Saturday, January 23, 2010

Brownie mini-cupcakes

Yesterday my coworker organized a wine + appetizers party at her house and as soon as she invited me, I offered to put my hands on baking once again. I was looking for a fancy schmancy good looking dessert that I could carry around no problem from home to yoga class to her place...

I found this 'brownie pops' recipe and I thought... let's give it a shot, who doesn't like brownies? In the process of making them though, I realized I didn't have enough cocoa powder, so I decided to add a little bit more chocolate flavor by melting two tablespoons of chocolate chips and adding them to the dough. Then I changed the sugar for brown sugar... oh well, I just adapted the recipe...

This is the result...

Are they cute or what? Well, the best part is... they taste like heaven!!!

½ cup (1 stick) butter, melted
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 eggs
½ cup flour
1/3 cup cocoa (or a little bit less)
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons chocolate chips

For the decor:
3 tablespoons chocolate chips
1 tablespoon butter

Preheat oven to 350˚F.
In a bowl, stir together the butter, sugar, and vanilla. Add the eggs one at a time and keep beating. Melt the 2 tablespoons of chocolate chips in the microwave and once melted let them cool down. Add the melted chocolate to the liquid mixture.

In a separate bowl mix flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt. Add dry mixture to the wet mixture slowly and mixing well.

At this point you'll have a wonderful smelling chocolate mixture, that is gonna look way to liquid to handle with spoons. That's why I used a piping bag to pipe the dough into the mini cupcake cups.

 This is how it looked, yes, like doggy poop

Bake the mini-cupcakes for 11 min. They will rise and get to be a spongy, soft, chocolatey cuteness. To decorate them, melt the 3 tablespoons of chocolate with the tablespoon of butter. Spread over the top of each cupcake and sprinkle.


Shari said...

Glad you liked the brownie pops. I'll have to try your variation on the recipe! :)

Adriana said...

shari they were delicious! and they look SO cute... i added a little more baking powder so they are more like mini cupcakes, but still taste like brownies, yum!

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