Chocolate Chip Cookie Cupcakes are easy and a great alternative to a regular cupcake! Perfect for parties big or small.
You do not need a lot of ingredients, which is nice, because these use a box of cake mix in the batter! They are part cookie and part cupcake!
The best thing about Chocolate Chip Cookie Cupcakes is that you can top them however you want. There are so many variations.
White Chocolate Chips
Cherry on top!
Those are just a few ideas, get creative!
Here is what you need for the recipe:
1 Box of yellow cake mix
1/3 cup of heavy whipping cream or milk
1/4 cup of canola oil
1 cup chocolate chips (or other mix-in’s you want)
Heat the oven to 350 degrees F
Mix together the cake mix, egg, oil, and cream in a bowl with a hand mixer or stand mixer
Add in the chocolate chips, stir until well combined
Prepare muffin tins with 24 muffin papers
Evenly distribute the batter among the 24 cupcake papers
Bake 18 minutes
Remove the cupcake paper
Serve with desired toppings!
These were so so so delicious! I served them for my son’s birthday and the adults and the kids all loved them! It’s a good alternative to a normal cupcake! It was also very last minute, and they were so quick and easy to make. I had all of the ingredients in my pantry, so it was a win-win!
I hope you enjoy these Chocolate Chip Cookie Cupcakes!
Lemon Buttercream is so delicious! My dad is a true lemon lover and he just celebrated his 66th birthday. So what better to make then lemon cupcakes with lemon buttercream! I will say he probably loves chocolate more than lemon, but my mom does not and I aim to please everyone!
This lemon buttercream has just enough sweet and tart to make the perfect frosting. It is so simple to make and I used real lemons. My kids liked watching me make this because they could not resist taking the left over lemons and licking them……soooo sour! My mouth is watering just thinking about it. Anyway you only need 4 ingredients! Butter, lemon, powdered sugar and heavy whipping cream (or milk will do).
This buttercream tastes so good on lemon cupcakes, and it’s not too much lemon, I swear! Both kids and adults were raving about these cupcakes! And if I am being completely honest, I made the cake from a box mix – Betty Crocker Super Moist Lemon! So good, and soy free!
As you can see below the buttercream has the perfect consistency for piping!
1 Stick of unsalted butter
Juice from 1 lemon
5 cups of powdered sugar
4-5 Tbsp of heavy whipping cream
You need to start with your butter at room temperature. You can put it in the microwave for 15 seconds to speed up the process.
Then in your stand mixer, cream the butter.
Add in the juice from 1/2 of a lemon
Then add in the powdered sugar 1/2 a cup at a time while continually mixing. while alternating with 1 tbsp of cream until all used
Gradually add in the rest of the lemon juice.
If you want your buttercream to be creamier – add in more cream!
Store in the refrigerator if you are not going to use right away. You can store for about a week (depending on the expiration date of your butter and cream).
Put in a piping bag and decorate your dessert or spread on with a knife!!!
I needed a simple dessert to take to a holiday party with adults and children. Cupcakes are simple, especially for a party. You can just grab one, they are already portion controlled and there is no cutting involved. They are kid friendly and adults love them too!
These cupcakes needed simple and different than your “ordinary” cupcake. I wanted them to be festive for the holidays and delicious of course! I came across a lot of different cinnamon cupcakes, but I really wanted a recipe that was easy. So I decided to just start with a box of cake mix and add some cinnamon, and that’s what I did! I can’t thank myself enough, because these simple cinnamon cupcakes were amazing!!
I used a box of yellow cake mix, and followed the instructions on the box. Additionally, I added two teaspoons of cinnamon and one tablespoon of pure vanilla extract. That was it! So simple and yet so very tasty. Not only did I make cinnamon cupcakes, I topped them with cinnamon buttercream. Now I know you might be thinking, “that’s too much cinnamon”…but it wasn’t, I swear they were sooooooo good! I do have to say these cupcakes would be great with regular buttercream or cream cheese frosting, but please try with the cinnamon buttercream first!!
If you really want to “wow” your guests, pipe on the frosting with a little swirl and put in a pastry box. You can buy the boxes at Joann fabrics, Walmart and Party City. I swear people are more impressed with the box I bring them in than the cupcakes themselves! Everyone at the party thought I bought them!
Side note – These cupcakes can be eaten for breakfast…….just sayin’
Here is the recipe for Simple Cinnamon Cupcakes
You can’t forget the cinnamon buttercream!
I hope you enjoy these cupcakes as much as I do! Be sure to follow Fun and Frosted for more easy and fun recipes!