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!


  1. 24th April 2016 / 11:46 am

    They look very pretty 🙂 And I’m sure they tasted fantastic. I really like those cases!
    I know there’s a happy medium between too gooey and too dry (mine were a bit too dry). I’m not sure how the professionals manage it.

    • 24th April 2016 / 11:59 am

      The day after they weren’t so runny, almost a perfect inner!
      I just really struggle with an icing bag… It’s nowhere as easy as it looks or probably should be :/

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