Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Mint-Filled Brownie Cupcakes


8 oz semisweet mini chocolate chips
1 stick butter
1 cup sugar
3/4 tsp salt
3 large eggs
1/2 cup flour
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
12 small Peppermint Patties

1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Line a standard muffin tin with paper liners.  Place chocolate and butter in medium bowl and microwave for 30 seconds.  Stir.  Repeat with 20 second intervals in the microwave, stirring after each, until fully melted.  Whisk together.

2.  Whisk in sugar and salt until mixture is smooth; whisk in eggs to combine.  Gently whisk in flour and cocoa just until smooth (do not overmix).

3.  Spoon 1 Tbsp of batter into each lined cup.  Place 1 peppermint patty into each dollop of batter, gently pressing into batter.  Top with 2 more Tbsp of batter, covering patty completely.  Smooth batter if needed.  Bake, rotating tin halfway through baking time until a cake tester inserted half-way into centers comes out with only a few moist crumbs attached, about 35 minutes.  Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely before removing cupcakes.

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