Dark Chocolate- Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes
It is Friday and what better way to kick off the weekend than to splurge on this over the top cupcake. It is a dark chocolate cupcake with a fluffy buttercream frosting topped of with some chocolate sprinkles, but wait there’s more…take a bite and find a surprise inside -chocolate chip cookie dough.
These can be made with any type of cake- I found a dark chocolate cake mix at the store that I was curious about trying so I used that. Then I grabbed my favorite chocolate chip cookie dough recipe to create the filling. The only adjustment I made in my cookie dough was replacing the egg with milk (I used 2 Tbs of milk per egg). You really could use any chocolate chip cookie recipe you wanted.
Want to know how to make these? It is actually quite simple. The first step is to make your cookie dough then put in on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper like you would to bake, but instead of heading to the oven with your cookies stick the pan in your freezer instead and leave there overnight. The next day mix up your cupcake batter whether you use a mix or prefer from scratch really does not matter. I do think if I made these again I would look for a bit denser chocolate cake recipe. Once you have the cake batter finished just fill your cupcake pans about 3/4 full. Now get your cookie dough balls from the freezer and just set one on top of each batter filled cup and follow the baking instructions on the cupcake recipe you are using.
When you remove them from the oven you probably will not even be able to tell you hid that cookie dough in the middle!
The last step is the frosting. When I was looking at fellow bloggers who have made similar cupcakes most did a cookie dough frosting for their cupcakes. I actually made one of their recipes for a cookie dough buttercream frosting, but found it was a bit too gritty and just not the taste I had been hoping for. A true cookie dough lover may enjoy the cookie dough frosting but I decided to go with my favorite Fluffy Vanilla Buttercream Frosting. I did however like how the cookie dough frosting looked so I decided to grab just a dab of Wilton brown icing color and tinted my icing just a touch :)
I must say these really are very tasty!
Y’all have a great weekend