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.
Mini Brownie Cupcakes Recipe
This is one of those dessert recipes 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, these brownie cupcakes can easily be made in under 30 minutes and taste better then when you use a fudge brownie mix.
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.
- white sugar
- vanilla extract
- unsweetened cocoa powder
- all-purpose flour
- baking powder
The ingredients are simple and easy. You probably already have these in your pantry.
How to make brownie cupcakes:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Make sure to spray your mini-muffin pan with non stick spray.
Next, stir vanilla eggs and sugar into the melted butter.
Beat in cocoa, flour, salt, and baking powder by hand to make the chocolate mixture.
Now it is time to spoon the brownie batter into the muffin pan. About 2 tablespoons per tin. It will fill about 20 mini-muffins.
How long do I bake mini cupcakes?
Bake for 8-10 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the middle of the cupcakes comes out clean.
Make sure to allow the brownies to cool completely on a wire rack and sprinkle with powdered sugar if you prefer.
Keep reading for the full recipe.
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.
Tips for this Recipe:
- 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 a part when removing them.
What to Top with:
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.
- Melted Chocolate for an even more sweetness.
- Frosting of your choice – Vanilla or chocolate would be delicious.
- Chocolate Syrup
- Caramel Sauce
- Whipped Cream
You can even make a delicious brownie sundae but topping each bite with chocolate syrup, ice cream, whipped cream and a cherry on top.
How to Store:
Store any leftover brownie bites in a sealed 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.
Can you Freeze?
Yes, you can freeze these mini brownie cupcakes. I place them on a baking sheet and place that sheet in the freezer 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.
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.
This is the best mini brownie cupcake recipe!
Our entire family enjoys these and we make them frequently. This recipe will impress everyone and you might want to make some for your friends and neighbors.
Everyone always love these bite size brownie treats. They are so rich and decadent while being incredibly simple to make.
You don’t need much time at all and the ingredient list is very simple. It is a win all around and everyone will love these mini brownies.
Print this Mini brownie cupcakes recipe below:
Mini Brownie cupcakes Recipe
- 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.
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