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

Ingredients:

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

Directions:

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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20 Responses to “Funfetti Oreo Cupcakes”

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    Christina — August 28, 2013 at 6:47 am

    Happy blog birthday!! I love the idea of making these for Halloween with orange and black sprinkles…and black or cute pumpkin cupcake liners. I’m all excited to make these now. Fabulous job!

    • beantownbaker — August 28th, 2013 @ 7:25 am

      AND, you could use the Halloween Oreos that have orange filling in them if you wanted :) Oh, now I’m thinking orange Oreos to get the orange/black colors. Then use just purple sprinkles. Or maybe purple and green to round out the festive Halloween colors.

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    JulieD — August 28, 2013 at 7:11 am

    Happy blogiversary, Jen!!!!!!!!!! More exclamations! :) these cupcakes look amazing! Congratulations on 6 great years! You’re one of the blogs I followed before starting my own! You’re amazing!

    • beantownbaker — August 28th, 2013 @ 7:27 am

      Thanks Julie! And thanks for all the exclamation points ;) It’s crazy to think I’ve been doing this 6 years now…

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    steph@stephsbitebybite — August 28, 2013 at 8:09 am

    6 years of blogging!!! These cupcakes are the perfect way to celebrate!

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    Krystal R {Mrs. Regueiro's Plate} — August 28, 2013 at 9:37 am

    Happy 6th Blog-verisary!!! I can’t wait to see what the next 6 years will bring ya!! Been a loyal fan for the past 6 years or so!!

    • beantownbaker — August 28th, 2013 @ 1:38 pm

      Thanks! Who knows where life is going to take me in the next 6 years, but I hope I’m still enjoying blogging. I know I’ll still love baking :)

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    Shannon — August 29, 2013 at 9:06 am

    what a great way to celebrate 6 delicious years!! congrats :)

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    Melanie — August 29, 2013 at 1:04 pm

    Do you think I could make these cupcakes in advance, freeze them, and then decorate them the day of a birthday party? Or do you think the oreos inside the cupcakes would be compromised by freezing?

    • beantownbaker — September 2nd, 2013 @ 9:41 am

      I’ve never put these Oreo cupcakes in the freezer, so I’m not sure how they’d work… If you try it, please let me know how they do.

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    Tracy | Pale Yellow — August 29, 2013 at 5:42 pm

    Happy Blog-o-versery! I couldn’t imagine making oreo cupcakes more festive, but you certainly did so! Sprinkles are a fantastic idea!

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    Karen - Cinnamon Freud — August 29, 2013 at 11:46 pm

    Happy blogiversary! I love any dessert with an Oreo in it: these cupcakes seem like an excellent choice to celebrate with!

    • beantownbaker — September 2nd, 2013 @ 9:42 am

      I love Oreos in desserts too!

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    Nutmeg Nanny — August 30, 2013 at 10:01 pm

    Okay, funfetti AND oreo, just stop it please ;) this is a dream dessert!

    • beantownbaker — September 2nd, 2013 @ 9:43 am

      My thoughts exactly :D

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    Sarah C — August 30, 2013 at 10:51 pm

    Happy blogiversary! I can’t remember who recommended your blog to me, but I’m so glad they did! And I think I will definitely make these cupcakes next weekend for the first weekend of the NFL season. Last year I bought a package of black and gold sprinkles (GO STEELERS!) and I’ve been saving them for a good occasion. I also have friends who request the mini ham & cheese sandwiches every single year on kick-off weekend, though we call them butter sandwiches. These cupcakes will be a great addition to the no-diet day, haha. Thanks!

    • beantownbaker — September 2nd, 2013 @ 9:44 am

      Thanks! Great idea calling those sandwiches butter sandwiches. I’m going to have to adopt that name as well ;) These cupcakes would be great for NFL kickoff next weekend (even if I don’t agree with your choice in teams to root for…)

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