Cookies and Cake together - perfect harmony.
I sometimes believe there is no more perfect a desert than a good chocolate chip cookie. My husband and I tend to think I make the best in the world, but I know there are thousands of good recipes out there. A couple years ago I made brown sugar cupcakes with cookie dough frosting and learned it was the perfect marriage of a cookie and a cake. This is honestly my favorite frosting and cake. The original post can be found here and here is a link to miniature chocolate chip cookies.. Cupcakes are always fun, but sometimes when I have extra batter I use it to make a small cake as I did here. I do not make many cakes and really think I should make more. This one is delicious!
Brown Sugar Cupcakes with Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Frosting
cupcake recipe from How Sweet Eats and frosting recipe adapted from Recipe Girl
1 cup loosely packed brown sugar
1 large egg
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup milk
1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit . In a bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt, stirring to mix. Set aside. Grease and flour two five in cake rounds.
In a large bowl, whisk brown sugar and egg until smooth. Add in vanilla extract and milk, again mixing until combined. Slowly pour in melted butter, continuing to whisk. Add in the flour, soda and salt, mixing with a large spoon until batter is smooth.
Distribute batter evenly into two cake rounds. Bake for 18-20 minutes, or until tops are puffy and golden, and will not jiggle when touched. Let cool completely before frosting.
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Frosting
1 3/4 cups powdered sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup all purpose flour
1-2 tablespoons milk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/4 cup chocolate chips
In a medium bowl, beat together the butter, salt, and sugars until smooth and creamy. Beat in the flour and vanilla until well combined. Add milk to reach desired consistency. Stir in chocolate chips or use as garnish.
Frost cake as desired. Frosting recipes can be doubled if you like your frosting thick.