Sunday, September 6, 2009

I got this recipe from one of my favorite food blogs and made them for Tom last night. He loves chocolate more than anyone I know, and he thought they were great. They are over-the-top chocolaty, so beware!!

Brownie Cupcakes


4 oz unsweetened chocolate, chopped

1/2 cup butter, cut into pieces

1 1/4 cup white sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla

3 eggs

3/4 cup all purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon salt


3 oz unsweetened chocolate, chopped

2/3 cup butter, room temperature

1 1/3 to 1 2/3 cups powdered sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla


Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Place rack in center of oven. Line 10-12 muffin cups with paper or foil baking cups.

Melt the chocolate and butter in double boiler. Once the chocolate is melted and smooth, remove and let cool for a few minutes. Mix in sugar a little at a time, until all sugar is dissolved. Add the vanilla and then the eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Mix in the flour and salt just until blended. Don't over mix*.

Evenly divide the batter between the muffin cups. Place in oven and bake for about 20 minutes. DO NOT OVER BAKE*. Remove and let cool on a wire rack. Once the cupcakes are completely cooled, frost. You can either spread the frosting on the cupcakes with a small spatula, or if piping, use a medium to large closed star tip to make little rosebuds.

Chocolate Frosting:

Melt chocolate in a double boiler. Remove from heat and let cool to room temperature. Beat the butter in a separate bowl until smooth and creamy. Add the powdered sugar and beat until light and fluffy. Beat in the vanilla extract. Add the chocolate and beat until all ingredients are incorporated. Increase speed on mixer and beat until frosting is smooth and glossy (about 2 minutes).

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