A few weekends ago I took G to a cake show in Austin. We saw some amazing cakes and sampled a few sweet treats and one that G tried was a Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcake and he loved it! So, when we were trying to figure out what sort of cupcake to take to Boy Scouts for his birthday, we decided to try making our own!
I can't believe we were celebrating G's 8th birthday and his 2nd Leap Day Birthday! Time sure has flown by. :)
The cake batter receipe is from Wendy Paul's cookbook -- 101 Gourmet Cupcakes.
If you haven't been to Wendy's website or purchased her cookbooks, you are missing out!! She has some great cookbooks and I love the cupcake one that I purchased awhile back. I've made several receipes and they are all quick & easy -- which is a major plus in my book.
Check her out and try the Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes!! I used choc cake mix & yellow cake mix and made a swirl cupcake.Do not over bake the cupcakes or the cake will be dry! One batch of mine was and the other was good!
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I didn't use the frosting she suggested in her book but used the one listed below -- and it ROCKS! The frosting tastes just like cookie dough which is AMAZING!!
Cookie Dough Frosting
3 sticks unsalted butter, room temp.
3/4c. brown sugar
1 lb. powdered sugar
1/2tsp. kosher salt
2 1/2tsp. vanilla
Cream butter and sugar until fluffy.
Add in powdered sugar on low.
Increase speed and beat until smooth.
Add salt and vanilla.