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OMG Oreo Cheesecake Frosting

OMG Oreo Cheesecake Frosting

frostings, cream cheese frosting, Oreo

oreo frosting

Oreo frosting, in my mind, has to be made with cream cheese. As I mentioned when I made my homemade Oreo cookies, I love Oreo cheesecake and I thought that I could, to some degree, replicate the feel of a good Oreo cheesecake in the frosting for my Oreo cupcake.  Oreo cheesecake frosting was created!

Oreo cupcake

My Oreo cupcake with a built-in cup for milk – topped with Oreo cheesecake frosting.

I started with a basic cream cheese frosting and mixed in Oreos and a splash of vanilla extract.

Homemade Oreos

My homemade Oreo cookie.

The Oreo cheesecake frosting is perfect on Oreo cupcakes, but it would also be great on any chocolate or vanilla cupcake. Even a box mix cupcake would be kicked up many notches if you topped it with homemade Oreo cheesecake frosting.

Oreo Cheesecake Frosting Recipe

oreo frosting
5 from 1 vote

Oreo Cheesecake Frosting


  • 8 ounces cream cheese room temperature
  • 1/4 cup butter room temperature
  • 3-4 cup powdered sugar use more or less depending on how stiff you want the frosting to be
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup crushed Oreos I crushed them in the food processor to be sure the pieces would be really tiny and wouldn't get stuck in my piping tips. If you are going to spread the frosting, it might be fun to use bigger chunks of Oreo. Also, I used my homemade Oreo cookies which aren't standard size - so I can't tell you exactly how many Oreos 3/4 of a cup is.


  1. Whip cream cheese and butter until light and fluffy.
  2. Mix in powdered sugar one cup at a time.
  3. Add vanilla extract.
  4. Gently stir in crushed Oreos.
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32 comments on “OMG Oreo Cheesecake Frosting”

  1. Jen says:

    I think I have found my weekend project with 4 girls under the age of 7! :) Oreo madness, here we come!

  2. Elyse says:

    All I have to say is YUM. I’ll take oreos anyway I can get ’em, and in a cream cheese frosting sounds just delicious!

  3. Chutney Love says:

    Stomach. Growling. Must purchase cream cheese and Oreos, stat!

    Thanks for sharing. :)

  4. Jennifer says:

    My husbands greatest sweets love is oreos! He would this!!

  5. finsmom says:


    This looks deadly!

    Thanks for sharing!

  6. RecipeGirl says:

    I did Oreo frosting once and had a really, really tough time using any kind of tip to make a swirly top for the cupcake. I must have had the oreos too chunky! Looks great :)

  7. sana says:

    Hi Stef – Can you please what type/brand of cream cheese is to be used for this? i have never had cream cheese fronsting so i am not sure what type to buy?

  8. Stef says:

    You can use any brand of cream cheese – just make sure not to get a kind that is already whipped.

  9. Houli says:

    Hey everyone!

    For the people who were asking about how many oreos are needed for 3/4 of a cup:

    I went to the grocery store (you can probably find them at your nearest 7-11 convenience store as well!) and found a cup of oreos that contains EXACTLY 3/4 cup when crushed! It’s called “Mini Oreos Bite-size Go-Pak” They’re not as big as normal oreos, but i’m assuming it’ll work out to be ok!

  10. Anonymous says:

    Does it taste like cream cheese?

  11. Stef says:

    Anon – It taste more like cheesecake than regular cream cheese.

  12. Frannie says:

    Made this frosting tonight for oreo cupcakes and it is heaven! Tastes JUST like oreo cheesecake. Ate some with a spoon. YUM!!!

  13. Maeve says:

    wow im using this for an oreo cake i am making! This is awesome and simple thank you so much!Wow i am using this for my birthday and ALL my friends adore oreos so they will surley love it!Hey Stef do you have a oreo cupcake to go with the frosting? If you do please show me the link on your blog!!!!

  14. Stef says:

    Maeve – Glad you like it! Here’s the link to the oreo cupcakes:

  15. Anonymous says:

    How many cupcakes can you frost with this amount of icing?

  16. Goar says:

    I just made this frosting to go with chocolate cupcakes….and it’s to die for!!! Thanks for sharing :)

  17. Anonymous says:

    I am looking for a yummy icing for Crust crumbling and the inner layers of a cake. They say to use a butter cream frosting. This sounds so delicious! Do you think this could work as a replacement?

  18. Stef says:

    Anon – I don’t see why not!

  19. Anonymous says:

    how many does it make?

  20. Stef says:

    Anon – It depends on how big a swirl you make. With a medium sized swirl, I can easily frost 12 cupcakes.

  21. Jane says:

    Used Oreo Frosting to top mini brownie cupcakes for a kids Halloween party. Delicious! Your blog is very inspiring…Thank You :)

  22. Yum! I made this to go with martha stewart’s chocolate whooppie pies, and it was perfect. Thanks!

  23. Anonymous says:

    Thanks for sharing… I will try it..

  24. Tiffany says:

    what kind of butter? Salted or unsalted?

  25. claudine says:

    My daughter Morgan loves Oreo cookies! We will be making the oreo filling by using the “Whonu nutrition oreo cookies” instead of using the regular mini oreos! I will let you know. Thank you for all your recipes!

  26. Anonymous says:

    HI Stef!

    I love using cream cheese frosting on EVERYTHING! but for some reason i can never get it right…it always turns out way too runny and i end up using a lot more confectioners sugar than i should, to thicken it up and it just turns out a horrible, way-too-sweet mess! When you whip the cream cheese, should it end up having the texture of whipped cream? Could I possibly be over or under whipping it?

    Pleeeeeeeease help!
    Regards from South Africa:)

  27. Anonymous says:

    3-4 Cups of sugar sounds like a lot!
    Last time I used that much for icing, it turned out really, really, sweet. Too sweet.
    I’ve been seeing 3-4 cups of icing sugar on a lot of frosting recipes lately but I just can’t get my head around it. Why so much icing sugar?!?!

  28. Anonymous says:

    make sure you include butter when whipping. Also check that both the butter and cream cheese are at room temperature; don’t try to melt it or whip it when it’s still too cold.
    You shouldn’t need to use too much sugar and you should be able to enjoy delicious, cream cheese frosting on anything! Good Luck! :)

  29. Your blog provided us with valuable information to work with. Each every tips of your post are awesome.

  30. Pooja says:

    Hey! This one looks a winner. My son who is a huge Oreo fan is bound to love it! Am wondering though- if I want to fill and frost an 8″ cake, will I need to double the recipe?

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