These chocolate chip cookie dough frosted cupcakes I made for a party a couple of months ago were a huge hit. I made several different kinds, one of them being vanilla bean salted caramel cupcakes and another flavor I have yet to share.
I found the frosting recipe on I am baker, which is one of my favorite blogs, btw ;) I didn't make the frosting as creamy as the original recipe because I thought it needed to be stiffer in order to hold up to the all night party I made them for. While I liked the stiffer consistency of the cookie dough frosting, the next time I made these cupcakes, I'm definitely trying the creamier version. I mean, it's cookie dough flavor, either way it's gonna be good. :)
Honestly, I didn't think these cupcakes would be the first ones gone and I almost didn't make them. I thought the cookie dough would be too "kiddy" and probably not appreciated at a 40 year old's birthday party.
I was wrong.
I guess chocolate chip cookie dough is loved by us all, no matter what age.
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Frosted Cupcakes
Cupcake recipe from Kevin & Amanda
Frosting recipe from I Am Baker
For the cupcakes:
1 box Devils Food Cake Mix1 small box Jello Chocolate Fudge instant pudding mix
1/2 C. vegetable oil
1 C. milk
1 C. sour cream
Preheat the oven to 350.
Line the cupcake pans with cupcakes liners and set aside. Into a large bowl, put the cake mix, pudding mix, eggs, oil, milk, and sour cream and beat until combined. Spoon batter into prepared cupcake pans about 2/3 full. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until a cake tester is inserted into the middle of a cupcake and comes out clean. Once cupcakes are done, set them on a wire rack and cool completely before frosting.
For the frosting:
1 1/2 cups light brown sugar, packed
1 cup room temperature butter
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon salt
10-16 tablespoons milk
1 cup miniature chocolate chips
In a large mixing bowl, beat together the brown sugar and butter until smooth and creamy. Next, add in the flour, extract and salt and beat until combined. You will now add the milk into the mixture one tablespoon at a time, until you get the desired consistency. I wanted my frosting a little bit thicker, so I used less milk. Add the mini chocolate chips and stir by hand until well combined.
This made 24 cupcakes for me.