Posted by Grace Massa Langlois on Thursday, 29th April 2010

I’ve been testing Gourmet Cupcake Recipes for my niece’s bridal shower and I must say I think these Deep-Chocolate Brownie Cupcakes are going to be very hard to beat.

A close up photo of 3 deep-chocolate brownie cupcakes decorated with purple fondant flowers and a purple ribbon.

This week has just flown by, the weather is finally starting to turn.  It’s been so sunny, not as warm as I’d like it yet but hopefully soon.

My sister, Anna, and I are off to the venue today to meet with the caterer.  We are choosing the menu for my niece’s bridal shower.  The food is such an important part of the day and we’re hoping we choose a menu everyone will enjoy.

A close up photo of a chocolate brownie cupcake with a purple flower and a purple ribbon.

For all you chocolate lovers out there this Deep-Chocolate Brownie Cupcakes recipe is definitely a recipe you want to add to your collection.

A photo of 3 mini deep chocolate brownie cupcakes, one decorated with a purple flower, on a white dish on a wooden placemat.

The aroma of chocolate and walnuts lingered throughout the house and my son, Matt, was hovering the entire time I was baking, “Are they done yet?”,”can I eat one yet,” “please don’t add too many nuts”.  I complied, not, I used the amount of nuts the recipe called for and he loved them.

A close up photo of a chocolate brownie cupcake with a pink ball on a pink napkin.

If you are looking for a light, fluffy cupcake, this isn’t the one for you but it does have a deep-chocolate flavour, definitely more like a brownie, just make sure you don’t over-bake them so they remain moist inside.

A photo of a mini deep-chocolate brownie cupcake decorated with a purple fondant placed on a mini white cake stand with purple sanding sugar.

This recipe is versatile, it could go from a cupcake to a brownie, to a base for an individual, layered chocolate mousse dessert.

A photo of 3 mini deep chocolate brownie cupcakes decorated with silver balls on a white dish on a wooden placemat.

If I end up choosing this cupcake for V’s shower I think I will make them as a mini cupcake, they are very rich, they may be a tad to heavy especially since we will be serving all kinds of goodies that day.

My sister, Connie, has already started baking cookies, time for me to start.  We bake trays and trays of cookies, and it’s a tradition for each of the guests to take a plate or two home.

A close up photo of 2 chocolate brownie cupcakes with a pink ball on a pink polka dot paper.

My cupcake search is continuing, I thought the Orange Cupcakes were taking the lead but now that I’ve tried this recipe for Deep-Chocolate Brownie Cupcakes I’m not so sure.   Let me know what you think!  I think making a choice is going to be harder than I anticipated.

A close up photo of a chocolate brownie cupcake and a silver fork.

A close up photo of a chocolate brownie cupcake with a purple flower and a purple ribbon.

A close up photo of a chocolate brownie cupcake with a pink ball on a pink napkin.

Back to the kitchen for me, this will be my 1st attempt at pavlova, a little nervous, wish me luck!

A photo of 3 chocolate cupcakes, decorated with 2 pink balls, and one with a purple flower on top of a pink polka dotted paper.

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Comments (31)

31 Responses to “Deep-Chocolate Brownie Cupcakes – Chocolate Lover’s Delight”

  1. Ciaochowlinda Says:

    I love the way the frosting is dribbling down the sides of these cupcakes. yum.

  2. Liam O'Malley Says:

    Grace, I just saw you got these on Tastespotting.. they are beautiful! The pictures are making my mouth water.

  3. Grace Says:

    Liam you have to try them, they are so good and addicting.

  4. Tom Ogletree Says:

    GRACE>>>>> MAKE BOTH! OMG your killing us here! Y’all are a very dangerous team, You and Liana.

    Well done

  5. Grace Says:

    Thank you Tom, you’ll have to make a wishlist and when you come down in August I will have them waiting for you!!!

  6. vanillasugar Says:

    you bet i will try this. i’m a choco-holic. that one photo really stood out on tastespotting–congrats!

  7. Grace Says:

    Thank you, from choco-holic to another, you will love them

  8. Alexis Says:

    WOW these look amazing!!! Brownies are one of my all-time favourites so I bet I would love these cupcakes!

    Have you ever tried Ina Garten’s “Outrageous Brownies” recipe? It is the best one I have tried – they are so rich and almost fudge-like, just the way I like ’em!

  9. Grace Says:

    Thank you, I would love the recipe Alexis, can you copy it for me?

  10. A Bowl Of Mush Says:

    Oh wow these looks so devilish and delicious!!


  11. Grace Says:

    They are, you must try them, you will love them!

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  17. delicieux Says:

    Ooooh these look so delicious and I love how chocolatey they are.

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  19. Tes Says:

    These brownie cupcake sounds scrumptious. They look so pretty. I will have to add this to my holiday baking list :)

  20. steph@stephsbitebybite Says:

    I love the chocolate ganache on top! It looks so rich and elegant!

  21. RavieNomNoms Says:

    These are gorgeous!

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  24. Peter Stanford Says:

    chocolate, no Deep-chocolate brownie cupcakes! There is no way to stop my wife from making these! :)

    YAY! Thanks Grace! :)

  25. Grace Says:

    I aim to please Peter – hope you enjoy!

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  27. alyina Says:

    hi there,i have a slight problem with the nuts in this recipe surprisingly all my four boys and my husband have bad vibes for nuts!and i was wondering if i could replace them for chocolate chips or anything else would be i life saver my kitchen turns into a battlefield if the boys or my husband sees any nuts in our desserts espcially because of their love for chocolate will never end.byeee

  28. Grace Says:

    Alyina sounds like our house, my kids don’t favour nuts either, you can leave them out if you wish and if you wish increase the chocolate bits.

  29. alyina Says:

    you just stoped WW3 in my kitchen again thankyou so much i made these cupcakes yesterday and the first thing i get is are there any nuts?thankfully no, again these cupcakes are a little taste of heaven thankyou sooooo much

  30. phil Says:

    just how many photos do you need of the same us how you made them..and the mess you had

  31. Grace Massa Langlois Says:

    You’re right Phil unfortunately I can’t snap a pic if my life depended on it and with my daughter’s work and school schedule she’s very rarely around when I’m making a mess.

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