Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Brownie Cupcakes with Cookies n' Cream Frosting

This weekend I really wanted to make chocolate cupcakes, I didn't have any cake mix, I didn't want to go to the store, and I didn't have everything I needed to make them from scratch.  BUT I did have have brownie mix. And so the Brownie Cupcake was born.

Basically it tastes like a brownie, but it is fluffy like cake.  I made 40 of them for a neighborhood walk and talk and they were are gone right away.

You will need:
1 box of brownie mix
1/3 cup of vegetable oil
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup sour cream
3 eggs
half a banana mashed
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 cup flour

Preheat oven to 350.  Mix all ingredients together.  Put them in cupcake papers and bake.  I made mini cupcakes so I baked them for 10 mins.  IF you make regular size cupcakes I would bake them for 18-20 mins.
This will make about 50 mini cupcakes.

I frosted them with a Cookie n' Cream frosting.
You will need:
1 cup of butter
1/2 cup of shortening
1.5 lbs powder sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup flour
1 tsp vanilla extract
2-3 tablespoons milk
about 10 finely crushed oreos

Cream together butter and shortening.  Add in sugars and flour, then add vanilla and milk, then add the oreos.

I used a 3M tip to frost the cupcakes.  You just want to make sure the oreos are REALLY finely crush so that they don't clog up your tip.  If your tip does get clogged just use a toothpick to get the chunks out.


  1. Oh my, that sounds (and looks) amazing! Thank you for the recipe, I really can't wait to try the frosting!

  2. Um they were gone because they are GORGEOUS! Good work!!!

  3. New follower to your blog this morning. Your brownie cupcakes sound heavenly! I was directed to your blog specifically to look at your "you are loved" sign... which I love! You have some great looking projects - can't wait to take a few extra minutes to read back through and enjoy them!

  4. I HAVE TO TRY THESE! OMG I love brownies

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  5. Oh. My. Goodness.
    I have to try this recipe!
    My waistline thanks you!

  6. This is too die for!!

    So glad that I found your blog!!! In fact ...

    I have nominated you as one of my winners of the Versatile Blogger Award!! Stop on by to grab your button and pass along the love!!!

  7. So creative! And you made them look so pretty :) I would love for you to share these at my Sweet Treats Party this weekend!

    I'm following you on GFC and stumbling this recipe! Would love a follow back when you get the chance :)

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  8. oh wow! These look fabulous and delicious! Thanks for sharing! I found your blog through a link party and I love it! I am your newest follower and would love it if you would come check out my blog and follow me too! Thanks so much!

  9. These look great! My son wants to open a Brownie Shop someday and so we try a new brownie recipie every week. I think we will have to add this one to our que! Thanks for sharing.

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  11. Wow!! I am in awe over all the amazing cakes you can do! I can't even frost a cake without destroying it. Go you! bellesbazaar-heather.blogspot.com

  12. Why do you add banana and sour cream to the brownie mix? Does it take away from the chocolate taste?