Dairy-free, Egg-free Chocolate Cupcakes w/ Cookies & Cream Frosting

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Chocolate should be a food group, don’t you think? I mean c’mon! Everything’s better with chocolate on it!  Okay, maybe not everything…but you’ve got to admit, a little chocolate does make things better.  At least for me it does.  I’m a bit of what some would call a choco-holic.  I admit…it’s a problem.  I love chocolate cake!  And I love chocolate cookies!  Seriously, I go through a package of Oreos in a few days! It’s my guilty pleasure.  At night I look forward to my crunchy, sweet 10 o’clock snack while hubby and I catch up on Netflix.  And by the way, Oreos are milk and egg-free!  Score!

This recipe is the perfect marriage of chocolate cake and chocolate cookie. Yum!  But don’t fret…I realize I’ve got to balance out all that chocolate going on.  So, I do this with a dairy-free cream cheese frosting which adds just a hint of tang.   These little gems are seriously good!

 

Dairy-free/Egg-free Chocolate Cupcakes w/ Cookies & Cream Frosting-makes about 15 cupcakes

Ingredients:

            Chocolate Cake Batter:

  • 1 box “dairy-free, egg-free” Chocolate Cake Mix

Cookies & Cream Frosting:

  • 6oz. dairy-free “cream cheese”
  • ½ cup vegan butter
  • 3 cups of confectioner’s sugar

Prepare cake mix according to package. I use Cherrybrook Kitchen cake mixes because they’re allergy friendly, and don’t contain milk or egg.  Pour batter into lined cupcake pan and bake according to instructions.  Let cool.

To make the frosting simply beat the vegan butter and dairy-free cream cheese together. Add in sugar a cup at a time and continue to beat until fully incorporated. Gently fold in crushed Oreos.

Top each cupcake with a generous amount of frosting and a cookie, then enjoy!Cupcake1

 

Dairy-free, egg-free S’mores Sandwich Cookies

 

 

Do you love S’mores? I do. No, correction…I LOVE S’mores!  It’s that fluffy marshmallow melted onto that crunchy sweet graham cracker with just a hint of saltiness, all smothered in smooth, rich melted chocolate! OMG…all that ooey-gooey deliciousness, that’s what I love!

In fact, I love it so much that I have multiple S’more recipes. And today, I want to share with you one of my favorites: S’more Sandwich Cookies.  This yummy recipe is quick, easy, and best of all, it’s dairy and egg-free, which is a must in our house due to food allergies.  Now don’t panic! Just because there’s no dairy or eggs, doesn’t mean there’s no flavor. These cookies are fantastic! Trust me, you won’t be disappointed!

Dairy-free/Egg-free S’more Sandwich Cookies-makes about 18 cookies, depending on size

Ingredients:

            Cookie Dough:

  • 2 ¼ cups of flour
  • 1 cup crushed graham crackers
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • Dash of salt
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • 1 tbsp. vanilla
  • 1 cup vegan butter
  • ¼ cup non-dairy milk
  • 1 cup of miniature marshmallows (I chopped mine to make them even smaller)

Chocolate Filling:

  • 1 cup dairy-free chocolate chips
  • 1 tbsp. non-dairy milk

Mix dry ingredients (first 4) together in a bowl. In a separate bowl mix wet ingredients (remaining 5), except for marshmallow.  Add dry ingredients, a little at a time, to bowl of wet ingredients.  Mix together. Gently fold in marshmallow.  Scoop cookie dough onto parchment paper lined baking sheet (may use a small ice cream scooper for small size). Flatten slightly.  Bake at 350 degrees, for 15-18 mins. until golden brown.  Let cool.

To make the chocolate filling, mix together chocolate chips with non-dairy milk and microwave on high for 20 seconds to melt.

To make the sandwiches, flip one cookie over so the bottom side is up. Spread on some of the chocolate filling and top with another cookie to form a “sandwich”.  Enjoy!

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