Sunday, May 31, 2009

Brownie Cupcakes.

I promise these are best tasting and easiest homemade brownies you will ever make. And, you make them in the form of a "cupcake." I love that this recipe makes a small batch (about eight brownies), but can easily be doubled, tripled, etc! Because they are individual every brownie is equally crunchy on top and deliciously moist and dense on the inside. AND, the add-ins or add-ons are endless.
Brownie Cupcakes.
1/2 cup each - butter, semisweet chocolate chips, sugar, flour
2 eggs
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Melt butter and chocolate chips; stir until smooth. Use the microwave for melting - it goes fast! In a small bowl, beat eggs and sugar. Stir in vanilla and chocolate mixture. Add flour and mix well.

Fill paper liners two thirds full. Bake at 325 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until tops begin to crack. Remove from oven and cool. Like I said, these are perfect just like that. Or you can frost them or you could mix something in before making (oreos, pb cups, etc).

As I began to think of what kind of "cake" I would prepare for Gary's birthday I thought about these and I thought about ice cream cake (which I made last year)...and then, I was visiting Joy the Baker's Blog and knew I had to combine these brownies with ice cream, ganache, and whip cream.

I knew for sure I would need mint ice cream as that is Gary's favorite. And after browsing the freezer section I went with this Cappuccino Chip another option since I don't care for mint ice cream.





Happy Birthday Gary!!

5 comments:

Barb said...

Yes...Happy Birthday Gary! Now that your birthday is over you can go on with June Dairy Month full force:) Can't wait until I try the Mocha Chip one and I think Dad will try the mint one. YUM

Risa said...

This sounds fantastic. I love the ice cream topping.

Heidi Marie said...

Save some for me please! :) I will be home on Thursday!!! And, Happy Birthday Gary and Happy June Dairy Month!!! :)

Barb said...

EXCELLENT!

Nicole said...

Ugh you're killing me here holly! All I could think about last night were brownies b/c kari was making them, and now here we go again today. So yummy looking. I'll take a mint one please (if gary hasn't eaten them all already ;))