The Best Oreo Cupcakes | Lipsticks & Biscuits

I am so excited to show you these, they might be the best cupcakes I’ve ever made (!).  Presenting, the best oreo cupcakes…


How amazing do they look? Although my piping could have been prettier – I couldn’t find any nozzles! – the half oreo on top definitely makes up for it.

With a rich chocolate sponge with an oreo actually inside, topped with a crushed oreo buttercream, these are seriously delicious.


This recipe makes 12 rather on the large side cupcakes – and let me warn you, these can be quite rich. Definitely more of a dessert than a sneaky treat!

So if you want to try out these bad boys, make sure you let me know how it goes, and if you like tweet me a picture!



85g plain flour

25g horlicks or ovaltine powder (adds a richer flavour!)

15g cocoa powder

1/4tsp bicarbonate of soda

pinch of salt

125g caster or light brown sugar

130g softened unsalted butter

2 eggs

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

1-2 tbsp milk

1 packet oreos


200g unsalted butter

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

450g icing sugar

3tbsp milk

1 packet oreos



  1. The easiest way to do this is to chuck everything into a food processor, however if, like me, you are a bit of an organisational neat freak there is a more routine method you can use. I like to combine all of the dry ingredients – flour, ovaltine powder, cocoa powder, bicarb, sugar and salt – and then add the butter and mix with an electric whisk until smooth and creamy.
  2. Next, add in the eggs, milk and vanilla, and whisk until fully combined.
  3. Now is the exciting part! Place an oreo in the bottom of each of your cupcake cases, and then spoon the mixture on top, aiming to fill at least two thirds of the case. Then bake at 180°C for 18-20 minutes until well risen.
  4. While the cupcakes cool, it’s time to make the buttercream icing. This is a basic vanilla buttercream – so just combine the icing sugar, butter, milk and vanilla with a mixer until smooth and fluffy. To make this an oreo buttercream, add in half a packet of crushed or blitzed oreos. This makes the icing taste almost like oreo ice cream – amazing!
  5. To decorate, pipe the cupcakes with the buttercream using a piping bag and a nozzle of your choice, or if you’re not that fancy, you can just use a spoon! Then carefully use a knife to try and chop the remaining oreos in half. It’s quite tricky to do it without breaking them, but they look great popped on top.

And that’s it! This is a really easy but very impressive recipe that’s definitely a crowd pleaser. Hope you enjoy!

Amy x


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