Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes are exactly what I’d like for my birthday, pretty please! Moist gluten free chocolate cake topped with cookie dough frosting. It’s a cookie dough lover’s dream.
(Gluten-free, Dairy-Free, Vegan)
We are in full-swing with our cookie-dough-esque marathon, I have no good reason for you as to why – just that it is so delicious and I can’t get enough of the stuff!
It’s really taking two amazing recipes and combining them for a chocolate chip cookie dough cupcake extravaganza .
- We have our moist chocolate cake
- Our delicious cookie dough frosting.
- Bring them together and VOILA! Chocolate chip cookie dough cupcakes are born.
People have been known to rant and rave about these for months after I’ve made them. They are memorably delicious.
I’ll be honest, it’ll be a tough toss up as to what I’m going to want for my birthday this year.
Either these chocolate chip cookie dough cupcakes or perhaps my gluten-free ice cream cake … decisions, decisions. (Let’s be real, I can do both!)
I know we are all trying to get ourselves ready for swimsuit season but I can’t resist making desserts lately. I absolutely love baking.
To be fair, we’ll keep sharing a healthy meal and one dessert the next couple weeks though so those who are being good and staying away from the sweets still have options and those who are riding the dessert-lovers train can stay on track too. 😉
Personally, I feel like when I eat a salad for lunch I can totally treat myself to a small sweet treat at night. I’m all about balance.
Lately I’ve been getting myself back into hot yoga (WHICH I ABSOLUTELY LOVE.)
Sadly, a couple months ago I caught a super nasty cold back-to-back and then it came BACK again. The first cold I’m pretty sure I got from the yoga instructor.
It took me down for the count for over 2 months, plus I didn’t like the idea of going back there while the cold and flus were so rampant in my area.
But now that I’m back at it, it totally helps me justify having a sweet treat at least once a week for VeggieBalance.
Because really, we all need some chocolate chip cookie dough cupcakes in our lives even if it’s only on our birthdays.
Your delicious looking photos are responsible for a major procrastination to my desk work. Couldn’t not make this. Next up, chocolate chip cookies and edible chocolate chip cookie dough. So glad I found you. Yes, it seems you do read my mind. Keep your great recipes, both healthy, and sweet (notice I didn’t say not-so-healthy) coming!
Oops! 😉 Thanks Laurie! So glad you have you around! Hope you enjoy all these healthy AND sweet treats. 😉
This is like the solution to alllllll the late night cravings. I am 100% trying these!
Hi, I was just going to make these for work tomorrow and noticed that although in your instructions you mention baking powder, you don’t have it in the ingredient list. How much baking powder should I be adding? And is 2 tbsp of batter really enough to get a full sized cupcake? Thank very much!
That is definitely a typo and yes it does need baking powder! Recipe card has been corrected. Thank you. You’ll need 1 teaspoon baking powder. You want the cupcake liners filled just about halfway. So 2 spoonfuls perhaps would be the correct wording. They cook perfectly to the top of the cupcake liners for even tops to make frosting easy.
I just made this and the cookie dough is out of this world amazing!! However, the cupcakes came out really dry ☹ I had someone describe them as taking a bite of sand.
Oh no! Happy the frosting turned out great but What type of gluten-free flour did you use? Our go-to is always Bob’s Red Mill 1-1 Baking Flour for baking it is the blue bag – not their red bag. We’ve tried many other gluten-free flours and have had sand results ourselves but our go-to really has the best results every single time if measured correctly.
I’m so excited to make these tomorrow for my little ones birthday party – I was wondering if I omit the cocoa and add more vanilla for vanilla cupcakes would that mess up the consistency of the batter? Thanks so much for the yummy recipes!