Brownie Sundae Cupcakes

by foodlikecake

These cupcakes are perfect and exactly like a brownie sundae. A brownie is baked in a cupcake tin, topped with super creamy vanilla buttercream, and drizzled with magic shell-like ganache. These cupcakes are perfect for any fun events or parties in the summer, or perfect for lying down and watching TV in your pajamas ๐Ÿ™‚ Seriously, though, about the buttercream? Creamiest frosting ever!

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Ingredients: Brownie Cupcakes

10 tablespoons unsalted butter

1 and 1/4 cup granulated sugar

3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons unsweetened natural cocoa powder

1/4 rounded teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 large eggs, cold

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 cup all-purpose ย flour

Super Creamy Frosting

1 and 1/2 sticks unsalted butter

2 and 3/4 cups powdered sugar

1 and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/4 cup heavy cream

Magic Shell-Like Ganache

1 cup chocolate chips

1 and 1/2 tablespoons vegetable oil

Decorations

Sprinkles

12 Maraschino Cherries

Recipe: Cupcake

Preheat oven to 375F. Line one cupcake tin.

Add 1-2 inches of water to a medium saucepan. Heat the water until itโ€™s barely simmering. Mix butter, sugar, cocoa powder, and salt in a medium heat proof bowl. Rest bowl over saucepan; make sure the bowlโ€™s bottom does not get wet. (If it does remove some water.)

Stir mixture occasionally until the butter is melted and everything is combined. Donโ€™t worry if the batter if gritty.

Remove bowl from heat and let cool for 5 minutes until the batter is no longer hot. Beat in vanilla and eggs, with a hand mixer.

When the batter is shiny and well blended, add the flour and baking powder. The batter will be very thick. Spoon into cupcake liners.

Bake for 15-25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Frosting

Beat the butter until it’s very pale in color, slowly add in powdered sugar.

Beat in vanilla and heavy cream until smooth.

Ganache

Melt ingredients over a pot of simmering water, stirring until smooth.

Remove from heat and let cool for about 15 minutes.

Drizzle over frosting.

Decorate with sprinkles and cherries ๐Ÿ™‚

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Enjoy and happy weekend!

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