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Thursday, September 13, 2012

It's a Cupcake...It's a Brownie.....It's a Cupcake...

So I was going for a fudge brownie chunk cupcake and I think I would have gotten that had I stirred in the brownie pieces by hand instead of mixing them in with the mixer, but either way it's delicious and the frosting OMG so I had to share my recipe.
First make brownies but don't cook them all the way. Let them be a little underdone in the middle so they don't dry out. You can use a mix or my recipe found here
Next break the brownies up with a spatula and try really hard not to shove mouthfuls of broken brownies in to your mouth as you move on to the next step.
For the cupcakes you will need.

~ makes 36 cupcakes 350 oven
1 103gram Ghiradelli 60% chocolate bar
1 1/2 sticks butter
1 cup +2 tablespoons sugar
4 eggs
1/2 +2tablespoons flour
2 tablespoons of high quality cocoa powder
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/8 teaspoon salt

In a metal bowl over a pot of simmering water break up your chocolate and add your butter. Mix while melting until combined.  Remove from heat, add sugar and let sit for about 3 minutes. In a separate bowl combine flour, salt, cocoa, and baking powder and whisk together. Mix sugar in to butter and chocolate mix a bit and slowly add flour while mixing. Add each egg separately mixing between each. This is the point where you will think you have done something wrong because it's too watery, don't worry you haven't. Next add your crumpled brownie pieces. If you stir them in gently you will get chunks of brownie in your cupcake, or you can mix for 10 seconds which will give you more of a brownie, cupcake hybrid.
Fill cupcake liners half full and bake for 20 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.

2 sticks butter softened
2 cups powdered sugar
1 103gram 70% dark chocolate bar 
1/4 cup of milk

Mix butter until smooth. While that is going heat broken chocolate in a metal bowl over a pot of simmering water. Mix until melted
 Add 1 cup of powdered sugar to the mixer with your butter still going. Beat until well blended. Add melted chocolate to mix continuing mixing, add milk and the rest of the powdered sugar. Now turn your mixer on high and whip a ton of air in to it!
It should have the consistency of chocolate mousse. It's very rich, don't let the light color fool you. It's very airy but can still be piped fairly well. I topped my cupcakes with a little shaved white chocolate for contrast.

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