Whip up a batch of these easy chocolate chip cupcakes, and we guarantee they will be a winner with their soft cake, fluffy whipped frosting, and adorable mini cookies on top.
Prep Time20 minutesmins
Cook Time20 minutesmins
Total Time40 minutesmins
Keyword: Chocolate Chip Cupcakes Recipe
For the Cupcakes
15.25ounceswhite cake mix
3.5ouncesinstant vanilla pudding
1cupmini chocolate chips
For the Frosting
1½cupsunsalted butter,room temperature
1tablespoonclear vanilla extract
¼cupmini chocolate chips
24mini chocolate chip cookies
Preheat the oven to 350°F and prepare two 12 cup muffin tins by lining them with paper liners or spraying them with cooking spray. Set aside.
Whisk together the white cake mix and vanilla pudding mix in a medium bowl. Set aside.
In the bowl of a stand mixer using a whisk attachment, whisk together the eggs, sour cream, vegetable oil, and milk.
Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and whisk together until well combined.
Fold in the chocolate chips and portion the batter into the prepared muffin cups using an ice cream scoop or cookie scoop.
Bake the cupcakes for 16-20 minutes or until the cupcake springs back when pressed gently in the middle. Let them cool in the pan for a few minutes, then move to a cooling rack. Let them cool completely before frosting.
While the cupcakes are cooling, make the frosting
Add the softened butter, powdered sugar, and vanilla to the bowl of a stand mixer. Using the paddle attachment, mix on low speed until the powdered sugar is incorporated into the butter. Increase the speed to high and continue to whip until the frosting is light and fluffy. This will take 30 to 60 seconds. Scrape down the sides of the bowl as necessary.
Fill a piping bag fitted with a star tip with the frosting. Pipe onto the cooled cupcakes, then sprinkle each frosted cupcake with a few chocolate chips and garnish with a mini chocolate chip cookie.
Parchment paper liners can help prevent the cupcakes from sticking to the liners.
Note that you are just adding the dry pudding mix with the white cake mix and not actually making it according to the box instructions.
Oven temperatures vary and may need to be recalibrated periodically to ensure they are accurate. Make sure to keep a close eye on your cupcakes as the suggested baking time approaches.