Cookies and Cream Cupcakes Recipe – Hedwig the Owl

Making this easy cookies and cream cupcakes recipe is a must for your home baking to-do list. They are just the right amount of rich and fun.

If you have huge Harry Potter fans in your house as we do, they will LOVE these Hedwig owl treats. Put on your house colors and let’s get started!

H overhead V image of 4 Hedwig cookies and cream cupcakes with 4 electric candles and on a black and white specked surface.
These Hedwig the Owl Cookies and Cream Cupcakes will fly off your dessert table.

RELATED READING: Harry Potter Recipes for a Party or Movie Night

Hedwig Cookies and Cream Cupcakes

Here are Ruffles and Rain Boots we thrive on fast, easy, and fun recipes. Character cupcake recipes get bonus points with the kiddo.

Although I love to bake from scratch, sometimes I just don’t have the time. That is when I will turn to an elevated boxed cake mix as a base for a yummy cupcake recipe like these Oreo cupcakes.

Because my little one likes to help out in the kitchen, this easy cupcake idea for kids is right up her alley. These homemade cookies and cream cupcakes are the perfect recipe for her to help me make.

No Time to Make This Now? Save or Share for Later

Do you need time to gather your cupcake supplies? No problem! Save or share this Hedwig recipe on your favorite dessert pin board or share it on Facebook. Using the sharing buttons will make it easy to start when you’re ready to begin.

V image of 4 Hedwig cookies and cream cupcakes with electric candles and Harry Potter houses decoration in the background on a black and white specked surface.
These Hedwig the Owl Cookies and Cream Cupcakes are a delicious Harry Potter-inspired treat.

As an Amazon Associate, I could earn from qualifying purchases. There may be affiliate links within this article.

RELATED READING: DIY Harry Potter Paper Roll Craft with Free Template

Tips for Making This Harry Potter Food Idea

  1. Moist and fluffy cupcakes are the result of the bubbles that form when you are beating the mix with an electric hand or stand mixer. If you over-mix, the bubbles will disappear and you will end up with dense cupcakes. Instead, whisk by hand or beat on low for no more than 1 minute.
  2. If you accidentally add too much liquid to the cupcake mix, it can cause runny cupcakes. If this happens, you can either add one large egg or one small box of instant pudding.
  3. There are two ways to see if your cupcakes are baked properly. You can insert a toothpick into the middle of a center-baked cupcake. If it comes back dry, they are done. If not, they need 2-3 more minutes.

    Also, you can gently press the middle of the cupcake with your finger. If it springs back, they are done. If you leave a dent, they need to cook a bit longer.
S Closeup image of Hedwig cookies and cream cupcakes with electric candles and Harry Potter houses decoration in the background on a black and white specked surface.
Bake up a batch of these Hedwig the Owl Cookies and Cream Cupcakes for your next Harry Potter Themed party.

RELATED READING: Harry Potter Wands – Easy and They Look AMAZING!

Ingredients and Instructions for Hedwig the Owl Cupcakes

You can use your own base cupcake mix or my viral Internet sensation, the easiest vanilla cupcake recipe.

  • Vanilla or white cake mix
  • Eggs
  • Water
  • Oil
  • Softened butter
  • Vanilla extract
  • Salt
  • Powdered sugar
  • Heavy whipping cream
  • Oreo cookies
  • White gel food coloring
  • Sugar candy eyeball decorations
V Overhead image of the ingredients for the Hedwig Cookies and Cream Cupcakes on a marble surface.

Each step for this recipe is detailed below so it’s easy to follow. Keep this page open while you are creating your Hedwig from Harry Potter cupcakes. If you prefer a printable recipe, scroll down and select the print button.

V Overhead image of a large round glass bowl with a cake mix, eggs,water, and oil with an electric hand mixer for the Hedwig Cookies and Cream Cupcakes on a marble surface.

Preheat your oven to 350°. In a large bowl, add the cake mix, eggs, water, and oil.

V Overhead image of a large round glass bowl with a cake mix, eggs,water, and oil being mixed with an electric hand mixer for the Hedwig Cookies and Cream Cupcakes on a marble surface.

Using an electric hand or stand mixer, beat until well combined.

V Overhead image of a large round glass bowl with the batter and an ice cream scroopfor the Hedwig Cookies and Cream Cupcakes next to a muffin tin filled with white cupcake liners, filled with an oreo cookie on a marble surface.

Add white cupcake liners to your muffin pan and place an Oreo cookie at the bottom of each cupcake liner.

V Overhead image of the batter beikng scooped by an ice cream scroop into the prepared muffin tin for the Hedwig Cookies and Cream Cupcakes on a marble surface.

Using an ice cream scoop, add one scoop of batter over each Oreo.

V Overhead image of the batter in the prepared muffin tin for the Hedwig Cookies and Cream Cupcakes on a marble surface.

Place your cupcakes in the oven and bake for 16-18 minutes, or until a toothpick in the middle comes out clean. Take your cupcakes out of the oven and let them cool completely.

V Overhead image of several Oreo cookies in a round glass bowl, next to a stick of butter and an empty small round glass bowl on a marble surface.

Open the Oreos and separate the cookies from the cream. Place the cream in a small bowl and set aside.

V Overhead image of several Oreo cookies in a round glass bowl, next to a stick of butter, next to a small round glass bowl of the Oreo filling and several opened Oreo cookies on a marble surface.

Put 8 Oreo cookies in a Ziplock bag and crush them with a rolling pin, making sure all large chunks are gone. Take the remaining 2 Oreo cookies and break them into large triangles.

Add the butter to a large mixing bowl, and using an electric hand or stand mixer, beat for 2 minutes, or until light and fluffy. Slowly mix in the cream from the Oreos, vanilla extract, white gel food color, and salt.

Alternate between the powdered sugar and heavy whipping cream. Beat on high until the frosting is smooth and small peaks form. Gently fold in the crushed Oreo cookie.

Add the frosting to your prepared piping bag and frost your cupcakes. Add 2 of the Yellow Eye Sprinkles and one triangle cookie piece for the beak.

Notes on This Fun Harry Potter Recipe Idea

  • When you add crushed cookies to a frosting recipe, sometimes the pieces get lodged in the piping tip. If this happens to you, use a toothpick to push the piece back and break it into smaller pieces.
  • If your recipe calls for salt, you will want to use non-salted butter for your frosting. Otherwise, you will taint the sweetness.
  • If you don’t have enough butter for your frosting, you can substitute an even amount of shortening. If you can find butter-flavored shortening, that works best.

More Harry Potter-Inspired Recipes You Might Like:

Please Save or Share This Creative Cupcake Recipe

Your shares are how this site grows and I sincerely appreciate it. Please save this recipe to your favorite Harry Potter-themed or dessert pin board or share it on Facebook.

V image of 4 Hedwig cookies and cream cupcakes with 2 electric candles on a black and white specked surface.
Delicious Homemade Hedwig the Owl Cookies and Cream Cupcakes
Yield: 6

Homemade Hedwig the Owl Cookies and Cream Cupcakes

S Closeup image of Hedwig cookies and cream cupcakes with electric candles and Harry Potter houses decoration in the background on a black and white specked surface.

This homemade recipe for Cookies and Cream Cupcakes will fly off your dessert table. This yummy cupcake idea will make your next Harry Potter themed party special. This easy to make boxed cake mix cupcake recipe is elevated with a few simple ingredients and tastes like bakery style cupcakes. This recipe is perfect for a Harry Potter-themed birthday party.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Additional Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 3 minutes

Ingredients

  • White or Vanilla Box Cake Mix
  • 3 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 22 Oreos, divided
  • 1 ½ sticks of butter, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoons of vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 3 cups of powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of heavy whipping cream
  • White gel food color
  • Yellow eyeball sprinkles

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°. Add 6 white cupcake liners to a muffin pan and place 1 Oreo cookie in the bottom of each cupcake liner.
  2. In a large bowl, add the cake mix, eggs, water, and oil. Using an electric hand or stand mixer, beat until well-combined (about 1 minute.)
  3. Using an ice cream scoop, fill each of the 6 cavities 2/3 full of the batter. Bake for 16-18 minutes until a toothpick comes clean. Remove from the oven and allow the cupcakes to cool completely before frosting.
  4. Separate the cookies from the cream of 6 Oreo cookies. Place the cream in a small bowl and set aside.
  5. Place 6 full Oreo cookies in a Ziplock bag and crush them with a rolling pin, making sure all large chunks are gone.
  6. Take the remaining 2 Oreo cookies and break them into large triangles.
  7. Add the butter to a large mixing bowl, and using an electric hand or stand mixer, beat for 2 minutes, or until light and fluffy.
  8. Slowly mix in the cream from the Oreos, vanilla extract, white gel food color, and salt.
  9. Alternate between the powdered sugar and heavy whipping cream. Beat on high until the frosting is smooth and small peaks form.
  10. Gently fold in the crushed Oreo cookies.
  11. Add the frosting to the prepared piping bag and frost the cupcakes. Add 2 of the Yellow Eye Sprinkles and one triangle cookie piece for the beak.

Notes

See recipe notes in the article.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 1116Total Fat: 51gSaturated Fat: 21gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 26gCholesterol: 159mgSodium: 1204mgCarbohydrates: 159gFiber: 2gSugar: 110gProtein: 9g

All nutrition information is estimated. For accuracy, please calculate your exact brands and ingredients if accuracy is desired.

Did you make this yummy recipe?

Please leave a comment or share a photo and tag me @rufflesandrain

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *