Chocolate Cookie Dough Cupcakes

Chocolate Cookie Dough Cupcake

The frosting alone will make you feel like you died and went to heaven.  It doesn’t matter how old you are, you’ll love these Chocolate Cookie Dough Cupcakes.

Chocolate Cookie Dough Cupcakes

The Story:

I think we all can admit that most of the cookie dough gets eaten before it goes in the oven, right?

Because let’s face it, cookie dough just makes everything better.  Bad dates, bad test scores, mean bosses, frizzy hair days, running into the boy you like when you’re in sweats and have no makeup on… yeah, cookie dough fixes it all.

Chocolate Cookie Dough Cupcakes

Chocolate Cookie Dough Cupcakes


Chocolate Cake:
1 box Devil's Food Cake mix
3 eggs
1/2 C. melted butter, slightly cooled
1 C. milk
1/2 C. sour cream or plain yogurt
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 C. mini chocolate chips
Cookie Dough Frosting:
1 1/2 C. butter, softened
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1/3 C. flour
1/4 C. brown sugar
1 pinch salt (more if needed)
2 Tbsp. milk
2-3 C. powdered sugar
Mini Chocolate Chips for decoration


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line pan with cupcake liners.
2. Sift cake mix into a small bowl and set aside.
3. In a large bowl, combine eggs, melted butter, milk, sour cream and vanilla extract until smooth.
4. Stir in cake mix and chocolate chips.
5. Fill cupcake liners 3/4 full and bake for 15-20 minutes or until an inserted knife comes out clean.
6. Let cool.
7. Cookie Dough Frosting: Beat butter. Add vanilla extract, flour, brown sugar and salt and beat again. Slowly add in milk and powdered sugar until you reach your desired consistency. Taste as you go! You want it to taste like a cross between cookie dough and frosting, so the flour and other ingredients make it like cookie dough while the powdered sugar helps keep it a frosting. Feel free to play around with the ratios!
8. Pipe onto cooled cupcakes and top with mini chocolate chips!

Chocolate Cookie Dough Cupcake Recipe

These awesome liners are from Sweets & Treats 

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14 thoughts on “Chocolate Cookie Dough Cupcakes

  1. 1

    I agree, cookie dough fixes everything!! These cupcakes look absolutely delicious, Lizzy!

  2. 2
    Ciel says:

    These look delish and would be a hit with my kids because they love the dough!

  3. 3

    They look amazing! What tip did you use for these?

  4. 4

    Amazing. I love how you piped the frosting on- it’s beautiful!

  5. 5
    Bailey says:

    ahhhh that looks SO good

  6. 6
    Cassandra says:

    I’m definitely making these this weekend, and I’m sure my family will be very happy.

    On a side note, I love your blog and the recipes you post! I’m in university right now and don’t have time for extensive baking recipes between exams, meetings, and papers, so I appreciate the box mix and all the wonderful ways to doctor it up. Thanks for a fabulous recipe once again! 🙂

  7. 7

    These are amazing! I made them yesterday for my cupcake a week project and the cake itself is new favorite chocolate cupcake recipe. The frosting’s not so bad either! Completely agree with you that cookie dough fixes everything. Thanks for providing such great cupcake recipes. Everyone of yours that I’ve made has been fantastic.

  8. 8
    Genevieve Clark says:

    If I wanted to make these a vanilla cupcake instead of a chocolate cupcake, would I still use the same ingredients? Have you tried that?

  9. 9
    Nancy says:

    Made these over the weekend and they were wonderful! Thank you again for making baking so much fun!

  10. 10
    Caroline E. says:

    Lizzy, if I were to add a cookie dough filling to the cupcakes, is there anything I should do differently when making the batter? Btw these look delicious. Thanks!

  11. 11
    Kim says:

    Lizzy , making my mouth water just looking at them, I’m going to make today and bring them up to my daughters work for her crew !! They work hard and deserve. A treat.
    I have your cupcake book That I bought your book at Xmas for my self. and it doesn’t have this cupcake in it will you be coming out with a second book ?
    Keep up the great baking always look forward to see what you come up with next !!

  12. 12
    Jackie says:


    Thank you for your recipes…I love how you add more flavors to a cake mix. I’m a new baker and I’m having challenges making the frosting. It’s always not stiff enough and they melt. I also did the red velvet one, and the frosting is the same. What am I doing wrong?

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