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So Bad, But So Good: Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Filled Funfetti Cupcakes

Nobody's going to challenge the idea that cupcakes are delicious. It's like, fact.

But you know what? They're even better when stuffed with cookie dough.

I learned this, of course, when I found myself with a boatload of extra Funfetti cake mix and cookie dough from making a Cookie Cake Pie, and decided to make a batch of cupcakes with a dollop of dough dropped in each cup of batter before baking.

Now, if you've never done it yourself, here's what you can expect.

First: A heads up: the cookie dough will sink--the cake will bake around and over the dough. But this is OK, because each one has an unexpected, gooey little sugar bomb inside.

Note: It will be gooey, by the way, so if you are worried about things like, oh, salmonella, use an egg-free cookie dough.

Second, and perhaps more importantly: It will delight you and your friends to eat them.

Now, I'm going to confess: my favorite delivery method is with either Funfetti or Rainbow Chip cake (a mix. Yup, I said it). But please, please, please: Make your own frosting. It's so easy, and it adds an extra dimension of delicious to this ever-so-slightly trashy (but delightfully so) treat.

Here's the recipe I used.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough-filled Cupcakes


  • 1 box Funfetti or Rainbow chip cupcake mix
  • 1/2 batch of chocolate chip cookie dough (um, bake the rest as cookies)
  • 1 batch fudge buttercream (recipe below, as found on AllRecipes)


  1. Prepare cupcake batter per box instructions--but before baking, fill the cups about 2/3 full, then give each one an added dose of awesome by adding a generous spoonful of cookie dough.
  2. Bake as directed on box instructions.
  3. Remove from oven and let cool. 
  4. Meanwhile, make the frosting (recipe below). When the cupcakes are room temperature, frost liberally, and enjoy.

Chocolate Fudge Buttercream

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 cup hot fudge topping
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Cream together the butter or margarine with the shortening.
  2. Sift the cocoa with the confectioners' sugar and add to the creamed mixture. Mix together adding 1 tablespoon at a time of milk to keep mixture smooth. Don't add more than 1/4 cup of milk.
  3. Add the hot fudge topping and the vanilla extract. Blend until smooth and creamy.

P.S. In case you were wondering how the Cookie Cake Pie came out? Delicious.

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Reader Comments (11)

Chocolates!...any chocolate coated cup cakes are awesome..Love them all

YUM is right! These sound absolutely amazing! I love the way you described the cookie dough - I love anything sweet, sticky, and gooey. Awesomeness.


July 9 | Unregistered CommenterWei-Wei

Yum! Funfetti cake is the BEST. I think I'm in love with the glitter gel "YUM" though...

July 9 | Unregistered CommenterDorothy

I hate to say it, but I can't look at that red glittery stuff and not be reminded of the Hawaiian Punch toothpaste they made in the '80s.

July 10 | Unregistered CommenterBlitherypoop

What is that glittery icing you use?

And I can't wait to try this recipe!

July 12 | Unregistered CommenterMarge

wow...this is the second funfetti filled cupcake I've seen today!!! Check out the other one here: http://cupcakesomg.blogspot.com/2010/07/summertime-cupcakes-incite-raging-case.html

July 13 | Unregistered CommenterCupcakesOMG!

OMG..my kids would LOVE these...cookies and cupcakes??? 2 of their favorite things!!!

July 15 | Unregistered Commenterstaci

My daughter love cookie dough. When I stumbled on your site I had to add it to my favorites. I'm sure we will be int he kitchen very soon making your recipe. Thanks!

August 10 | Unregistered CommenterBig2Beautiful

Ahh I love cookie dough in anything. Looks delicious, I really need to try it :)

Leave the frosting off and I'm in!
Amazing....Great recipe.
Thank you!!!
May 14 | Unregistered Commentercupcake

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