Bite size treats are so fun to eat, and this Mini Brownie Cupcakes recipe is super easy to make. Each bite is so decadent and loaded with chocolate flavor for an amazing mini brownie.

3 Mini Brownie Cupcakes topped with Powdered Sugar
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This recipe is one of those desserts that once you try it, you will be hooked. Don’t buy those store-bought mixes, make this delicious recipe with ingredients you probably already have in your pantry.

Also, this brownie cupcake recipe can easily be made in under 30 minutes and taste better then when you use a fudge brownie mix. It’s one of the best Brunch Desserts along with Crazy Banana Cake.

Why We Love This Recipe

There is so much chocolate flavor packed into each little cupcake. You will love the flavor and the individual size is perfect for parties.

The entire recipe is simple to make and does not require much work.

Equipment Needed

I used a mini-muffin tin and they were the perfect size for these fun and tasty treats. The kids get excited because they get to eat more than one since they are mini size.

You will also need a mixing bowl and measuring spoons to make this easy brownie cupcake recipe.

3 Mini Brownie Cupcakes topped with Powdered Sugar


  • Butter. Always use real butter.
  • Eggs. Room temperature eggs are best.
  • Vanilla extract. Make sure to use pure vanilla extract for the best flavor.
  • Unsweetened cocoa powder. This recipe calls for unsweetened so make sure to use the correct one.
  • All-purpose flour. I recommend spooning the flour into the measuring cup and not scooping it. This will prevent too much flour getting packed into the cups.

Find the complete ingredients for this recipe at the bottom.

How to Make Brownie Cupcakes

  • Step 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Make sure to spray your mini-muffin pan with cooking spray. You can also use mini cupcake liners with the mini cupcakes.
Mixing bowl of eggs and sugar.

Step 2. Next, whisk vanilla eggs and sugar into the melted butter.

Dry ingredients added to the bowl.

Step 3. Beat in cocoa, flour, salt, and baking powder by hand to make the chocolate mixture.

Batter in muffin pan.

Step 4. Now it is time to spoon the brownie batter into the muffin cups.

Muffins baked and cooling. Then topped with powdered sugar.

Step 5. Bake the mini brownie cups for 8-10 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean. Allow to cool on a cooling rack and then sprinkle with powdered sugar if you prefer.


You can easily top these brownies with your favorite toppers. I love topping them with powder sugar just for a little added sweetness.

Here are a few other delicious ideas as well.

You can even make a delicious brownie sundae but topping each bite with chocolate syrup, ice cream, whipped cream and a cherry on top.


Store leftover bite-sized brownies inside an airtight container or bag at room temperature. They are generally good for up to 1 week, but they generally never last that long in my house.

You can freeze the cupcakes to extend their shelf life. Place them on a baking sheet and freeze for at least 1 hour.

After this time, move the brownie bites to a freezer safe bag, seal and freeze for up to 3 months.

Let the brownie bites defrost at room temperature when you are ready to enjoy them.

Expert Tips

  • Spray the muffin tin well so that the batter does not stick.
  • The brownie batter should be well combined without a ton of lumps in it before pouring it into the pan.
  • Make sure that the brownies are cool before removing them from the pan so that they don’t fall apart when removing them.

3 Mini Brownie Cupcakes topped with Powdered Sugar with nuts scattered around it.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much batter should I scoop into each muffin tin?

I use a tablespoon to scoop the batter into each mini muffin tin. Generally, it takes approximately 2 tablespoons of the batter into each muffin tin. You want each tin to be approximately 2/3 of the way full.

What type of Chocolate to Use?

Make sure to use unsweetened cocoa powder for this recipe. The unsweetened cocoa powder gives a good balance to this sweetness in this recipe and give you that classic brownie flavor.

Can You Stuff These Brownie Bites?

Yes, you can definitely stuff these delicious mini brownie bites. Press these extra ingredients into the brownie batter once it has been poured into the tin before it has been baked.

Any type of nuts, chocolate chips or candy are delicious stuffed into these brownie bites.

You will want the add ins to be cut into little pieces so that you can get a small amount in each bite.
These brownies are a hit no matter how you chose to serve them.

Do brownies stick to cupcake liners?

No, they will peel off easily. This is a convenient option for parties.

How do you get brownies out of muffin pans?

They should pop out of the pan easily since you used non stick cooking spray. If some are resistant, just use a knife along the side to help them along.
I generally spray the muffin pan heavily with the non-stick spray before adding the batter to ensure that it doesn’t stick to the pan.

Can you make these in a regular cupcake pan?

If you do not have a mini muffin tin, these can be made in a regular cupcake pan as well.

The recipe should make approximately 12 cupcakes. Fill each cupcake tin with batter until it is approximately ¾ of the way full.

Bake for 15 minutes to 20 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cupcake comes out clean.
I do recommend using cupcake liners if using a regular cupcake pan for easy remove from the brownie cupcakes.

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Mini Brownie Cupcakes

4.60 from 10 votes
Bite size treats are so fun to eat, and this Mini Brownie Cupcakes recipe is super easy to make. Each bite is so decadent and loaded with chocolate flavor for an amazing mini brownie.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 10
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 202


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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spray a mini-muffin pan with non stick spray.
  • Stir sugar, eggs, and 1 teaspoon vanilla in the melted butter. Beat in ⅓ cup cocoa, ½ cup flour, salt, and baking powder by hand.
  • Spoon the batter into the muffin pan. About a tablespoon per tin. (It will fill about 20 mini-muffins)
  • Bake in preheated oven for 8 to 10 minutes.
  • Allow to cool and sprinkle with powder sugar if you wish.

Recipe Notes

You could easily add nuts to this brownie recipe if your family likes. Or if you are making a hot fudge sundae, just sprinkle a few on top!

Nutrition Facts

Calories 202kcal, Carbohydrates 27g, Protein 2g, Fat 10g, Saturated Fat 6g, Cholesterol 57mg, Sodium 153mg, Potassium 73mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 20g, Vitamin A 331IU, Calcium 16mg, Iron 1mg

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