Chocolate Cookies and Cream Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Moist homemade double chocolate cookies and cream cupcakes with cream cheese frosting! A fun dessert for any celebration or just because!

Moist double chocolate cookies and cream cupcakes with cream cheese frosting recipe from @bakedbyrachel

It’s hard to know what to say after an extended break. Busy days prior to school ending led into a busy summer break. When my kids are home, it’s hard to focus on work. And since I make my own hours, I opted to take advantage of it. It’s been truly wonderful to sit back and enjoy summer with my kids, instead of working around them and our activities. For so long I focused on wanting to get the next recipe done. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy every aspect of it… from the creation to the execution and photographing, but I also needed a break and time with my kids.

We’ve done everything and absolutely nothing at all. We’ve gone swimming more days than not… a result of exceptionally beautiful and hot summer weather. We’ve read books upon books and enjoyed every word. We went on a special family vacation (more on that to come). And so much more.

More than half of our summer break has passed and school is on the horizon. I’m hoping to soak up these last few weeks with my kids before they’re back in school again. I’m cherishing these moments, knowing and understanding that they truly are growing too fast and these moments won’t be here forever. There are adventures, crafting, laughs and water balloon fights still to be had before we can call an end to this summer… oh, and at least one classic s’more session. Summer isn’t summer without that!

Moist double chocolate cookies and cream cupcakes with cream cheese frosting recipe from @bakedbyrachel

The second summer birthday in our family has now come and gone, but I couldn’t resist whipping up another super fun cupcake for the occasion. Who doesn’t love Oreos or the copycat versions. Rich chocolate cookies with cream filling. A classic! These cupcakes are a fun twist on that…chocolate and cream.

Moist and rich homemade double chocolate cupcakes with cookie crumb cream cheese frosting, topped off with a whole cookie! These cookies and cream cupcakes are an absolute must make, whether for a celebration or just because. They’re sure to be new favorite!

Moist double chocolate cookies and cream cupcakes with cream cheese frosting recipe from @bakedbyrachel

Yield: 8 cupcakes

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Chocolate Cookies and Cream Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Moist homemade double chocolate cookies and cream cupcakes with cream cheese frosting! A fun dessert for any celebration or just because!

Ingredients:

Cupcakes: 

  • 1/4C unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2C granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4C unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4C milk
  • 1oz semi-sweet or bittersweet chocolate
  • 1/4C sour cream
  • 3/4C all purpose flour

Frosting:

  • 8oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4C unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4C powdered sugar
  • 1/3C chocolate cookie crumbs
  • 8 whole cookies, for topping

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a regular cupcake pan with 8 paper liners. 
  2. In a glass measuring cup, heat milk until steaming. Add 1oz chocolate to warm milk, stirring until melted. Set aside. 
  3. In a large bowl or stand mixer, beat together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Mix in egg and vanilla, scraping bowl as needed. Mix in salt, baking soda and cocoa powder, followed by flour. Mix in sour cream, followed by warm milk mixture. Mix until just combined and no streaks remain. Divide mixture between prepared liners using a large cookie scoop. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean or with just a few moist crumbs. Cool in pan for several minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. 
  4. When cupcakes are cool, prepare frosting. In a large bowl or stand mixer, beat together cream cheese and butter until smooth. Add vanilla. Mix in powdered sugar 1 cup at a time. Finally, stir in cookie crumbs by hand, mixing until just combined. Transfer to a large piping bag fit with desired tip. Frost cupcakes and immediately top off with a cookie. 
  5. Cupcakes can be stored in the refrigerator. Bring to room temperature prior to serving. 

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28 Responses to “Chocolate Cookies and Cream Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting”

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    Holly Waterfall — August 1, 2016 at 9:54 am

    I can’t believe summer is almost over!
    BUT you make it all better with these cupcakes… holy frosting!

    • Rachel — August 2nd, 2016 @ 7:14 am

      Thanks Holly!

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    Danae @ Recipe Runner — August 1, 2016 at 11:19 am

    Good for you for taking the summer off to spend time with your kids! Judging by all the pictures I saw, it looked like everyone had a great time! These cupcakes look so good, perfect for a birthday or just because I love cookies and cream!

    • Rachel — August 2nd, 2016 @ 7:14 am

      Definitely a great time! And thank you!! :)

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    Aimee Shugarman — August 1, 2016 at 11:41 am

    That frosting!! OMG I’m thinking I could just use a spoon.

    • Rachel — August 2nd, 2016 @ 7:14 am

      Thanks Aimee!

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    Allison - Celebrating Sweets — August 1, 2016 at 11:44 am

    Love those classic flavors! Gorgeous photos!

    • Rachel — August 2nd, 2016 @ 7:14 am

      Thanks Allison!

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    Nicole Taggart — August 1, 2016 at 1:22 pm

    love everything about these cupcakes! love cookies and cream

    • Rachel — August 2nd, 2016 @ 7:15 am

      Thanks Nicole! :)

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    Catherine — August 1, 2016 at 5:15 pm

    What a decadent dessert! I love the ratio of frosting to cupcake! These look stunning, Rachel. xo, Catherine

    • Rachel — August 2nd, 2016 @ 7:15 am

      Thanks Catherine!

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    Jessica Wilson - Sweetooth — August 1, 2016 at 6:40 pm

    WOW. Those cupcakes look amazing! Wish I lived at your place! I’d be eating those cupcakes faster than you can say cookies and cream! BTW, very nice photos.

    • Rachel — August 2nd, 2016 @ 7:15 am

      Haha! Thanks Jessica :)

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    Amanda @ Cookie Named Desire — August 1, 2016 at 9:13 pm

    I am glad you decided to take time and enjoy the summer with your kids. It’s important to take that time to live life and enjoy being in the moment with the people you love. These cupcakes, though. What a treat! they look so incredible!

    • Rachel — August 2nd, 2016 @ 7:15 am

      I totally agree! And thanks Amanda! :)

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    Patricia @ Grab a Plate — August 2, 2016 at 12:09 am

    Oh, man! These are party perfect! Also can’t believe summer is almost over! Love these :)

    • Rachel — August 2nd, 2016 @ 7:16 am

      I know! Where did summer go?! And thanks Patricia! :)

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    Emily @ Life on Food — August 9, 2016 at 7:42 am

    I want to stick my finger through the screen to get a bit of that frosting.

    • Rachel — August 9th, 2016 @ 7:51 pm

      Thanks Emily!

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    cakespy — August 24, 2016 at 7:10 am

    These are utterly necessary in my life right now. Gorgeous.

    • Rachel — August 24th, 2016 @ 8:14 am

      Thanks so much!

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    Eden Passante — August 24, 2016 at 6:46 pm

    Yes! These look SO good!

    • Rachel — August 25th, 2016 @ 4:43 pm

      Thanks, Eden!

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    elaina durkin — November 15, 2016 at 5:10 pm

    cant wait to make them for my class!

    • Rachel — November 16th, 2016 @ 8:48 am

      Enjoy! :)

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    Linda — December 6, 2016 at 6:01 pm

    Made them a couple of days ago; total success! Was wondering if they can be made into mini-cupcakes. Thanks!

    • Rachel — December 7th, 2016 @ 6:58 am

      So glad you enjoyed them, Linda! You could definitely make them into minis. Keep in mind the cook time will be much shorter.

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