than I am at getting all of the cream filling off onto one side of the cookie. I prefer to speed up the process by using a small paring knife to slice one half off leaving the filling attached to the other side. You can use the remaining non-creamy Oreo halves for garnish if desired. Personally, I require still-sandwiched Oreos for my garnish because they look and taste better. For best results, garnish just before serving because the cookie on top will get a bit soft from the frosting (they still taste great though!)