Thursday, June 17, 2010

Brownie Cupcakes

We are a house full of girls. So, we spend some serious time baking and bonding and licking batter together. This week I may have discovered a serious addiction when I had the desire to recreate BYU Catering's mint brownies in a cupcake form. They weren't beautiful because I didn't want too much frosting or food coloring, but they are pure decadence and I think I beat out the inspiration. But I made them again for Super Saturday and put in a picture of my new pretty cupcake.

  • 1 Duncan Hines Chewy brownie mix made according to directions on box
  • 1 C mini semi-sweet chocolate chips (I used Nestle)
  • 1 can of white frosting or 1/2 recipe buttercream frosting minus flavoring (I have a thing about frosting, so I made my own, but I'm sure a can with extra attention would be equally good)
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp peppermint extract
  • green food coloring
Preheat oven to 350. Make brownie mix according to directions. Stir in chocolate chips to brownie batter. Divide batter (about 2.5 T of batter per cupcake) into liners. Bake for 18 minutes. Let cool completely - 15 mins in pan to set and 15 mins outside. Mix vanilla, peppermint and food coloring into frosting. Frost cupcakes and serve. Made about 16 cupcakes for me.


  1. Looks so good! Maybe I'll get around to trying them. Maybe you should bring them to Super Saturday!

  2. Yum-o! I am going to have to try these. I bet my boys would LOVE them.