Brownie Cupcakes with Cookie Dough Frosting

Recipe Time!
Brownie Cupcakes with Cookie Dough Frosting as told by “Sally’s Baking Addiction”
Yields 10 cakes

What You’ll Need:

  • (For the brownie) ½ cup (1 stick) butter
  • ¾ cup packed brown sugar
  • ½ cup cocoa powder
  • ½ tablespoon vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda*
  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour

* The original recipe calls for baking powder, but I read this wrong and put baking soda. The brownies came out perfectly fine, so I’m going to just maintain that I used baking soda

  • (For the cookie dough frosting) 1/2 cup (1 stick) softened butter
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 ¼ cup flour
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 4 tbsp skim milk
  • 1 cup mini chocolate chips

The How-To:

  • Preheat your oven to 375° F
  • Melt butter in the microwave in a cereal bowl. Mix in the sugar until smooth and microwave again for about 1 minute. Stir the mixture until smooth again.
  • Pour that mixture into another larger bowl and let cool off for a bit (otherwise your eggs will cook in the heat, and that’s no bueno) Then whisk in the vanilla and eggs.
  • In another bowl, whisk together the salt, baking soda, cocoa powder, and flour. Add this mixture in about 3 segments until completely mixed.
  • Pour batter into cupcake tin, filling 2/3 full. Bake for 8-10 minutes. Mine liked it right at 10.
  • While those suckers are baking, in a decent bowl, mix the butter and sugar together with an electric mixer. Add vanilla and mix again.
  • Add the flour and salt mixture. Then add the milk.
  • When you’re done (and I never recommend using electric mixer to mix these in) pour in your chocolate chips. Eat a few before you mix them in for good luck!
  • Frost your fresh baked brownies and stick them in the fridge. They will taste mighty fine when they’re chilled, but no one is judging you if you eat them warm.

These were delicious, and I also think this cookie dough recipe is pretty much perfect for if you want to eat cookie dough and don’t want to eat raw egg. It tastes identical to raw cookie dough. And I would know, because I eat a lot of cookie dough. #noshame

Special thanks to Sally for posting these originally. They are pretty well amazing.

Until next extravaganza!

<3 Bakerhi 

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