Homemade Funfetti Oreo Surprise Cupcakes

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These Homemade Funfetti Oreo Surprise Cupcakes are the perfect celebration treat and they’re simple to make. This recipe is made from scratch, but I won’t tell if you use a box mix. Your secret is safe with me.

Homemade Funfetti Oreo Surprise Cupcakes

How is it that my biggest little man turned eight years old last week? I love that he asked for a rainbow sprinkle birthday cake. Even more than that, I loved seeing his eyes light up when he saw me filling it with Oreo frosting. These Homemade Funfetti Oreo Surprise Cupcakes were a spin-off of his birthday cake for him to bring to his school classmates.

Let’s just hope that my blog isn’t popular in the 2nd graders age category, or else the kiddos will be disappointed that I really skimped on the frosting compared to these pictures.

Homemade Funfetti Oreo Surprise Cupcakes Recipe...MUST MAKE!

Here is a peek at his birthday cake- simple to make with a number template and lots and lots of sprinkles! This sprinkle cake got a TON of Instagram love- wow!

Sprinkle Birthday Number Cake


Eight years old:

You love Pokemón and video games.

Math is your favorite subject in school, but you are a fabulous reader as well.

We just started reading The Lord of the Rings Trilogy this month, and you’re anxious to get to the battles!

Homemade Funfetti Oreo Surprise Cupcakes with a cherry on top! Perfect!!

Your personality is so much fun and you laugh easily.

You’re also a great big brother and loyal friend.

At 8 years old you, are only 11 inches shorter than I am at 5 feet. Seriously stop!!

Your dad and I are crazy about you. You bring us joy every day. Thank you for making us parents. We love you so very much!

I need this cupcake in my life! Homemade Funfetti Oreo Surprise Cupcakes

Homemade Funfetti Oreo Surprise Cupcakes

These Homemade Funfetti Oreo Surprise Cupcakes are the perfect celebration treat and they're simple to make.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 24 cupcakes


  • For the Cupcakes:
  • cups cake flour
  • cups all-purpose flour
  • cups granulated sugar
  • teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ½ cup rainbow sprinkles
  • 24 Oreo cookies
  • For the Frosting:
  • 1/2 cup vegetable shortening such as Crisco
  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 cups powdered sugar approximately 1 lb.
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream or milk
  • 12 Oreo cookies crushed
  • sprinkles
  • maraschino cherries optional


  • For the Cupcakes: 
  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line 24 muffin cups with paper baking cups. Place one cookie in each cup.
  • Prepare cake mix. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, combine the cake flour, all-purpose flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Cut softened butter into 1/2 inch cubes and add a few cubes at a time until all of the butter is incorporated. Mixture will be crumbly.
  • Add the eggs one at a time, beating slowly. Pour in the milk and vanilla. Increase the mixer speed to medium and beat for 2 minutes until batter is smooth. Fold in the sprinkles.
  • Divide batter evenly over cookies in prepared muffin cups. Bake 15 - 20 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 5 minutes. Remove to wire rack to cool completely.
  • For the Frosting: 
  • Beat shortening and butter with electric mixer until light and fluffy. Slowly add in vanilla extract and half of the powdered sugar.
  • Gradually add in the heavy cream (or milk), followed by the rest of the powdered sugar. Finally, fold in crushed Oreo cookies.
  • Place frosting in decorating bag fitted with large round tip. Pipe frosting on top of each cupcake. Top with sprinkles and maraschino cherries if desired.

Homemade Funfetti Oreo Surprise Cupcakes - ditch the box mix!

- Katrina

13 Responses to “Homemade Funfetti Oreo Surprise Cupcakes”

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    Deborah — January 8, 2015 at 10:42 am

    Oh my goodness – my kids would be ALL over these!!

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    Angelyn @ Everyday Desserts — January 8, 2015 at 1:04 pm

    these cupcakes look fantastic and I love these pictures – beautiful!! happy birthday to your son!

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    Jess — January 8, 2015 at 9:59 pm

    What a special 8th birthday! I’m looking forward to a day in the future when I can make those cupcakes for my two little ones!

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    Rachel @ Baked by Rachel — January 9, 2015 at 7:25 am

    These are ridiculously cute!! BTW he’s going to be towering over you in no time. I feel the same way with my oldest. How are they so tall already?!

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    Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction — January 9, 2015 at 2:52 pm

    What fun cupcakes! Perfect way to celebrate a birthday!

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    [email protected] — January 9, 2015 at 8:50 pm

    I think these look absolutely fabulous. You, my dear, are a sugar genius!

  7. #
    Amanda — January 10, 2015 at 12:22 am

    These look so fun and delicious! Love the birthday cake also!

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    Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet — January 12, 2015 at 11:42 am

    These cupcakes are super adorable! My kiddos would go crazy for them!

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    Kayle (The Cooking Actress) — January 12, 2015 at 5:36 pm

    awww happy belated birthday to your little man! You’re such a great mom-that birthday cake is fantastic and OMG THESE CUPCAKES!!! Completely in loooove with them!

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    Megan - The Emotional Baker — January 12, 2015 at 6:34 pm

    What an awesome cupcake! I made some like this for St. Patrick’s. Happy Birthday to your son 🙂

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    Karen @ The Food Charlatan — January 19, 2015 at 2:33 am

    Happy birthday to your little man! These cupcakes are amazing and you better never show him the pictures or he will ask for frosting backpay with interest. 🙂 Way to go starting him on LOTR! It’s never too young 🙂 Also, that sprinkle cake is AWESOME.

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    Beth — February 4, 2015 at 7:25 pm

    These cupcakes make me feel like a kid again, I want 8 of them!!

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    Karlee — July 17, 2018 at 5:35 pm

    How did you make the number like that in the cake?!? It looks amazing

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