Oreo Funfetti Cupcakes

close-up photo of a plate of Oreo Funfetti Cupcakes
To celebrate Oreo’s 100th birthday this year, a limited edition birthday cake Oreo was released. They are basically regular Oreos except that the cream layer has sprinkles inside. Very festive and reminds me of funfetti. One side of the cookie says “Oreo 100” and the other side is the regular pattern we are used to.
photo of a package of birthday cake oreos
I was trying to locate these limited edition Oreos for the longest time. Finally, a tweet from captaincrabapple alerted me that they were in stock at a CVS near me and on sale. So after a few months of searching, I finally had a box. Yay!
photo of two oreosclose-up photo of a birthday oreo
After downing a couple, my mind started churning to think of recipe ideas. The most obvious was cupcakes.
photo of three cupcakes on a plate
I’ve made a few version of oreo cupcakes before: Oreo chocolate cupcakes with cookies and cream frosting, cookies and cream cupcakes with cookies and cream frosting. This time I made a funfetti and cookies and cream batter, to match the birthday Oreos, and of course the delicious cookies and cream whipped cream frosting I love using for my Oreo cupcakes.photo of a cupcake sliced in half to show the layers inside

These came out quite nice. The funfetti and cookies and cream was a nice combination. For good measure, I also stuck an oreo at the bottom of each cupcake. As a personal preference, the chocolate version is probably still my favorite but I enjoyed this one too.
photo of three cupcakes

Oreo Funfetti Cupcakes

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 24 cupcakes

These funfetti cupcakes are made with special edition Oreos and topped with cookies and cream frosting.

Ingredients:

For Cupcakes

  • 1 1/2 cups self-rising flour
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 large eggs at room temperature
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup of sprinkles
  • 1 cup crushed Oreos
  • 24 whole oreo cookies
  • For frosting:
  • 2 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 3 1/2 tbsp sugar
  • 6 Oreo cookies finely crushed in food processor
  • 24 Oreos for the top of each cupcake

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line 2 (1/2 cup-12 capacity) muffin tins with cupcake papers. Place a whole oreo at the bottom of each cupcake.

  2. In a small bowl, combine the flours. In a large bowl cream the butter and sugar until fluffy. Beat in the eggs and vanilla. Add half of the flour mixture and half of the milk and mix. Add in remaining flour and milk and mix until batter is smooth.

  3. Add in sprinkles and crushed oreos and mix into batter. Carefully spoon the batter into the cupcake liners, filling them about 3/4 full. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until tops are golden and a cake tester inserted into the center of the cupcake comes out clean. Cool cupcakes before frosting.

  4. While cupcakes cool, make the frosting. For the frosting, in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, combine the heavy cream and sugar. Beat on medium-high speed until the whipped cream holds stiff peaks. 

  5. Crush 6 oreo cookies in a food processor (if you don’t own one, you should finely crush the oreos into small crumbs or else the cookies will get stuck in the piping bag or piping tip). Gently fold in the cookie crumbs with a spatula. Frost as desired (I used the Wilton 1M tip). Then top each cupcake with an oreo cookie.
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10 comments on “Oreo Funfetti Cupcakes”

  1. Oreo + Anything = LOVE

    I’ve got to try this! =D

  2. These are TOO cute!

  3. Fun and looks Delish!

  4. I love what you did with them! 😀 They look perfect for any festive occasion, I bet kids would love these. And haha did you like these oreos? Were they too sweet for you? (because I definitely thought they were too sweet).

    • They were on the sweet side. Honestly, I love crushing oreos in desserts but I’m not a big fan of just eating Oreo cookies by themselves. I always find them a little too sweet. I don’t know why crushing a billion into my desserts isn’t too sweet though. Heh.

  5. Yay! So going to try, except with a funfetti cake mix! Thanks!!

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