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✔ Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes

For the cake mix, I used Hershey’s Deep Dark Chocolate Cake recipe:

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup dark cocoa
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup boiling water

For the cookie dough mix, I used Hershey’s Giant Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe:

  • 6 tablespoons (3/4 stick) butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1-2/3 cups chocolate chips

For the ganache:

  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 2 cups chocolate chips

First, preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Second, start making the cookie dough.  In a medium bowl, mix together the sugars, vanilla, and butter.

Beat until fluffy, then add the egg. Beat again until well-blended.

Mix together the flour and baking soda.

Pour into the egg mixture and beat.

Stir in the chocolate chips, and then set the cookie dough aside.

Next, make the cake batter. Stir together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, sugar, cocoa powder, and salt in a large bowl.

Add in the eggs, oil, milk, and vanilla, and beat. Stir in the boiling water.  Batter will be thin.

Fill 24 cupcake liners 2/3 full of the cake batter. In each one, drop in a tablespoonful or so of the cookie batter. It doesn’t need to be perfect.

Bake the cupcakes about 30 minutes. Check to make sure they’re done with a toothpick, and let them cool before removing them from the pan.

Make the ganache next. Melt the chocolate on medium heat using a double boiler. Then, add in the cream, mixing constantly until the mixture is well-combined. Remove the ganache from the heat and let it cool for about 45 minutes.

Now, remove the cupcakes from the pan…

…and dip the top of each one in the ganache. When I was done, I stuck them all in the refrigerator to firm up a bit, and then repeated this step for a double layer of ganache.

A chocolate lover’s heaven.

My finished work!