Brownie Cupcakes with Cookie Dough Frosting and Giveaway and an Anniversary


There is a lot going on around here today!  Today marks my 1 year blogging anniversary!  I honestly can’t believe I have been doing this for a year.  It seems like just yesterday I was starting this thing.  I started on a whim, and now I can’t imagine not doing it.  I have “met” some great people in this process, something I never thought would happen.  I am looking forward to what the future holds!  And to celebrate there is a great giveaway at the bottom of this post!

Today seems like it deserves a special treat.  I thought these brownie cupcakes with cookie dough frosting seemed like an over the top indulgence, fitting for the occasion.   I saw the idea over here at Yammie’s Noshery.  The one “mistake” I made, was making these too big.  I should have made the brownies in a mini muffin pan.  I say this only because they are very rich, and kind of a lot just for dessert.  Keep in mind though, they are all gone.  So it wasn’t a big “problem”.


Fudgy Brownie Cupcakes with Cookie Dough Frosting

Fudgy Brownie Cupcakes
1 batch brownie batter (I used this recipe by How Sweet It Is)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Prepare muffin tins with liners.  Spray liners with non stick spray.  Makes 16 brownie cupcakes.

Prepare brownie batter according to your favorite recipe, box mix, or this recipe.  Fill muffin tins with batter, about 2/3 rds full.  Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until they are set.  Allow to cool completely before frosting.

Cookie Dough Frosting
Adapted Yammie’s Noshery

3/4 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup milk
1 1/2 cups chocolate chips

In an electric mixer cream together butter and sugar.  Add vanilla, mix well.  Add flour and salt, the dough will be crumbly.  Beat in milk until fluffy, and the right consistency.  Add more flour or milk if needed.  Stir in chocolate chips.  Spoon on to cooled cupcakes.





  1. Sheila C says:

    I cannot wait to try the brownie cupcake recipe. I think my grandchildren will love them!

  2. Congrats on your blogiversary, Erin!

  3. I like my coffee with just a little bit of vanilla Silk.

  4. Wow, those do look over the top for dessert! But what a great idea having “cookie dough” for frosting! And a very happy blogiversary!!! And I’m already following you!

  5. Happy Blog B-day! You do and amazing job at blogging about great recipes. Glad to be blogging with great people like you. These brownie cupcakes look really decadent and good and I bet I could only do the mini version too :)

  6. Happy Happy Blog B-Day! Wish you many more! Your cupcakes look and sound heavenly!!!

  7. Wow I am in love with these cupcakes, and happy 1 year!

  8. Yum!! Happy Blog-a-versary! I totally would not have had any problem finishing one of these for dessert. 😉

  9. Happy blogiversary, Erin! It has been so great to get to know you over the last year. Cheers to another successful year! :)

  10. Happy anniversary! Those cupcakes look fantastic. I love cookie dough frosting!

  11. Wow this frosting looks amazing!!!

  12. will have to try these cupcakes soon – cookie dough is my favorite!! :) congrats on your first blogiversary! :)

  13. happy blog birthday Erin! I just love Dinners Dishes & Desserts – such a wide variety of yummy (and relatively easy) recipes. Keep blogging! PS: these cupcakes look insanely delicious.

  14. Yay on your blog-a-ver-sary, Erin! And yay on these cupcakes too. YUMMY!!

  15. Happy Blogday to you!!!!

  16. Congrats! Thats so exciting! I would love this coffee pot!!!!

  17. I like my coffee black – strong and bold flavor, please!

  18. Erin, happy blogiversary! Those cupcakes are totally decadent and look delicious–definitely good for a celebration.

  19. The frosting looks yummy. I recently became enamored with chocolate chip cookie dough truffles. This looks like my next happiness on a spoon!

  20. I like mine with french vanilla creamer!

  21. Happy blog anniversary! What a way to celebrate:-)

  22. I like my coffee with flavored creamer.

  23. Ooooooooh. Oooooh. I want one. Make that two. Make that the whole batch.

  24. Happy Anniversary!
    These look spectacular……….

  25. I like my coffee with cream and sugar.

  26. Happy Bloggerversary!!! I love your blog, and I am so glad I found you! Your cupcakes look super delish, I need to try your cookie dough frosting!! I can see piling a cupcake a mile high with the frosting. Yum!

  27. Congratulations! Your cupcakes are the perfect way to celebrate your success!

  28. Heartiest congratulations my friend! Your blog is a favourite and I hope to keep seeing posts for ten years still 😉
    Love it!
    And great celebration food (no such thing as too big of a dessert :D)

    Choc Chip Uru

  29. Happy Blogiversary!!! I’m so glad to have found your blog and love your gorgeous pictures! This is the perfect way to celebrate!

  30. Happy 1 year anniversary! The brownie cupcakes look amazing and sound amazing. I’m doing my best to think of “too large” as a mistake but I’m having a hard time with it! :)

  31. Congratulations Erin on your one year blogiversary!! You have accomplished so much in one year and you should be very proud of the wonderful dishes you have given us!! Kudos to you my friend!! Come by and collect an award from my blog today. :)

  32. I like my coffee with cream but no sugar.

  33. Happy Birthday, Blog!!

    I like my coffee with some cream, maybe a touch of sugar!

  34. wow this looks amazing!

  35. Happy anniversary!

    Since moving to Australia my coffee is always “flat white.”

  36. Happy Blog Birthday, wishing you many more wonderful years ahead! And cookie dough frosting…Oh MY!

  37. Happy Anniversary, Erin!!! These are the perfect cupcakes for your celebration!!!

  38. Happy Anniversary! Cheers to many more happy years of delicious blogging. :)

    The brownie cupcakes look awesome but I think I’d be happy just with the cookie dough frosting. Wow! :)

  39. I love the cookie dough frosting :) Following you on Twitter!

  40. Happy Anniversary! Here’s to many more!
    Those cupcakes look delish!

  41. Congratulations on your blogaversary!!! These little cookie dough topped bad boys look like an awesome way to celebrate. I am a sucker for everything and anything labeled cookie dough 😉 I Hope your anniversary was perfect.


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