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Chocolate Brownie Cupcakes

Chocolate Brownie Cupcakes are delectable chocolate cupcakes with a fine crumb and smooth texture, topped with homemade chocolate brownie frosting.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time22 mins
Total Time27 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate brownie cake, Chocolate Brownie Cupcakes
Servings: 24 cupcakes
Calories: 361kcal
Author: Amanda Rettke--iambaker.net

Ingredients

Cupcakes

  • 1 box (15.25 ounces) chocolate cake mix,
  • 1 box (18.3 ounces) fudge brownie mix,
  • 4 large eggs, room temperature
  • cup (296g) water
  • 1 cup (207g) vegetable oil

Frosting

  • ½ cup (1 stick or 113g) unsalted butter, softened
  • ½ cup (59g) unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 cups (375g) confectioners' sugar
  • ½ cup (119g) heavy cream

Instructions

Cupcakes

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F and prepare a muffin tin with liners.
  • In a large bowl, combine the dry chocolate cake mix, dry fudge brownie mix, eggs, water, and vegetable oil. Whisk for 2 minutes, or until lumps are mostly gone.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared muffin tin and bake for 20-22 minutes.
  • When done baking, remove cupcakes and allow to cool in the muffin tin for up to five minutes. Carefully place cupcakes on a cooling rack and cool for 30 more minutes.

Frosting

  • In the bowl of a stand mixer with the whisk attachment (a hand mixer works excellently here as well), combine room temperature butter, cocoa, honey, vanilla, and confectioners' sugar.
  • Turn mixer on low and let it combine the ingredients for about 30 seconds.
  • Slowly add the cream, a little at a time, until you reach your desired consistency. You may not need all of the cream, or you may need a little more. It can vary from season to season and kitchen to kitchen.
  • Spread the frosting over the cooled cupcakes and serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 361kcal