Rich and fudgy, these brownie cupcakes are the stuff that chocolate lovers’ dreams are made of.
Prep Time20 minutesmins
Cook Time20 minutesmins
Cool Time1 hourhr
Total Time1 hourhr40 minutesmins
Keyword: Brownie Cupcakes Recipe
4ouncesunsweetened chocolate baking bar
½cuplight brown sugar,packed
1cupsemi-sweet chocolate chips
2cupssemi-sweet chocolate chips
1½cupsheavy whipping cream
Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a muffin tin with cupcake liners.
In a medium mixing bowl, melt together the butter and chopped unsweetened chocolate bar in 30-second increments, stirring between, until fully melted.
Stir the granulated sugar and brown sugar into the chocolate mixture.
Add eggs and vanilla extract to the mixing bowl and stir to combine.
Add the flour to the batter and store until incorporated.
Fold in 1 cup of chocolate chips.
Divide the batter between 10 muffin cups.
Bake for 18 to 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the brownies comes out with just a few crumbs.
Cool the brownie cupcakes completely.
When the cupcakes are cooled, prepare the ganache frosting.
Heat the heavy cream in a small saucepan or a microwave-safe container until steaming. Pour the cream over the chocolate chips in a large bowl. Cover with a plate for 2 to 3 minutes to contain the heat and allow the chocolate chips to soften.
Whisk until the mixture forms a smooth, glossy ganache. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until the ganache is firm all the way through.
With a hand mixer, beat the firmed ganache until it is fluffy and forms stiff peaks.
Pipe the frosting onto the cooled brownie cupcakes.
The brownie batter will not puff much during baking, so fill the cupcake liner as full as you want the “cupcake” base to be.
The ganache frosting can be mounded or piped using a pastry bag and piping tip. We like using piping tip #1M or another open star tip.
The ganache will be more matte when it is super cold. It becomes a bit more glossy as it warms up but can get too soft and melty if the room temperature is warm. Do not set these out in the sunshine.