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Cookie Dough Cupcakes with Ganache Frosting

 Cookie Dough Cupcakes with Ganache Frosting
This creative recipe couldn't be easier — or more impressive! Made from a standard box mix, simply fold in cookie dough and then decorate with the unbeatable ganache frosting. What's not to love!? —Morgan Phillips, Charlottesville, Virginia
24 ServingsPrep: 25 min. + chilling Bake: 20 min.


  • 1 package yellow cake mix (regular size)
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1 tube (16-1/2 ounces) refrigerated chocolate chip cookie dough
  • 2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips


  • In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, milk, eggs, butter and
  • vanilla; beat on low speed for 30 seconds. Beat on medium for 2
  • minutes.
  • Fill paper-lined muffin cups one-third full. Roll tablespoonfuls of
  • cookie dough into balls. Drop into center of each cupcake. Top with
  • remaining batter.
  • Bake at 350° for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out
  • clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks
  • to cool completely.
  • For frosting, in a small saucepan, melt chocolate chips with cream

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Cookie Dough Cupcakes with Ganache Frosting (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • over low heat; stir until blended. Remove from the heat. Transfer to
  • a small bowl; cover and refrigerate for 45-60 minutes or until
  • mixture reaches spreading consistency, stirring every 15 minutes.
  • Cut a small hole in the corner of pastry or plastic bag; insert #20
  • star pastry tip. Fill bag with chocolate mixture; pipe cupcakes.
  • Sprinkle with miniature chocolate chips. Yield: 2 dozen.