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Chocolate Banana Cookie Dough Cupcakes with the BEST frosting ever!

Chocolate Banana Cookie Dough Cupcakes

Ingredients

Chocolate Banana Cake:

  • 1 box Devil's Food Cake mix
  • 2 medium sized ripe bananas mashed
  • 1/2 C. oil or melted butter
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 C. sour cream
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract

Cookie Dough Frosting:

  • 1 C. butter softened
  • 1/3 C. brown sugar packed
  • 1/3 C. flour more if needed
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • 2 Tbsp. milk
  • 2-3 C. powdered sugar
  • 3 Tbsp. chocolate chips finely grated (see NOTE)

Instructions

  1. 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line pans with cupcake liners.
  2. 2. Sift cake mix into a large bowl to remove any lumps.
  3. 3. Continue to add the remaining cake ingredients and stir until smooth.
  4. 4. Fill cupcake liners 3/4 full and bake for 15-20 minutes or until an inserted knife comes out clean.
  5. 5. Let cool.
  6. 6. Cookie Dough Frosting: Beat butter for 2 minutes. Add brown sugar and continue to beat for 2 minutes (you want to let the brown sugar sort of melt into the butter and dissolve). Add flour, salt milk and 2 cups powdered sugar. Now, taste as you go adding more flour (if you want a savory frosting) or more powdered sugar (for a sweeter frosting). Keep adding flour and/or powdered sugar until you reach your desired consistency. Fold in grated chocolate chips.
  7. 7. Pipe onto cooled cupcakes and top with mini chocolate chip cookies (I used mini Chips Ahoy!)
  8. NOTE: It may be easiest to use a hunk or chocolate or a chocolate bar. Use the smallest cheese grater you have to grate the chocolate (add as much or as little as you want!). I grated my chocolate because then I could still pipe out the frosting and it wouldn't clog my piping tip because the pieces of chocolate were so tiny. You can always just fold in mini chocolate chips to the frosting instead (about 1/2 cup)!