Cookie Dough Frosting Cupcakes

A good cupcake is nothing without an equally delicious frosting. In my latest cupcake endeavor I created a cookie dough frosting to pair with my go-to chocolate cake recipe, resulting in a delectable treat to say the least.

I must say, this frosting takes the cake (too punny? No such thing.) I took my buttercream frosting and made a few alterations to give it that cookie dough flavor. Adding light brown sugar created that slightly grainy texture that cookie dough has.

You know the one… where the sugar crystals start dissolving on your tongue as the buttery batter melts away. Well, this frosting achieves just that in a light consistency (it is frosting after all).

Buttercream frosting makes up the base while some brown sugar and a touch of flour are added in for cookie dough resemblance.

And don’t forget the chocolate chips! I opted for mini chocolate chips because they sort of act like sprinkles in this case. They don’t weigh down the cookie dough frosting at all—just make it look even more like cookie dough!

Chocolate Cupcakes

  • 1 1/4 cups (156 g) all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup (80 g) unsweetened cocoa powder, sifted
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons instant espresso powder
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons (270 ml) milk,¹ room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup (170 g or 1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 1/4 cups (250 g) sugar
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature

Cookie Dough Frosting

  • 3/4 cup (170 g or 1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/3 cup (67 g) light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 1/2 cups (187 g) confectioner's sugar, sifted
  • 1/4 cup (31 g) flour²
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon milk
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  1. Chocolate Cupcakes
  2. Preheat oven to 350° F. Place cupcake liners in a cupcake tin and set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cocoa and espresso. Set aside.
  4. ................................................

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