Sometimes bad things happen to good people. I had the wonderful idea to combine my current obsession with my craze for cupcakes and make a Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcake, but the first batch of cakes turned out horrible. They were incredibly heavy (no, I didn’t forget the leavening!), super oily and all the chocolate sank to the bottom. 🙁
Feeling defeated, I almost abandoned the idea, but turned to the web and found this incredible brown sugar cupcake recipe from How Sweet It Is that adapted beautifully! Notice the chocolate chips that didn’t sink!
For the frosting I turned to my favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe and made some adjustments so it’s egg-free, but with a spreadable consistency. This is the good stuff. If I had mini chocolate chips on hand I would have mixed them into the dough. As it was, I only had regular and since they wouldn’t fit through the opening of my pastry tip, I just sprinkled them on top.
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes
Ingredients for cupcakes:
Ingredients for frosting:
For the cupcakes:
For the frosting:
Cupcake base adapted from How Sweet It Is