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Mini OREO Surprise Cupcakes

Rated as 4.5 out of 5 Stars

"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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52 m servings
Original recipe yields 24 servings


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  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.


  • 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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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 f...

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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 m...

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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 f...

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 ...

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.

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.

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.

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....

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 ...

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!

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 turne...