The Oreo has been around for over 100 years, and yet it never gets old. Maybe it's because Oreo keeps reinventing itself with wacky flavors, or maybe it's because people keep coming up with new Oreo-inspired recipes. Either way, I'm not complaining.

I was given this Oreo cupcake recipe from a friend, and I reinvented it a bit by making it a two layer Oreo cupcake. The combination of Devil's food cake, homemade buttercream frosting, and Oreos of all kinds (I used original and mint) gives you a cupcake that—simply put—is to die for. 

Oreo Layer Cupcakes

  • Prep Time:10 mins
  • Cook Time:15 mins
  • Total Time:25 mins
  • Servings:10
  • Medium


  • 1 box Devil's food cake mix and ingredients corresponding to box
  • 1 package Oreos
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/3 cup butter or margarine softened
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons milk
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  • Step 1

    Preheat the oven to the temperature according to your cake mix and put the cupcake liners in the pan (I used cupcake liners that you can put right on a cookie sheet).

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  • Step 2

    Mix the Devil's food cake mix following the instructions on the box.

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  • Step 3

    Place one Oreo in the bottom of each cupcake liner. Pour the cake batter over the Oreo until it is completely covered.

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  • Step 4

    Place another Oreo over the cake batter and then cover it again with cake mix.

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  • Step 5

    Once the cupcakes are prepped, place them in the oven. Bake until a toothpick comes out clean.

    #spoontip: Keep a close eye on them. They may bake faster than the time stated on the cake mix box.

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  • Step 6

    While the cupcakes are baking, begin making the frosting. First, pulverize the Oreos (as many as desired), which you'll later put into the homemade buttercream frosting.

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  • Step 7

    Begin by beating the butter and powdered sugar. Gradually add in the vanilla and milk. Keep adding milk until the frosting is a smooth and spreadable texture.

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  • Step 8

    Once the buttercream frosting is done, add in the pulverized Oreos.

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  • Step 9

    Frost the cupcakes and garnish with an Oreo on top.

    #SpoonTip: Don't forget to wait for the cupcakes to cool before frosting them!

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Well, there you have it. The ultimate cupcake for both Oreo and chocolate lovers alike. If this over-the-top Oreo cupcake recipe wasn't enough for you, then be sure to check out these recipes.