Cinnamon Brownie Cupcakes

Total Time
10 mins
15 mins

Warm cinnamon enhances the chocolate flavor in this lightened version of a brownie – a perfect lunchbox surprise. From McCormick. Nov 26/09 - changed the cinnamon from 4 tsp to 2tsp per Deantini's suggestion - if you're a real cinnamon lover, you may wish to add more than 2 tsp.

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  1. Preheat oven to 350°F Mix flour, cocoa powder, cinnamon, baking powder and salt in medium bowl. Set aside.
  2. Mix sugar, applesauce, eggs and vanilla in large bowl until well blended. Gradually stir in flour mixture until well mixed. Stir in chocolate chips. Spoon 1/4 cup batter into each of 15 paper-lined muffin cups.
  3. Bake 15 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out with fudgy crumbs. Cool in pans on wire rack 10 minutes. Remove from pans; cool completely on wire rack.