Monday, 2 March 2009

Cupcake Brownies

Brownie Cupcakes

1 1/4 cups white sugar
1 cup light brown sugar
3/4 cup cocoa
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
¾ cup butter (softened)
4 large eggs
1 cup plain/dark chocolate chips

Mix together flour, baking powder, and salt, cocoa, sugar, vanilla, butter and eggs.

Fold in the chocolate chips and spread batter into muffin/cupcake cases about ¾ full. (Alternatively you could add nuts or dried fruit at this time) Makes about 24 cupcakes.

Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for roughly 20 minutes.

Cool for five minutes in the muffin tins before moving them to finish cooling on a wire rack.

Once cooled you can top the brownies with butter cream, whipped cream as I did, or a dollop of your favourite ice-cream, or drizzled pouring cream.

cook's notes:I had been meaning to try brownie cupcakes for awhile now, after the mums at H's school going gaga for my brownies, it made sense to try to make small individual ones that don't make as much mess as still warm brownies with a gooey centre. They still all sold in gooey form but individual portions in cupcake size will work better for the next cake sale to raise money for school activities. Sorry the picture is less than brilliant, it was at night and the light was terrible, and five minutes later, less than that actually, M had gobbled up my model brownie.


Anonymous said...

I am so going to make these!

juanitatortilla said...

They look wickedly good!!!
Am going to make an Upside Down Apple cake today :)

Jacqueline said...

That looks sooo yummie! Thanks for sharing the recipe! Have a lovely merry happy day! Love to you!

Vonnie said...

I may make these tonight - any idea roughly how many grams 3/4cup butter is?

smilemonsters said...

Oh yummm! I'll be trying these soon.

Jo :)

Apryl said...

Vonnie... erm no idea.. but a half a cup is roughly half a standard size block of butter.. if thats any help.. I can dig up a converter for you.. I never learned that weights and measure thing.. lob it in I say *g* ..

p.s. it will work with any brownie recipe if thats any help.. this is just one of the ones I use quite frequently..

x vInTaGe VioLeT x said...

yummy yummy yummy!

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Anonymous said...

Argggg, Apryl, there I was thinking that I had found the 'ideal' patty cake recipe for CT's birthday (lazy mummy is going for the 2 in fairy cake type number). Now I am not sure. Hmm a test batch is in order and won't I be popular at playgroup on Friday....

Kitty Ballistic said...

*drools on keyboard*

Those look fantastic!

Flame said...

That could possibly make me fancy sweet things for the first time in weeks...

rhubarbcrumble said...

Mmmmm... these look lovely! *adding bookmark* Bet they will raise tons of money for the school as well as making lots of choc-loving ladies very, very happy :)

re: cups of butter, I think a cup of butter = 8oz (my mum had lots of north american cookbooks which I used to cook from as a child, so I have a few conversions stuck in my memory) and a stick was 4oz

but I'm not sure how many grams are in 6oz!!

Kids Napping? I'm Scrapping! said...

yum. my hubby would love these. i have to try and make them!

Craft Matters said...

They look brilliant. I am definitely going to make these. Yummy!

Anonymous said...

I'm making my second batch right this minute, the narrowboat people and the guys at work all devoured my last lot! I found this makes 30 buns, I've scaled the recipe down this time to 3/4 of the size so it fits in my mixing bowl. Trying some with marshmallow centres too!

For those that were having trouble converting cups to grams, I did most of my conversions on this site: