Monday Menu ~ Oreo Surprise Cupcakes

A few weeks ago I entered to win the Oreo Play Up Dessert challenge set forth by A Nut in a Nutshell (I didn’t win by the way) and put together a very tasty dessert.

So here’s a riddle for you… what do you get when you put together a tasty cookie and a moist delicious cupcake and then top it with creamy vanilla frosting?

Awesomeness! Pure bliss… Oreo Surprise Cupcakes.

My family wasn’t sure what to think since I haven’t been making a whole lot of desserts lately but that didn’t stop them from enjoying every last cupcake that we had in the house. I was surprised that they lasted more than two days!

oreo surprise cupcakes

Such a delicious dessert is beyond easy to make and is really only one more step than regular cupcakes!


1 cake mix – any flavor made according to the directions
1 box of instant pudding – vanilla for a yellow cake and chocolate for chocolate
Oreos – your choice of flavor
Frosting – your choice

Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees and put cupcake papers in a regular sized cupcake pan.

Make the cake according to the package and then stir the dry pudding into the cake batter…. trust me, this is delicious and adds a lot of moisture to your cake or cupcakes.

oreo surprise cupcakes

Place approximately 1 tablespoon of batter into the cupcake liner, place a Oreo on top, and then top with more batter making sure that the cookie is fully covered.

Bake for about 15 – 18 minutes. When you can handle the cupcakes (about 5 minutes or so) take them out of the pan and let them cool on a rack.

Frost & top with crushed Oreo’s if you like.

To crush the Oreo’s throw some into the food processor and pulse until you have fine crumbs or put them in a ziploc bag and crush them with a rolling pin. The latter is a great way to take out some stress too!

I should let you know that there is nothing low calorie… low fat… or healthy about these at all! But I didn’t have to tell you that though… so that means that just one Oreo surprise cupcake won’t hurt your New Year’s resolution.

45 Responses to Monday Menu ~ Oreo Surprise Cupcakes
  1. Kmama
    January 7, 2013 | 8:43 am

    Yum! I might have to try those with the boys. They love cupcakes and oreos! (but then again, who doesn’t??)

    • Jackie
      January 10, 2013 | 8:18 am

      Right!! These are easy enough that the boys could help too.

  2. Kristen
    January 7, 2013 | 2:35 pm

    What?! They lasted more than two days?! We would’ve eaten them for breakfast, lunch and dinner and they would’ve been gone! Why do I feel like I could taste these if I licked the screen? Dang! I am weak! W-E-A-K!

    • Jackie
      January 10, 2013 | 8:18 am

      I may have had to threaten them….

  3. Debra
    January 7, 2013 | 3:02 pm

    What a great idea, I can’t wait to try this with my kids. I wonder if i could use the mini-Oreos from the 100 Calorie packs and make mini-muffins? But totally YUM-O!

    • Jackie
      January 10, 2013 | 8:18 am

      That is a great idea!! Especially if you’re watching your calories… you could use applesauce instead of the oil and egg beaters instead of regular eggs in the cake mix and cut down on calories there too.

  4. Amber
    January 7, 2013 | 3:26 pm

    I need to try those. We love Oreos.

    • Jackie
      January 10, 2013 | 8:17 am

      Me too! I don’t know anyone who doesn’t like them.

  5. Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell
    January 7, 2013 | 4:35 pm

    Seeing that OREO plunked down there is beyond appetizing!!!! You did a great job!

    • Jackie
      January 10, 2013 | 8:16 am

      Thank you! I loved them!

  6. Poppy
    January 7, 2013 | 10:48 pm

    I know a little boy who would love those for his birthday. What a great idea – pinning these!

    • Jackie
      January 10, 2013 | 8:16 am

      They would be fun for a birthday, especially if it was a total surprise!

  7. Megan (Best of Fates)
    January 8, 2013 | 9:19 am

    Oooh, I love the surprise aspect – looks delicious!

    • Jackie
      January 10, 2013 | 8:16 am

      They are delicious! I can’t wait to try other flavors of Oreo’s.

  8. Lady Jennie
    January 8, 2013 | 1:17 pm

    I found some gluten-free mock oreo cookies here that would work would this. I suppose they don’t stay crunchy? Looks good!

    • Jackie
      January 10, 2013 | 8:15 am

      They were still a bit crunchy. They weren’t super crisp like when you eat one straight from the package but it wasn’t soggy at all.

  9. Emmy
    January 8, 2013 | 2:57 pm

    I like that it is in the middle. I made cupcakes similar to this one but the Oreo was at the bottom and half of them the wrapper stuck to the oreo.

    • Jackie
      January 10, 2013 | 8:15 am

      I’ve seen them on Pinterest with the cookie on the bottom. Now that I know that it’ll stick I won’t try it that way!

  10. Kimberly
    January 9, 2013 | 5:14 pm

    Oh my goodness, my kids would love these!

    • Jackie
      January 10, 2013 | 8:14 am

      They will!! Mine did. I did make a cupcake for the toddler without a cookie in it though since he usually just eats the top of it anyway.

  11. MIZFIT
    September 16, 2013 | 8:48 am

    the child would call these HEAVEN!!!!!!

    • Jackie
      September 17, 2013 | 12:14 pm

      My kids loved them! They also had fun helping make them too.

  12. Whitney @ It's Gravy, Baby!
    September 16, 2013 | 9:04 am

    I never thought about putting a cookie inside the cupcake. Great idea! We’ll have to try this soon. Thanks for sharing!

    • Jackie
      September 17, 2013 | 12:13 pm

      I think that you could drop just about anything in the middle and it’d turn out.

  13. Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell
    September 16, 2013 | 10:05 am

    I had forgotten about these! I just pinned them and I want to make them!

    • Jackie
      September 17, 2013 | 12:13 pm

      They’re pretty good… thanks for pinning!

  14. Christie Moeller
    September 16, 2013 | 11:25 am

    Holy Yummmmm!

    • Jackie
      September 17, 2013 | 12:14 pm

      LOL! Yum barely covers it.

  15. Tonya
    September 16, 2013 | 12:30 pm

    Oh my Lord!! Two of my favorite things collide in this dessert. Thank you for sharing.

    • Jackie
      September 17, 2013 | 12:13 pm

      You’re welcome! I bet that Lucas and the baby will love them too. :)

  16. Megan @mnmspecial
    September 16, 2013 | 2:36 pm

    This is crazy! I need to try thrm ASAP!

    • Jackie
      September 17, 2013 | 12:12 pm

      Let me know how they turn out if you end up making them.

  17. Shop with Me Mama
    September 16, 2013 | 3:00 pm

    Okay, I am so making these for my kids and me!!!

    • Jackie
      September 17, 2013 | 12:11 pm

      I bet that they’ll love them!

  18. gigi
    September 16, 2013 | 3:35 pm

    I wish these were part of my diet plan :)

    • Jackie
      September 17, 2013 | 12:11 pm

      They can be! Use a mini muffin pan and the little bite size Oreo’s instead. They’re smaller and lower in calories. Even more so if you use applesauce instead of the oil and egg beaters instead of the real eggs.

  19. Sharon Garofalow
    September 16, 2013 | 4:30 pm

    My kids are Oreo lovers. They would freak out over these. Thanks for sharing!

    • Jackie
      September 17, 2013 | 12:10 pm

      You’re welcome! I haven’t met a kid that didn’t like Oreo’s!

  20. Miya Goodrich
    September 16, 2013 | 5:17 pm

    Oh my goodness, this would be trouble in my house!

    • Jackie
      September 17, 2013 | 12:10 pm

      I honestly think that they’d be trouble in any house.

  21. Nicole
    September 16, 2013 | 10:50 pm

    Oh. My. Yum!

    • Jackie
      September 17, 2013 | 12:10 pm

      They are pretty good. I bet they’d be even better with a chocolate cake though.

  22. Ashley (@FiddleDeeAsh)
    September 17, 2013 | 8:44 am

    Love the idea of these! I make a homemade cookies and cream cupcake with an Oreo at the bottom, but the kids can’t really help as easily with that one as they could your recipe. Pinning it now!

    • Jackie
      September 17, 2013 | 12:09 pm

      This is such an easy recipe and definitely one that kids can help with. I’d love to see yours though!

  23. Becca - My Crazy Good Life
    September 17, 2013 | 8:14 pm

    These are SO fun!! Just pinned them – they’re adorable!

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