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Brownie Kiss Cupcakes

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 cupcakes


  • 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


  • 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.
  • Fill paper, or foil-lined muffin cups two-thirds full. Place a chocolate kiss, tip end down, in the center of each.
  • Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until top of brownie springs back when lightly touched.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 239 calories, 10g fat (5g saturated fat), 66mg cholesterol, 163mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (24g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.

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  • sgronholz
    May 8, 2019

    What an awesome recipe! Easy to make and grandkid approved!

  • lurky27
    Apr 10, 2017

    So delicious & a fun treat!- Theresa

  • hotfudgesundae
    Jan 1, 2017

    Delicious! What a treat for any chocolate lover!

  • life2christ27
    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!

  • Pinks1
    Mar 17, 2013

    Great idea!

  • Grammiebanana
    May 4, 2012

    Wonderful tasty treat for parties!!

  • Java Junky
    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 :-)

  • Alida77
    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!Alida

  • gschelley
    Dec 15, 2009

    This recipe mixed up just as I thought it would. I made two changes: I baked these as brownie "bites" without cupcake papers and I put a Hershey's Mint Truffle Kiss upside down in the center and it was just the right size for the "bite".They came out deliciously. The brownie base is moist and dense, just like brownies should be and the touch of mint in the center made them perfect as for a holiday party. This is definetely a recipe that will go in my "holiday treats" file.

  • dolores tillman
    Sep 16, 2008

    I also tried this receipe and found batter very thick. I added 1/4 cup of milk and the batter was right consistency and the cupcakes turned out great. Wonder if maybe had been deleted in the printing of the receipe. Thanks for a wonderful web site.   Dolores tillman  Aiken Sc