Mint Oreo Cupcakes

Mint Oreo Cupcake

Oreos are one of my total guilty pleasures.  A good movie, a big blanket, a sleeve of Oreos and a glass of cold milk is a perfect night to me.  These Mint Oreo Cupcakes are delicious!  Chocolate cake with a hidden Oreo baked into the bottom, fluffy-minty-cream cheesy-Oreo-frosting and an Oreo on top!

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Mint Oreo Cupcake Recipe

The Story:

My parents feel old because they can remember when going to the movies cost less than 2 bucks.  I feel old because I remember a time when Oreos only came in one flavor.

Mint Oreo Cupcakes

Mint Oreo Cupcakes


Chocolate Cake with Oreo Bottoms:
20-24 Mint Oreos
1 box Devil's Food Cake Mix
3 eggs
1/2 C. oil
1 C. buttermilk
1/2 C. sour cream
2 tsp. vanilla extract
Mint Oreo Frosting:
1/2 C. butter, softened
8 oz. cream cheese
1 1/2 tsp. peppermint extract
1 Tbsp. milk
3-4 C. powdered sugar
green food dye
6 Mint Oreos, finely crushed*
Extra Oreos for decoration
*NOTE: You can crush your Oreos whole (with the filling) in a food processor or take out the filling and crush just the chocolate cookies in a plastic bag with a rolling pin. If I do it the second way, I like to put the crushed cookies through ha sifter and only use what falls through. I only use the small pieces because I don't want to clog my piping tip.


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line pans with cupcake liners.
2. Place an oreo on the bottom of each cupcake liner. (You can twist the oreos and remove one of the chocolate "cookies" if you want. Just place the Oreo cream side up in the pans. You can use the Oreo cookie you removed for either decoration at the end or to crush and make your frosting!
3. Sift cake mix into a small bowl and set aside.
4. In a large bowl, combine eggs, oil, buttermilk, sour cream and vanilla extract until smooth.
5. Stir in cake mix.
6. Fill cupcake liners 3/4 full and bake for 15-20 minute or until an inserted knife comes out clean. Make sure to not bake your cupcakes on the bottom rack or else it might burn the Oreos on the bottom. If you're afraid of burning them, you can always chop up the Oreos and fold them into the batter instead of leaving them whole on the bottom on the liners.
7. Let cool.
8. Mint Oreo Frosting: Beat butter and cream cheese for 2 minutes. Add peppermint extract, milk and slowly add in powdered sugar until you reach your desired consistency. Add green dye one drop at a time until you like the color. Stir in your crushed Oreos, but don't over mix or else it will start to turn the frosting grey.
9. Pipe onto cooled cupcakes and top with extra Mint Oreos for decoration!

These gorgeous grease proof liners are from Sweets & Treats

Mint Oreo Cupcakes

PS: did you see my Mint Brownies from last week?

Mint Brownie Recipe

17 thoughts on “Mint Oreo Cupcakes

  1. 1
    Annie Arthur says:

    These look delicious. I want to make them this week. Do you thinnk I could substitute the Oreos with Girl Scout Thin Mints?

  2. 2
    Anja says:

    I’ve just made them and their delicious. But my cream cheese frosting always turns a little too runny. Do you refrigerate it before piping? Ór it might be fall of cream cheese i use (not Philadelphia)?

  3. 3
    Mandy says:

    Looks yummy! How many cupcakes does this make? 24? Thanks!

  4. 4
    Danielle Kenyon says:

    I made these to take to work today, but changed things up a little. I did a “Black and Tan” cupcake with chocolate and yellow cake side by side in the cup. Then used plain buttercream with Andes mint pieces on top. They were a hit!!!

  5. 5
    kathy says:

    I made these cupcakes for work yesterday. The workers said they were “crazy good”. I am diabetic so could not taste them but people had two of them. I then sent a dozen to work with my husband and that plate came home empty also. They looked and smelled amazing. I want to try it with PB oreos and PB icing!

  6. 6

    Gorgeous! Any chance you’ll share which piping tip number you7 used for this? Thanks!

  7. 7
    Adriana Miranda says:

    My covers are not consistent, what should I do?? I am Brazilian and I love your recipes. Kisses!

  8. 8
    Muskan says:

    OMG! THAT LOOKS SO GOOD AND TASTES GOOD! Me and my cousins made it and yumm… Thanks for the recipe, please make more!

  9. 9
    Julie says:

    Mmmm, so making this! I was wondering if i could put the oreo in the middle or does it have to be on the bottom?

  10. 10
    Amanda says:

    Do these need to be refrigerated over night?

  11. 11
    Eunice says:

    Did you use a closed or open star tip to pipe your frosting? Thanks!

  12. 12
    Hannah says:

    These were absolutely delicious and very easy to make!! Do you by any chance have the nutritional information for this recipe?

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