Mini OREO Surprise Cupcakes Recipe -
Mini OREO Surprise Cupcakes Recipe
  • READY IN 52 mins

Mini OREO Surprise Cupcakes

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"We love cupcakes – and surprises. Each of these chocolate cupcakes comes with a hidden cookie surprise. But, shh... you didn't hear it from us."

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Original recipe makes 24 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    19 mins

    52 mins


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Prepare cake batter as directed on package. Mix cream cheese, egg and sugar until blended.
  3. Spoon half the cake batter into 24 paper-lined muffin cups. Top each with about 1-1/2 teaspoon cream cheese mixture and 1 cookie; cover with remaining cake batter.
  4. Bake 19 to 22 minutes or until toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean. Cool 5 minutes; remove from pans to wire racks. Cool completely.
  5. Frost with whipped topping. Top with remaining cookies.
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  • Make it Easy: For easy portioning of cream cheese mixture into cake batter, spoon cream cheese mixture into large resealable plastic bag; seal bag. Snip small corner of bag with scissors. Squeeze about 1-1/2 teaspoon of the cream cheese mixture over batter in each muffin cup.
  • How to Store: Frosted cupcakes can be stored in refrigerator up to 3 days.
  • Nutrition Information Per Serving: 220 calories, 14g total fat, 5g saturated fat, 50mg cholesterol, 260mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate, less than 1g dietary fiber, 14g sugars, 3g protein.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 19, 2012

I originally reviewed this wonderful recipe on Sept. 8, 2009 when it was on this site as a Kraft recipe. It bears repeating. "Delightful and delicious. And fun to make too! I made the job of filling the cupcake cups easier on myself by pouring the batter into a gallon ZipLoc bag and piping it in. Worked great! Also, I found I could use a little more than the 1/2 T. of filling, if that helps. I baked them for the minimum recommended baking time and they were perfectly moist. I did use the mini Oreos, after finally finding them in the fourth store I looked for them, Costco. All I could find until then were the Oreo Cakesters! I'm glad I found them, as they do look nice to top the cupcakes, but regular sized Oreos would do just fine in a pinch. I didn't use the Cool Whip, as these will be served where refrigeration is not possible. I LOVED what I ended up frosting them with - White Cake Frosting II, also from this site. Absolutely decadent, memorable, and certainly worthy of making again!"

Most Helpful Critical Review
Oct 29, 2013

I made these for a baby shower and it was a bit of a flop. no one seemed overly impressed. the cupcakes were better after a day in the fridge. make sure that you put enough of the cream cheese mixture in. it seemed that people thought the cookie in the middle was a lump of something that shouldnt have been there. dont think i'll be make them again.


17 Ratings

Oct 20, 2012

Anything with Oreos is bound to be good and this was no exception! These were so easy to make and so adorable that I'll definitely make them again. I did find that I used a bit more of than 1/2 Tbsp. of cream cheese mixture per cupcake, but that's OK because the more the better. I didn't use Cool Whip for the frosting, but opted for "White Cake Frosting II" from this site that I've used on "Cookies 'n Cream Cake" before. It tastes just like the inside of an Oreo and it pipes beautifully. It worked great on these little beauties!

Nov 17, 2012

This recipe was so good!! I used Duncan Hines super moist devil food cake mix. It was so moist and fluffy. Sadly, my cream cheese mixture sunk to the bottom but it was still delicious.

Mar 27, 2013

These were so yummy! My son wanted vanilla cake, so I just added cocoa to the cream cheese mixture, and made chocolate frosting. They were a hit with my family, and both of my neighbors as well. Definitely making these again!!

Apr 10, 2013

Loved it! But when filling up the first layer of brownie mix spoon in just a little to save room for filling and Oreo mine over flowed a little.

Jul 03, 2013

I made my own chocolate cake vs using a box (because that's how I bake) and didn't quite make enough for all of the cream cheese mixture. It was really good, but a bit rich.

Sep 07, 2014

I made these for a bake sale and sold out quickly. A few people came back later to see if we still had any! I will definitely be making them again. Should have charged more for these!


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