I'm not going to lie, my Chocolate Chip Cookie Cupcakes are still my favorite, but these are a VERY close second AND you don't have to wait for anything to freeze so they provide almost instant gratification, which makes me happy. Instantly. The very center of the brownie layer remains slightly gooey to give you that decadent brownie indulgence!

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Ingredients

48
Original recipe yields 48 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line 48 muffin cups with paper liners.

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  • Whisk together the brownie mix, 2 eggs, 1/2 cup canola oil, and 1/4 cup water in a bowl. Stir just until fully incorporated, about 50 strokes; set aside.

  • Mix the cake mix, 2 tablespoons canola oil, 1 1/3 cup water, and 3 egg whites in a large bowl with an electric mixer on low speed until combined. Mix on medium speed for 2 minutes.

  • Spoon the brownie batter into prepared muffin cups, filling each cup 1/3 full. Spoon the cake batter over the brownie batter, until muffin cups are each 2/3 full.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until golden and the tops spring back when lightly pressed, about 20 minutes.

Cook's Note

Frost with your favorite frosting. I prefer to use a fluffy peanut butter frosting.

Nutrition Facts

125 calories; 6 g total fat; 8 mg cholesterol; 112 mg sodium. 17.2 g carbohydrates; 1.4 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/13/2009
I have made these twice and absolutely love them. I put the brownie mix in my piping bag with a large tip than filled the cupcake paper up half way with the cake batter. Inserted the tip of my piping bag into each cupcake and squished me out some brownie mix into the middle of each one. Frosted with store bought chocolate frosting YUM! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
09/17/2009
This recipe sounded great and with all the good reviews I thought I would try it. Afer cooking them for an hour I finally gave up cooking them. The cake batter was so over done while the brownie batter fully cooked. I opened the cupcake and the brownie was totally raw. Very disappointed. Read More
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345 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 236
  • 4 star values: 78
  • 3 star values: 18
  • 2 star values: 8
  • 1 star values: 5
Rating: 5 stars
08/13/2009
I have made these twice and absolutely love them. I put the brownie mix in my piping bag with a large tip than filled the cupcake paper up half way with the cake batter. Inserted the tip of my piping bag into each cupcake and squished me out some brownie mix into the middle of each one. Frosted with store bought chocolate frosting YUM! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/13/2009
I have made these twice and absolutely love them. I put the brownie mix in my piping bag with a large tip than filled the cupcake paper up half way with the cake batter. Inserted the tip of my piping bag into each cupcake and squished me out some brownie mix into the middle of each one. Frosted with store bought chocolate frosting YUM! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/04/2010
I prepared these as directed and frosted them with a deep rich chocolate frosting I thought was a great match "One Bowl Buttercream Frosting " also from this site. There's not much more I can add to nearly 100 fantastic reviews for these cupcakes about preparation or taste. What I would" like to add however is that what this recipe is all about what lovestohost has singlehandedly accomplished with her successful experiments (I refer also to her other infamous cupcake and cake recipes) is to make baking fun and to create whimsical treats. More than the finished product it's about the experience and the sheer joy you get from making these and her other recipes. Offhand I can think of no other recipe with that distinction that is also so quick easy and that works for every baker novice or skilled. These ARE a treat - for those baking them for those who make these as a baking project with children as well as for everybody eating them. Great recipe(s) lovestohost. It was a fun baking experience with a delightful result and I admire your creativity! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/05/2009
Yummy! These are pretty quick and cheap to make and take heavenly! First time made according to the directions and the second time I chilled the brownie batter before scooping it into cupcaking batter and this yielded yummy gooey centers. I love these cupcakes I don't even bother to frost. 5-star with the chilling of the brownie batter and the addition of some extra vanilla to the cake batter. start check them at 15 min baking time. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/13/2009
These are terrific! I made them with red velvet cake mix and frosted them with homemade cream cheese frosting. Sooo good. They were fun to make and fun to eat. Dee-lish! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
09/17/2009
This recipe sounded great and with all the good reviews I thought I would try it. Afer cooking them for an hour I finally gave up cooking them. The cake batter was so over done while the brownie batter fully cooked. I opened the cupcake and the brownie was totally raw. Very disappointed. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/01/2009
Brownies are my favorite dessert so I couldn't wait to try this recipe! I used a vanilla cake mix and the Fluffy Peanut Butter Frosting as recommended by others-these cupcakes are exceptionally good! I didn't want the brownie to stick to the bottom as someone mentioned so I put a dollop of cake mix on the bottom then a tablespoon of brownie batter followed by another dollop of cake mix-maybe it was just me but it seemed a little time consuming. Also I used a gas oven and maybe the cupcakes baked quicker but my brownie baked along with the cupcake so there was no 'gooey brownie' in the center. However I have not stopped eating them because they are so good! I used aluminum liners and my cupcakes did not stick and the peanut butter frosting is the best! I will definitely make these again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/17/2009
LTH you've done it again! These rock! I frosted some with chocolate frosting some with peanut butter frosting (Fluffy Peanut Butter Frosting from this site) and some I swirled with both kinds. Very very good. I love the little layer of gooey goodness in there. Thanks!:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/28/2009
These turned out excellent I used orange cake mix over chocolate-lovers brownie mix. Frosted them with a simple white frosting and they were very well received. I only broke my diet enough for one small bite (how's that for will-power) but very yummy ideed. Thanks LoveToHost Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/17/2010
Well....hats off to LTH for an EXCEPTIONAL Recipe! One unbelievable Cuppie! I used a yellow cake mix and the "Baker's One Bowl Brownie" recipe from this site....mmm...mmm...mmmm! I took the suggestion of one reviewer who said she chilled the brownie batter - makes all the difference in the world! You get the ooey-gooey "almost" cooked through batter inside! I also took the suggestion of placing a couple spoonfuls of batter in the bottom of each cupcake liner FIRST (made easier by placing batter in a measuring cup pours like a dream) THEN placing a scoop of chilled brownie batter and then pouring batter over top to 2/3rd's full...Baked for 20 minutes at 375F on CONVECTION....came out PERFECT! Hats off to the Creator! You have created a cupcake monster in me now! LOL! Read More
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