Saturday, February 13, 2010

Take A Bite Of: Chocolate Brownie Heart Cupcakes

 
I already know you want the chocolate so I won't hold it back from you. A little twist on the classic chocolate cupcake? Perfect. And you can decide how many Valentines you want to share these with as well. From my kitchen to yours, enjoy every bite. And have a gorgeous weekend.

Chocolate Brownie Heart Cupcakes 

Ingredients (makes 24)

  • Vegetable oil cooking spray
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons coarse salt
  • 15 ounces (3 3/4 sticks) unsalted butter, cut into pieces
  • 12 ounces unsweetened chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 6 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract

Directions

1.     Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line standard muffin tins with paper liners. Coat an 8-inch square cake pan with cooking spray, line bottom with parchment, then spray parchment.
2.     Whisk flour, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl. Place butter and chocolate in a heatproof mixer bowl set over a pot of simmering water, stirring until chocolate melts.
3.     Attach bowl to mixer, add sugar, and whisk on medium-high speed until smooth, about 3 minutes. Beat in eggs, 1 at a time, then vanilla. Reduce speed to low, and add flour mixture.
4.     Divide batter among muffin cups, filling each 2/3 full. Spread remaining batter in square pan. Bake until set but still soft, about 20 minutes. Let cool in tins and pan on wire racks. 

Frost cupcakes with buttercream.   Cut out 24 hearts from brownie in pan using a 1 1/2-inch heart-shaped cutter. Top each cupcake with a heart.

65 comments:

Confessions From A Working Mom said...

Those look so good! Yum... now, is the picture you posted of YOUR actual cupcakes, or a picture from a cookbook? They look perfect!

Stopping by from SITS!

~Elizabeth
Confessions From A Working Mom

Brian Miller said...

yum...

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

They look delicious.

JoeyRes said...

Feeling.... hungry. Those look like they should be my breakfast!

WhiteSockGirl aka The Fabulous Bitch said...

Oh that is like a double naughty whammy! A cupcake and a brownie... Like choco orgasmic... should try it, will try it!

Have a fab fab Valentines Day!

Debbie said...

My family would so love these!

Taylor @ Jimmy Choos and a Baby Too said...

Those are so cute! And look great!

secret agent woman said...

They look delicious.

Matty said...

You know how to get to me, don't you?

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

I just gained five pounds!
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sitting on the mood swing at the playground said...

This is a perfect way to start the day! YUM.

Herding Cats said...

You had me at cupcakes....

sissie said...

I'm really hungry for chocolate cupcakes now. YUM.
I'm sure there non fattening with just 3.5 sticks of butter!!!

hugs
Sissie

Kristina P. said...

You always post the best recipes.

Plentymorefishoutofwater said...

I might give these a go without the hearts. Far too depressing for a single man this time of year. Unless I was to give them to my cat, Mildred.
*Read about my dating disasters at plentymorefishoutofwater*

Ms Bibi said...

They look so cute and delicious.

I need to make some cupcakes for tomorrow's Love Brunch

MommaKiss said...

You and your recipes?
I think you're mean.

I'm dieting.

That's mean.

The Absence of Alternatives said...

Those are too gorgeous to be put in my mouth! That being said, "Get into ma tummy!"

Ashley Stone said...

they're so pretty! Looks yummy! ; )

Tgoette said...

Oh that looks so decadent! It's lucky for me I'm so worth it! Thanks for sharing!

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

sounds wonderful.....

obladi oblada said...

Yummy.

Eva Gallant said...

I say you can never go wrong with chocolate.

ModernMom said...

You can never have enough chocolate!

Vodka Logic said...

How cute.

Secretia said...

I had a double chocolate milk while mine were baking!

WhisperingWriter said...

Yummy!!

I just finished making some chocolate cake but it looks boring compared to those.

otin said...

Every time that I come here, you are putting up some decadent chocolate recipe! You are driving me to go buy some Ben and Jerrys! LOL!

ParisPink said...

You always have the yummiest looking recipes!!!

Amie said...

Your blog is a danger to my attempts at dieting. These recipes make me so hungry!

Alexis AKA MOM said...

Oh man you're killing me ... LOL

Every time I stop by you have something so amazing to make! What a great idea, I'll have to make and take right over to the neighbors :)

McVal said...

Those.look.so.good!
Happy Valentine's Day!

Kelly at Home said...

I think I just licked my computer screen. :o)

Happy (belated) SITS Sharefest, mama!

honeypiehorse said...

You're really quite mean, you know. Now i have cravings.

Miss Fanny said...

Oh, those brownies look wonderful. From one romantic to another here's to a very sweet Valentine's Day filled with hope, love and much happiness.

Danielle said...

Those look delish!
Stoppin' by from SITS!

Midday Escapades said...

These taste crazy good! Thanks for sharing. Happy Heart Day to you!

Anything Fits a Naked Man said...

OK, HOW in the world am I supposed to stick to my diet New Year's Resolutions if you post delicious things like this? And HOW can I get these things in my mouth ASAP??!!

They look fantastic, maybe I'll try the recipe out on my cheat day!

Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting! Yes, Alan DOES have quite the sunglasses collection, doesn't he? LOL!!

Have a great week!

The Redhead Riter said...

so fun and they look so much easier than i thought at first glance

Happy Valentine's Day!
A special note for you...
http://theredheadriter.blogspot.com/2010/02/i-spy-valentines-day.html

A Year on the Grill said...

A beautiful presentation!

A Lawyer Mom's Musings said...

I'm checking my pantry now!

AnnQ said...

Yum! I made homemade brownies on Friday, and we've eaten them ALL over the weekend. Plus some chocolate covered peanuts. Yikes! (SO good though!)

Marguerite said...

I am drooling over these cupcakes! It's raining and I love to bake when it rains, so I am going to make these tonight! Thanks for the great recipe and Happy Valentine's Day!

Tellie said...

Yum!!

Heather said...

oh I do wish I could make anything that looked as good as that.

Tanja said...

I saw these in the Martha Stewart cookbook too, but decided it was too much work for me. I ended up doing something with buttercream and spent 5 hours anyway. Lol.

Herself said...

Delicious, SITSta! I'm making cupcakes this week

FranticMommy said...

Dang! Yum!

Rock Mom said...

oooooooooh, they look delicious :D

Marie said...

Yummmmm!

Lindsay Rudolph said...

Happy SITS Day! Those are really cute cupcakes. I like the idea of adding the brownie heart on top. Cupcakes are so in right now...but of course, you already knew that.

Love your blog! It's almost noon, so perhaps I will just have a cocktail!

Zeemaid said...

those look delish!

Happy FB SITS day!

Lopez said...

OMG, YUM!!!

Cheryl said...

Cute & tasty looking. Stopping by from SITS:)

samsstuff said...

So cute & delicious looking!

Happy SITS feature Day!

Natalie at Mommy on Fire said...

Heck ya - a brownie and a cupcake? Now if that isn't just brilliant!

Happy SITS Day!

The Nice One said...

I will take two, please!

kaci jo said...

so cute!

tickledpinktwice said...

These look amazing and yummy. It's the best of both worlds. My hubby would be happy to get not only cupcakes but brownies.

Happy SITS day.

Kato said...

Yum yum yum yum! Those look so good. I din't get to make cupcakes this weekend, but maybe these will be in replacement of those ones. Because they look damn good!

Thank you JennyMac!

Kim said...

Much better than a standard cupcake - rockin'!

Geeta said...

definitely wish I had seen this before yesterday!! I'm going to have to just decree a heart-shaped-brownie-cupcake-day I think!

lauren said...

happy belated valentines day!! I am definitely going to try these!

stopping by from SITS

Crystal said...

These look great! Visiting from SITS. :)

Justin said...

so awesome