Mini OREO Surprise Cupcakes


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.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
19 mins
Additional Time:
23 mins
Total Time:
52 mins
24 servings


  • 1 package (2-layer size) chocolate cake mix

  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened

  • 1 egg

  • 2 tablespoons white sugar

  • 48 Mini OREO Bite Size Cookies, divided

  • 1 ½ cups thawed frozen whipped topping


  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.