Funfetti Oreo Cupcakes

You know it’s a party when there’s funfetti involved.

Funfetti Oreo Cupcakes

I made these Funfetti Oreo Cupcakes for my birthday party a few months ago and figured they would be perfect to post today, my blog’s 6th birthday (and post #1200)! I can’t believe I’ve been doing this for 6 years now… Thank YOU GUYS for reading. It means the world to me.

Funfetti Oreo Cupcakes

When I was deciding on a menu for my birthday party, I knew I wanted to make a fun dessert. Originally I was going to do an elaborate layer cake, but as the size of the party started to grow, I decided on something more portable. We were going to have quite a few toddlers running around the house too, so something they could grab and eat outside was much preferred over a cake that had to be cut and plated.

Funfetti Oreo Cupcakes

I haven’t made cupcakes much recently and I looked through all my normal go-to recipe sources, but nothing was catching my eye. Hubby suggested I make my Oreo Cupcakes since most of our friends here in Ohio have never had them. The idea stuck and to make them appropriately festive for a birthday party, I threw in some sprinkles. Actually, a lot of sprinkles.

Funfetti Oreo Cupcakes

I absolutely love how these came out. With the brightly colored cupcake liners and the fun sprinkles on the frosting and in the cupcake, they really are the perfect celebration cupcake. You could make them for a baby shower, a bridal shower, a birthday, or really any occasion. They’d be fun with just orange sprinkles in them for Halloween.

Funfetti Oreo Cupcakes

I posted this picture on Instagram a couple days after the party as I was enjoying the last of these cupcakes. Looking back just makes me want to make them again!

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Funfetti Oreo Cupcakes

Oreo cupcakes with large chunks of Oreo cookies baking in the cupcake, and sprinkles to make them festive!

Yield: 24 cupcakes


1 stick unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 cup milk
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 1/4 cups flour, plus 2 Tbsp for the Oreo chunks
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 2/3 cup sugar
3 large egg whites, at room temperature
1 cup sprinkles
1 pkg Oreo Cookies (~45 cookies)
double batch of cream cheese frosting
Sprinkles for decorating


For the Cupcakes
Preheat oven to 350F. Insert liners into a medium cupcake pan.

Twist apart 24 Oreos. Place the wafer with filling on it, filling side up, in the bottom of each paper liner. Cut other wafers in half. Save 24 halves to place in the frosting.

Cut the remaining Oreo cookies and wafer halves in to quarters with a sharp knife. Toss with 2 Tbsp flour and set aside.

In a large bowl cream the butter until fluffy, about 3-5 minutes. Add the milk and vanilla and mix to combine.

In a separate bowl mix together the flour, baking powder, and salt.

Add the dry ingredients to butter mixture. Mix until integrated. Stir in sugar. With an electric mixer on low speed, beat for 30 seconds. Turn the mixer up to medium speed and beat for 2 minutes. Add the egg whites. Beat for 2 more minutes. Stir in the sprinkles and quartered cookies.

Fill the cupcake lines three-quarters full. Bake for about 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of cupcakes comes out clean. Cool cupcakes in the pan.

Assemble the cupcakes
Once cupcakes have cooled completely, frost with cream cheese frosting. Sprinkle with sprinkles and place 1/2 of an Oreo on the frosting of each cupcake.

Recipe adapted from Beantown Baker

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7 Responses to “Recipe Ideas for Thanksgiving”

  1. #
    Megan — November 13, 2010 at 7:15 pm

    Can I have ALL of these dishes for Thanksgiving?? 😉

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    The Small Boston Kitchen — November 13, 2010 at 7:38 pm

    Great ideas!

    PS, Carbomb cupcakes are happening tomorrow!!

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    Julia — November 14, 2010 at 12:59 am

    Thank you for all of the yummy recipes that you posted on your blog. I especially like the recipe for Squash Bisque. I just bought a butternut squash and didn’t know what to do with it, so I completely understand the dilemma that you were in! I am going to try it and if it turns out well, then I am going to make it for Thanksgiving. I am always in search for new recipes for the holiday. I work with Better and if you are in search for the same, I recommend you check out their Thanksgiving Recipe Ideas

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    Kathleen — November 14, 2010 at 7:00 pm

    This looks like a great list of Thanksgiving dishes. Love your post on apple slab as well. I think I’m going to make one next week so I have it ready for Thanksgiving.

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    Rachel Blumenthal — November 15, 2010 at 4:58 pm

    Congrats! Your acorn squash photo has been featured as a Photo of the Week on

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    Nutmeg Nanny — November 15, 2010 at 8:14 pm

    So many great Thanksgiving recipes! Yum!

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    Megan — November 16, 2010 at 6:28 pm

    I think I’m just making desserts this year, but I may sneak in that cranberry, caramelized onion, and goat cheese dip as well. Going to check out the recipe now.

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