Vanilla Oreo Cupcakes

Vanilla Oreo Cupcakes

I’ve made these Vanilla Oreo Cupcakes sooo many times but I’ve never shared the recipe as I thought there would be lots of other similar recipes online. After having a look I noticed that the majority of Oreo cupcake recipes use a chocolate sponge. I’ve always made them with vanilla, I’m not sure why but this is the way I like them! It also makes this recipe super adaptable to the other Oreo flavours like mint, strawberry cheesecake, or peanut butter, as vanilla goes with pretty much everything! Hidden at the bottom of the cupcake is an Oreo biscuit that’s baked into them, then they’re topped with Oreo buttercream and another Oreo biscuit on top. They’re basically Oreo heaven!

How to make Vanilla Oreo Cupcakes…


To make the sponge I started by creaming together the butter and sugar, then I whisked in the eggs and vanilla extract.

Then I added the self raising flour and whisked until smooth.

I placed an oreo into each cupcake case, then added the batter on top.

They baked for 25 minutes until golden.

I mixed up a buttercream using butter, icing sugar and vanilla extract. Then I stirred in oreo crumbs.

Vanilla Oreo Cupcakes

I piped it onto the cupcakes, then added an Oreo biscuit on top.

Vanilla Oreo Cupcakes

The Oreo fan in your life will absolutely love these Vanilla Oreo Cupcakes!

Recommended equipment & ingredients*

Cupcake tin Electric hand mixer Piping bags
White cupcake cases Wilton 2D Piping nozzle Oreos

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Vanilla Oreo Cupcakes

Vanilla Oreo Cupcakes

Oreos everywhere!! In the sponge, the buttercream and on top!
5 from 6 votes
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cupcake
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 12
Author: thebakingexplorer


For the sponge

  • 175 g Butter or baking spread
  • 175 g Caster sugar
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 3 Eggs large
  • 175 Self raising flour
  • 12 Oreo biscuits

For the buttercream

  • 225 g Butter or baking spread
  • 450 g Icing sugar
  • 130 g Oreo biscuits crushed

For decoration

  • 12 Oreo biscuits


  • Pre-heat your oven to 160C Fan/180C/350F/Gas Mark 4, and line a cupcake tin with cupcake cases and put an Oreo biscuit in the bottom of each cupcake case
  • To make the sponge, mix together the butter and sugar, using a silicone or wooden spoon, until smooth
  • Add the eggs and vanila extract and whisk well
  • Then whisk in the self raising flour
  • Divide the mixture between the 12 cupcake cases
  • Bake them for 20 minutes or until they are golden brown and a skewer inserted in the centre of the cupcakes comes out clean. Leave to cool completely
  • Make the buttercream by mixing together the butter and icing sugar. You can do this by hand or with an electric whisk. Once it's smooth, stir in the Oreo crumbs
  • Pipe the buttercream onto each cupcake using a piping bag fitted with a nozzle. Or spread on with a spoon. Then add an Oreo biscuit on top. The biscuits will go soft after being in contact with the buttercream for a while, so add the biscuit on top as close to serving as you can
  • Store in an airtight container in a cool place, eat leftovers within 3 days
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23 comments / Add your comment below

  1. Yum! I love that these are made with vanilla cupcakes and not chocolate. I enjoy desserts that are not overly rich. Thank you for bringing your delicious cupcakes to the party! Happy Fiesta Friday!

      1. 5 stars
        My family LOVE these cupcakes and the frosting is delicious. I am considering making them as a traybake – would you recommend? Wondering should I increase the quantities a bit for the sponge? And just bake a little longer?

        1. Hi Fiona, So glad you like it! I’ve not tried it as a traybake yet but I love that idea! What size tin are you going to be using?

  2. 5 stars
    Made these to give to someone as a present(Kept some aside for me though obviously)

    The combination of vanilla sponge and Oreo buttercream was just beautiful. One issue I had was that on the second day, the biscuit that had been sat on top in the icing had lost it’s crunch, so if you do make these, I would avoid adding the biscuits till you want to serve/eat. It also could have been down to the fact I used a fake Lidl Oreo though.

    As for the people who got them as a gift, they absolutely loved them.

    Thank you,

    1. I’m so glad you and all your lucky friends enjoyed these cupcakes! Yes that is an issue with biscuts and buttercream after a while together, sorry I should have mentioned it. I will update the recipe to include this information.

  3. Hi Kat, I only have medium eggs. Should I still use 3?

    Also – I’m wanting to make the sponges chocolate. Would I be able to swap 25g of the flour out for cocoa powder?


    1. Hi Emily, yes still use 3 eggs, and the cocoa powder swap will be fine. I would also add 2-3 tbsp milk as the batter will need extra moisture. Please let me know how it goes!

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