Friday, September 18, 2009

Brownie Bites

The Brownie Bites displayed on a fun yard sale find!

I have a friend who is an organic chef. She can cook like no one I've ever met and she rarely uses a recipe so I generally can't replicate the fabulous dishes she creates. Last month at her daughter's birthday party she served the most decadent and sublime brownie cupcakes. I asked her for the recipe, knowing full well that she probably just had it in her head and that it changes every time she makes. Lo and behold, the brownie cupcakes were based on an actual recipe! Woo hoo!

These puppies are decadent so I made them in mini-muffin form a la Brownie Bites. If you make them in regular sized cupcakes, I'd suggest only filling the cups half-way. It is all you will need, trust me. A dab of chocolate frosting on top of these is pure bliss.

Brownie Cupcakes
4 ounces unsweetened chocolate (or 3 Tablespoons cocoa powder and 1 Tablespoon oil for every 1 ounce of chocolate)
6 Tablespoons butter
2 eggs
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2/3 cup flour
1/4 teaspoon salt

In a double boiler melt the chocolate and butter. Or, if using the powder conversion, melt butter and stir in cocoa powder and oil. Set aside and allow to cool. In a large bowl combine eggs, sugar and teaspoon. In another bowl combine flour and salt. Add cooled chocolate to egg mixture and mix. Then add flour mixture to the wet ingredients and mix. Spoon into desired baking pan.

Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes.

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