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

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!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chocolate, Cupcake
Servings: 8 cupcakes

Ingredients

Cupcakes:

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

Frosting:

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

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a regular cupcake pan with 8 paper liners. 
  • In a glass measuring cup, heat milk until steaming. Add 1oz chocolate to warm milk, stirring until melted. Set aside. 
  • 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. 
  • 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. 
  • Cupcakes can be stored in the refrigerator. Bring to room temperature prior to serving. 

Notes

An original recipe from Baked by Rachel

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

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