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Oreo

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
19 mins
additional:
23 mins
total:
52 mins
Servings:
24
Yield:
24 servings
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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat oven to 350 degrees F.

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  • Prepare cake batter as directed on package. Mix cream cheese, egg and sugar until blended.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Frost with whipped topping. Top with remaining cookies.

Tips

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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Reviews (19)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/19/2012
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!" Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/29/2013
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. Read More
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26 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 18
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
10/19/2012
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!" Read More
(81)
Rating: 5 stars
10/20/2012
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! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/17/2012
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/27/2013
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!! Read More
(5)
Rating: 4 stars
04/11/2013
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. Read More
(5)
Rating: 4 stars
07/03/2013
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/07/2014
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! Read More
(3)
Rating: 4 stars
04/15/2017
These were delicious! I read the reviews and learned about the lack of Oreo flavor coming through so I modified by adding crushed Oreo in the cream cheese filling and instead of having the mini Oreo in the filling part I used a full size Oreo at the base. A-MAZING!!!!! Huge hit at my husband work pot luck. Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
11/17/2013
This is such a yummy easy recipe!!! I think it's presented so cutely with the little Oreos on top. The first time I made them I accidentally mixed the whole batter together. It actually turned out great and was very moist. The second time I followed the directions and it was equally as amazing! Huge hit at both parties!! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
10/29/2013
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. Read More
(2)
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