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faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.

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Saturday, October 30, 2010

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

The Pretty Packages Party
 is going on now thru November 6th.

So, on Tuesday I shared with you Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes that I saw at Whimsical Creations...they just looked so yummy.  Today, I decided to give them a try with a little twist.
Instead of vanilla cake I chose Dark Chocolate Cake.  I just had to see how they tasted.
My taste testers all agreed...YUMMY!
I frosted them with Food Processor Cream Cheese Frosting...super easy and super good. 
Look at that cookie dough goodness...mmmmmm!
The key is to make the cookie dough without the eggs and freeze them in balls for several hours.
Fill the cupcakes evenly with cake batter then add the frozen cookie dough balls.
The cupcake bakes but the cookie dough remains soft and gooey.
Can't you just taste it?!?! 
Check out Melanie's site to get all of the details on how to make these crazy good treats!

My quick and easy version:
Make a recipe of Nestle's Tollhouse Cookies
 (omitting the eggs and adding a couple of extra tablespoons of butter.)
Form cookie dough into large tablespoon sized balls.
Put in freezer for several hours or overnight.
When ready to make the cupcakes:
Prepare cake mix according to directions on package.  (I used Duncan Hines Chocolate Fudge Cake Mix.)
Fill cupcake liners 2/3 full with cake batter.
Top with frozen cookie dough ball.  (The batter covers the frozen ball during baking.)
Bake according to package.  (Mine took 19 minutes.)
Let cool in pans for about 10 minutes, then let them cool on rack.
Frost with frosting of your choice.  (I used Cream Cheese Frosting.)


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Jenny said...

Oh my gosh, these look DELICIOUS!!!!!



The Answer Is Chocolate said...

Cookie dough AND a cupcake or IN a cupcake? Oh yeah! Definitely going to try these!

*Andrea* said...

thanks for your comment!...I am now following you!! great blog!! cant wait to link up my project! ;)


kpmattingly said...

Might have to make these...they look SO yummy!

Entertaining Women said...

I'll be watching the mail for mine to arrive! You know how I feel about chocolate chip cookie dough. They look so good! ILY Cherry Kay

Something Special said...

Oh I like the dark chocolate idea very much. I have to tell you that I made my first cake balls last weekend. What a hit. I plan on making them for gifts during the holidays. Thanks for your inspiration.

LambAround said...

Whoa! These cupcakes look insanely delicious :)

If you get a chance, I'd love for you to stop by and post this on my Not "Baaad" Sundays linky. There is a weekly contest for Best in Show!

Pam said...

Love these cupcakes - I've seen them around, but never in chocolate! Glad to have found you!

Sabrina said...

These look WONDERFUL! YUM!

Kristi said...

Oh. my. goodness!

These look soooo good! I would love it if you'd come on over and link this up to Foodie Friday.

~ The Speckled Dog

Carmie of the Single Nester said...

What? These look outrageous. I made cupcakes with orange-tinted cream cheese frosting this weekend but my decorative piping didn't come out as lovely as yours.

Envy My Cooking said...

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shannon i olson said...

oh my goodness, these look luscious!! I hope you will think about linking them to my holiday treats page at NorthDakotaKitchen. I will definitely be trying these myself!

Jen said...

These look amazing! I am getting hungry just looking at them.
Found you through Lambaround

kathybean1 said...

These ARE delicious! I literally licked the wrapper clean...! Having had the white cake mix ones, I can't imagine how good the chocolate would be. Yum!!!


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