Redemption cupcakes. Cupcakes you bake to redeem yourself after the cupcakes you brought to work last week (made from a recipe you’d never tried before) were an epic fail. That’s what my sister calls the cupcakes she brought to our family watercolor fest. Made with just five ingredients, you can whip up a batch of these decadent brownie cupcakes any time–whether you need to redeem yourself or not. These cupcakes are so moist that icing is not necessary, but if you’re an icing lover this fluffy white icing made with marshmallow cream is the perfect topping. Here are the ingredients you’ll need to make my sister’s redemption cupcakes:
- 1 cup butter, melted
- 4 squares semisweet baking chocolate
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 1 cup flour
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Combine the melted butter and chocolate until the chocolate is melted. Add the remaining ingredients. Pour into a cupcake pan prepared with cupcake liners. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes.
- 1 jar marshmallow cream
- 1 stick butter
- 1/4 cup shortening
- 1 cup powdered sugar
Combine all ingredients and beat until smooth and fluffy.
So the next time you serve a dessert that flops to friends or coworkers and you want to restore their faith in your cooking skills, redeem yourself with these babies.
25 thoughts on “Brownie Cupcakes”
Oh dear! I am SO interested in this tale of failed cupcakes. Did she forget the sugar? Did people take a bite and throw the rest away?
Icing for me. Particularly if it has marshmallow cream!
So I was a bit distracted when my sister was recounting the story–I was noshing on one of her delicious brownie cupcakes at the time–but apparently the other cupcakes were far below her self-imposed high standards. She’s a sugar artist and professional baker. Perfectionism runs in the family, and these redemption brownie cupcakes were perfection. I can’t wait to bake a batch.
Oh wow, those cupcakes look so wonderful and sound so delicious!!
These were the best cupcakes I’ve ever eaten, with the exception of Warren Brown’s pumpkin cupcakes, which I shared here: https://afternoonartist.wordpress.com/?s=Pumpkin+cupcakes&submit=Go. You have to try them both!
These look so good!
They are super delicious and easy. A good recipe to pin and save for later. You can follow me on Pinterest here: https://afternoonartist.wordpress.com/?s=Pumpkin+cupcakes&submit=Go
I’ll be right over!!!! Save one for me!
Absolutely, Beth. I think Coop would love these cupcakes.
Oh. Yes. He. Would!!!
delicious little morsels!
You know it, Elena. With a cup of coffee or tea they would be hard to beat.
Ah, I’m drinking my morning coffee now and just see your post! Wish I could have one with my coffee! ❤
I wish I had one now!
Boy those look yummy! What a cool little teapot!
They are yummy, Pam. I’ve been collecting enamel teapots for about 10 years. I love the variety of shapes, colors, and patterns. I can find plenty of uses for them. They make great flower containers.
I’d love to see your collection! Have you posted many of them?
Here’s a pick of some of them. In this display, I only used greens, blues, and yellows. https://afternoonartist.wordpress.com/?s=Tea+pots&submit=Go
Tell us more about the epic fail. What happened?
See my comments above. How about inviting me and Grets over for hamburgers and brownie cupcakes? You do the work while I chillax. Sound like a plan, LOL?
I have made redemption treats before… and they taste delicious. These brownie cupcakes look like they would make anyone forget any bad prior dessert experiences.
They would! Wish I had one–and a cup of coffee right now.
Those look so wonderful! Thanks so much for sharing!
They are wonderful–and easy, Karianne. Hope you’re enjoying your weekend, and staying cool!
They look delicious and I love the title and the story behind it!