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Cookie Dough Chocolate Cupcakes

Cookie Dough Chocolate Cupcakes Homemade recipe for chocolate cupcakes stuffed with chocolate chip cookie dough frosting. Ultimate cupcake lover's favorite.
Cook Time17 mins
Total Time17 mins
Course: Dessert
Servings: 8 -12 cupcakes
Author: Melanie Kathryn - Gather for Bread



  • 3 ounces bittersweet chocolate chopped finely
  • 1/3 cup 1 ounce Dutch-processed cocoa
  • 3/4 cup hot coffee
  • 3/4 cup 4 1/8 ounces bread flour
  • 3/4 cup 5 1/4 ounces granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon table salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 6 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • 10 tablespoons unsalted butter softened
  • 1/2 light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 cups <g class="gr_ gr_137 gr-alert gr_spell gr_inline_cards gr_run_anim ContextualSpelling ins-del" id="137" data-gr-id="137">powered</g> sugar
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup mini chocolate chips


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine chocolate and cocoa in a medium sized bowl. Pour hot coffee over and whisk until smooth. Place in fridge for at least 10 minutes (and no longer than 30 minutes) to cool down.
  • In a medium bowl whisk together the flour, sugar, salt and baking soda. Set aside. Using the cooled chocolate mixture add the following: vegetable oil, eggs, vinegar, and vanilla. Stir until smooth. Add flour mixture and whisk again until smooth. Scoop evenly among 12 regular sized cupcake cups or if using Love Cooking Cupcake pan divide evenly among 8. It will make 8 tops and bottoms.
  • Place in oven and bake for 16-19 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove from oven. Let sit for about 10 minutes. Remove cupcakes to wire rack to cool completely.

For Frosting:

  • Cream butter and brown sugar together until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Stir in flour, powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla. Whip for 1 minute or until light and fluffy. Stir in chocolate chips by hand. If filling cupcakes, heap one small scoop onto cupcake bottom. Top with the top piece.
  • For regular cupcakes, frosting with 2 tablespoons of cookie dough frosting.


You can use chocolate chips to your taste preference, from 3/4 -1 cup.