Saturday 27 July 2013

Recipe: Brownie Cupcakes With Cookie Dough Frosting

I am not a food blogger by any means in fact I'm a beauty blogger 98% of the time and rarely dabble with fashion posts but I really want to do a post about this recipe. I got this recipe from Cooking Classy (click here for the original) and I made it for my sister's 19th birthday. They were pretty delicious so I thought I would share the recipe and show you my rendition! (above) I would absolutely make these cupcakes again, but beware, if you don't have a super sweet tooth these will not be for you.

Copied STRAIGHT from the Cooking Classy website:

  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed light-brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup + 2 Tbsp cocoa powder
  • 3/4 cup butter, melted
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 Tbsp milk 

    Cookie Dough Frosting
  • 10 Tbsp salted butter, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup packed light-brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp molasses
  • 2-3 Tbsp cream or half and half
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a mixing bowl whisk together flour, baking powder and salt, set aside. In a separate mixing bowl, whisk together granulated sugar, light-brown sugar and cocoa powder. Pour in melted butter and use a wood spoon to stir until combine. Mix in eggs and vanilla extract. Stir in milk. Add dry ingredients and mix just until combine (batter will be thick).
  2. Divide batter among 12 paper lined muffin cups filling each about 2/3 full (about 1/4 cup batter in each). Bake in preheated oven 16 - 20 minutes (lesser for gooier brownies). Allow to cool in muffin tin several minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool. Cool completely then frost with Cookie Dough Frosting. Store in an airtight container.
  3. In a mixing bowl, using an electric hand mixer, whip together butter and light-brown sugar until pale and fluffy, about 3 - 4 minutes. Mix in flour then add powdered sugar, vanilla, molasses and 2 Tbsp cream and blend together until smooth adding an additional 1 Tbsp of cream to thin if desired. Fold in chocolate chips.
  4. Note that if you want a pipe-able frosting you will have to leave the chocolate chips out then simply add some of them to the top for garnish, otherwise they'll just get clogged in the piping tips.
Recipe Source: Cooking Classy

I also used a generic cookie recipe to make some cookie dough using chunks of Lindt chocolate and chocolate drops for decoration.


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  1. I'm not much of a chef but these look so good I might have to try them!

    1. Haha trust me, I am NO chef either! In fact I'm pretty much the worst.

  2. Oh my. They look absolute delicious!
    Zubie's Musings

  3. Brownie cupcakes, oh lord, chocolate heaven xx

  4. mmmmmm, they look so amazingggg!!!!
    will SO give them a try at them :) x

  5. Oh my but does this look GOOD!!

    Ali of

    Dressing Ken

  6. mmmmm this looks so yummy! I am not a food blogger either, but I do love cupcakes! =P

  7. Newest follower purely for introducing me to cookie dough frosting xx


  8. They look amazing!! Need to try them!

  9. Oh my gosh, I could certainly eat one of those right now! <3

    Jennie xo |

  10. Oh these look delicious!!! X

    Olivia -

  11. Wow, these sound amazing! x

  12. Damn these look so amazing. Cookie Dough frosting mmmmtsh...
    Posts like this make me wish I had an ounce of baking talent in me :') ♥

    1. I swear I'm usually the worst baker/cook ever!

  13. These look and sound amazing! x



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