brownie cupcakes

brownie cupcakes~ cross between a brownie, fudge and cake

When I was a kid, I disliked brownies, unless they were frosted. Why was that? Why didn’t I appreciate the crusty-chocolate-chewy bliss? Hmmm.

I guess there is a lot of things that aren’t appealing to kids- but adults devour them. Like sushi and hot sauce. Not together, of course.

Speaking of being an adult… I just ate two macaron shells for breakfast. But, I had to- you see, I put these pretty sugar pearls on them, and the pearls must have been too heavy for the shells, and they fell in. So, it looked like I made Swiss cheese macarons. I’m glad I didn’t do that with the entire batch. Whew.

So, it’s Friday morning, and I am writing this post- pretty sure it’s going to have to be put on hold- since I have started it much later than the usual 5:45am.( I got busy making macarons.) And, now it’s 7:32am and I have a little one to get to preschool, then I have to speed grocery shop, go meet my sister, go back to pick up my daughter, do my walk, figure out dinner (??!!!), tidy up and hang out with my hubby when he comes home. In between it all, I have to wash the color, hang them up, do the breakfast dishes and clean the bathroom. I need to re-vamp my time management and put preschool pick up and drop off in there.

Now that I’m back from all that, it’s 3:10 and this is the latest post- ever. Reading back, I have decided dinner- yay. Grilled pork fajitas with cilantro-lime sauce, refried beans, rice, lettuce and tomatoes. Yum.

Back to brownies:

If you want some extreme chocolate-ness to happen, place a (unwrapped, of course) Hershey’s kiss in the center before baking. You’ll thank yourself for that.

brownie cupcakes
Prep time: 15 mins
Cook time: 25 mins
Total time: 40 mins
Serves: 12
  • 2 one ounce squares of unsweetened chocolate
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2/3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  1. In a bowl, combine the flour, salt, baking powder.
  2. Using a microwave, melt the butter and chocolate at 50% power until smooth.
  3. Beat in the eggs and the sugar and vanilla
  4. Add the flour mixture, mix well and pour into lined muffin tins.
  5. Bake at 350 for 18-20 minutes.
  6. *optional: add an unwrapped chocolate candy to each center before baking.




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