Sunday, February 10, 2019

Chocolate Cupcake Brownies

Many years ago a dear friend shared this recipe with me and I loved these for so many reasons. I hadn't made them in quite sometime but recently came across this recipe that I had tucked away in another cookbook. And Yes, you guessed it, I made them right away.
Chocolate Cupcake Brownies, rich and chewy in the center with a nice crunchy top.
These are so quick and easy to put together and definitely quench that chocolate craving. They are great for picnics, children love them and you can add all the decadence you want for a great dessert as I did with some chocolate and vanilla ice cream. A little drizzle of caramel or chocolate wouldn't hurt either. Now that would become really decadent and I also think they would be an excellent dinner party dessert, you'd be a rock star with this little dessert. And remember, I mentioned how easy to make they are.
Now I'm getting hungry to make a new batch as I type this post.
They don't stay around long either especially since I have a sweet toothed husband and grands that come over frequently too. Now I don't eat too many sweets but these are sooooooo good.
Chocolate Cupcake Brownies
Makes 12 regular size cupcakes
1 3/4 cup sugar
4 eggs, whisked
1/4 cup unsalted butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup all-purpose flour
4 squares semi-sweet chocolate
1 1/2 cup pecans, chopped
Mix together sugar, flour, and eggs. In a saucepan melt chocolate and butter and then let the mixture cool a bit. Combine the flour mixture and chocolate. Add vanilla and pecans being careful not to over mix. Place in muffin tins that are lined with paper bake cups almost to the top and bake in a preheated 325 degree oven for 25 minutes. Do not overcook.
I used the Ghirardelli chocolate squares and not semi-sweet chocolate pieces. I also used walnuts instead of pecans and liked them better but it is a matter of preference. This recipe can be easily doubled as well.

These heavenly cupcakes will satisfy any chocolate craving and a great little recipe to have in your recipe files. If you try the recipe I hope you will let me know how you liked them and I hope they are enjoyed by your family as they are mine.
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