The basic batter can be made as large or mini cupcakes and kids will love them (and you for making them!).
Cupcake BrowniesServes: 18
Ingredients:200g (1 cup) butter, diced
120g (4 oz) dark chocolate (at least 70% cocoa solids), chopped
350g (1 3/4 cups) sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
140g (1 cup) plain flour
120g (1 1/2 cups) pecan nuts, chopped
For the ganache icing:75ml double cream
75g plain chocolate, broken into pieces
3/4 tsp baking powder
Method:Combine the butter and chocolate in a heat-proof bowl and melt either in a microwave or over a pan of barely-simmering water. Mix until smooth then set aside to cool or 10 minutes.
In a large bowl, beat together the eggs and sugar until the sugar has dissolved. Beat in the vanilla and the chocolate mixture then gradually stir in the flour and the nuts.
Line 18 wells from two 12-cup muffin tins with cases then fill these 2/3 full with the batter. Transfer to an oven pre-heated to 180ºC (350ºF, Gas Mark 4) and bake for about 18 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the centre emerges cleanly.
Allow to cool completely on a wire rack before decorating.
For the ganache icing: place the cream and chocolate in a heat-resistant bowl. Place over a pan of simmering water and allow to melt slowly. Take off the heat, mix to combine thoroughly then allow to cool slightly before spreading on top of each of the cupcakes in a swirling pattern.
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