Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes

This Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes tastes just like the real thing! It’s light and fluffy, but oh so decadent—perfect for the chocolate 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.

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes are the ultimate sweet treat and perfect for any occasion!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 24 cupcakes
Author: PastiWOW


  • 24 cupcake liners
  • 1 vanilla cake mix plus ingredients to make it
  • 1 c. buttermilk

For the Cookie Dough Frosting:

  • 1 c. unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • c. powdered sugar
  • ½ c. brown sugar
  • ½ c. flour
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 2-3 Tbsp milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract

For the Cookie Dough Center:

  • ½ c. butter, softened
  • ¼ c. sugar
  • ½ tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 Tbsp milk
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • c. flour
  • ½ c. mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 24 mini chocolate chip cookies


  • Prepare cake mix according to package directions, adding buttermilk instead of the water called for.
  • Place cupcake liners in muffin tins and fill with batter 2/3 full. Bake according to directions on the box; remove from pans and cool on a wire rack.
  • Prepare the cookie dough by creaming butter and sugar together; add vanilla, milk, and salt. Then add flour. Stir in mini chocolate chips.
  • Using the large side of a frosting tip or something similar, make a hole in each cupcake by pressing it right into the center.
  • Use a spoon to get enough cookie dough that it can be rolled into a little cylinder to fit into the hole in the cupcake. Press the dough right into the cupcake.
  • Use a toothpick to push the cake out of the frosting tip. Tear the top off and press it right on top of the cookie dough to cover it.
  • Prepare the frosting by creaming together butter, brown sugar, vanilla, and 2 Tbsp milk. Slowly add powdered sugar 1/2 c. at a time to avoid making a huge mess. Then add salt and flour.
  • Pipe frosting on to each cupcake using a 1M star tip. Sprinkle with mini chocolate chips and top with a mini cookie.


Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes


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