Oreo Bottomed Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Oreo Frosting

Oreo Bottomed Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Oreo Frosting

So I posted a picture of these on Instagram…..HOLYBALLS. You guys get bossy for recipes love cupcakes!

I took the hint from the thousands of you begging asking for the recipe, SO! Here it is. My soup recipe will just have to wait until Monday.

I know I know. I was upset about it too. 

I’m not gonna mess around with my random life chit chat and get straight to the point before you find out where I live and come threaten me by gun-point….or whisk-point?! Either is equally dangerous, I’m sure.

Here’s how you make them:


Start out by grabbing all your ingredients for some chocolate cupcake batter. And now is about the time I explain what is up with my lovely iPhone photos. My 5 year old *insisted* she take my pictures for me since she was my child labor helper for the day. So these have Brooke written all over them. Enjoy.


For these cupcakes, I used this recipe, but halved it and added a 1/2 teaspoon baking powder to get a little more lift in the batter, but feel free to use a favorite chocolate cake recipe you have…or just get a box mix. Whatevs. My Perfect Chocolate Cake recipe would have been perfect for this. Not quite sure why I didn’t just use that one….I’m an odd duck.


Once your batter is done, pour it over some paper lined, oreo filled muffin cups.


And here marks the spot where Brooke got bored with her life/my bad jokes and gave up on this recipe.

It was bound to happen sooner or later.

Once you have all 18 muffin cups filled 3/4 way full, pop into a preheated oven and bake according to whatever recipe you decided to use.


And just like that, cupcakes!! Pop them onto a cooling rack to cool off faster!


While those are cooling, grind up some oreos for the frosting. Yes, friends…we’re stirring cookies into our peanut butter frosting.

Let the drooling commence.


I used a blender to grind these babies up but a food processor or knife and cutting board would work just as well.


So, for the actual frosting part, place your powdered sugar, butter, peanut butter and vanilla into the bowl of a stand mixer. Stir this together for a minute or two to disperse the butters around. Then drizzle in about 3 tablespoons of milk to get a light and creamy frosting.


It should look something like this. This is GREAT pb frosting as is, but because I’m me, I take things one step further so…….


dump in those cookie crumbs!


Stir these in for a hot second and voila! You’re ready to go. Top each cupcake generously with this peanut butter Oreo frosting.


Then for the glaze, simply melt a little peanut butter and maple syrup together until smooth.


Like so! Drizzle this over each frosted cupcake and top with an Oreo.

Oreo Bottomed Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Oreo Frosting

And just like that, you have amazing peanut buttery cookies and cream cupcakes.

Oreo Bottomed Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Oreo Frosting

Everything about these is delicious, but my favorite part is absolutely hands down this ridiculous frosting. It is seriously TO.DIE.FOR. Heaven on a cupcake….or spoon 😉

Oreo Bottomed Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Oreo Frosting

I’m not positive, but I’m 98.2% sure you need these in your life. Sweet, a little salty, really chocolatey and just dreamy to sink your teeth into.

Here’s the printable for these little devils…be sure to give them a try soon!

Have a wonderful weekend!


Oreo Bottomed Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Oreo Frosting

Yield: 18 cupcakes Prep Time: 1 hour Cook Time: 20 minutes Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes


Any chocolate cake recipe {I halved this one and added in 1/2 teaspoon baking powder}
18 Oreo cookies

1/2 cup softened butter
1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 cups powdered sugar
3 tablespoons milk, give or take 1 tablespoon
6 Oreo cookies, crushed

peanut butter glaze:
1/4 cup smooth peanut butter
1/4 cup real maple syrup

Oreo cookies for garnish, if desired


Line muffin tin with paper liners and drop an Oreo cookie into the bottom of each one. Set aside.

Make chocolate cake batter according to package directions. Pour batter over each cookie, filling to 3/4 way full. Bake according to package directions or until toothpick comes out clean after inserted. Set aside to cool.

For the frosting, whip butters, vanilla and powdered sugar together, slowly drizzling milk in to moisten. Once all the ingredients have come together into a frosting, whip 2 minutes 'til smooth and fluffy. Stir in oreo crumbs. Spread generously over cooled cupcakes.

For the glaze, microwave peanut butter and maple syrup together for 30 seconds or until warmed and thinned out. {You don't want it too hot to melt the frosting.} Drizzle over each cake using a spoon or pour into a squeeze bottle and drizzle. Top with half a cookie and serve.


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  1. Holy moly, good thing I have a jar of peanut butter in my fridge cause I need to make these stat! Just in time for Mother’s Day!


  2. OH MY, WONDERFUL. You are a Goddess of food my dear.


  3. Um, these look so amazing. So much love for this combination of flavors…I can’t wait to make them!


  4. Pure cupcake heaven, Lauren. I would be a super hero if I made these for my sons. Love them!


  5. This looks absolutely divine. I might have to put everything on hold and make these…stat!


  6. Amazing again love all your deserts


  7. Dang they look so good! I just vowed to take a break from cupcakes after making 6 dozen for teachers appreciation week. After seeing these I might take back my vow.


  8. A Big AWE that you let Brooke take your photos, that totally made me smile. These look so yummy, love the oreo bottom!


  9. Made these last night, they were great! I think next time I’ll add more peanut butter to the icing, just bc I can’t get enough. Thanks so much for this awesome recipe!


  10. YUM!! This looks delish!!


  11. Ohh boy! I should make these for Father’s Day…my husband would LOVE these cupcakes! I’m all over that peanut butter oreo frosting!


  12. Oh my!! These look heavenly!! Not only are they chocolate with an yummy oreo on the bottom, but it has peanut butter oreo frosting. Super delicious!! Thanks so much for the recipe!!!


  13. I’m gearing up for the Macmillan Cancer trust coffee morning and making tons of cakes to sell for charity, do you think I would be able to make the base of these and the topping seperately and freeze them to combine just before the event? (I have an 8 week old baby so anything I can do before the event to limit work on the day is good! thank you!


    • Lauren — September 2nd, 2014 @ 8:29 am

      As long as you wrap the cupcakes well, they should freeze just fine. And I’d make the frosting and just refrigerate it.


  14. It doesn’t state the amount of powdered sugar, peanut butter, vanilla or butter for the frosting and I was wondering do you have those measurements?


    • Lauren — July 5th, 2015 @ 8:08 pm

      The amounts used are all listed in the blue recipe box at the bottom of the post.




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