Chocolate Cupcakes with Oreo Buttercream

Oreo Cupcakes(2)I’ve had excess free time on my hands lately, so I decided to do some baking. I’ve had my eye on this Oreo buttercream for some time, and this was the perfect time to give it a test drive.  It was as good as I had hoped! My nieces approved, too.

This recipe is unique in that it uses vegetable oil instead of butter, which makes for a very watery batter.  So watery, in fact, that it seems “wrong,” but never fear – the final product is great!

Chocolate Cupcakes with Oreo Buttercream

  • Servings: 24
  • Difficulty: medium
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Inspiration: Lick the Bowl Good


for the cupcakes
2 c sugar
1 3/4 c all-purpose flour
3/4 c cocoa powder
1 ½ t baking powder
1 ½ t baking soda
1 t salt
2 large eggs
1 c milk
½ c vegetable oil
2 t vanilla extract
1 c boiling water


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Line muffin cups with paper liners.
  • In a large bowl or the bowl of your stand mixer, stir together sugar, flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  • Add in eggs, milk, oil, and vanilla, mixing with a hand mixer or your stand mixer for 2 minutes.
  • Add in boiling water. Batter will be very thin.
  • Fill muffin cups 2/3 full.  Bake 22-25 minutes.
  • Cool completely.


for the Oreo Buttercream
1 c unsalted butter
1 t vanilla extract
2 T milk
3-4 c powdered sugar
14 Oreos, crushed


  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, or with a hand mixer, cream together butter, vanilla, and milk.
  • Add powdered sugar gradually until you get the desired consistency, adding powdered sugar to thicken or additional milk to thin.
  • Frost your cupcakes!

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