Recipe ReDux – Chocolate Cupcakes with Cookie Dough Frosting.
I swear, it felt like I was reading the new Recipe ReDux theme just yesterday. Maybe it’s because this months theme was finally in my comfort zone again?
That’s right, today we are back to desserts! Thank god!
To quote the Recipe ReDux people, this months theme cantered around “The Cupcake Conundrum”. Our job was to to do one of the following: “If you think cupcakes never go out of style, show us your most delicious ‘ReDux-ed’ mini-cake creation. Or if you’re in the camp that cupcakes have been a bit overdone, share your favorite hand-held dessert destined to be the next big trend”
Well, I don’t know about you, but in my mind cupcakes never get old. Especially when there’s cookie dough involved!
This was by far the easiest Recipe ReDux theme yet. As soon as I read the theme, I knew just what to do.
It was Cookie Dough Frosting time!
I made a simple chocolate cupcake in my mini muffin pan, and then used a big scoop of my Healthy Cookie Dough recipe to frost them. Delicious!
If you want a cute + healthier dessert for a party, your family, or just for you to hog, this is your recipe! They. Are. So. Adorable!
Chocolate Cupcakes with Cookie Dough Frosting
- 2 1/2 tbsp ground flax
- 7 1/2 tbsp water
- 2/3 cup whole wheat pastry flour
- 1/3 cup cocoa
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/3 cup applesauce
- 1/4 cup honey (note that these cupcakes are not super sweet, if you like things on the sweeter side, add a bit more honey and reduce milk accordingly)
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 3 tbsp milk
- 3/4 – 1 cup Healthy Cookie Dough (you can make this up to 2 days ahead of time) (for vegan cupcakes make vegan version of cookie dough)
The cupcake trend is so not over. Now with these little guys around!
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