How To Make Oreo Buttercream

Catalina Castravet
By Catalina Castravet
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Making Oreo Buttercream at home is fun and easy. This frosting is creamy and delicious, perfect for cakes and cupcakes.

If you are a huge fan of Oreo Buttercream, you will love my other Oreo desserts, such as Instant Pot Oreo CheesecakeOreo Devil’s Food Cake Truffles, and Mint Chocolate Chip Oreo Cupcakes.

Easy Oreo Buttercream Recipe

Oreo Buttercream is a must-try if you love Oreo cookies. Well, facts are facts and Oreo Buttercream is truly amazing, you can literally eat it with a spoon, heck, if I wouldn’t have to worry about my soon to come tropical vacation I would even spread this buttercream on toast, it’s that good.

I am going to tell you How To Make Oreo Buttercream that you can use on cakes, cupcakes and even trifles. I am sure you will put it to good use. This Oreo Buttercream is sweet, rich and fluffy and loaded with crushed Oreo cookies. It’s like eating an unbelievably creamy oreo cookie.

I have used it on cakes so far and on cupcakes, and I am telling you this is the only Oreo Buttercream recipe you will ever need.

What do you need to make Oreo Buttercream?

  • Unsalted butter
  • Oreo crumbs
  • Vanilla extract
  • Milk
  • Powdered sugar

What is Buttercream Icing?

Buttercream is also known as butter icing is a type of icing or filling used inside cakes and cupcakes, as a coating, and as decoration. It is very easy to make, by creaming butter with powdered sugar, although other fats can be used, such as margarine or lard.

Tips & Tricks on How To Make The Perfect Oreo Buttercream :

  • For a very fluffy buttercream texture, add powdered sugar one cup at a time, and after each cup, turn the stand mixer on the highest speed that it will go, this will make the frosting extremely fluffy.
  • Using the paddle attachment instead of the wire whisk attachment will also result in fluffier buttercream.
  • If you want to pipe your buttercream perfectly on cupcakes or cakes, you will need a firmer texture. Follow the recipe for that type of frosting.
  • The firmness of the buttercream frosting depends on the amount of sugar to liquid ratio. If you want a firmer frosting, add more confectioner’s sugar. If you want a softer frosting, add more milk or cream. Just do it gradually.

Do Oreo’s have eggs?

There are no eggs in Oreos. However, Oreos have milk as cross-contact and therefore they are not suitable for vegans. Oreo products do not contain nut or nut traces.

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How To Make Oreo Buttercream

How To Make Oreo Buttercream

How To Make Oreo Buttercream using crushed Oreos, this frosting is creamy and delicious, perfect for cakes and cupcakes.
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 12 cups
Calories: 505kcal


  • 5 sticks / 2½ cups unsalted butter (room temperature)
  • 8 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 cups Oreo crumbs (about 30 Oreos)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3-6 tablespoons milk


  • Extra Oreo crumbs for garnish
  • Mini Oreo cookies for garnish


  • In the bowl of an electric mixer, fitted with the wire attachment, beat together butter until smooth.
  • Slowly add 4 cups of powdered sugar and mix until smooth. Start with the mixer on low speed and gradually increase to high. Pause to scrape the sides of the bowl.
  • Add vanilla extract and the remaining 4 cups of sugar, mix until combined, also starting on low and gradually increasing to high.
  • Add Oreo crumbs, mix until smooth.
  • Add milk 1 tablespoon at a time, until you get a smooth, desired consistency.
  • Use immediately or cover and refrigerate up to three days.
  • For a firmer frosting, add more confectioner's sugar,  ¼ cup at a time. For a softer frosting, add more milk or cream, one tablespoon at a time.
  • To use, once refrigerated, slowly allow to reach room temperature and then beat on low speed for just a few minutes, until the buttercream is smooth before using.


Calories: 505kcal | Carbohydrates: 108g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 187mg | Potassium: 90mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 94g | Vitamin A: 15IU | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 3.5mg
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Jen | Baked by an Introvert

Umm, I need a spoon! Seriously, this frosting needs nothing more than to go straight in my mouth!!


Harmin Gill

How many mini cupcakes would this recipe cover? Unsalted butter or salted Please reply ASAP


unsalted butter and the recipe makes a LOT of buttercream, enough to frost 20 large cupcakes, for mini about 40.



it says to add 4 cups in the recipe but the ingredients call for 8 cups. which is it, 4 or 8? I assume 8 with the amount of butter but can you please clarify, thanks


Hi Jessica, it says add 4 cups, mix, scrape the sides of the bowl and after add the remaining sugar :) the remaining sugar are the leftover 4 cups :) hope that helped.



Do you store the frosted cakes in the fridge or can it remain at room temp?


Please store in the fridge.


Elle Tanner

Is it 12 cupcakes or 12 cups of frosting?




Renee Blathers

Can I use this recipe for regular buttercream?


Yes, but you will have to play with the sugar, adding more, until you get to the right consistency.


Tammy L. McMullen

Is this the recipe for the filling or the buttercream? Plus, the directions for filling do not specify how much of each...shortening??? I thought we are to use butter? This recipe sounds sooo yummy but the directions are not as clear as I feel they should be. Could you help me ASAP? Dinner in 2 days and need this by tomorrow!!


Its for the buttercream. Please follow the instructions from the recipe card. I started adding in the post some details about Oreo Filling, but they were incomplete, sorry for the confusion. Please use the ingredients and directions you see in the recipe card.



I plan on making a twist of my famous pie and doing it in cake form. The pie has an oreo crust, so I will be doing it as a frosting. I want a firmer frosting because when I make the cake, I want to decorate and frost my cake with a smooth finish. I am excited to try this ?


Let me know how it turned out :)



I want to use this frosting for a two layer round cake. Should I cut the recipe in half or use as is? Thanks.


depends how big the cake is, if its a regular, normal size, I would say to cut in half.



If I use this to frost a cake can it be left out covered on the counter?


no, the frosting has butter and needs to be refrigerated.



I want to try this but quick we just use the cookie part of the Oreos? Or the cookie and the filling part of the Oreos?


Its the cookie and the filling :)


Catalina Castravet

Such an easy and delicious recipe. Made it and loved it. Now it is my favorite!



So you just crush the whole cookie and add to the buttercream?





Hello! Planning to use this as a filling for my sansrival / silvanas cookies. Just wondering if it would still taste good if I put it in the freezer with the cookies then defrost before eating? Thanks.


Yes, it will!



Hi, I have a batch of buttercream already made, curious if I can just add oreos to it or do I have to make this from scratch and adjust ratios.


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