Brownie Cupcakes with Cookie Dough Frosting Recipe

Brownie Cupcakes with Cookie Dough Frosting Recipe

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How To Make Brownie Cupcakes with Cookie Dough Frosting

Chocolaty brownies and irresistible cupcake dough in one delicious dessert topped with a rich and creamy cookie dough frosting. Best for a weeknight party.

Preparation: 30 minutes
Cooking: 20 minutes
Total: 50 minutes



  • cupsall-purpose flour
  • ¼tspbaking powder
  • ¼tspsalt
  • 1cupgranulated sugar
  • ½cuppacked light-brown sugar
  • ½cupcocoa powder,plus 2 tablespoons
  • ¾cupbutter,melted
  • 2large eggs
  • tspvanilla extract
  • 2tbspmilk

For the Cookie Dough Frosting:

  • 10tbspsalted butter,at room temperature
  • ½cuppacked light-brown sugar
  • cupspowdered sugar
  • 1tspvanilla extract
  • 1tspmolasses
  • 2tbspcream,or half and half
  • ½cupall-purpose flour,heat treated
  • ¾cupmini semi-sweet chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a mixing bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt then set aside.

  2. In a separate mixing bowl, whisk together granulated sugar, light-brown sugar, and cocoa powder. Pour in melted butter and use a wooden spoon to stir until combine.

  3. Mix in eggs and vanilla extract. Stir in milk. Add dry ingredients and mix just until combine.

  4. Divide batter among 12 paper-lined muffin cups filling each about ⅔ full.

  5. Bake in preheated oven for 16 to 20 minutes (lesser for gooier brownies). Allow cooling in muffin tin several minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool.

  6. Cool completely then frost with Cookie Dough Frosting. Store in an airtight container.

Cookie Dough Frosting:

  1. In a mixing bowl, using an electric hand mixer, whip together butter and light-brown sugar until pale and fluffy for about 3 to 4 minutes.

  2. Mix in flour then add powdered sugar, vanilla, molasses, and 2 tablespoons cream and blend together until smooth adding an additional 1 tablespoon of cream to thin if desired. Fold in chocolate chips.


  • Calories: 531.84kcal
  • Fat: 26.82g
  • Saturated Fat: 16.49g
  • Trans Fat: 0.86g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 7.32g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.19g
  • Carbohydrates: 73.34g
  • Fiber: 2.46g
  • Sugar: 55.89g
  • Protein: 4.46g
  • Cholesterol: 90.62mg
  • Sodium: 155.72mg
  • Calcium: 50.06mg
  • Potassium: 171.39mg
  • Iron: 2.02mg
  • Vitamin A: 202.74µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.02mg
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