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Brownie Kiss Cupcakes Recipe
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Brownie Kiss Cupcakes Recipe

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It's fun to prepare individual brownie "cupcakes" with a chocolaty "surprise" inside. My goddaughter, Cara, asks me to make them for her birthday to share at school. This year, she requested 32. I later found out she only needed 27 for her class...wonder where the other five went! -Pamela Lute, Mercersburg, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:9 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 9 servings


  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup baking cocoa
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 9 milk chocolate kisses

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 239 calories, 10 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 66 mg cholesterol, 163 mg sodium, 36 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Combine the flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt; gradually add to the creamed mixture and mix well.
  2. Fill paper, or foil-lined muffin cups two-thirds full. Place a chocolate kiss, tip end down, in the center of each.
  3. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until top of brownie springs back when lightly touched. Yield: 9 cupcakes.
Originally published as Brownie Kiss Cupcakes in Taste of Home October/November 1998, p29

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Reviewed Oct. 3, 2015

"Super easy to make! The only thing I changed was I doubled the recipe (I got 22 cupcakes using a melon baller) and used 1/2 cup of regular cocoa powder and 1/2 cup of dark chocolate cocoa powder. They were rich and delicious!!! No issues rising and falling after baking. Will definitely be making again!"

Reviewed Mar. 17, 2013

"Great idea!"

Reviewed May. 4, 2012

"Wonderful tasty treat for parties!!"

Reviewed Dec. 1, 2010

"This is a "Brownie in a Cupcake Shape". The batter for this is truly a deep dense rich brownie batter and is very thick. I've had them turn out perfect one time and the next time slightly drier. My best results came from using individual silicone cupcake liners in your regular muffin pan instead of paper. I use a size #20 ice cream scoop and fill the silicone liners and then put the kiss in upside down as the recipe states. I then put a dollop of the remaining batter on top of each, to cover the chocolate kiss. I also put water in the remaining and unused molds in your pan, as this helps to preserve the life of your pan and helps these to not dry out. They really are very good :-)"

Reviewed Oct. 26, 2010

"I wonder if I did something wrong.

I saw through the oven window that these cupcakes were rising beautifully and then they sunk in the middle. Is there a reason why this would happen? Does it have to do with process of combining the ingredients? The taste was great but if they don't look round on the top something is lost. Can someone please advice.
Thank you!

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