Oreo Red Velvet Cupcakes

Red Velvet Oreo Cupcake Recipe

With this Valentine’s Day recipe comes another dating story…

The Story:

It was a lunch date.

I thought it would be great! Low stress, great food, I was already on campus so it would be easy to meet up, and plus I’m not too much of a night owl.  But boy was I wrong.  According to my friends the “lunch date” is a bad sign.

“Ouch.  A lunch date?” -Friend #1

“Uh-oh.” -Friend #2

“Those never go well.” -Friend #3

I would like to say I proved them all wrong, but I didn’t.  It was terrible.

I’ll be honest, I’m an awkward first date–I say all the wrong things, I turn red, I get really quiet and the food is always against me! I ordered pesto pasta thinking that it would be manageable bow-tie noodles easy to get in my mouth without green sauce all over my face and shirt.  Nope.  This pesto pasta had the longest noodles I had ever seen.  Did I think to cut them?  No.  That would be much too intelligent.  My IQ drops about 50 points on a first date, so I didn’t think of that.  I just starred at the plate when it was served in front of me.  He must have thought I was watching a horror movie because I looked terrified.

Between me, the noodles and his obvious disdain for me there was no second date.

Now I know to avoid the dreaded “lunch date.”

Oreo Red Velvet Cupcakes

Yield: 20-24 cupcakes

Oreo Red Velvet Cupcakes


Red Velvet Cake:
1 box red velvet cake mix
3 eggs
1/2 C. oil
1 C. sour cream
1/2 C. buttermilk or milk
2 tsp. vanilla extract
24 Oreos
Oreo Buttercream:
10 Oreos, twist and scrape off (or eat) the cream filling
1/2 C. butter, softened
8 oz. cream cheese
2 tsp. vanilla extract
3-4 C. powdered sugar
Extra Oreos for decoration


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line pans with cupcake lines.
2. Sift cake mix into a small bowl and set aside.
3. In a large bowl, combine eggs, oil, sour cream, buttermilk and vanilla extract until smooth.
4. Stir in cake mix.
5. Take your Oreos and place one at the bottom of each cupcake liner. (If you are afraid your oven will get to hot on the bottom you can always chop them up and fold them into the batter!)
6. Scoop batter over each Oreo to fill the liners about 3/4 full.
7. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until an inserted knife comes out clean.
8. Let cool.
9. Oreo Frosting: Take your Oreo cookies (just the chocolate pieces and not the filling) and crush in a plastic bag using a rolling pin. If you have a food processor that works the best! Sift your finely crushed Oreos to remove any lumps, because if you use a piping bag any big cookie pieces will clog it. In a stand mixer, beat butter and cream cheese. Add vanilla extract and slowly add powdered sugar until you reach your desired consistency. Fold in crushed Oreos. Don't stir too much or the frosting will turn a gross (yet delicious) grey color.
9. Pipe onto cooled cupcakes and top with extra Oreos.

Anything with an Oreo on top is a winner

Oreo Red Velvet Cupcakes

Cupcake scoop!

red velvet cupcakes

Well hello there surprise Oreo!

Oreo Red Velvet Cupcake

Oreos really are the best. They make every day better.

Red Velvet Oreo Cupcakes

Get your Valentine’s started off right with these Oreo Red Velvet Cupcakes!

30 thoughts on “Oreo Red Velvet Cupcakes

  1. 1
    Daphne says:

    How did the devil’s food cake get red?

  2. 2
    Barbara says:

    Do you need to add red dye??

  3. 3
    Michelle says:

    Your dating stories blow my mind. I can’t understand these dumb guys! You’re gorgeous, obviously talented and smart… you should be so confident going into a date! And if none of these guys are smart enough to look past the first impressions of a shy girl, you don’t need them anyways! 🙂 P.S. Thanks for the direction to your page about the camera lens from yesterday, I’ve been thinking for the past month that that lens will be my next purchase!

    • 3.1

      The boys aren’t dumb… we’re just all a little stupid at this point in our lives 🙂 And yes, the lens is only $100 and absolutely worth it! I take bridals, engagements and head shots with it all the time, so it’s for more than just food.

  4. 4
    Deanna Webster says:

    Just so you know since the first of the year when I have printed out your new recipes that you have done there is a huge white space under the picture before the recipe starts. I tell you this because I used to be able to print out your recipes on one page but with this huge white space it makes it 2 pages long I don’t know if it can be fixed or not I just thought I would let you know.

  5. 5
    Jessica says:

    Is it necessay to scrape the Oreo filling out for the frosting? If you crush them in the food processor, it’s pretty powdery. Maybe just cut back on the powdered sugar a little to balance the extra sweetness?

    • 5.1

      Correct! You don’t have to scrape out the inside if you use a food processor, but for the people like me who don’t have a food processor the cream will sort of make the crushing process more difficult.

  6. 6
    Barkah says:

    So beautifull and i love it..yummy…

  7. 7
    adrianne baeza says:

    Hi.so I so wanted to make these when I saw them. Delicious. But I put a whole stick of butter in the cream cheese. :-(. I was cooking dinner at the same time. Will that ruin my frosting?. I had already iced them when I realized what I did..lol. my kids seem to like it.. thanks for posting such great recipes!

  8. 8
    Elizabeth says:

    These were the first cupcakes that i tried from your website. They tasted great and looked fantastic. My daughter liked them better cold but my husband and I liked them better after sitting out for about an hour. My son loved them either way. I’m trying just plain vanilla with chocolate icing next. Thank you so much for this site. It motivated me to make my daughter’s favorite dessert versus buying them.

  9. 9
    yailen says:

    The Oreo red velvet receipe calls for chocolate cake-is that a misprint?

  10. 10
    Christina says:

    can I use a box of Oreo crumbs instead making my own from Oreo cookies?

  11. 11
    Jenny says:

    Made these for work on Valentine’s. So easy to bake and incredibly delicious! Loved the look on everyone’s face when they discovered the cookie on the bottom.

  12. 12
    Stacie says:

    Hi there,

    The boxes of red velvet cake mix I’ve found usually say the yield is only 12 cupcakes. In this case would we need two boxes? How many grams are the boxes you use?



  13. 13
    Paloma Ramos says:

    Best frosting I’ve ever tasted! Honestly, by far, the yummiest topping everrr!! 😀 Thanks for posting it! Love it!

  14. 14

    I cannot believe people do not like red velvet cake! I would love to try these with the added oreos for a different take on your standard cupcake 🙂

  15. 15
    Jasmine says:

    So red food colouring is not needed?

  16. 16
    Carolyn says:

    I’ve made this a handful of times and it’s a huge hit every single time. I call them mind blowing cupcakes. The Oreo surprise at the bottom gets them every time and somehow they don’t get mushy which is great. Thank you!!

  17. 17
    Steph says:

    Just tried your oreo cupcakes! It’s on my blog! Thank you for the recipe, it was delicious!!!

  18. 18
    Jerome says:


    This looks delicious! But how much is one box of red velvet cake mix, and do you have a recipe for that? 🙂

  19. 19
    Tam says:

    your recipes are really good and easy to make! I just wonder from all your recipes what is the “best seller”? 🙂

  20. 20
    Amy says:

    What are the Nutrition Facts for these Oreo Red Velvet Cupcakes?

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