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 just love your posts. You come up with the best recipes and your fun personality shines through.
Thank you – that is the best compliment I could receive.
You had me at brownies! :-) The frosting is just…icing on the cake! :-)
I love everything better in cupcake form. And no dessert is too rich for me. Psshh.
I couldn’t agree more with the above comment. Your recipes are delicious and you have a great sense of humor!
Ive never had brownies in cupcake form! what a fabulous idea!!!!!
dinner party perfect dessert item! or just an everyday item…
mmmm~~~sure they are not as healthy as the quinoa that i made from your stash of recipes but i bet they are waaaay better!!!!lol!!!
I am so glad you liked the quinoa! Sorry I didn’t get to that yesterday, my internet connection was down.
Yes! I would def choose a frozen cupcake over broccoli!! They look yummy!!
hahaha I love this post bc I also don’t know what people are talking about when they actually say something is too rich! How dare they!
30 minutes for 1 slice of cheesecake? Impossible. Maybe for the entire cheesecake, but that includes coming up for air and really, who does that?
The first and last photos are my FAVorite. Oh…and droooooooool. I would like a little sugar right now. :)
I totally agree with the fact that there is not a dessert that exists that is TOO rich or sweet. :)
Brownie cupcakes are like 2 of my dreams that crossed and made a lovely offspring ;)
I am also baffled when people say something is too sweet. Blasphemy.
These look so heavenly!
please don’t ever stop writing this blog! I look forward to it every morning and it completely changes my day. You have a great sense of humor and I just love your recipes! Just wanted to give you props!
Thank you for making my day Jessica!
the best of all worlds: brownies + cupcakes
and your recipe posts are inspiring me to STOP posting step by step. Who cares. When the finished product looks this good, it makes me want to stop step by step pics…thank you for inspiring me :)
Desserts are made to be rich. There’s no such thing as “too” rich. What a bunch of sinners out there… ;)
Holy shat. I’m like you – no dessert too rich or decadent – what does that even mean? TOO rich?!
I must make these, eat them all. Then make more.
Brownies with fluffy frosting!!?! This is the best of the baked good world1
I don’t know if these would even make it to the oven…I might eat all the batter first :).
Holy YUM! You had me at fudgy brownie… and then adding cupcake into the mix – delish!
I am currently drooling.
I know this is off subject, but can you send me the link to your post about all the really cute shoes that your husband bought for you.
OK…nevermind. I found it.
I wonder if you could do the same thing with peanut butter..like peanut butter blondies or pb cookie cakes.
It would be much more convenient if I wasn’t allergic to chocolate.
these sounds like the best cupcakes ever! any recipe with the words “fudgey” and “brownie” MUST be amazing! :)
Brownie cupcakes – you are a genious lady! I can imagine the tooth ache from these… It would totally be worth every bite!
You are just evil… Now I am craving brownies. These cupcakes look entirely too good!
When I started reading this post I was full…now I’m hankering for brownies!! Those look crazy good to a girl with a GIANT sweet tooth!!
I’ve had crazy chocolate cravings too, lately. I even featured brownies on my blog as well today! Hurray for brownies!
Boy, that icing looks so sweet my teeth hurt just thinking about eating it.
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Hey, I’m trying to shed 10 pounds here. Stop with the tempting deserts already! :)
Sorry… sort of. :)
You have reached the top of my “blogs to check every 1/2 hour” list! I enjoy reading all your posts! You have a great way of writing!
Ah! Thanks Marie. :)
oh dear lord i need these. i was gonna bake cupcakes this weekend, now i know which ones i’m making!
Holy geez you’ve done it again!
I made these immediately because I was craving chocolate… or maybe I was craving chocolate because I saw your pictures? Doesn’t matter. They’re delicious and I may have to stick them in the freezer as well… not until I have one as an appetizer though. Thank you!
So glad you like them!
I’m trying desperately to avoid the grocery store as I keep buying stuff…I’m currently out of butter (a crime?). THIS….definitely warrants a trip.
Lauren, I think you need to start a blog! :)
AW! That’s very sweet….but it would just be continual pictures of my face…and fingers covered in frosting. And I’m fearful that would get old quickly.
Oh my goodness, I’m not typically a chocolate fan but sometimes a girl just needs a brownie. Like right now.
I know that feeling.
Amazing! It’s as if you are in the mind of every woman to ever exist.
If I had a spoon and some really advanced technology, I would eat the batter straight from the screen.
I want to bite into one of those RIGHT NOW! You’re a genius.
Can you please deliver a dozen of these to my house? With extra chocolate on top. Please and thank you. :-)
Brownies as cupcakes! GENIUS! :)
Are you still snow bound? Wow. look at that snow… Love the Bcakes = )
Nope I am home! :)
you are amazing. I made the coconut cupcakes tonight and loved them cant wait to try these!
So glad you liked the coconut ones. :)
You never disappoint, NEVER! Always so creative and you can make anything look and sound good!
Thank you Amy! <3
These look absolutely divine…must wipe drool off keyboard…
These looks scrumptious! I also want to figure out how to make these brownie cookies I used to eat in college.. similar concept, different form.
You said they had a crumbly top… and I can SEE that they have a crumbly top… but since you frosted them, I thought they can’t be that bad. So I decided to make mini sized ones, without the cupcake wrapper.
Do I even need to tell you they fell apart before I could get them out of the pan? That’s okay though, because they still taste amazing! (And that just means more for me, right?) :)
Aw man! Did you spray the muffin tins with non-stick spray? That probably would have helped.
Yes, I did! I greased that puppy up! It’s okay though, there was enough batter that I made some big ones with the cupcake wrapper.
Oh good! Glad you still got to eat them. :)
Those are some mighty fine looking brownie cupcakes.
Brownies are the best dessert hands down. Now I want brownies..
I’m with you on the whole “rich dessert” thing…bring on the sweetness, fudgeyness, creaminess etc. There is never too much!