Brownie Cups

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Brownie cups are brownies made in a cupcake pan. They are a perfect little ‘to go' dessert or you can step it up and make it even better and make a brownie sundae with brownie cups!

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Ever since I can remember, I have loved brownie sundaes. They are soooo easy to make and yet they feel so indulgent when I take a bite into an amazing brownie sundae.

I’m so excited to organize this Valentine’s Day event again! We'll get to the brownie cups recipe in a second…this is the fourth year for our event and we want to continue to make a difference in the fight against pediatric cancer.

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What are brownie cups?

Brownie cups are wonderful little brownies that are baked in a cupcake tin or pan. I have done mini brownies stuffed with candy before, they are wonderful! But these brownie cups are a little different, I use a regular sized cupcake tin. You want to make sure you use a nonstick pan or they may stick.

Brownie cups take a lot less time to bake in the oven and they freeze really well.

Brownie Sundae Ingredients

A brownie sundae is more than a brownie with ice cream, so much more! Here are some suggested ingredients for the perfect brownie sundae!

Use a fudge brownie mix to make brownie sundaes, they are the best! Other ingredients include:

  • caramel sauce
  • fudge sauce
  • your favorite chopped nuts
  • sprinkles
  • whipped cream
  • cherries (for topping it off!)

How to make brownie cups

First start out with a fudge brownie mix, for this recipe, I used Duncan Hines fudge brownie mix and I found that it worked well.

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Heat oven according to brownie mix box instructions. Spray your nonstick muffin tin generously with nonstick baking spray. (Using an actual nonstick pan is so important for this recipe!)

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ix ingredients according to brownie mix instructions being careful to not over mix. If you over mix, your brownies will be cake-like and not fudge-like.

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Add brownie batter to the prepared muffin tin with a cookie scoop.

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Bake according to the package instructions. (The mix I used instructed me to use a lower oven temperate, 325 degrees, for darker pans. You'll definitely want to do this if you're using a dark metal pan.)

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Remove pan from oven and place on a cooling rack. Using a measuring spoon, press down the middle of each brownie cup so it's indented.

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Allow the brownie cups to cool for 5 to 6 minutes in the muffin tin on the cooling rack.

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sing an angled spatula, remove the brownie cups from the muffin tin. 

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Place the brownie cups on a piece of parchment paper on top of the cooling rack.

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While the brownie cups are cooling, make the whipped cream. I love homemade whipped cream.

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Add the Dixie Crystals granulated sugar to a large mixing bowl.

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Add the heavy cream.

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and the vanilla extract.

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Using an electric mixer on low, mix it until stiff peaks form. I usually gradually increase the speed as more air is being put into the cream.

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This will take about 2 to 3 minutes.

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It looks so good!

How to make a brownie sundae

  1. Place brownie cups in a small bowl and scoop your favorite ice cream into each brownie cup.
  2. Drizzle caramel and/or fudge sauce on the ice cream. Add sprinkles and/or nuts.
  3. Top with whipped cream and add a cherry on top!

Brownie sundaes that are made with brownie cups are just so cute, aren't they? And even better, they taste amazing! These are the perfect little dessert to enjoy with your loved ones on Valentine's Day!

They are so simple to make and yet feel so special, I think that's why brownie sundaes are one of my favorite desserts!

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Recipe

Brownie Cups Recipe

Ingredients:

  • brownie mix (I used Duncan Hines fudge brownie mix 17.6 ounces)
  • ingredients for the brownie mix (usually eggs, oil + water)
  • your favorite ice cream
  • homemade caramel sauce (or store bought)
  • sprinkles
  • maraschino cherries

whipped cream

  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup Dixie Crystals granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Directions:

  1. Heat oven according to brownie mix box instructions. Spray nonstick muffin tin generously with nonstick baking spray.
  2. Mix ingredients according to brownie mix instructions. (I prefer a fudge brownie mix for this recipe).
  3. Add brownie batter to the prepared muffin tin with a cookie scoop. I used an OXO 3 Tablespoon cookie scoop.
  4. Bake according to package instructions.
  5. Remove pan from oven and place on a cooling rack. Using a measuring spoon, press down the middle of each brownie cup so it's indented.
  6. Allow the brownie cups to cool for 5 to 6 minutes in the muffin tin on the cooling rack.
  7. Using an angled spatula, remove the brownie cups from the muffin tin. Place the brownie cups on a piece of parchment paper on top of the cooling rack.
  8. Allow the brownie cups to cool and then place into an airtight container.

Make the whipped cream

  1. Add heavy cream, Dixie Crystals granulated sugar and vanilla extract to a large mixing bowl.
  2. Using an electric mixer on low, mix it until stiff peaks form. About 2 to 3 minutes. (Gradually increase the speed as you go along.)

Assemble the Brownie Sundae

  1. Place brownie cups in a small bowl and scoop your favorite ice cream into each brownie cup.
  2. Drizzle caramel and/or fudge sauce on the ice cream. Add sprinkles and/or nuts.
  3. Top with whipped cream and add a cherry on top!

Notes:
You can totally make the brownie cups a couple of days ahead of time, just make sure they are sealed in an airtight container.

You can also freeze them. Place on a parchment lined baking sheet that will fit in your freezer, about 1/2″ apart. Allow each brownie cup to freeze for at least 30 minutes. Place into a zippered plastic bag and write the date and what's in the bag. Place back into the freezer. You can remove them one by one and allow to thaw on your counter when you're ready to eat them!

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Good Cookie Food Bloggers' Valentine's Event

Be sure to visit the other bloggers participating in the Valentine’s Day event and check out their recipes!

Brownie Cups from Julie of The Little Kitchen
Valentine’s Day Delight Recipe from Jennifer of The Rebel Chick
Strawberry Cake Rolls from Coleen of The Redhead Baker
Perfect M&M Cookies from Carlee of Cooking With Carlee
Paleo Almond Butter Cookies from Taryn of Hot Pan Kitchen
Black Tahini Truffles from Camilla of Culinary Adventures with Camilla
Pink Glitter Drink fo Valentine's Day from Jenn of Ever After in the Woods
Vegan Matcha Rose Shortbread from Carolann of Apron Warrior
Star Wars Kylo Ren Emoji Cookies from Jenn of justJENN recipes
Double Chocolate Chip Cookies from Faith of An Edible Mosaic
Andes Mint Cookies from Rebekah of Kitchen Gidget
Chocolate Pots from Kristin of On the Home Front
Red Velvet Cake Mix Cookie Bars from Melissa of Persnickety Plates
Dark Chocolate and Smokey Blue Cheese Gougères from Lisa of Taste Cook Sip
Nutella Cookies from Raquel of Organized Island
Strawberry Sandwich Cookies from Heather of Delicious Not Gorgeous
Mini Chocolate Lava Kiss Cakes from Sue of It's Okay to Eat the Cupcake
Strawberry Cheesecake Cookies with White Chocolate from Lisa of Blogghetti
Chewy Dark Chocolate Coconut Cookies from Jessica of A Kitchen Addiction
Butterscotch Cookies from Marlynn of Urban Bliss Life
Gluten Free Hot Cocoa Cookies from Elaine of Small Farm Big Life
Cherry and Chocolate Chip Cookie Cutter Cookies from Brenda of Meal Planning Magic
Cherry Cheesecake Bars from Laura of Untwisted Vintage
Grapefruit Gin Spritz from Sarah of Chef Sarah Elizabeth
Gluten Free Peanut Butter Cookies from Brianna of Flippin' Delicious
chocolate heart cookies from Meaghan of the decorated cookie
Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies from Gwynn of Swirls of Flavor
Salted Caramel Bars from Marybeth of Baby Savers
Cotton Candy Buttercream Cupcakes from Nina of Crazy for Cookies and More
Valentine's Day Cookie Cake from Bree of Baked Bree
Red Velvet White Chocolate Chips Cookies from Maria of The Cookware Geek
Valentine's Blondie Bars from Becca of The Salted Cookie
Confetti Cookies from Amy of The Nifty Foodie
Heart of Gold Chocolate Sprinkle Blossoms from Erin of The Spiffy Cookie
Ancho Chili Brownies from Dee of Meatloaf and Melodrama
Heart Shaped Spritz Cookies from Holly of A Baker's House
Strawberry Macarons from April of April Erhard
Sweetheart Chocolate Pretzel Bites from Nicole of For the Love of Food
Gluten-free Peanut Butter M&M Cookies from Michelle of My Gluten-free Kitchen
Raspberry Cinnamon Rolls from Rose of Rose Bakes
Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookies from Courtney of Know Your Produce
Nutella Chocolate Cupcakes for Two from Sara of Confectionary Tales
Butter Almond Mushroom Cookies from Jamie of Southern Revivals

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