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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
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. + chilling Bake: 20 min.
  • Makes
    2 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1 package yellow cake mix (regular size)
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tube (16-1/2 ounces) refrigerated chocolate chip cookie dough
  • FROSTING:
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips

Directions

  • 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 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.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 339 calories, 19g fat (10g saturated fat), 56mg cholesterol, 227mg sodium, 41g carbohydrate (20g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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  • reloct282rmail
    Oct 28, 2014

    "Very good & easy too! Made them for my nieces birthday, and was running late so I couldn't wait for the frosting to cool so I just dipped the tops of the cupcakes in the frosting while it was warm. They turned out prefect!"Read more: https://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/cookie-dough-cupcakes-with-ganache-frosting#ixzz3HQzcYLlv

  • heatherapril
    Oct 19, 2013

    Very good & easy too! Made them for my nieces birthday, and was running late so I couldn't wait for the frosting to cool so I just dipped the tops of the cupcakes in the frosting while it was warm. They turned out prefect!

  • suzette2454
    Apr 19, 2010

    The cookie dough just sunk to the bottom of the cupcake but everyone raved about how good they were! Instead of the ganache, I used almond flavored buttercream icing, both chocolate and regular (and sprinkles, of course!)

  • Trish Thomas
    Jul 3, 2009

    The cream is used when you melt the chips down for the icing.

  • luis
    May 2, 2009

    What about the heavy whipping cream, I didn't see in the recipe what to do with it?Thanks,Rita

  • jane428
    Apr 29, 2009

    These cupcakes were so good and easy. Will be making again!

  • Dinsky
    Apr 27, 2009

    Cupcakes were great but the frosting is way too rich for my taste. I'll make the cupcakes again but will use my old stand-by butter icing.

  • lgriesman
    Apr 27, 2009

    my daughter and I made the cupcakes only we usede homemade cookie dough insread of boughten that way we had both cupcakes and cookies twice the dessert off of one receipe