This Oreo Cream Cheese Frosting is the creamiest you will find! Using my frosting base and mixing in delightfully crushed Oreos makes for an unbelievable decadent frosting.
Yes, Oreo Cream Cheese Frosting, people! Swoon. My very favorite cream cheese frosting recipe got a fabulous addition and I made this frosting for our Christmas party and for a birthday party recently. Can I share a little secret? I have been in a terrible cooking funk since Christmas. I want the same 5 meals and nothing fancy. I am a creature of habit lately. However, there is a silver lining. Watching everyone’s eyes light up at the mere sight of these classic cupcake beauties was enough to pull me out of this funk.
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Now, I won’t say that I am the premiere cupcake aficionado. In fact, I usually make a whole cake rather than cupcakes, but you can’t deny the singular cuteness of the cupcake. I also used my favorite chocolate cake base to accompany the oreo frosting. For an extra surprise, drop an oreo in the bottom of the cupcake before filling the tin and baking. It’s a trick I have seen many times on Pinterest but have yet to do myself. I am perfectly happy with a generous dollop of this frosting.
Tips for Piping Oreo Cream Cheese Frosting
And want to know the secret to those beautiful insanely high frosted cupcakes? Use a giant piping tip like this one and even pressure! I was always using smaller tips but those are made for fondant and other specialty decorations. Although I can’t say that my cupcakes are entirely even on all sides of the frosting, it is still much better than it used to be. If you are making these piled-high style of frosted cupcakes, you will need to adjust the recipe size to make an actual 24.
As for actual tips about making this recipe (or any frosting recipe, really), make sure to let the butter and cream cheese come to room temperature on it’s own. Melting it in the microwave will produce some uneven results. The biggest difference in creating a thicker frosting is to whip it longer. Much like making whip cream, the frosting will stiffen and thicken the longer you mix it. If you find the frosting to be thin, try whipping it longer. The last tip is that a cold mixing bowl is essential. When you put out the cream cheese/butter to come to room temp, put your mixing bowl in the refrigerator.
Recommended Tools for Frosting Cupcakes:
- My favorite cupcake piping tips – These will get you those beautiful looking cupcakes and you don’t have to pile it high if you don’t want. Pair with a plastic decorating bag.
- The Cupcake Book from THE authority on cupcakes in my humble opinion.
- Collapsible cupcake stand with carrier – less storage and it makes transport easier.
Looking for More Delicious Cake and Cupcakes? Check these out:
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- 8 oz cream cheese room temperature
- 7 Tbsp Butter room temperature
- 3 cups powdered sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 4 Oreos about 16 mini-oreos
- 2 Tbsp Milk
In a stand mixer, cream together cream cheese and butter until smooth. Add the vanilla extract and mix. At med-low speed, mix in the powdered sugar. Bump the speed up to medium or medium-high and whip until a firm consistency, about 2-5 minutes. It will thicken as you whip. If the frosting is too thick, add milk one tsp at a time until you reach the consistency you want. In a food processor or manually, finely crush the oreos into crumbs (use the whole oreo and cream center). With a rubber spatula or spoon, mix the oreos into the frosting. Chill in refrigerator before piping if creating high topped cupcakes.
As for actual tips about making this recipe (or any frosting recipe, really), make sure to let the butter and cream cheese come to room temperature on it's own. Melting it in the microwave will produce uneven results. The biggest difference in creating a thicker frosting is to whip it longer. Much like making whip cream, the frosting will stiffen and thicken the longer you mix it. If you find the frosting to be thin, try whipping it longer. The last tip is that a cold mixing bowl is essential. When you put out the cream cheese/butter to come to room temp, put your mixing bowl in the refrigerator.
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