Brownie Cupcakes with Cookie Dough Frosting

Published November 30, 2012. Updated January 6, 2019

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Brownie Cupcakes with Cookie Dough Frosting! Looking for a rich and indulgent cupcake recipe? Well look no further because I’m telling you this is the most indulgent cupcake I’ve ever eaten!

Brownie + cookie dough. Yes, this is what dreams are made of. I just made the Brownie Cupcake with Marshmallow Frosting and I loved the cupcake so much I decided to do one more version of it by making these.

Brownie Cupcakes with Cookie Dough Frosting

What I would recommend is that you set aside half of the Cookie Dough Frosting to eat plain  then use the rest for the cupcakes. I’ve never said this before but with that much frosting over a brownie cupcake you’ll have a hard to finishing one cupcake =).

This frosting would also be incredibly delicious over a lighter cupcake such as a vanilla or chocolate cupcake. If you don’t want to make cupcakes at the moment then just make a batch of this frosting to eat by the spoonful, that’s the beauty of it, you can because it’s egg free.

I’m in love with this frosting! Just think fluffy chocolate chip cookie dough and here you have it! Enjoy!

Brownie Cupcakes with Cookie Dough Frosting

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Brownie Cupcakes with Cookie Dough Frosting

Two of the best desserts collide, rich chocolatey brownies and sweet tempting cookie dough, to make one unforgettable cupcake!
Servings: 12
Prep30 minutes
Cook20 minutes
Ready in: 50 minutes


Cookie Dough Frosting


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a mixing bowl whisk together flour, baking powder and salt, set aside. In a separate mixing bowl, whisk together granulated sugar, light-brown sugar and cocoa powder. Pour in melted butter and use a wood spoon to stir until combine. Mix in eggs and vanilla extract. Stir in milk. Add dry ingredients and mix just until combine (batter will be thick).
  • Divide batter among 12 paper lined muffin cups filling each about 2/3 full (about 1/4 cup batter in each). Bake in preheated oven 16 - 20 minutes (lesser for gooier brownies). Allow to cool in muffin tin several minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool. Cool completely then frost with Cookie Dough Frosting. Store in an airtight container.

Cookie Dough Frosting

  • In a mixing bowl, using an electric hand mixer, whip together butter and light-brown sugar until pale and fluffy, about 3 - 4 minutes. Mix in flour then add powdered sugar, vanilla, molasses and 2 Tbsp cream and blend together until smooth adding an additional 1 Tbsp of cream to thin if desired. Fold in chocolate chips.


*See recipe HERE for directions on how to heat treat raw flour. 
**Note that if you want a pipe-able frosting you will have to leave the chocolate chips out then simply add some of them to the top for garnish, otherwise they'll just get clogged in the piping tips.