4 Cupcakes in 4 Days – Part 3 – Brownie Cupcakes with Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Frosting

Today was Jeremy’s birthday, and it took a while to find just the right cupcakes to make for him. In the end, he decided he wanted brownie cupcakes with cookie dough frosting. And based on the things I had available in my house, I actually used this recipe for the brownie cupcakes, and these directions for the cookie dough frosting. I made some minor adjustments, so below are my modified recipes.

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Brownie Cupcakes:

Makes 12 (made 14)
Ingredients:
 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
 1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar
1/2 cup + 2 Tbsp cocoa powder
3/4 cup butter, melted
2 large eggs
1-1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2 Tbsp milk
Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Prepare cupcake pan with cupcake liners.
2. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
3. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together sugar, brown sugar, and cocoa powder. Pour in melted butter, and combine well. Mix in eggs and vanilla extract. Stir in milk.
4. Add flour mixture in 3 parts, mixing well between each addition. Batter should be fairly thick.
5. Fill each cupcake liner about 2/3 full. Bake in oven about 16-20 minutes (mine ended up needing 24 minutes), or until toothpick inserted in middle comes out clean. Cook a little less for more gooey brownies.
6. Remove from cupcake pan and allow to cool completely before frosting.
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Batter Frosting:
Ingredients:
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
1 cup packed dark brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1 Tbsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup milk
1 cup heavy cream
Chocolate chips to top cupcakes with.
Directions:
1. Mix all ingredients (minus the chocolate chips and heavy cream) in a big bowl until combined.
2. Measure out 2 cups of the cookie dough mix, and feel free to eat the remainder!
3. Add the heavy cream and mix well.
4. Once cupcakes are frosted, sprinkle the tops with chocolate chips.
Reviews:
Elle: 9/10 This were super good! The brownie cupcake was fudgey and moist. The cookie dough frosting was delicious. They went together really well. I’m not really a “chocolate girl,” but if you are, you are going to love these!
Jeremy: 10/10 These are my favorites so far! Cupcake was perfect – tasted just like a brownie. With the cookie dough on top, it was just a combination of deliciousness.
Nate: 9/10 But only because they were refrigerated, and not anything wrong with the flavor. I almost wanted the frosting to be a little bit sweeter.
Trevor: 9.5/10 I liked it chilled. Much easier to eat a cupcake with a solidified frosting. It was kind of like eating a fluffier version of a cookie. It’s an airy chocolate chip cookie in a wrapper.
Richard: 8/10 I liked them chilled. I thought the cookie dough was going to be soft and squishy, and I was worried it would be messy to eat. But it wasn’t.
Dano: 8/10 The choclate brownie part was really yummy. The cookie frosting with the brownie was almost a little too much.
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About elizabethanne

I'm 22, living in Southern California, and trying to figure out this crazy thing called life.
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