Cupcake Wars!!

I recently attended a cupcake war that one of my good friends was having at her house. There were a lot of great entries such as Tiramisu, Chunky Monkey, Chocolate Raspberry, and Strawberry Angel Food Cake to name a few. I decided to attempt a recipe that I found on Yahoo’s Food website.  The recipe was for Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough flavored cupcakes. Initially I thought that this recipe was going to be a high level of difficulty especially for a beginner chef like myself. I was pleasantly surprised by how easy these were to make and how wonderfully delicious they were.

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1 recipe’s worth batter for Devil’s Food cake

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
1 package of store bought cookie dough, chilled

Cookie Dough Frosting
2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
2 1/4 cups powdered sugar
2/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons milk
1 3/4 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/4 cup mini chocolate chips



To make the cupcakes:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Fill paper-lined cupcake tins 1/2 full of cake batter. Add a 1″ scoop of chilled cookie dough. Press down slightly. Bake for 18-20 minutes until tops are set. Remove from oven and cool. Frost with cookie dough frosting. Sprinkle with mini chocolate chips and serve to unsuspecting guests.

To make the frosting:
Beat together butter and brown sugar until fluffy. Mix in powdered sugar. Sift in flour and salt and mix until combined. Add in milk and vanilla until frosting is smooth.

What cupcake would you enter for your own Cupcake Wars?

Katie Duma