Thursday, May 13, 2010

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes

Do you see what I see? Look closely at that little cupcake. Is there something hiding amongst the fluffy golden cake?

Yes, yes there is. Do you know what it is??? Well, if you guessed cookie dough, then you are exactly right. (If you missed that one, you need to start reading the titles of my posts a little more closely. LOL! :) Now I realize a cookie dough infiltrated cupcake seems a bit sinful, but hey, that's what we're all about here at Sinful Southern Sweets. Right?!?! Right..
I have been studying this recipe for quite some time. I finally took the plunge. It is every bit as indulgent as you are imagining it to be. Now, Mr. Sweets believes I ruined the cupcakes with the rich chocolate icing. He thinks the icing made them "too sweet." Those of you who have followed my blog for very long know, I do not recognize vile statements such as this. So,don't listen to him. He's an amateur at this whole "sinful" thing. Though, if you're so inclined, I suppose you could leave the icing off. But, you're doing so at your own risk :) Enjoy!

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes
via Allrecipes


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 (18.25 ounce) box yellow cake mix
  • 1 1/3 cups water
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 3 eggs
  1. Whisk together the flour, baking soda, and sea salt; set aside. Beat the butter, white sugar, and brown sugar with an electric mixer in a large bowl until smooth. Add 1 egg and the vanilla extract and beat until smooth. Mix in the flour mixture until just incorporated. Fold in the chocolate chips; mixing just enough to evenly combine. Form the dough into tablespoon-sized balls; place onto a baking sheet, and freeze until solid, about 2 hours.
  2. Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line 24 muffin cups with paper liners.
  3. Beat 3 eggs in a large bowl with an electric mixer to break up. Add the cake mix, water, and canola oil; continue beating for 2 minutes on medium speed. Spoon into the prepared cupcake liners, filling each 2/3 full. Place a frozen cookie dough ball on the top center of each cupcake.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the cake portion of the cupcake (not the cookie dough ball) comes clean, about 20 minutes. Cool in the pans for 10 minutes before removing to cool completely on a wire rack. 
Chocolate Fudge Frosting:


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 cup hot fudge topping
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract  
  1. Cream together the butter or margarine with the shortening.
  2. Sift the cocoa with the confectioners' sugar and add to the creamed mixture. Mix together adding 1 tablespoon at a time of milk to keep mixture smooth. Don't add more than 1/4 cup of milk.
  3. Add the hot fudge topping and the vanilla extract. Blend until smooth and creamy.


Tickled Red said...

UH oh! If I show these to M2 he will hound me all weekend. That boy loves cookie dough. I bet the girls were in heaven.

Rick said...

I made those once and they are amazing! Truly how the cookie dough stays moist and gooey is magic.

Julie M. said...

WOAH. Now that is a sinful southern sweet! My husband would fall over backward for one of those. I chocolate chip cookie with chocolate frosting and some cake to go with it? It doesn't get much better than that.

Pam said...

Wow! Fantastic! Sounds and looks like a winner to me. Must give it a try! Thanks!

Unknown said...

Cupcake and cookie dough! It's a marriage made in heaven! YUMMY

Unknown said...

Ridiculously good combo!

Tiffanee said...

These look totally amazing!! My kids would think they were in heaven with these around. I will be trying them out soon! Thanks!!

Christy said...

These have been on my list to make for awhile, so I'm glad to see someone elses 'real' experiences in baking these little goodies up! They look delicious, I think they need to be moved up on that list of mine. ;o)

Kel said...

Those are going on my "to bake very soon" list! YUMMY!

Kim said...

LOL! Yes, there is no such thing as too sweet, or too much cheese, or better yet, too much peanut butter;)

These look deliciously sinful and worth every bite.

♥peachkins♥ said...

heavenly cupcakes... i would have loved one of these right now..

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Megan said...

That looks mighty sinful and I LOVE IT! :)

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Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness.... These look absolutely sinful!! Will be trying this for sure.
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Have a great weekend.

Lucie said...

These are dangerous!! I would have these for breakfast, lunch, dinner, snack... all day long. Yummy!

Evelyn said...

(droooooollllliiinnnggggg) I feel slightly woozy.......(fanning self)maybe if I make these I will feel better.....

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That looks yummy! Following from Friday Follow! Have a great weekend!

casey aubut said...

Ok- saw that cupcake and I am hooked!

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sanjeet said...

i would have loved one of these right now..
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grace said...

i doubt that there's a single baker of chocolate chip cookies who hasn't partaken of the raw dough (and loved it). this is all kinds of awesome--i love surprises like this. :)

Angie's Recipes said...

These look terribly tempting!

Lazaro Cooks said...

Fantastic idea to add the cookie dough to the cupcake. My wife, as a cookie dough fanatic, would love this.

I would vote to leave the icing.


Leslie said...


Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

so is it a cookie?~ or a cup cake?
or a cup of cookie cake??

Angie B said...

oh my heaven, I'm going to have a happy hubby and kids when I make some of these treats! following you from the Tues Blog hop. Hope you'll stop by my blog as well.

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Unknown said...

These look dangerous; in a good way!

Sarah said...

I came across your blog and was looking around, and I'm so glad I found this recipe! I experienced this fantastic cupcake on a trip to Chicago a few months ago, and I've been on a search to find a recipe for it. Thank you!!