Oreo Buttercream Frosting

Oreo Buttercream Frosting

A few years back, for my Grandmother’s 81st birthday, my mom wanted to do a potluck.   I was assigned to bring the birthday cake, which is awesome, because if I’m bringing anything to a potluck type party I want to bring desserts or an appetizer, I’m not usually too stoked on bringing a main course if I don’t have to.  Grandma requested a chocolate cake, and the rest was left to my imagination.  I used a Duncan Hines Devil’s Food Cake box mix, but instead of using oil, I used butter, and instead of water, I used milk, and added a packet of chocolate instant pudding mix. These substitutions help the box cakes taste more homemade.  I wanted to do something different with the frosting than chocolate or vanilla, and I remembered the MOST AMAZING cupcake I had in Los Angeles at a cupcakery  (not Sprinkles) a few years back and it had a cookies and cream frosting.  I wanted to see if I could do something similar, so off to Google my fingers ran, until  I found the recipe that I was able to slightly modify to make the best frosting I’ve had in my whole life.  The original can no longer be found online, but this is the recipe I used and it’s nearly identical to the link)


  • 1 cup softened butter
  • 3.5 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1 cup finely crushed/packed Oreo pieces (I ground them up in the food processor, about a sleeve and a half of the regular Oreos )


  • Cream the butter for a few minutes until it is light (I had to stop the mixer a couple of times to clear the whisk beater)
  • Sift in the powdered sugar (I just dumped it in, couldn’t find the sifter, didn’t seem to make a difference)
  • Beat until entirely combined with the butter
  • Add vanilla and milk, beat for 3 minutes
  • Add crushed Oreos and mix well to combine 

    **add more milk to gain a thinner consistency, more sugar and/or Oreos to thicken

    It was a complete hit… however, if I were to make it again I’d want to double the recipe. This was just enough to cover the cake, and I didn’t have enough ingredients to make more to pipe on decorations to have a more finished look.


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