Brownie Cupcakes

Who doesn’t love brownies? These brownie cupcakes from Giada De Laurentiis were a big birthday hit at work. They were pretty dense though as a full size cupcake. Next time I make them, I’m going to try mini cupcakes instead.

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Preheat your oven to 350 and get out your cutest cupcake liners.

For the cupcakes, you’ll need:

  • 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped
  • 1 cup mini chocolate chips
  • 1 (21 oz) box brownie mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup water

For the cream cheese frosting:

  • 4 oz mascarpone cheese
  • 4 oz cream cheese
  • 3 cups powered sugar, sifted

Mix together the brownie mix, eggs, oil, and water until blended. Add the walnuts and chocolate chips. Fill your cupcake liners and bake for 22-25 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool before frosting.

To make the frosting, use a mixer beat the cheeses together. They should look fluffy. Then slowly add in the powdered sugar until its the consistency of frosting. Spread, add some extra mini chocolate chips on top, and dive in!

*Dairy free, Vegetarian