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This recipe is classed as easy

Rating 3.29 / 5 (2034 votes)

Prep time:
30 min, plus cooling
Cook time:
25 min
Makes 11 large cupcakes

Lucy Lovell’s chocolate cupcakes have half an Oreo hidden in the bottom, and more stirred into the cream cheese frosting on top


1. For the cupcakes: preheat oven to 180C/160 fan/gas 4. Line a muffin tin with 11 paper muffin cases. Separate the Oreos and place half into the bottom of each case, with any cream filling facing upwards.

2. Cream together the softened butter and caster sugar, along with the vanilla extract, until pale and fluffy.

3. Sift in the flour and cocoa powder. Add the two beaten eggs and mix well, taking care to stop once all of the dry ingredients are incorporated. Add the milk and beat briefly to combine.

4. Divide the mixture evenly between the cupcake cases. Bake for 22-25 minutes.

5. For the frosting: place the six large Oreos into a food processor and whizz into crumbs. Alternatively, place the cookies into a plastic food bag and smash with a rolling pin. Set aside.

6. Rub the softened butter into the icing sugar using the back of a wooden spoon. Do the same with the cream cheese.

7. Once the icing sugar has been incorporated, whisk with an electric mixer until light and fluffy.

8. Gently fold the Oreo crumbs into the frosting, being careful not to over mix. If the frosting is a little runny at this stage, place in the fridge to chill for 15 minutes.

9. To decorate: cover each cupcake with the frosting and finish with a mini Oreo.

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For the cupcakes

  • 6 Oreo biscuits
  • 115 g unsalted butter, softened
  • 115 g caster sugar
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 100 g self-raising flour
  • 20 g cocoa powder
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 1 tsp milk

For the frosting

  • 50 g butter, softened
  • 80 g cream cheese, cold
  • 175 g icing sugar
  • 6 Oreo biscuits

To decorate

  • 11 mini Oreo biscuits

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This was an easy recipe that delivered a spectacularly tasty result - it's our new signature bake in this house! The bun was not too choc lately and had a lovely light texture - we put a full Oreo in the bottom of each bun case and we made double the recipe - it gave us 18 minis and 14 large - with almost enough buttercream for them all - we had one without - we lost some because I didn't crumb the Oreos too smoothly in the buttercream. I also only used eight biscuits in the double recipe.
They were such a hit - delicious!

OrlaD45926 OrlaD45926  Posted 20 Jun 2015 3:59 PM

Made these last and they were really easy and taste great

julie julie  Posted 24 Oct 2014 1:52 AM

Came out perfect! I used the largest star nozzle I had to do the icing, and luckily it didn't get clogged.

CharlotteG50042 CharlotteG50042  Posted 13 Jun 2014 7:24 PM

Really yummy but I don't know how they managed to use a star nozzle with this frosting as the biscuits crumbs just get clogged in the end and block it.

Easy to make and went down a treat with my 4 year old Smile Would put a whole Oreo in the bottom next time rather than splitting them, and halve the amount of Oreos used in the icing.

Have to say this is one of the few recipes I've come across where the frosting quantity is accurate to the amount of cakes to decorate without a massive amount of waste.

Zebramolli Zebramolli Posted 02 Sep 2013 4:16 PM

so easy and super tasty and the oreo on the bottom looks great when you take the cake out of its case

fayP40294 fayP40294 Posted 29 May 2013 9:40 AM