Brownie Cupcakes With Peanut Butter Frosting

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins

This recipe makes 10 regular size cupcakes, but the recipe may be doubled if desired. Don't forget the chocolate sprinkles or chocolate shavings! These are really good!

Ingredients Nutrition


  • 7 tablespoons butter
  • 1 12 cups semisweet chocolate morsels
  • 3 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped
  • 12 cup brown sugar, packed (can reduce slightly)
  • 12 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 12 cup flour
  • 14 teaspoon salt
  • 12 cup chopped walnuts

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 34 cup creamy peanut butter (use store-bought not homemade)
  • 14 cup butter, softened
  • 1 tablespoon whipping cream (unwhipped)
  • chocolate sprinkles, for top


  1. To make the cupcakes: set oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Line 10 regular-size muffin tins with paper liners.
  3. In a bowl, combine butter, 1/2 cup chocolate chips and unsweetened chocolate in top of a double boiler that has been set over simmering water.
  4. Stir until the mixture has melted and smooth.
  5. Remove from the top of the water and whisk in both sugars in the chocolate mixture, then wisk in eggs one at a time.
  6. Add in vanilla, then flour and salt until smooth.
  7. Add in walnuts and remaining 1 cup chocolate chips; mix to combine.
  8. Divide the batter evenly between the muffin tins (about 1/4 cup for each).
  9. Bake for about 20 minutes, or until the cupcakes test done with a toothpick.
  10. Cool completely before frosting.
  11. To make the frosting: in a bowl mix together the powdered sugar, peanut butter, butter and vanilla; beat until smooth adding in whipped cream to reach desired texture (you do not have to add in any whipped cream if you do not want to).
  12. Frost the cooled cupcakes.
  13. Sprinkle with chocolate spinkles or shavings.
Most Helpful

Most excellent. It was a last minute addition to supper and topped it off nicely. Rich but very good.

martjc March 30, 2009

Isn't this the Bon appetite recipe for Brownie Cupcakes? Very good.

laura.ricci February 03, 2008

This was a nice pace for me and the kidos. It was a little rich, but oh so good. Will be making these for the Birthday party coming up for something different..Thanks for the great recipe its fast and easy..

Valley 32 March 21, 2007