Fudgy Brownie Cupcakes

Fudgy brownie cupcakes with whipped cream

Fudgy Brownie Cupcakes with fresh whipped min topping - rich and fudgy cupcakes with refreshing frosting. 
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cupcakes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 483 kcal
Author Anna


!for the brownie cupcakes:

  • 10 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 1/4 c granulated sugar
  • 3/4 c unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 c all-purpose flour

!for the topping:

  • 1/2 c heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tsp powdered or regular sugar
  • 1 drop peppermint extract
  • 1 drop of green gel food color (optional)
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!to make the brownie cupcakes:

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  2. Place 10 cupcake liners in 10 cavities of your muffin pan. Set side.
  3. In a medium saucepan, combine butter, sugar and cocoa powder. Cook on medium, stirring constantly, until butter is melted and the mixture is grainy but fairly uniform.
  4. Remove from the stove. Cool to room temperature.
  5. Whisk in vanilla extract and salt.
  6. Add eggs and whisk until smooth.
  7. Gently fold in flour, just until no streaks remain. Do not overmix.
  8. Fill cupcake liners almost all the way to the top.
  9. Bake 20 to 22 minutes, or until the tops look cracked slightly. Do not overbake.
  10. Cool completely in pan.

!to make the topping:

  1. In a bowl of a stand mixer, whip cream until soft peaks form. Add sugar and whip 1 minute longer on medium speed. Add peppermint extract and whip for 10 seconds. Stir in food color if using.Transfer into a piping bag or ziploc bag with snipped corner.
  2. Decorate completely cooled cupcakes with the topping just before serving.
Nutrition Facts
Fudgy brownie cupcakes with whipped cream
Amount Per Serving
Calories 483 Calories from Fat 261
% Daily Value*
Fat 29g45%
Saturated Fat 18g113%
Cholesterol 132mg44%
Sodium 130mg6%
Potassium 210mg6%
Carbohydrates 56g19%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 41g46%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 960IU19%
Calcium 41mg4%
Iron 2.2mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.