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Cookies and Cream Cupcakes


A sweet surprise awaits in the center of this cupcake -- no messy extra steps required, thanks to the genius addition of a store-bought cream-filled chocolate cookie.

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  • Yield: Makes 22 cupcakes


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened Dutch-process cocoa powder
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg plus 1 yolk, lightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 24 cream-filled chocolate sandwich cookies, plus more, finely crushed, for sprinkling
  • Cookies and Cream Buttercream


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line two 12-cup muffin tins with paper liners. In a large bowl, combine flour, cocoa, sugar, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Add eggs, melted butter, buttermilk, vanilla and 1/2 cup hot water; whisk until smooth.

  2. Spoon 1 tablespoon batter into each muffin tin and press a cookie firmly into each cup until batter comes up sides of cookies. Divide remaining batter evenly among cups. Bake, rotating pans halfway through, until cupcakes are puffed and set, 15 to 17 minutes. Let cool completely in pan on wire rack.

  3. Put the buttercream in a large piping bag fitted with a 1/2-inch plain round tip (such as Ateco #808). Pipe onto cupcakes and sprinkle with crushed crumbs.

Reviews Add a comment

  • barrowsjason
    8 APR, 2017
    Looks like the yield lists 22 cupcakes which is what I got vs 24 - but other than that this was a great recipe and had no issues. They went fast and I'll make again!
  • rachaelastorga
    18 FEB, 2017
    There is nothing more frustrating than a cupcake recipe that does not make as many cupcakes as it states. If you follow this recipe, there is not nearly enough batter to cover 24 cupcakes after you put the Oreo cookie over 1 tbsp of batter. It only covered 15 cupcakes. Also, the 1/2 cup hot water that you need to add to the wet ingredients is NOT listed on the ingredients list. So if you are not paying attention closely, you can miss it. I don't understand why you would choose not to list it.