vegan birthday cake oreo cupcakes

These Vegan Birthday Cake Oreo Cupcakes are sure to put you in a celebrating mood! Rich chocolate cupcakes are topped with “birthday cake” frosting and hide a surprise in the bottom… a whole Oreo cookie!

vegan birthday cake oreo cupcakes

vegan birthday cake oreo cupcakes

Hi friends and happy Thursday! Today is a very special day indeed… it’s National Cupcake Lovers Day! You guys know I love any excuse for a fun themed treat, and I actually organized a food blogger event today to celebrate the occasion! I have paired up with 35 other ridiculously talented bakers to bring you some delicious & unique cupcake ideas. My creation is these Vegan Birthday Cake Oreo Cupcakes, but be sure to check out everyone’s recipes. I am so excited this day has finally arrived!

vegan birthday cake oreo cupcakes

As I have talked about many times before, one of my all time faaaaavorite “accidentally” vegan foods are Oreos! And I have no shortage of plant-based Oreo recipes on here, between these Oreo stuffed vegan chocolate chip cookies, vegan cookies & cream tres leches, and this vegan cookies & cream layer cake. Obviously there was something missing to my collection… cupcakes! When one of my BFF’s had a birthday coming up a couple of weeks ago, it was just the perfect occasion. Oreo cupcakes, here we come! Except, the fun flavors of Oreo are also vegan-approved, so instead of the originals, I decided to make these with the birthday cake Oreos instead. OMG. Actual heaven!

vegan birthday cake oreo cupcakes

vegan birthday cake oreo cupcakes

The base for these cupcakes is my beloved vegan chocolate cake recipe, but these babies have a little secret in the bottom {a whole Oreo cookie!} plus tons of chunks of crushed Oreos mixed in the batter. The frosting has both vanilla & almond extract for a little bit more “birthday cake” flavor, and I just couldn’t resist… I mixed rainbow sprinkles right in the frosting, too! The topping could only be MORE Oreos and MORE sprinkles, of course! I think this says “HAPPY BIRTHDAY” all over, don’t you?!

vegan birthday cake oreo cupcakes

vegan birthday cake oreo cupcakes

I DID say this was a group event, didn’t I? Here are all my talented foodie friends’ delicious cupcake recipes, made especially for today!

Cupcakes for Cupcake Lovers Day!

Hosted by Valentina | The Baking Fairy

Vegan Birthday Cake Oreo Cupcakes by The Baking Fairy
Avocado Cupcakes with Lime Frosting by A Day in the Life on the Farm
Brown Cow Cupcakes by Palatable Pastime
Brown Sugar Cinnamon Cupcakes by Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
Busy Bee Honey Vanilla Cupcakes by For The Love of Food
Butter Pecan Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting by A Little Fish in the Kitchen
Cheesecake Cupcakes by Walking on Sunshine Recipes
Cherry Limeade Cupcakes by That Recipe
Cherry Vanilla Cupcakes by The Freshman Cook
Chocolate Cupcakes with Dulce de Leche Frosting by Cooking for my Soul
Chocolate Irish Cream Cupcakes with Irish Cream Frosting by Daily Dish Recipes
Cookies & Cream Cupcakes by Karen’s Kitchen Stories
Creamsicle Cupcakes by Red Cottage Chronicles
Gluten Free Rocky Road Cupcakes by Frugal & Fit
Honey Lemon’s  HoneyBee Cupcakes by Simply Inspired Meals
Lemon Cupcakes with Coconut Frosting by The Olive Blogger
Lemon Lavender Blackberry Cupcakes by Culinary Adventures with Camilla
Lost Princess Cupcakes by Seduction in the Kitchen
Orange You Glad Cupcakes by Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
Peanut Butter & Jelly Cupcakes by The Beard and The Baker
Pineapple Coconut Cupcakes by Crumb Top Baking
Pink Lemonade Cupcakes by Bowl Me Over
Pudding Pop Cupcakes by Nik Snacks
Small Batch Chocolate Cupcakes with Cookie Dough Frosting by Join Us, Pull Up a Chair
Strawberry Basil Cupcakes with Chocolate Balsamic Frosting by The Spiffy Cookie
Strawberry Cupcakes by Confessions of a Baking Queen
Strawberry Jello Cupcakes by Kelly Lynn’s Sweets and Treats
Sweet Summertime Cupcakes by Cooking with Carlee
Vanilla Bourbon Bacon Cupcakes by Our Good Life
Vegan Red Velvet Cupcakes by Simple Family Crazy Life
Watermelon Themed Cake & Cupcakes by The Mandatory Mooch
White Chocolate Truffle Cupcakes by Triple Chocolate Kitchen

vegan birthday cake oreo cupcakes

vegan birthday cake oreo cupcakes

I hope you guys love these birthday cake oreo cupcakes as much as we did! My co-workers seriously RAVED about them. They couldn’t believe they were vegan!! Now that’s what I call a successful recipe 🙂

Looking for more cupcake favorites?

  • Vegan Lemon Blueberry Cupcakes
  • Mermaid Cupcakes
  • Chocolate Bailey’s Cupcakes with Rainbow Frosting
  • Mini Creme Brûlée Cheesecakes
  • Classic Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting
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vegan birthday cake oreo cupcakes
vegan birthday cake oreo cupcakes

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These Vegan Birthday Cake Oreo Cupcakes are sure to put you in a celebrating mood! Rich chocolate cupcakes are topped with “birthday cake” frosting and hide a surprise in the bottom… a whole Oreo cookie!
Author: Valentina | The Baking Fairy
Recipe type: Cupcakes
Serves: 18

Ingredients
  • *for the cupcakes*
  • 1¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup white granulated sugar
  • ½ cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • ⅓ cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tbsp white vinegar
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 18 whole Birthday Cake Oreo Cookies
  • crushed Oreo cookies to add to batter
  • *for the frosting*
  • ½ cup shortening
  • ¼ cup vegan butter
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • pinch of salt
  • ¼ cup rainbow sprinkles
  • 2-3 tbsp of nondairy milk if needed, to thin frosting
  • *for topping: Oreo halves and rainbow sprinkles
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350F. Line a cupcake pan with 18 liners, and place an Oreo cookie in the bottom of each. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa, sugar, salt, baking powder, and baking soda.
  3. Add in the almond milk and oil, and mix vigorously. Add in the vinegar and vanilla, and mix until well combined. Finally, stir in the crushed Oreo pieces.
  4. Divide batter evenly among the prepared liners, filling each cup about ⅔ of the way.
  5. Bake for 18-20 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out with just a few crumbs.
  6. While the cupcakes cool, make the frosting.
  7. In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the shortening, vegan butter, vanilla extract and almond extract together until completely smooth and creamy. Add in the powdered sugar, 1 cup at a time, until a thick frosting forms. If frosting appears too thick or lumpy, add a few spoonfuls of nondairy milk until it smooths back out. Finally, stir in the rainbow sprinkles.
  8. To decorate, I used an open-star tip and piped swirls on each cupcake. Top with half an Oreo, and more rainbow sprinkles. Enjoy!
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