Thursday, 5 September 2013

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cupcakes with Cookie Dough Frosting



You know those days when you just fancy chocolate? Well, I was having one of those. And I was in the mood for cupcakes, so I knocked up a batch of chocolate flavoured batter, and added chocolate chips (hence the chocolate chocolate chip part).

I baked these off. But they looked sort of naked without any frosting. And by this point I was in the mood for something else as well – cookie dough.

Remember way way back at the start of Cakeyboi I made cookie dough pops? Well, I decide to use this recipe for my frosting, making it a little looser, so it could be piped easily on top of the cupcakes.

To garnish, I popped weenie choc chip cookies in the top and voila – my craving was set to be satisfied…

Yield: 24 cupcakes (my craving was well satisfied!)

Cupcake Ingredients:
260 grams plain flour
75 grams unsweetened cocoa powder
170 grams granulated sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
320 ml milk
2 eggs
80 ml vegetable oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
100 grams plain chocolate chips
 adapted from culinaryarts.about.com

Method:
Preheat your oven to 180oC. Place cupcake liners in two 12 cup, cupcake trays.

In a bowl whisk together the flour, sugar, cocoa, salt, baking powder. In a separate bowl mix the milk, eggs, oil and vanilla.

Add the wet mix to the dry and mix just until the dry ingredients have been fully incorporated. Add the chocolate chips and mix through.



With a scoop, fill the cupcake liners ¾ full. Place the two trays in the oven for 18 to 20 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean from the centre. Allow the cupcakes to cool fully.

Cookie Dough Frosting Ingredients:
110grams of unsalted butter, softened
250grams plain flour
200grams of light brown sugar
1 tsp Vanilla extract
 1 can (397g) condensed milk
1 tablespoon milk
50 grams mini chocolate chips

Method:
In a mixing bowl, cream the sugar and the butter together until light and fluffy. Add in the vanilla and mix through. Once combined add your flour and condensed milk and tablespoon of milk. Mix until totally combined and no flour is visible. Add in the chocolate chips, mix through well. Place the cookie dough in a piping bag an pipe onto the top of the cupcakes. Finish by placing a mini chocolate chip cookie in the frosting.



Keep the cupcakes cool in the fridge, which helps keep the frosting firm, until you are ready to eat them.



There you have a chocolate and cookie dough craving all satisfied in one. Enjoy!!

12 comments:

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    1. Cheers Missus - I was quite happy with the photography work here too!

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  2. Loving the photography work too - raised cupcakes in the background on ramekins...so stealing that genius idea!! Cupcakes look fab and sure to satisfy a big chocolate craving :)

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    1. I never stray far without the ramekins when shooting cupcakes Kat!

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  3. Oh my they look amazing! I love the combination of cupcake and cookie dough all in one.

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    1. It really works well - a bit of a keeper I think!

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  4. I could just face-plant into that frosting.

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  5. Those days when you just fancy chocolate? That would be all of them!
    Great looking cakes - the frosting in particular calls to me

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    1. Thanks CC - the frosting great as a chocolate coated truffle too!

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  6. Well that's what I call a fine bit of indulgence. Lovely idea.

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