Recipe: Cookie Dough Centred Cup Cakes

If, like me, you love Ben and Jerry's cookie dough ice cream, but could do without finishing the whole tub off before you even notice, these cup cakes are ideal for you! Light fluffy cup cakes with a surprise egg free cookie dough centre that gives Ben and Jerry's a run for its money!   I have made these with chocolate fudge topping.

So, the trick to keeping the cookie dough soft and gooeyand the cakes perfectly cooked is to freeze the cookie doughover night the day before baking. This may seem like a lot of effort, but I guarantee it is totally worth it.

For the cookie dough you will need:-

70g white sugar
60g brown sugar
100g  plain flour
60g butter
1 tsp vanilla essence 
45 ml milk
pinch of salt
Generous amount of choc chips


Mix salt, butter, both sugars and vanilla essence in a bowl

Gradually add the milk

Gradually add the flour while continuing to mix

Add choc chips

You should now be left with a cookie dough type mixture, but if not add either more milk or flour to balance it to a smooth dough like texture.

Separate the cookie dough into small balls, put on a plate and leave to freeze for at least 24 hours.

Fairy Cake Mixture:-

110g butter or margarine, softened at room temperature
110g caster sugar
2 free-range eggs, lightly beaten
1 tsp vanilla extract
110g self-raising flour
1-2 tbsp milk
1 cup cake tray
12 cup cake cases


Cream the butter and sugar together in a bowl until pale. Beat in the eggs, a little at a time, and stir in the vanilla extract.

Fold in the flour using a large metal spoon. Add a little milk until the mixture is a soft dropping consistency and spoon the mixture into the paper cases until they are half full.

Fill your tray with the cup cake cases

Put half a spoonful off cake mixture in, then a ball of your frozen cookie dough, the and more cake mixture to cover the cookie dough.

For the choc fudge icing:-

140g of butter
140g of icing sugar, sifted
4 tablespoons of cocoa powder
3 tablespoons of milk

Slowly and melt the butter in a pan

Add the cocoa  and then raise the temperature, cooking it gently for a minute or so, then gently add the icing sugar.

When it starts to stiffen, add the milk gradually and keep stirring until you have a glossy, smooth paste.

Allow it to cool

Apply lashings on top of your cooled cakes

You won't be disappointed with these amazing cakes (if I say so myself!).  Whether you tell anyone that there is a surprise in the centre or not, they will always be asking for more!!

Let me know if any of you give it a go!!  This recipe has been entered into The Great Denby Bake off, you can send your entry in here to be in with a chance of winning a £500 Denby voucher or some great baking kits!

L x

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