Chocolate Cupcakes with Cookie Dough Frosting

chocolate cupcakes recipe

Chocolate Cupcakes with Cookie Dough Frosting! Yummy! Check out our resident cake blogger Stuart Vetesse aka Cakeyboi ‘s latest creation:

“You know those days when you just fancy chocolate? Well, I was having one of those. And I was in the mood for cupcakes, so I knocked up a batch of chocolate flavoured batter, and added chocolate chips (hence the chocolate chocolate chip part).

I baked these off. But they looked sort of naked without any frosting. And by this point I was in the mood for something else as well – cookie dough.

I topped cupcakes with Cookie Dough Frosting and to garnish, I popped weenie choc chip cookies in the top and voila – my craving was set to be satisfied…

Yield: 24 cupcakes (my craving was well satisfied!)

Cupcake Ingredients:

260 grams plain flour

75 grams unsweetened cocoa powder

170 grams granulated sugar

1 tablespoon baking powder

½ teaspoon salt

320 ml milk

2 eggs

80 ml vegetable oil

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

100 grams plain chocolate chips



Preheat your oven to 180oC. Place cupcake liners in two 12 cup, cupcake trays.

In a bowl whisk together the flour, sugar, cocoa, salt, baking powder. In a separate bowl mix the milk, eggs, oil and vanilla.

Add the wet mix to the dry and mix just until the dry ingredients have been fully incorporated. Add the chocolate chips and mix through.

cupcake batter

With a scoop, fill the cupcake liners ¾ full. Place the two trays in the oven for 18 to 20 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean from the centre. Allow the cupcakes to cool fully.

Cookie Dough Frosting Ingredients:

110grams of unsalted butter, softened

250grams plain flour 200grams of light brown sugar 1 tsp Vanilla extract  1 can (397g) condensed milk

1 tablespoon milk 50 grams mini chocolate chips


In a mixing bowl, cream the sugar and the butter together until light and fluffy. Add in the vanilla and mix through. Once combined add your flour and condensed milk and tablespoon of milk. Mix until totally combined and no flour is visible. Add in the chocolate chips, mix through well. Place the cookie dough in a piping bag an pipe onto the top of the cupcakes. Finish by placing a mini chocolate chip cookie in the frosting.

cookie dough

Keep the cupcakes cool in the fridge, which helps keep the frosting firm, until you are ready to eat them.

cookie dough cupcakes

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