Brownie Sundae Cupcakes
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 🙂 Seriously, though, about the buttercream? Creamiest frosting ever!
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 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
12 Maraschino Cherries
Preheat oven to 375F. Line one cupcake tin.
Add 1-2 inches of water to a medium saucepan. Heat the water until it’s barely simmering. Mix butter, sugar, cocoa powder, and salt in a medium heat proof bowl. Rest bowl over saucepan; make sure the bowl’s bottom does not get wet. (If it does remove some water.)
Stir mixture occasionally until the butter is melted and everything is combined. Don’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.
Beat the butter until it’s very pale in color, slowly add in powdered sugar.
Beat in vanilla and heavy cream until smooth.
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 🙂
Enjoy and happy weekend!
How adorable! I love fudgy cupcakes with lots of frosting–looks like these would be right up my alley! 🙂
They are amazing!!
Brownies as cup cake looks delicious..
ooh, that looks festive!! 😀
These look amazing!!
Delicious and pretty cupcakes! 🙂
You are welcome! 🙂
Oh god that looks sooooooo good! I have to try this 😮
Ooh these look so good! Great idea, the little cherries on top are too cute 🙂
These look amazing!! I nominated you for a Liebster Award. 🙂 http://thebusyspatula.com/2014/05/23/the-liebster-award/
Oh man, these look good. You’re making me hungry. 🙂
I think all my problems were just solved.
These look festive and decadent. Perfect for a Memorial Day BBQ!
These are so cute, and perfect for summer! I want to throw a party just so I can serve them to people. 🙂
Oh my goodness, yum! I love the cherry on top! 😉
Wow! These look incredible, great idea!
These look amazing! They are so adorable, Chloe! You certainly have a very creative and artistic eye. 🙂 I love it!
Thank you so much!
These look heavenly!! The pictures make me want to reach right into the computer and grab one! Sadly, it doesn’t work that way. Oh well, just means I have to make them now. 🙂
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These sound way too dreamy!!
I am dancing for these delicious, gorgeous looking cupcakes!! I love brownie sundae, so this will never go wrong. 😀 Thank you for sharing!
Those look so pretty and delicious! Must try these!!
These look amazing! Love the idea, so cute!
looks beautiful 🙂 🙂
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These look so cute and are perfect for summer!! Brownies as cupcakes is such a great idea!
Oh no, now I wish I’d never found your blog. I’m gonna get soo fat 😦 Seriously though, these look amazing. Excellent presentation and pictures as well
Haha, thank you!