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Oreo frosting topped chocolate cupcake with the wrapper pulled down sitting by oreo cookies.

Oreo Frosting Recipe

Our favorite childhood cookie is mixed with simple ingredients to make the best oreo frosting! This American buttercream based frosting is ready in 10 minutes. Use this delicious Oreo Frosting to top cupcakes, cakes and cookies.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Course: All Recipes, Dessert
Keyword: buttercream frosting, cake, cupcakes, frosting, oreo buttercream frosting, oreo frosting, oreos
Servings: 24
Calories: 279kcal


  • 12 Oreo cookies whole
  • 2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ cups unsalted butter
  • 6 cups powdered sugar
  • Pinch salt
  • 12 Oreo cookies halved, for decoration


  • Add the oreo cookies to a food processor. Grind until fine crumbs have formed. Set aside
  • In a small measuring cup, mix together the heavy cream and vanilla. Set aside
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the butter at medium-high speed for 3-4 minutes, scraping down the bowl occasionally. Turn the mixer to low and slowly add the powdered sugar, 1 cup at a time, adding a bit of the heavy cream and vanilla between each addition. Mix until the sugar is well incorporated with the butter. Mix in the salt. Turn the mixer to high and beat for 30 - 60 seconds.
  • Turn the mixer to low speed and add the crushed Oreos to the frosting. Slowly mix the crumbs into the frosting then beat at a high speed for 60 seconds.
  • With a large piping bag fitted with a large piping tip or with an offset spatula, pipe or spread the frosting onto cupcakes or cake. Place a halved Oreo into the frosting for decoration.


  • Store prepared frosting in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 week. Bring to room temperature and mix well with a rubber spatula before using
  • Frosting may be frozen in a freezer safe bag for up to 3 months. Allow to thaw to room temperature and mix well with a rubber spatula before using


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 279kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0.5g | Cholesterol: 32mg | Sodium: 49mg | Potassium: 34mg | Fiber: 0.3g | Sugar: 34g | Vitamin A: 373IU | Vitamin C: 0.01mg | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 1mg
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