Last weeks sweet treat that I made for my family was Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes.
I used this recipe that I found on allrecipes.com and had wanted to try for awhile. I know it calls for a cake mix and in this post, I rambled on and on about only making things from scratch, but what can I say. I'm a hypocrite. LOL It's so sad. But I really am trying to stick to the made from scratch rule.
Here's the recipe:
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/4 cup white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
1 (18.25 ounce) box yellow cake mix
1 1/3 cups water
1/3 cup canola oil
1.Whisk together the flour, baking soda, and sea salt; set aside. Beat the butter, white sugar, and brown sugar with an electric mixer in a large bowl until smooth. Add 1 egg and the vanilla extract and beat until smooth. Mix in the flour mixture until just incorporated. Fold in the chocolate chips; mixing just enough to evenly combine. Form the dough into tablespoon-sized balls; place onto a baking sheet, and freeze until solid, about 2 hours.
2.Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line 24 muffin cups with paper liners.
3.Beat 3 eggs in a large bowl with an electric mixer to break up. Add the cake mix, water, and canola oil; continue beating for 2 minutes on medium speed. Spoon into the prepared cupcake liners, filling each 2/3 full. Place a frozen cookie dough ball on the top center of each cupcake.
4.Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the cake portion of the cupcake (not the cookie dough ball) comes clean, about 20 minutes. Cool in the pans for 10 minutes before removing to cool completely on a wire rack.
So, basically, you're making the cookie dough part from scratch but using a cake mix for the cupcake part. I didn't put any icing on them because when we ate them fresh out of the oven, they seemed really sweet and didn't really need icing. But, the next day they didn't seem as sweet and could have used icing. A chocolate buttercream would be yummy on top.
If you use this recipe, be sure you freeze the dough balls really good - at least 2 hours or else they will cook with the cupcakes. They turned out pretty good for me. Although, I didn't like the cake mix cupcake part. If I make these again, I'll make them all from scratch.
One of the blogs I follow (So, I'm in Texas Now) makes alot of cupcakes and she always posts the recipes. Here is her's for the same kind of cupcakes. Her's look way yummier.
These are very kid friendly - my son loved them!