Cookies and Cream Cupcakes

Yield: 16 cupcakes

Cookies & Cream Cupcakes

Cookies & Cream Cupcakes

Cookies and Cream Cupcakes with a twist. Decedent yet light and fluffy dark chocolate cupcakes smothered in homemade marshmallow fluff frosting.

Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes


Chocolate Cupcakes

  • 115g dark chocolate, chopped
  • 85g unsalted butter, softened
  • 175g soft brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs, separated
  • 185g plain (all-purpose) flour
  • ¾ tsp baking powder
  • ¾ tsp bicarbonate of soda (baking soda)
  • pinch of salt
  • 250ml milk, room temperature
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Homemade Marshmallow Fluff Frosting

  • 120g granulated sugar
  • 80g golden syrup (or corn syrup)
  • 1½ tbsp water
  • 2 large egg whites
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • cookies, broken or crushed to decorate - see notes


  1. To Make the chocolate cupcakes, preheat the oven to 190°C/375°F/Gas Mark 5. Line 2x 12 muffin trays with 16 muffin cases.
  2. Melt the chocolate in the microwave in 30 second intervals until melted and smooth, leave to cool slightly.
  3. Cream the butter and sugar together until pale and smooth. Slowly add the egg yolks and beat well. Next, add the melted chocolate and beat well again.
  4. Sift the plain (all-purpose) flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda (baking soda) and salt into a separate bowl and stir together.
  5. In a jug, measure the milk and stir in the vanilla extract. Gradually add alternate amounts of the flour mixture and the milk to the chocolate, butter and sugar mixture, beating well after each addition.
  6. Whisk the egg whites until stiff peaks form. Then, using a spatula, carefully fold the egg whites into the main bater until combined.
  7. Spoon the mixture equally into the muffin cases filling them about ⅔ full.
  8. Bake for 20-25 minutes. Allow the cupcakes to cool in the tin for 10 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack to cool completely.
  9. To Make the homemade marshmallow fluff frosting, place the sugar, golden syrup (or corn syrup) and water into a saucepan and cook on a high heat until the mixture reaches the soft-ball stage – about 2-4 minutes on high heat, when the bubbles almost start to stick together.
  10. Whisk the egg whites until stiff peaks form. On low speed, slowly and carefully pour the hot sugar mixture onto the egg whites.
  11. Increase the sped to medium-high and continue whipping until the mixture becomes thick, glossy, and coolish.
  12. Add the vanilla extract, if using, towards the end of the mixing process.
  13. Using an off-set spatula, spread the frosting onto the cupcakes working quickly as the frosting is easiest to work with when still slightly warm.
  14. Decorate with any cookies of your choice.



For the cookies, feel free to use whatever takes your fancy. I used chocolate coated digestive biscuits which are like graham crackers.

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16 Comments on “Cookies and Cream Cupcakes”

  1. Joanna @ Chic & Gorgeous Treats January 3, 2013 @12:06 am Reply

    HAPPY NEW YEAR!! Just had to stop over from G+ too. I can't stop looking at them and they are making me hungry on this Thursday morning. I had something planned but never got a chance to bake it. Will definitely attempt it this weekend. Right now, I wish I could sink my teeth into these lusciously sinful fluffy cookies & cream cupcakes. ♥ Jo

  2. Margie leatherwood January 3, 2013 @1:16 am Reply

    Dear lisa
    Thank you for the email , I'm getting closer to walking & maybe I can send a recipe. Your Cookies & Cream
    Dessert looks great !!
    Good Luck on your baking

  3. Aimee @ ShugarySweets January 3, 2013 @1:59 am Reply

    Happy New Year. These sound amazing and your pictures are gorgeous!

  4. Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust January 3, 2013 @2:20 am Reply

    Super delicious Lisa! I love the graham cracker cookie idea!

  5. Paula @ Vintage Kitchen January 3, 2013 @10:05 am Reply

    They are wonderful, and I love your choice of cookie! Beautiful pics Lisa!

  6. Tash @ The Velvet Moon Baker January 3, 2013 @2:01 pm Reply

    These looks absolutely divine Lisa, and so cute. Yum yum yum!

  7. Paula January 3, 2013 @2:42 pm Reply

    I've been off-line for most of the holiday period too and yes, while I do feel out of touch a bit it was lovely to take the break and just enjoy Christmas and New Year's with family.
    Your cupcakes look amazing. All the best to you and Sweet 2 Eat Baking throughout the coming year.

  8. Kayle (The Cooking Actress) January 3, 2013 @4:33 pm Reply

    Oooooh I love that you mixed up the cookies and cream angle by using choc. covered graham crackers!! that marshmallow frosting looks TO DIE FOR also!!!

  9. sally @ sallys baking addiction January 3, 2013 @7:08 pm Reply

    Oh my goodness Lisa. I am simply addicted to this marshmallow frosting - well, something similar. I've made something like it before (not on the blog) and fell in love! I need to try a cupcake like this using chocolate covered graham crackers as a tasty decoration/topping too!

  10. Winnie January 3, 2013 @7:29 pm Reply

    Happy New Year to you Lisa ♥
    These cupcakes are mouth-watering - they look FANTASTIC and sound Heavenly. I loooooove cookies and cream (who doesn't ?)

  11. cakewhiz January 4, 2013 @7:53 am Reply

    cookies and cream happens to be my favorite ice cream flavor but having it in a cupcake form is genius!
    these look TERRIFIC!

    And i loved looking at your top 10...there are so many delicious treats there that i want to try making :)
    happy new year hun!

  12. Jess @ OnSugarMountain January 4, 2013 @6:38 pm Reply

    Happy New Year to you as well Lisa! I love that you went in a different direction from the classic Cookies n Cream with Oreos. These cupcakes are gorgeous and who wouldn't love homemade marshmallow fluff frosting?! YUMMMM.

    Can't wait to see what the rest of 2013 brings on the blog!

  13. Ala January 5, 2013 @5:58 pm Reply

    Absolutely divine! Hear hear to computer estrangement--I'm honestly just glad to be back in my own kitchen again after fighting the monster oven at my parents' house, which does tend to be an impediment to cooking (and consequently, blogging). Cheers!

  14. Loretta | A Finn In The Kitchen January 5, 2013 @10:17 pm Reply

    I love how you styled these cupcakes, Lisa! Those little cookies on cute! It felt like it took me forever to get back in the groove after Christmas, but those days off felt SO good. I think when you only have a few days off, you are more intense about relaxing and enjoying the little time that you do have.

  15. mickey January 6, 2013 @5:23 pm Reply

    Those look amazing! I too am just getting back into the swing of things :) Love your blog. Fixed my linky, thanks.

  16. Maral January 6, 2013 @7:12 pm Reply

    I just stumbled across your blog and I love it! I can definitely resonate with you about eating too much sugar during the holidays...I think I've eaten dessert every single day for the last 2 weeks!