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Brownie Cupcakes Recipe

Brownie Cupcakes Recipe

“I grew up in my parents’ bakery, which might explain why I don’t like frosting,” says Cindy Lang of Hays, Kansas. “These cupcakes are just my style! They come out shiny on top and are great without frosting.”
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling YIELD:4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans

Directions

  • 1. In a microwave, melt chocolate chips and butter; stir until smooth. Cool slightly. In a small bowl, beat egg and sugar. Stir in vanilla and chocolate mixture. Gradually add flour; fold in pecans.
  • 2. Fill paper-lined muffin cups two-thirds full. Bake at 325° for 20-25 minutes or until tops begin to crack. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 297 calories, 21g fat (10g saturated fat), 83mg cholesterol, 99mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (19g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein.

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Mrslvslapshot User ID: 8923690 253455
Reviewed Aug. 31, 2016

"These were so simple to make and delicious to eat. The whole family loved them. Instead of adding pecans I sprinkled some chocolate chips on top before baking! This recipe is a keeper!"

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Ckhalle User ID: 6816660 225572
Reviewed Apr. 28, 2015

"I have made these several times and they are always a hit."

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barbie101410 User ID: 7829274 93548
Reviewed May. 31, 2014

"Can the pecans be substituted by almonds?Because my little sister is allergic to pecans and walnuts."

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Remenec User ID: 6059530 105281
Reviewed Feb. 18, 2014

"This is a fun novelty dessert. The brownie cupcakes are tasty, but a little more basic than other brownie recipes I've tried. I also used Ghirardelli semi-sweet chips, which melted smoothly with the butter. I baked the brownie cupcakes at 350 degree opposed to 325 degrees. They cooked quickly and had a nice texture to them."

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thecreativebaker User ID: 7200207 105278
Reviewed Jul. 22, 2013

"I always triple this recipe to make a dozen. I also recommend using good quality chocolate chips- I like to use Ghirardelli semi sweet chocolate chips. I have used toasted pecans or walnuts-so good! The last time I added 1/2 cup toasted coconut-even better!!!!! These freeze well-if you don't eat them all first. Also pretty with a small amount of chocolate frosting piped in the middle of each and some white sprinkles to top it off!"

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raionnomachi User ID: 7244018 89011
Reviewed Apr. 28, 2013

"Quick, simple, tasty. I replaced the pecans with almonds and it worked great. I love that you don't need any icing to make it work, just the basics."

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ron88mona User ID: 7177085 105277
Reviewed Mar. 14, 2013

"These are really awesome! Mona"

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pspmags User ID: 3912800 176193
Reviewed Feb. 20, 2012

"Loved it! It made 12 mini muffins. I topped it off with coolwhip and bluberries and some with strawberries. Definitely worth making again."

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pspmags User ID: 3912800 178558
Reviewed Feb. 20, 2012

"Loved it! It made 12 mini muffins. I topped it off with coolwhip and bluberries and some with strawberries. Definitely worth doubling the recipe. Thanks for sharing!"

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Cathy_E User ID: 5806244 157966
Reviewed Jul. 20, 2011

"These cupcakes are not only simple to make but they taste delicious! We do not like the nuts so left those out and we love them. I will be making these brownie cupcakes again. Note: These would be great to make for a bake sale."

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ruthsblack User ID: 2148739 157965
Reviewed Feb. 17, 2011

"Why not just make a pan of brownies? They taste better, and are a lot easier to make."

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Angela Lenz User ID: 4470842 209978
Reviewed Sep. 20, 2010

"I am a huge cupcake fan and these were incredibly easy to make. My husband greatly appreciated that the recipe made 4 cupcakes rather than 20."

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cdcdowell User ID: 4601191 178555
Reviewed Feb. 18, 2010

"This recipe was about average. They really did not have much taste but I will say the next day they tasted better than the first."

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aa11bb2c33 User ID: 895930 174226
Reviewed Dec. 27, 2009

"I submitted this recipe and Taste of Home changed the recipe name from Self Frosting Cupcakes to Brownie Cupcakes and reduced the recipe to put it in the Cooking for Two publication. They are easy to make and my family loves them as does everyone at work! They always want more. It is very easy to double the recipe to make more."

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chenault User ID: 1938670 174792
Reviewed Oct. 31, 2009

"These were great and I loved that it only made 4, so I don't overindulge. I used melted milk chocolate chips and then used semi-sweet chips instead of nuts. Great result!"

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lrvandarn User ID: 4360203 141766
Reviewed Sep. 8, 2009

"I really liked this recipe -- great for when you need a chocolate fix but don't want a ton of treats sitting around. I added about 1/8 Cup of mini chocolate chips that I tossed with a teaspoon of the flour to keep them from all sinking to the bottom of the cupcake. These were very tasty and I can't wait to make them again."

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MIgdy User ID: 1840282 114078
Reviewed Sep. 2, 2009

"These cupcakes were easy to make but didn't like consistency. It came out kind of soft, not brownie type."

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LFBrown User ID: 4236189 157963
Reviewed Sep. 2, 2009

"RE: Brownie Cupcakes

We really enjoyed this treat. I used walnuts instead of pecans. Would have liked for them to have more of a chocolate flavor and darker.
Lorraine"

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rosetta ziegler User ID: 4249369 174224
Reviewed Sep. 1, 2009

"A previous recipe, I made the Almond coconut Brownies

but I wonder if there is too much butter or not enough flour? When baking the printed time, it was still not the consistently of a brownie bar???"

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plpeake User ID: 2033376 157961
Reviewed Aug. 31, 2009

"I agree, just right for 2, we waste so much when I make a full recipe. My husband is very picky, and LOVED these (he wanted more!) I'm going to try with Truvia or Splenda to see if they come out as good, we are diabetics.

plp"

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RainebowR User ID: 4254293 178541
Reviewed Aug. 31, 2009

"These are WONDERFUL. Perfectly moist and delicious. Our whole neighborhood got some (after I quadrupled the recipe) and they all raved about them and demanded the recipe!"

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Sprowl User ID: 29186 88980
Reviewed Aug. 31, 2009

"Delicious recipe for two. I made only two and put them in two custard cups. We love brownies, but there is just to much. Sometimes I bake as usual and freeze the two extra."

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plmiller User ID: 1217067 157959
Reviewed Aug. 31, 2009

"The Brownie Cupcakes is a great recipe for me, as my husband does not like brownies and I love them. The recipe makes just four or five cupcakes and they are great tasting, quick and easy."

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billysmom0 User ID: 1820446 157921
Reviewed Aug. 31, 2009

"Very good. My guys went nuts over them. I used walnuts instead of pecans and still got a really good flavor result."

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hip chick User ID: 3377440 178540
Reviewed Aug. 31, 2009

"I was a bit disappointed that this only made 4. I had to double the recipe because my family loved them so much."

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mlov User ID: 3591422 105275
Reviewed Aug. 31, 2009

"Absolutely delicious! My family loved them. And so quick and easy to make."

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cbracksieck User ID: 4346518 176191
Reviewed Aug. 31, 2009

"Loved the top of the cupcakes but the rest lacked taste in my opinion...not chocolatey enough...prefer my oven baked brownies."

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dmutahgirl User ID: 4365526 209977
Reviewed Aug. 31, 2009

"Wonderful - Wonderful Recipe

My family and I just loved them"

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RuthStew User ID: 231550 114054
Reviewed Aug. 31, 2009

"Re:Brownie Cupcakes

I made a couple changes. I have a diabetic sister in law. I substituted Splenda for the sugar and made in mini muffin pan and made 12 instead of 4. I tried one and thought they were pretty good and think she will be extremely happy with this little treat.
Ruthstew"

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r_sanders731 User ID: 1367394 209976
Reviewed Aug. 28, 2009

"wow is that calorie count reaaly right?!?"

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gmoneil User ID: 1546308 209975
Reviewed Aug. 25, 2009

"Simple and delicious!! liked the fact that the recipe only made 4 cupcakes.

GMON"

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janae smith User ID: 1972218 162849
Reviewed Aug. 25, 2009

"I made these last night for Family Night and my husband and boys inhaled them, and said I have to make them "Again!""

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lilstump User ID: 3547271 174155
Reviewed Aug. 24, 2009

"It only makes 4 cupcakes because it came from Cooking for Two magazine. Just double the recipe.

lilstump"

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pattycake3 User ID: 3008658 174154
Reviewed Aug. 24, 2009

"these are great cupcakes -fast and easy. You might like to try these too. 18 oz. chocolate cake mix 3 oz. package cook and serve chocolate pudding mix 1/2 cup chocolate chips 1/2cup chopped walnuts In a saucepan cook pudding according to package directions. Pour dry cake mix into hot pudding-mix well.(batter will be thick) Pour into greased 9x13-inch baking pan. Sprinkle nuts and chips over top evenly. Bake in 350^ for 30 minutes. no longer. Cut into squares when cool."

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Mama_B User ID: 163440 114052
Reviewed Aug. 24, 2009

"So this only makes 4 cupcakes?"

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djs1956 User ID: 3741339 141765
Reviewed Apr. 5, 2009

"this was a hit with my husband. I make them quite often because its so easy. I double it sometimes I love the brownie texture."

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stephanied1971 User ID: 3257588 93547
Reviewed Feb. 8, 2009

"Fantastic! Very easy to make and super taste. Not too sweet and I love the "brownie" texture tops. Yummy!"

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