Fudgey Brownie Cupcakes.
As I stood over the stove this past weekend stirring a pot of creamy baked potato soup, I pondered brownies.
I was craving them.
There are chocolate cravings, and then there are chocolate cravings.
You know the ones… so intense that the only cure is a dense brownie that hurts your teeth or a slice of cheesecake so rich that it takes 30 full minutes to eat.
That’s what my Saturday night was about. It was so wild. Wait until you hear about Sunday!
And I knew I couldn’t go wrong with this recipe when I’d have so many utensils to lick.
Do you know what these brownies don’t lack?
Two whole cups of sugar, that is. There is more sugar than flour in these brownies.
And they have a crackled, crunchy top. The texture is perfect.
But don’t let that fool you. Inside is a fudgey, chewy brownie bursting with chocolate flavor and gooey chocolate chips.
I know there are people out there who find some desserts to be too rich, and well, I must say that I… have no idea what you’re talking about.
But in case that happens with these brownies, top them with some fluffy white frosting to cut the sweetness.
If you do that, you have to promise me that you will top the frosting with more shaved chocolate. Because what goes better with chocolate, butter and sugar than more chocolate?
Nothing. That’s what.
I’ve decided that I like brownies in cupcake form more than squares. They are larger and taller and while that may not seem like a big deal, it means a lot when it comes to chewy, gooey, chocolaty brownies.
And this also means that they are perfectly portioned for those of us that lack self control around chocolate. But that’s not me. No way. I didn’t need to hide these in the back of the freezer so I’d stop eating them, strategically placing them behind 4-year old bags of frozen broccoli. Why would I need to do that?
Fudgey Brownie Cupcakes
Fudgey Brownie Cupcakes
- 1 stick of butter
- 3 squares Baker’s chocolate
- 2 cups sugar
- 4 eggs
- 1 cup flour
- 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup chocolate chips
Fluffy White Frosting
- from allrecipes
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1/3 cup water
- 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
- 2 egg whites
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Fudgey Brownie Cupcakes
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Melt butter and baking sqaures in a microwave safe bowl. In the mixing bowl, cream melted butter and chocolate mixture. Add in sugar and vanilla and beat until fluffy, about 2-3 minutes. Add in eggs, beating one at a time. Add flour and cocoa powder and stir just until combined. Fold in chocolate chips.
- Fill a muffin tin with muffin liners (I also sprayed my lines with non-stick spray) and fill each liner about 3/4 of the way full. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until brownie is set. The top with be a bit crunchy and the insides will be fudgey.
- Frost if desired and garnish with shaved chocolate.
Fluffy White Frosting
- In a small saucepan, stir together sugar, water and cream of tartar over medium heat until the sugar dissolves and mixture is bubbly.
- In a mixing bowl, whip the egg whites and vanilla until they form soft peaks. Slowly add the sugar mixture to the egg whites, beating until stiff peaks form, about 7-10 minutes. Frost brownie cupcakes.
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For the record, frozen brownie cupcakes are delicious too. And the broccoli has freezer burn.
189 Comments on “Fudgey Brownie Cupcakes.”
I love brownies and I really love cupcakes. Just looking at this I can tell it’s a winner! ;-)
Brownie cupcakes?! Um yes please! And creamy, fluffy frosting too? Genius. We need these. Anything with more sugar than flour is always a hit with us…
I’m in need for a good chocolate fix. Like you, I get these intense cravings! The only difference is that the richness of a cheesecake doesn’t bother me…I can eat a big slice in no time!!
Okay I love brownies. I can never make them though because I cringe at how much sugar one has to use to get them all fudgey and gooey.
Oh my. These are calling my name.
Love the idea of making them in cupcake form vs. squares. This recipe sounds delish from start to finish… and I don’t know what too rich even means?
My husband would die for these. I think I need to make this for him this weekend, but I should balance it with making your quinoa recipe for dinner so it’s healthy. :)
p.s. next time you come to NYC I would love to meet you!
Yes I will definitely let you know!
Is it wrong that I want one of these for breakfast??
It couldn’t be more right.
That fluffy frosting looks PERFECT! Yummmm!
I have NEVER found a dessert that was too rich, and I don’t think I ever will!
More sugar than flour? Sign me up :)
These sound amazing!!!!!!
I kinda love when people talk about chocolate cravings. I currently have over 20 bars of different chocolate in my house, and get anxious if I have less than ten. Chocolate is so much a normal part of my day that I never actually get a chance to crave it :P
That said, these look awesomely awesome!
I think I’d like to live with you.
I rarely crave chocolate- I’m more of a plain sugar fan or salty foods. However…there are those nights….when I need some chocolate. These would be perfect. And I think my husband would appreciate them too. The icing looks so pretty on top
Even though I’m at home, sick on the couch, I am suddenly getting the brownie craving. :) Loving the little extra chocolate shavings!
Hope you feel better!
I don’t normally crave chocolate, but when I do…step back! We are having chocolate! These look so good. I know cupcakes are supposedly a trend right now, but I have always been a fan of things in cupcake form! These look perfect!
These sound amazing! I am only missing one ingredient so they will be made on Sunday. It’s our last day of eating crazy before we try to cut back on ‘bad’ food and just have healthy food in the house.
Ummm yum!! I may have to make these this weekend!
um, i hope that i find YOU in MY kitchen tomorrow morning with a massive stack of these! :) seriously, i am craving good chocolate like nothing else this week!
They sound wonderful!!! You should will a Pulitzer just for the description on these! :)
I may have to make these for a party I’m headed to this Satuday…YUM! :)
…and by Satuday, I mean Saturday ;)
Yum, I am going to make these today! And for the record, broccoli is awesome, we can’t seem to get enough of it in the this house. Crazy yes…but when you follow it with brownies or cupcakes or Oreos, it’s easy to swallow!
Just looking at this makes me think I need to go to the dentist :)
Ha! I am the SAME way– people will take one or two bites of a dessert and then push it away, saying, “Ohhh, it’s SO rich!” Meanwhile, I will have already wolfed mine down and started working on Ryan’s. Or the stranger’s next to me.
These look awesome.
OH goodness…these look dangerous!
Fudgey brownies are the best! Whoever likes cakey ones? Nuh-uh. I do love that these come in the right-sized packages, complete with frosting :)
I wish I could say that the little wrapper around the cupcake would help me with the portion control aspect…but the way they look…I’m not so sure! ;) Yum!
What do you mean… frost if desired? LOL
I’ve been reading your blog for about a month and love it. I’ve tried several of your recipes and this one is inspiring me to post.
I’m a brownie-holic. I’ve been craving something gooey and chocolately for the last few days but I’ve been too lazy to make anything. This recipe is going to get me off my duff and into the kitchen. I have all the ingredients in my pantry… which is even more enticement, since I won’t have to go to the store. LOL
I think I would be endangering my life if I made these…
I’ll do it. :)
I’m really trying hard not to do too much baking at the moment…and you’re testing my resolve!!! :)
So sorry! But not really.
I love brownies…and in cupcake form they sound amazing. I need to make these this weekend.
Yummmmmm cupcakes-please?! I need to become your neighbor and just happen to stop over whenever I hear the oven open!
I’d love that. I could pawn everything off on you!
Who could refuse these brownie cupcakes? not me. Looks delish! xo
These look like absolute perfection :o)
Totally with you on brownies being better in cupcake tins. It’s like brownie bites…but bigger!
I completely can relate (as can most women). I think I have a chocolate craving at least once a day but every once in a while there is a CHOCOLATE CRAVING. I am keeping these in mind next time I get one. Thanks for the great recipe! :-) P.S. You better cook up that broccoli soon! ;)
I’m thinking it’s better suited for the trash. The broccoli that is.
Good call. :-)
Well, at least it has lots of eggs. So it is actually healthy! Right? Yay for protein!
PS: Sad I must only window shop (drool) until I lose the holiday weight/wait!
Right… tons of protein. ;)
These look WONDERFUL!!! I’ll be sure to make them next time a chocolate craving hits….as in right now! =D
I agree with you Jessica, I have no idea what people are talking about when they say desserts are too rich!!! Just promise me you’ll keep them coming!!
ohmysweetgoodness gracious. when Mr. How Sweet starts getting old, can you just come be my roommate and feed me forever?
that sounds weird. “sorry, I’m not sorry.”
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These are so so cute!! I just had breakfast but chocolate cravings are running rampant now!
do you have leftovers that you can run down to the pitt campus in oakland because i think i need like 10 of these to get through my long day today!
If I did, I would bring them over. :)
I was thinking of making a chocolate chip cookie pie to take to a friend’s get together tomorrow night but I think I might do this instead. Brownies in a cupcake form = brilliant.
Brownies in cupcake form? Love it! These sound so amazing. I want one.
brownies + cupcakes + icing…..I’m in love
Sometimes I think that licking the beaters/spoons/spatula/bowl is better than the actual baked product. Sometimes I use extra just so I can lick more. Who am I kidding? Sometimes?
All the time.
I feel you!