Dark Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Topping

February 22, 2017

Rich, dark chocolate cupcakes with a cookie dough topping.

Last week, I took my kids to see the new Lego Batman movie. My oldest son is a major Lego addict and after he begged me for a million days, I kinda gave in and took them all.

My kids love the movies, but, it's expensive! Sooo expensive for us. So, we always hit the matinee show at our local theater (tickets are cheaper) and I smuggle in snacks. I am terrible, right? Does anyone else do that?  You do, right? If you don't, try it. I won't tell anyone.  Be sure to keep my secret too.

I give each person their own sandwich bag filled with candy from the grocery store and homemade popcorn and shove them all in my super-gigantic tote bag purse. That way, my expense at the movie is just tickets and drinks.  A much better fit for my budget.

So, what do cupcakes have to do with me being cheap at the movies?  It is what happened after the movie that is relevant in this story.  

There is tiny bakery right next door to our movie theater. The day we went to the show, they had a big sign out in front  that said "Fresh Cupcakes!"  Now, I may be cheap with movie popcorn, but, spending cash on cupcakes is perfectly fine with me.  Guys, I'm not crazy. Everyone got a different flavor cupcake and was happy as clams. It was a good day.

My oldest daughter's cupcake was chocolate with chocolate chip cookie dough frosting.  She loved it and persuaded me to make a batch right at home. Being a good mom, I made them. :)  

These cupcakes are dark chocolate (although, you can go with regular cocoa if you prefer) and have chocolate chip cookie dough smeared all over the top.  Dough that tastes just like the really thing, but, is totally safe to eat..no eggs!  

Bake up a batch of these soon, they are too yummy to pass up.

Dark Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Topping

by Table for Seven
Prep Time: 00:30
Cook Time: 00:15
Ingredients (12 cupcakes)
    • 1 cup flour
    • 1/4 tsp baking soda
    • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
    • 1/4 tsp salt
    • 1/2 cup dark unsweetened cocoa powder
    • 3 TBSP butter, softened
    • 1 cup brown sugar
    • 2 eggs
    • 1 tsp vanilla
    • 3/4 cup milk
    • 1/2 cup butter
    • 3/4 cup brown sugar
    • 1 tsp vanilla
    • 1/2 tsp salt
    • 1/4 cup cream
    • 1 cup mini chocolate chips
    • 1 cup flour
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 12 count cupcake pan or line with cupcake liners.
    In a bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and cocoa powder. Set aside.
    In a mixing bowl, beat butter and sugar until fluffy. Add in eggs and vanilla.
    Add in milk and flour mixture gradually, alternately between the two.
    Beat until fully combined.
    Divide batter evenly into cupcake pan.
    Bake for 15-20 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.
    Let cupcakes cool completely before adding topping.
    Beat ingredients together, except chocolate chips, until fluffy. Once beaten completely, stir in chocolate chips.
    Spread on cooled cupcakes.


    1. ohhh yes! chocolatey cupcakes AND cookie dough frosting??! AMAZING

    2. We will sure enjoy these fantastic chocolate cupcakes! We always love your recipes at Full Plate Thursday, thanks so much for sharing them with us!
      Miz Helen