Brownie Cupcakes with Maple Buttercream Frosting

 

Heat oven to 325*

Brownie Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans

Step 1- In a microwave, melt chocolate chips and butter; stir until smooth. Cool slightly. In a small bowl, beat egg and sugar. Stir in vanilla and chocolate mixture. Gradually add flour; fold in pecans.

Step 2- Fill paper-lined muffin cups two-thirds full. Bake  20-25 minutes or until tops begin to crack. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack.

Maple Buttercream Frosting:

  • 4 tablespoons butter or margarine, softened
  • 1/4 cup maple or pancake syrup
  • 3 cups powdered sugar

In small bowl, beat butter and syrup until blended. Gradually beat in powdered sugar until smooth.

 

 

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