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Cookie Dough Cupcakes with Ganache Frosting

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. + chilling Bake: 20 min.

Makes

2 dozen

This creative recipe couldn't be easier — or more impressive! Made from a standard box mix, simply fold in cookie dough and then decorate with the unbeatable ganache frosting. What's not to love!? —Morgan Phillips, Charlottesville, Virginia

Ingredients

  • 1 package yellow cake mix (regular size)
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tube (16-1/2 ounces) refrigerated chocolate chip cookie dough
  • FROSTING:
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, milk, eggs, butter and vanilla; beat on low speed for 30 seconds. Beat on medium for 2 minutes.
  2. Fill paper-lined muffin cups one-third full. Roll tablespoonfuls of cookie dough into balls. Drop into center of each cupcake. Top with remaining batter.
  3. Bake at 350° for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
  4. For frosting, in a small saucepan, melt chocolate chips with cream over low heat; stir until blended. Remove from the heat. Transfer to a small bowl; cover and refrigerate for 45-60 minutes or until mixture reaches spreading consistency, stirring every 15 minutes.
  5. Cut a small hole in the corner of pastry or plastic bag; insert #20 star pastry tip. Fill bag with chocolate mixture; pipe cupcakes. Sprinkle with miniature chocolate chips.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 339 calories, 19g fat (10g saturated fat), 56mg cholesterol, 227mg sodium, 41g carbohydrate (20g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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