Saturday, January 15, 2011

Cookie Dough filled Chocolate Cupcakes


 I saw this recipe on Allrecipes and I've been wanting to make it for quite some time. I love chocolate and I love cookie dough even more!  Their recipe calls for a yellow cake mix, but since I'm a chocolate lover, I decided to use a chocolate fudge one!

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Ingredients are as follows:

1 1/2 cups flour
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 C butter, softened
1/4 C white sugar
1/2 C brown sugar
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 C chocolate chips

1 chocolate fudge cake mix
1 1/3 cups water
1/3 cup oil
3 eggs


Cream together the butter, white sugar and brown sugar.

Add the egg and vanilla; cream until nice and fluffy.

Add the flour, baking soda and salt. Mix until it is well incorporated.

Fold in the chocolate chips.

Cookie Dough filled Chocolate Cupcakes

Form into 24 two inch round balls, place on a tray and freeze for two or more hours. This part is very critical to the recipe turning out properly. If the cookie dough is not frozen it will cook along with the cake mix leaving you with a dry cookie dough center.

Cookie Dough filled Chocolate Cupcakes 

Once your cookie dough is frozen, pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees. Empty cake mix into a bowl; add water, oil and eggs. Mix until well incorporated.

Line your cupcake pan(s) with paper liners and spoon 1/3 C of cake batter into each cup. Once all the batter is evenly distributed, take out the cookie dough balls and place one into the center of each (unbaked) cupcake.

Bake in a pre-heated oven for 16-18 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the side comes out clean. Do not put the toothpick in the center of the cupcake, this is the cookie dough which is supposed to be creamy (that's the reason for freezing the cookie dough ahead of time).

Cookie Dough filled Chocolate Cupcakes

Take a bite and enjoy!

Cookie Dough filled Chocolate Cupcakes;

You could top these with your favorite icing, which I did make a chocolate one, however once we tried them both ways, we liked them better without it. Whichever way you choose, I'm sure you'll enjoy them too!


  1. I can't wait to try these and your cinn. rolls ~ they look delish!!
    Thanks for sharing.


  2. Oh my word, these look delectable! I LOVE cookie dough and adding it into a cupcake is just incredible. I have to find any event to make them for, otherwise I would eat the whole batch.

    ...visiting from over at Potluck Sunday.

  3. Yum!These look awesome and I really like your cute blog design/name. Thanks for sharing and have a good day.

  4. Hi I'm visiting for FLOB. This looks so good. So on my list of things I must make.

  5. What a decadent and devilish recipe--my stomach is growling just looking at it!

    Reminds me of my favorite Coldstone creation: cake batter ice cream with cookie dough and brownie mixed in. Don't even ask about the calorie count :)

  6. Nom Nom Nom. I live on Allrecipes and epicurious how has this been missed? Your batch turned out beautifully and look divine!

  7. YUm, these look fabulous! Thanks for joining us at This Week's Cravings!

  8. Oh my gosh, I've never heard of such a thing! This must be made immediately! :) Thanks for sharing! xo

  9. oh my goodness... I gotta give these a try!! I love cookie dough. And chocolate.

    So glad that I found you on For the Love of Blogs. I am your newest follower :-)

    joy & blessings,

  10. Thanks so much for linking up to THIS WEEK'S CRAVINGS (don't forget to add a link back to the linky party). Your cupcakes look great and I hope you come back next week our theme is Valentine's Day!

  11. Each recipe gets more fabulous! I cant stop reading.

  12. Yum! I wonder how these would do with the cookie dough truffles (no eggs, but using sweetened condensed milk)?

  13. Wow, this is such a cool idea! Thank you for stopping by and sharing with Friday Firsts! :)

  14. I am glad you stopped by my blog because I found yours and so far, I want to make everything I see here. I think, I am going to have fun visiting and if I gain weight, you will hear about it. :)

  15. Hi Lisa-

    Your are my New Neighbor on the Blog! I featured these yummy cupcakes on my sidebar. Please drop by & see...

    Drop by The Tattered Tag

  16. Amazing! I'm SO making these... genius, that's all I can say... genius!

    Adding them to my Tutorials TO DO page!


    P.S. Visiting from the Tattered Tag.

  17. Thanks so much for coming back and linking to THIS WEEK'S CRAVINGS "CHOCOLATE", we are already enjoying over 100 recipes, so make sure to stop back by and see them all. It's gonna be one SWEET week!

    And don't forget to come back next week (Monday) for "HIDDEN INGREDIENT"... "What can you hide in your recipes?"

  18. Wow- these look so good! Being a chocoholic myself- I would have used the chocolate cake mix too! Thank you for sharing a link to these on the gooseberry patch link party- that is where I found you! If you want you can see my cooking blog too-

    Thanks again-I'll be back to visit your blog again soon!

  19. Yum! Two of my favorite treats in one.

    I'd love to have you share this recipe on my weekly link up, Sweet Tooth Friday. I hope to see you there.

  20. Hi Lisa,

    Nice idea and look delicious. Now, you are my new blog neighbour . I share your recipe with my friends in Malaysia. Thanks - Pn Rafidah

  21. OH MY... my mouth is watering!! That is awesome!!

    I am reblogging this and linking to you :) Thanks for the great recipe.

    Also your newest follower.

  22. Those look yummy! Then again, I'm a sucker for anything chocolate. Hard to believe the recipe called for a vanilla cake mix when the chocolate sounds way more logical. You were smart to make that switch!

  23. I do not know where you had this reciepe but it look so good that I will do it for the w/end, going supper to my daughter's home, like to try new desert

  24. we are making these tonight I can't wait to try them!!!

  25. These look awesome! Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday!


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