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Brownie Cupcakes

Brownie Cupcakes are the BEST way to make brownies! They’re perfectly sweet, and the texture is ideal: crispier on the outside but soft on the inside, just like the corner slice of a typical brownie. 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Diet: Vegetarian
Keyword: brownie cupcakes
Servings: 12 brownies
Calories: 294kcal
Author: Erin


  • 3/4 cup butter unsalted
  • 2 oz. chocolate chopped; dark or semi sweet (approx. 1/3 cup)
  • 1 1/2 cups cane sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  • Preheat oven to 350°, and grease a muffin tin with nonstick spray or coconut oil; set aside.
  • Melt butter and chocolate together either in the microwave stirring every 30 seconds, or over the stovetop on low-medium heat until smooth; set aside.
  • Whisk the eggs, sugar and vanilla together in a large bowl for 45 seconds; then, fold in the dry ingredients (flour, cocoa powder, salt) and stir by hand (with a wooden spoon or rubber spatula) for about 30 seconds. Then, pour in the melted chocolate and continue folding until everything is combined (the batter will be thick).
  • Distribute the batter evenly amongst the muffin tin, using your hands or the back of a spoon to press it down. Place the tin in the oven and bake the brownies for 23-26 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out mostly clean. It's ok to have a few crumbs--that means the brownies are moist on the inside.
  • Remove from oven and wait 10 minutes before carefully removing from tin and transferring to a cooling rack. Enjoy!


*Calories are per brownie and are an estimation
*Recipes makes 12-14 brownie cupcakes 
*Storage: brownies taste best if consumed within 48 hours; store them in an air-tight container at room temperature. OR, if you're not going to eat them all within that time, wait for them to cool, then transfer them to a freezer-safe bag for up to 4 months.


Calories: 294kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 58mg | Sodium: 308mg | Potassium: 124mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 394IU | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 2mg