Mint Chocolate Chip Oreo Cupcakes have a refreshing mint flavor, full of chocolate chips and are topped with creamy Oreo buttercream frosting. The frosting is creamy and delicious, and perfect for cakes and cupcakes.
Easy Mint Chocolate Chip Oreo Cupcakes
Mint Chocolate Chip Oreo Cupcakes are very easy to make and would make a fun project for the kids. The cupcake batter is ready in 30 minutes, and in the meantime, you can work on that delicious Oreo Buttercream.
These Oreo Cupcakes are soft and tender, loaded with sweet chocolate chips and a subtle mint aroma. This is my all-time favorite cupcake batter, its so easy to make and it works well in both, cupcakes and cakes.
Mint Oreo Cupcakes are topped with a hefty amount of Oreo buttercream, that is made with a few cups of Oreo crumbs. The buttercream is rich and decadent, making these cupcakes creamy and refreshing.
What do you need to make Oreo Buttercream
- Unsalted butter
- Oreo crumbs
- Vanilla extract
- Powdered sugar
How to make Mint Oreo Chocolate Cupcakes?
For the cupcakes:
- Preheat the oven: Best to cook them at 350 degrees F. Then, line a cupcakes tin with 12 paper liners.
- Mix in the ingredients: In a bowl, mix the dry ingredients: flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. In a separate bowl, whisk softened butter. Then, combine the two using an electric mixer, for about 30 seconds. Next, add milk, oil, mint extract, and eggs one at a time, and continue mixing for about 1 more minute.
- Add the chocolate chips: Since this is a chocolate dessert, I love adding chocolate chips in here. However, you might add regular chocolate or even milk chocolate. Just use whatever you like the most. Using a spatula, stir in the chocolate chips.
- Bake: Once the batter is ready, divide it equally between the 12 cupcake liners and bake for 18-20 minutes.
- Rest them: Cool completely before frosting.
For the Frosting:
I love to frost them with buttercream, as it complements them best, and it also gives them a puffy texture and a fancy look!
- Using an electric mixer, beat together butter until smooth. Then, add the powdered sugar and beat for another 3 minutes., or until you get the proper texture. Slowly add 4 cups of powdered sugar and mix until smooth. Start your mixer on low until the powdered sugar is just combined, otherwise you’ll be wearing it. Then increase the speed to medium.
- Next, add vanilla extract, Oreo crumbs, and remaining sugar, mix until smooth. If you are not a fan of vanilla extract, feel free to skip it. Also, you can add mint extract for a deeper flavor.
- Pipe the frosting onto the cupcakes and sprinkle with Oreo crumbs.
What is Buttercream Icing?
Buttercream also knows 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.
Do Oreo’s have eggs?
There are no eggs in Oreo. However, Oreo has milk as cross-contact and therefore they are not suitable for vegans. Oreo products do not contain nut or nut traces.
- Using high-quality chocolate chips in this recipe, as the flavor is front and center.
- TheseMint Chocolate Chip Oreo Cupcakes are best when served refrigerated. Once frosted, I let them rest in the fridge for 1-2 hours.
- In addition, they are great too for holidays, like Holloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, or St. Patricks Day. For each holiday, you can simply adjust the recipe by adding a drop of food coloring. For example, for Halloween, feel free to decorate them with candy corn. That way you will have Candy Corn Oreo Cupcakes! Yummy!
- For a very fluffy buttercream texture, add powdered sugar one cup at a time. Then, 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.
- Make sure you bake your cupcakes on a middle or middle-top level! If you bake them on the bottom rack the cookies could get a little dry and burn, which you want to avoid!
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- No-Bake Chocolate Pie
- Oreo Chocolate Beer Bars
- Mint Chocolate Chip Oreo Cupcakes
- Halloween Pumpkin Oreo Cake
Prep time: 30 minutes Cook time: 30 minutes Total time: 1 hr
- 2.25 cups all-purpose flour
- 1.5 cups granulated sugar
- 3.5 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 stick butter (softened + more for buttering the pans)
- 1 cup milk
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- 3 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon mint extract
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- 2.5 cups butter
- 8 cups powdered sugar
- 3 cups Oreo crumbs (about 30 Oreos)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3 tablespoons milk
- Extra Oreo crumbs for garnish
- Mini Oreo cookies for garnish
- Preheat oven to 350F.
- Line one 12 cups standard muffin tin or two 24-cup mini-muffin tins with cupcake liners. I used a 12 cups standard muffin tin, plus a 6 cups one.
- In a medium bowl mix dry ingredients: flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
- In the large bowl of an electric mixer, whisk softened butter on medium speed for 1-2 minutes.
- Add dry ingredients and combine with butter for 30-40 seconds.
Add milk, oil, mint extract, and eggs one at a time, mix on medium-high for one minute. Make sure to scrape the sides of the bowl occasionally.
- Using a spatula, stir in the chocolate chips.
- Divide the batter evenly in the prepared tin. Bake for 18-23 minutes, or until a tester inserted in the center of the cupcakes comes out clean and rotate the tin about halfway through baking. Bake mini cupcakes for 11-13 minutes.
- Cool the cupcakes on a rack in the tin for 10 minutes, and then remove from the tin and let them cool completely on the rack.
- 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. Pause to scrape the sides of the bowl. Add vanilla extract, Oreo crumbs and remaining sugar, mix until smooth.
- Add milk until you get a smooth, desired consistency.
- Use immediately or cover and refrigerate up to three days. To use once refrigerated, slowly allow reaching room temperature and then beat on low speed until the buttercream is smooth before using
Pipe the frosting on the cupcakes and sprinkle with Oreo crumbs before frosting dries to ensure that they stick.