Chocolate Chip Cupcakes make the world go 'round. Or so we like to think.
It’s hard to top a good classic chocolate chip cookie. I recently read an article which claimed chocolate chip cookies are the #3 most popular dessert in America. Huh? #3? I have a problem with this. Sure, selecting the most popular American dessert is a tough job… but how do chocolate chip cookies land at #3?
You’re probably wondering what the top two were, right? Well, #2 was chocolate cake. Okay, I can see that. But #1? Fudge. Don’t get me wrong here. I love a good fudge recipe, but how in Cookie Monster’s name can fudge beat out chocolate chip cookies!?! (This article also claimed Jello was more popular than cheesecake. Don’t even get me started on that one.)
I know Cookie Monster has now deemed chocolate chip cookies to be a “sometime snack,” but I think even he’d have a problem with fudge taking the top spot.
For this recipe, I borrowed chocolate chips from the cookies and dropped them into a cake recipe. I don’t know about you, but I think these Chocolate Chip Cupcakes have a solid chance of taking top honors in the next article about America’s favorite desserts!
I thought about using a chocolate base for these cupcakes, but I decided to stick with a classic white cake instead. I figured the contrast between the white cake and the mini-chocolate chips hidden throughout these cupcakes would be kinda fun.
I also chose to go with a classic white frosting as well, partly to highlight the chocolate chips on top and partly because I’m mildly addicted to this frosting right now. For some reason, I find grocery-store frosting to be quite delicious, and I think this frosting tastes exactly like grocery-store cake frosting. If you’d rather go with a chocolate frosting, then I highly recommend Kristan’s Chocolate Buttercream Frosting.
These Chocolate Chip Cupcakes are guaranteed to be a crowd-pleaser. In fact, even Cookie Monster might agree that “C” can also stand for Cupcake, as in Chocolate Chip Cupcakes! Of course, Cookie Monster also wanted me to mention that this Cast Iron Chocolate Chip Cookie is still his favorite.
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