Chocolate Brownie Cupcakes

I saw this cupcake recipe over at Claire’s blog Art & Soul; I know she won’t mind me sharing it here with you also.  This is a similar type recipe to the Chocolate Fudge Cake recipe I’ve discovered recently.

What you need:

Brownie base
3 eggsIMG_0265
200g butter
250g caster sugar
110g plain flour
200g dark chocolate
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp baking powder

Buttercream icing if required
140g softened butter
280g icing sugar
Few drops of milk if needed

What you do:

  • Preheat your oven to 180ºc and put 12 paper cases into a baking mould
  • Beat together the eggs, caster sugar and vanilla
  • Melt the butter with the chocolate, I find this easiest done in a heatproof bowl over a simmering pan of water.  Leave to cool slightly
  • Pour the combined chocolate into the egg mixture
  • Fold in the flour and baking powder

chocolate brownie cupcakes

  • Share the mixture between the paper cases
  • Baking for 20 minutes will leave them with a gooey middle.

chocolate brownie cupcakesI’m not quite sure what happened to my brownie cupcakes but they sunk in the middle, they were definitely gooey even if not pretty!

  • Cool on a wire tray while you make the buttercream icing (mix together ingredients in a freestanding mixer until combined)
  • Decorate as required

It was a bit of a mistake for me to use my new muffin paper cases as the sides were too high; just use regular cupcake cases.

So overall these brownie cupcakes weren’t my finest moment.  They tasted nice, even if they were a little heavy (in density and weight!!).

chocolate brownie cupcakes

Until next time…Happy Baking!