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May 06

Brownie Cupcakes

Can you tell I love brownies? I’m addicted to them. So of course I thought brownies would be the perfect thing to bring along when I went to see a friends’ new baby for the first time. But I wanted to make cupcakes. Because I wanted to make pretty icing. So I had an inspiration:
Brownie cupcakes. Why not? There are directions for cake-like brownies on the back of the brownie mix, so I thought I’d give it a try. I used a pouch of brownie mix and added mini chocolate chips (because she just had a baby, duh, that means she needs chocolate!). Paired with the sugary buttercream, the darkness of the chocolate brownie was a great combination. And you can probably tell it was a girl, from the pink and the pearls. Such a sweet, cute, adorable baby girl.
This recipe couldn’t be easier. Since I used a pouch of brownie mix instead of a box, it only made about 10 cupcakes. Perfect for a gift or for a small dinner party. (If you have a box of brownie mix in your cabinet, you can still make the recipe. Just follow the directions for “cake-like brownies” and double the frosting recipe.)
Enjoy!
Brownie Cupcakes
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Ingredients:
For Brownie Cupcakes
1 pouch Brownie Mix (10.25 oz /8×8 pan size)
Water, eggs, and oil called for on back of pouch, made for cake-like brownies
½ cup mini chocolate chips
For Buttercream Frosting
1/3 cup unsalted butter
2 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2-3 tablespoons heavy cream
Food coloring and/or sprinkles for decoration, if desired
Directions:
1.    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line muffin tins with paper liners.
2.    Prepare brownies according to the directions on the back of the pouch for cake-like brownies (either extra water or an extra egg, depending on the brand you use).
3.    Fill muffin cups about ¾ full with batter. Bake for 18-20 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool completely.
4.    To make the frosting, beat butter with a hand-mixer until fluffy. Add the powdered sugar one and mix until combined.  Add the vanilla. The frosting will be crumbly. Add the cream, starting with 2 tablespoons, and beat until the frosting is the desired consistency (adding more cream if necessary). Add food coloring if desired.
5.    Frost cooled cupcakes and top with sprinkles, if desired.
Yield: 10 cupcakes
 

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11 Responses to “Brownie Cupcakes”

  1. blkenigma888 posted on May 6, 2011 at 6:37 pm (#)

    Hi! I have a linky party going on at my blog called A Themed Baker’s Sunday where this week’s theme is chocolate! I’d love for you to link up! Hope to see you there!
    http://cupcakeapothecary.blogspot.com/2011/05/themed-bakers-sunday-3.html
    Alyssa

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  2. Betty @ scrambled henfruit posted on May 6, 2011 at 7:47 pm (#)

    Those are so pretty, and perfect for a new mom! :)

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  3. paddle attachment posted on May 6, 2011 at 9:53 pm (#)

    What a great idea for a small “event” like visiting a new mom! Love the icing and sprinkles too….

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  4. Rebecka posted on May 7, 2011 at 10:55 pm (#)

    Delicious cupcakes, totally into pink! Visiting you from Sweet and Sugar, sweat treat link up!

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  5. Kim McCallie posted on May 8, 2011 at 5:01 am (#)

    These are so pretty. I love pink and brown together. Thanks for linky up to A Well-Seasoned Life’s Sweet Indulgences Sunday! Kim

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  6. Suzy posted on May 8, 2011 at 9:25 am (#)

    Great idea and they look precious!

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  7. Lark (SparkyLarky) posted on May 10, 2011 at 1:04 pm (#)

    Love the PINK! They look almost to good to eat…almost! lol

    I would like to invite you to join in on a WEEKLY RECIPE LINK PARTY, I host on my blog.

    http://larkscountryheart.blogspot.com/

    Made it on Monday link is open every WED.-SAT.

    I hope to see you & your recipes soon. :)

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  8. Joy @ Joy Of Desserts posted on May 10, 2011 at 8:09 pm (#)

    Great idea. You made them look really pretty too. Lovely gift.

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  9. Kim McCallie posted on May 14, 2011 at 11:21 am (#)

    Hi! Just wanted to let you know that your recipe was in the top three last week at my linky party. Your cupcakes were beautiful. I hope you’ll consider posting another dessert this week. The party is up and running now.

    http://www.wellseasonedlife.com/2011/05/sweet-indulgences-sunday-4.html

    Kim

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  10. Dorothy posted on May 14, 2011 at 4:07 pm (#)

    @Kim McCallie
    Yeah! Thanks Kim! And thanks for hosting the party. :)

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  11. Dorothy posted on May 14, 2011 at 4:07 pm (#)

    @Joy @ Joy Of Desserts
    Thanks! I liked the way they turned out for sure. Thanks for reading!

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