This chocolate chip cookie dough frosting 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.
You know the one… where the sugar crystals start dissolving on your tongue as the buttery batter melts away. Well, this frosting achieves just that in a light consistency (it is frosting after all). Buttercream frosting makes up the base while some brown sugar and a touch of flour are added in for cookie dough resemblance.
And don’t forget the chocolate chips! I opted for mini chocolate chips because they sort of act like sprinkles in this case. They don’t weigh down the cookie dough frosting at all—just make it look even more like cookie dough!
As you can tell, the cookie dough frosting is the star of the show, but a supporting actor is just as important. I chose simple chocolate cupcakes to bring out the best in the cookie dough frosting. These cupcakes are not decadent like devil’s food, but rather light and with just the right amount of chocolate flavor to complement the cookie dough frosting.
This recipe is perfect for birthdays when you’re looking to take your baking skills up a notch. Ordinary chocolate cupcakes topped with a extraordinary frosting, the birthday person will feel extra special—just ask my friend Jenna. She had the pleasure of walking away with a dozen of these babies on her birthday!
Tools you need to make cookie dough frosting and chocolate cupcakes:
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