Sunday, 13 June 2010

Chocolate brownie cupcakes

As mentioned previously, I recently bought the Martha Stewart cupcake book and i've been desperate to try one of the recipes. My friend Gem is always raving about the chocolate brownie cupcakes and how delicious they are, so I just had to give them a go! She wasn't wrong, they were amazing!

So firstly, I had to melt the chocolate and butter together, which made me really hungry!

The next step was to whisk in the sugar and salt, followed by the eggs. Then to mix in the flour and cocoa powder. Such simple steps! Here they are about to go in the oven...

They came out of the oven about 20 minutes later - the recipe says 35 minutes but my oven's a little strange. I think they were actually slightly overdone, but my boyfriend disagreed!

Next up was to make the frosting. I decided to just do vanilla frosting, but again use Martha Stewart's recipe, as opposed to my normal Hummingbird book. I made more than I actually needed, but I was happy about that because normally I never have enough and there are always a couple of what I call "retard" ones that only have a splodge of frosting on.

Now I made these for a World Cup party I went to last night, and these aren't themed in the slightest but I bought some food paste from Squires recently and I really wanted to try it out - and everyone loves pink haha! The piping was better, but it's still not perfect - any tips?

I loved the brownies. They were quite dense, but then brownies are. Ben and I tried one before we left and were super impressed.

So, off we went to the World Cup party, which was a lot of fun. Plus, I got to put my efforts in my lovely new cake tins - I love the patterns on them!

All in all, a success! I would definately recommend the recipe - it's simple and the chocolatey-ness (that's not a word) is perfect.


  1. Oh wow chocolate brownie cupcakes these look amazingly delicious!

  2. Love a dense and chocolaty cupcake...pretty pink frosting too ;)
    Enjoyed reading your cupcake entries. Martha's coconut cupcake is high on my list of things to make!

  3. I get my flavourings over ebay from a person who sells LorAnn oils/flavourings, they are pretty expensive though and you dont really get much so Im looking into different ways to get flavourings. :( its really annoying :(

  4. I like the pink and brown combo, it looks cool! glad you enjoyed them! They always deliver every time for me...with the piping it looks like you just go once around the cupcake and then pull up, I'd suggest going once around, then doing an inner circle and then pulling up, it would give better swirls. Hope you're having a good week xxx

  5. These look amazing. My piping skills need work as well. Thanks for the tip Gem. Love your pink frosting.

  6. So, so pretty! Dense, chocolatey cupcakes are right up my alley :) Great blog!

  7. I LOVE the pink frosting on these!! I just made some brownie cupcakes not that long ago. They're such a fun way to have brownies instead of cutting out of a pan and mushing them when you cut! These look super yummy!

  8. Love the pink frosting! Thanks for dropping by my blog.
    Yours is so adorable!

  9. Thanks everyone for your comments, you can't go wrong with some pink frosting :)

  10. Your cupcakes look lovely! Love the cake tins too! I have an obsession with cake tins at the minute! :)