Stuffed Cupcakes w/ Homemade Buttercream Frosting
It was recently one of my best friend, Kevin’s, 21st birthday. We have been friends since the 6th grade, so I felt the need to bake him very special birthday treats! I don’t really like to mess with all sorts of baking flour, so I just bought packaged cupcake mix. I think that you can still get creative by making your own frosting and adding your own twist to cupcakes- such as filling them with little tasty surprises like cookie dough and raspberries!
These cupcakes were devil’s food cupcakes with a homemade buttercream frosting that is to die for. For an extra treat, I cut out a small circle of each and filled half of the cupcakes with cookie dough and the other half with raspberries and strawberry syrup. These cupcakes are easy to make for those of you who don’t feel that you are a baking expert, but still are a bit above your average cupcake.
Cookie Dough & Raspberry Stuffed Cupcakes w/ Buttercream Frosting
- 1 package devil's food cupcake mix & needed ingredients I used Pillsbury
- 1 cup butter lightly salted
- 3 1/2 cups powdered sugar sifted
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 tbsp milk
- 1 tube chocolate chip cookie dough
- 1 cup frozen raspberries
- 36 fresh raspberries
- 4 tbsp Hershey's strawberry syrup
- 3/4 cup miniature chocolate chips
- red sprinkles
- Bake the cupcakes according to the packaging and leave to cool completely.
- For the frosting, using a mixer (use the paddle attachment if you own one), cream the butter until light and fluffy (about 3 minutes).
- Slowly add the sugar, scraping down the sides of the bowl, a little at a time.
- After all of the sugar is added, add the vanilla and continue beating until the icing is smooth and light (icing may appear dry).
- Add 2 tbsp of milk, for moisture, and beat for 1 additional minute.
- Once the cupcakes are cooled, cut out a small circular cone from one cupcake at a time.
- Fill half of the cupcakes with a small ball of cookie dough and the other half with 1 or 2 frozen raspberries and 1/4 tbsp strawberry syrup.
- Tear off the tip of the cupcake cone and place tops back on each cupcake.
- Next, frost each cupcake, making sure to cover the knife marks.
- Decorate the cookie dough cupcakes with mini chocolate chips and another cookie dough ball.
- Decorate the raspberry cupcakes with 3 raspberries each and red sprinkles.
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There’s two words that made me read your post: stuffed and frosting. Cake and cookie, too. Fun!
I love the idea of dressing up boxed cupcake mix! Sometimes I just don’t have the time to drag out all the ingredients so this is perfect!
Stuffed cupcakes, what could be better? These look delicious!
I love that you call these “stuffed” rather than filled. It really speaks to the dessert. 🙂
Cookie dough, frosting and chocolate OH MY! They look delicious!! I will sometimes use cake mixes too. That gives me extra time to glam up the cupcakes/cake a little more. 🙂
wowzers. these looks amazing.
These are so cute, and I loved stuffed cupcakes. Will give them a try!
This looks so good. I recently had one that was banana cupcake with a reese’s cup. I could have eaten a dozen.
My son would just love the cookie dough cupcakes; I already love the raspberry (by pictures alone).
I LOVE IT!!! That is such a great idea, they would be a huge hit with my family!
Yum! I want a raspberry stuffed cupcake asap! I love your idea and I’m going to have to give it a try 🙂
Oh my, this would gladly slip me into a cookie coma.
These cupcakes look amazing! Love that they’re stuffed too!
great idea and amazing flavor combos! but i have a question… is there some trick to making boxed cupcakes? i can make cakes, bread, pasta etc all from scratch, but the moment i try and use a boxed mix to save time EVERYTHING goes wrong. the cupcakes fall, some are burned while some are raw in the middle, i get weird air bubbles, the liners get uber greasy.. its supposed to be easy right? you made them look so gorgeous!
Oh, yummy! I love both versions…I don’t know which I’d choose first…guess I’ll take one of each 🙂
Yum that sounds so good!
hmm I m not sure. I now that I live at a high altitude so it is important to use the high altitude adjustment recipe. I use cupcake papers so that I don’t have to deal with grease and such. Hope that helps! =)
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Cupcakes filled with cookie dough? Sign me up! These must have been amazing tasting!
Fabulous cupcakes. They looking charming and the cookie dough centers are a wonderful surprise.
I’ve always tried to stuff the cupcakes before I bake them and they consistently turn out uncooked. So brilliant to just stuff them afterward!
=) thanks! And you don’t have to worry about cookie dough cooking! haha
Cookie dough inside a cupcake?! Wow! I am going to have to try this! Thanks!