March 19, 2011

Elijah's Cookies and Cream Cupcakes

My son Elijah has never liked chocolate.  Ever.  I've always found this to be disappointing - it's as if he's missing out on one of life's most enjoyable, rich flavors. Now, I suppose you can't miss something that you don't like - at the same time I secretly wish that he will one day wake up and scream, "I LOVE CHOCOLATE!"  This way I won't feel that little tinge of guilt when I see the look of utter disappointment on his face after he walks into the kitchen to find that I've baked something chocolaty.  

Well, all is not completely lost - he does like Oreo cookies, and anything else cookies and cream.  

The frosting is a wonderful gooey, sweet, marshmallow cookies and cream concoction. It goes nicely with vanilla cake.  I also make dark chocolate cake batter along with the vanilla and a double batch of the frosting.  This way everyone is happy!

For the cake (500 Cupcakes)
2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
1 cup superfine sugar
2 cups self-rising flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
4 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla

Preparation:  Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Line standard muffin tin with paper liners.
1. Beat all ingredients in medium bowl until smooth and pale, about 2 - 3 minutes.
2. Spoon mixture into the cups.
3. Bake for 20 minutes.
4. Remove pans from oven and cool for 5 minutes.  
5. Remove cupcakes from tin and cool on a rack.

For the frosting
1 stick unsalted butter, softened
1 1/2 - 2 cups confectioner's sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 jar marshmallow creme (about 7 ounces)
1/2 large Hershey's Cookies and Cream Bar, melted
1/2 large Hershey's Cookies and Cream Bar, crumbled - for decoration

1. In a large bowl, beat butter until creamy.
2. Add confectioner's sugar and salt, mix well.
3. Add marshmallow creme, vanilla, and melted candy bar, blend well.
4. If frosting is too thick, add milk and if too thin, add more confectioner's sugar.
5. Frost cooled cupcakes.

~ baked cupcakes may be refrigerated in air-tight container for 3 days or freeze up to 3 months
~ frosting may be refrigerated in air-tight container up to 1 week
~ if using refrigerated frosting, fluff with mixer before topping cupcakes


  1. well I love chocolate!! the cookies and cream was such a nice idea for these little cakes, it is a delicious candy bar, I'm sure it was even better in the frosting!

  2. It is hard to understand someone not liking chocolate but at least he likes cookies and cream. What a great flavor for a cupcake! They look delicious.

  3. tough on the chocolate issue but you have come up with a great substitute

  4. Oh wow! I think elijah might be the first kid i have heard of who dosn't like chocolates but it's good to know he likes these cupcakes....they look so cute with all that creamy frosting.

    Btw, Your recipe says these will make 500 think it will work well if i cut the recipe in half? That's alot of cupcakes for me :S

  5. this looks great!!! my boys would love it.

  6. Bianca they look fabulous! Maybe Elijah will develop a taste for chocolate later on.

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