Transform chocolate brownies into decadent cupcakes for a Valentine's Day sweet certain to induce a smile. They're perfect for an office party for 20 or a quiet dinner for two.


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Recipe Summary

Makes 24


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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line standard muffin tins with paper liners. Coat an 8-inch square cake pan with cooking spray, line bottom with parchment, then spray parchment.

  • Whisk flour, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl. Place butter and chocolate in a heatproof mixer bowl set over a pot of simmering water, stirring until chocolate melts.

  • Attach bowl to mixer, add sugar, and whisk on medium-high speed until smooth, about 3 minutes. Beat in eggs, 1 at a time, then vanilla. Reduce speed to low, and add flour mixture.

  • Divide batter among muffin cups, filling each 2/3 full. Spread remaining batter in square pan. Bake until set but still soft, about 18 minutes. Let cool in tins and pan on wire racks.

  • Frost cupcakes with buttercream. Cut out 24 hearts from brownie in pan using a 1 1/2-inch heart-shaped cutter. Top each cupcake with a heart.

Reviews (6)

105 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 15
  • 4 star values: 46
  • 3 star values: 22
  • 2 star values: 17
  • 1 star values: 5
Rating: 2 stars
Came out dry and heavy. There are much better recipes out there.
Rating: 1 stars
(Also) They were so oily that the oil soaked through to the actual tin.
Rating: 1 stars
I was so excited when I found this recipe. I just took out the first batch and they were terrible. Do not try to make this recipe vegan, friends. Guess I'm going to look for a vegan recipe. : /
Rating: Unrated
I was very excited to try this recipe for a special occasion. I love, love, love chocolate and especially brownies. I followed the instructions to the letter. They baked just great. Problem is, they taste bad...just bad! The chocolate is so overpowering the only way you could stand to eat them was with the entire bowl of frosting. I'm disappointed and making something else. The ones in my family that have taste tested them, did not like them either. I do not recommend this recipe.
Rating: Unrated
Made these last year for valentine's day at school. These were a big hit. Making them again this year. Couldn't find decent heart cut outs last year, but managed to find some wavy large ones. They didn't look as great, but they were still cute. Tip: Look for heart cut outs atleast a week before valentines day. Not the day before.
Rating: Unrated
I made this recipe for my husbands family and they loved them!! I did not use coarse salt, I just used regular salt and they came out great!