SugarcoatHope's Gookie Dough Cupcakes
How do we celebrate the weekend? We stuff our faces. What's better than cookie dough and cupcakes slathered in buttercream? All of them combined of course! If you're looking for a melt in the middle creamy doughy filling and a sickly sweet icing with a vanilla sponge then you've come to the right place. As these are the ultimate Gookie Dough Cupcakes!
To make the sponge you will need:
110g/4oz butter softened at room temperature
110g/4oz caster sugar
2 free-range eggs, lightly beaten
1 tsp vanilla extract
110g/4oz self-raising flour
1-2 tbsp milk
Preheat the oven to 180C or Gas Mark 4 and line a 12 muffin tin with paper cases. Cream the butter and sugar together until it becomes pale and beat in the eggs bit by bit. Add your vanilla extract to flavour. Next, fold in your flour and add a little milk. Fill your cases until they are half full. Pop them in the oven for 10-15 minutes or until they are golden on top!
Here's the fun bit
While your cupcakes are cooling, leave your Gookie Dough at room temperature to ensure that it's easier to work with. When ready, slice the top of the cake (like you're making butterfly cakes) and then grab a skewer to dig a generous hole. Grab your favourite flavour of dough (in my case it was red velvet and original) and roll it into a delicious ball of goodness. Pop it into the hole you've just dug and voila, a beautiful combo!
Lastly, it's time to ice those beauties. To make your buttercream you will need:
140g/5oz butter softened
280g/10oz icing sugar
1-2 tbsp milk
Combine all of these ingredients and get whisking until it's a smooth creamy mixture. If you're feeling extra creative, add a few drops of food colouring to make super snazzy snacks! Get icing away (and try not to eat all of the leftover buttercream plus Gookie Dough! I felt rather sick) and guess what, you're the perfect baker!
When slicing into these gems, be warned as it's major food perfection alert! Who says cookies and cake can't mix? Not us!
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