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Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Frosting

Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Frosting

Who likes cupcakes?

Who likes chocolatey cupcakes topped with chocolate chip cookie dough frosting?

If you answered “no” to any of the above questions, please leave.

These cupcakes might be the best thing that ever happened. Ever. When my husband eats one, he says he is the luckiest man alive. That’s pretty serious!

I don’t consider myself the best baker so I like to take a shortcut and use a box mix, but I add more stuff to the recipe like pudding mix and sour cream which make them taste more homemade. These cupcakes are really all about the cookie dough frosting. The frosting contains no eggs so it is completely safe to eat raw. I’m not gonna lie, there have been times where I am tempted just to make some of this frosting to eat straight from the bowl! If you would rather do vanilla cupcakes, the frosting would be great with those as well so you can really use whatever cupcake flavor you want.

Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Frosting

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Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Frosting

Yield: 18-24 cupcakes

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 35 mnutes

Ingredients:

For the cupcakes:

  • 1 box devil’s food cake mix
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 4 eggs
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 box instant chocolate pudding mix
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract

For the frosting:

  • 1 ½ sticks (3/4 cup) unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt
  • ¾ cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • Milk (about 2-3 tbs. to thin out, add as needed)

Directions:

For the cupcakes:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine all of the ingredients in a large bowl. Mix together until everything is well-combined, but try to avoid over-mixing the batter.
  3. Line a muffin tin with cupcake liners; fill each liner a little more than ¾ of the way full with batter. Bake for about 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Let cupcakes cool completely before frosting.

For the frosting:

  1. In a bowl, beat together the butter and sugars until creamy with a hand or stand mixer.
  2. Mix in the vanilla extract, flour, and salt. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  3. Spoon some of the frosting on top of each cooled cupcake and spread with a knife.

I like for my cupcakes to be a little bigger, so I got about 18 cupcakes out of this recipe instead of the usual 24. You can certainly make them smaller if desired, but you may also want to mix up some extra of the cookie dough frosting.

This post was originally a guest post for my sweet friend, Emily over at Life on Food. So, please go give Emily a shout out and check out the recipe!

   

24 Responses to “Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Frosting”

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    Erin — September 11, 2012 at 10:09 am

    Great birthday cupcakes!

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    sally @ sallys baking addiction — September 11, 2012 at 10:14 am

    Stephanie! These look fantastic. I’ve made this exact recipe before. Love the cookie dough frosting. :)

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    Emily @ Life on Food — September 11, 2012 at 10:21 am

    Thanks so much for sharing these cupcakes on my blog today. They are the perfect way to celebrate my birthday. Literally TO DIE FOR!

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    claire @ the realistic nutritionist — September 11, 2012 at 11:00 am

    COOKIE DOUGH FROSTING? WHAT THE WHAT?

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    RavieNomNoms — September 11, 2012 at 2:56 pm

    Um hello! Those look like absolute heaven!

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    Choc Chip Uru — September 11, 2012 at 3:57 pm

    These cupcakes look incredible :D
    Loving them!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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    Nicole @ The Marvelous Misadventures of a Foodie — September 11, 2012 at 5:34 pm

    Cookie dough frosting?!?! Don’t mind if I do! These sound fantastic!

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    Amy @ fragrantvanillacake — September 11, 2012 at 7:38 pm

    These sound amazing Stephanie! I am up for cookie dough anything, great idea using cookie dough frosting :)!

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    Baking Serendipity — September 11, 2012 at 9:32 pm

    I love this frosting!

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    Julie @ Table for Two — September 11, 2012 at 9:40 pm

    i have a serious craving for a cookie dough cupcake now. these look amazing!

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    Anne@FromMySweetHeart — September 11, 2012 at 9:47 pm

    I usually prefer the cupcake over the frosting….but in this cake….I just want to suck the frosting off in one bite! They look fabulous and I hope you have a wonderful birthday! : )

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    Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers — September 12, 2012 at 8:07 am

    Happy early birthday!! The cupcakes look amazing!!! The frosting sounds out of this world!! Have to check it out!!

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    Alaina @ Fabtastic Eats — September 12, 2012 at 8:22 am

    ahh I just want to eat the bowl of frosting! Im all about anything involving cookie dough!

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    Ramona — September 12, 2012 at 9:33 am

    What an awesome treat for Emily’s birthday celebrations. :) These cupcakes are amazing and can I have one now? :)

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    Shawn @ I Wash...You Dry — September 12, 2012 at 10:47 am

    WHOAAA!!!! These are out of this world!! What a great idea, I know my family would flip for these!

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    Baker Street — September 12, 2012 at 10:42 pm

    I LOVE cupcakes and am totally drooling over your cookie dough frosting.

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    Monet — September 13, 2012 at 8:32 am

    Hi honey. Oh my, oh my. I just visited Emily’s blog and these look so very delicious! Can I have one pretty please? I love these and I can’t wait to make my own batch. Thank you for sharing!

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    JulieD — September 13, 2012 at 12:11 pm

    They look so yummy!!

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    Meghan — September 13, 2012 at 5:58 pm

    Oh these look amazing!! I love this whole week of cake situation!

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    Vera Zecevic – Cupcakes Garden — September 14, 2012 at 4:50 am

    Wholly, molly! These cupcakes look so delicious ! They go to my Pinterest Yummy Cupcakes board ! Regards

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    Christy Milford (@SweetSavoring) — September 15, 2012 at 9:14 am

    This is a first, and something I must pass on to my cupcake diva-sister! Can’t wait to try them- and gorgeous photos :)

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