Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Brown Sugar Cupcakes with Cookie Dough Icing

These are seriously yummy. I love this icing. Go make it; now.

Brown Sugar Cupcakes (Original recipe found here)

3/4 cup (1-1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature

3/4 cup light brown sugar

2 large eggs, room temperature

1-1/3 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/8 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup milk

1 teaspoon vanilla

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Beat butter on high until soft, about 30 seconds.

Add sugar. Beat on medium-high until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.

Add eggs one at a time, beat for 30 seconds after each.

Whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a bowl.

Measure out milk and vanilla together in a separate bowl.

Add about a fourth of the flour to the butter/sugar mixture and beat to combine.

Add about one third the milk/vanilla mixture and beat until combined.

Repeat above, alternating flour and milk and ending with the flour mixture.

Bake 15-20 minutes until cupcake springs back when pushed or toothpick comes out clean.

Let cool before frosting cupcakes

Cookie Dough Icing (Original recipe found here)

2 C all-purpose flour

1/2 t salt

3/4 C unsalted butter, melted

1 C packed brown sugar

1/2 C white sugar

1 T vanilla extract

4 T milk

Mix together then add 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream, until spreadable for frosting

This post is linked to (a little late, but better late than never!) to Tempt my Tummy and Tasty Tuesdays


  1. Those sound & look amazing! I saw this on your meal plan and was intrigued. Thanks for posting the recipe.

  2. Those look yummy! I'd love to have you link up at Cupcake Tuesday. We are helping children affected by cancer with Cupcakes for a Cause.

  3. What a YUMMY!!! recipe. I love to make cupcakes for my grand-daughters. One to eat here while they visit and one to take home. THANKS!!! for the recipe. Geri

  4. Mmmmm, those look so delicious!
    I'm having my first giveaway, come and have a look :)

  5. Hello from Waco! These sound Wonderful...will have to try it!
    Nice blog!

  6. the icing sounds like so much fun!

  7. I always LOVE your recipes!! Please don't stop posting them!!! Thanks for linking to TMTT.