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Fudge Brownie Cupcakes

Fudge brownie cupcakes are typically cupcakes that are made to taste fudgy due to a high chocolate content. My fudge brownie cupcakes are actually made with fudge. Fudge is the secret ingredient in both the cupcakes and the frosting. In fact, the fudge brownie cupcake frosting is simply fudge that has been melted and spread on top of the cupcake! If you have extra fudge of any sort sitting around, I would highly recommend giving fudge brownie cupcakes a go. They were a huge hit!

Fudge Brownie Cupcake Recipe

I based this recipe on the chocolate cake recipe from the now-defunct Chockylit’s cupcake blog that I used for my Better Than Sex Chocolate Cupcakes.
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Fudge Brownie Cupcakes

Fudge brownie cupcakes are typically cupcakes that are made to taste fudgy due to a high chocolate content. My fudge brownie cupcakes are actually made with fudge.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword brownie fudge, chocolate fudger recipe, fudge brownie cupcakes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 16 regular cupcakes
Calories 194kcal
Author Stef


  • 1/2 C 1 stick butter, room temperature
  • 1 C sugar
  • 2 large eggs room temperature
  • 3/4 C flour
  • 1/2 t baking powder
  • 1/4 t baking soda
  • 1/4 t salt
  • 1 C fudge room temperature
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoons vanilla


  • Beat butter until softened.
  • Add sugar and beat until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.
  • Add eggs, one at a time, beating until well combined.
  • Mix in fudge.
  • Measure the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt, into a small sized bowl and whisk to combine.
  • Measure out the milk and vanilla and stir to combine.
  • Add about a third of the dry ingredients to the butter/sugar and beat to combine.
  • Add about a half of the milk/vanilla and beat to combine. Continue adding, alternating between dry and wet and finishing with the dry.
  • Scoop batter into cupcake cups about 1/2 full. Note that these cupcakes will not dome. Do not overfill them.
  • Bake at 350 F for 22-25 minutes or until a cake tester comes out clean.

To frost

  • Take some fudge (I used 7 oz) and melt it in the microwave for about 30 seconds or however long it takes to be spreadable.
  • Spread the fudge on the cupcake.
  • Let the fudge sit until it cools.


Nutrition Facts
Fudge Brownie Cupcakes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 194 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 4g20%
Cholesterol 38mg13%
Sodium 124mg5%
Potassium 59mg2%
Carbohydrates 28g9%
Sugar 23g26%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 245IU5%
Calcium 28mg3%
Iron 0.6mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Fudge Frosting

Decorating Cupcakes with Cookie Cutters

I knew that I wanted a snowflake in the middle of this cupcake, but I wasn’t sure how to do it. The easiest way would have been if I had some cupcake stencils. Alas, I did not.

Baking Bites had a informative post on making your own cupcake stencils. However, snowflakes were apparently too tough for me. I spent a lot of time trying to cut a snowflake out of a piece of paper that was the size of my cupcake – no luck!

Then, it struck me! I had recently purchased some awesome snowflake cookie cutters. I simply covered the cookie cutter with foil to keep the powdered sugar from landing on any spot in the cookie cutter shape and then sifted powdered sugar down onto the cupcake. I loved the effect and if you already have cookie cutters sitting around, it’s something that you might be able to try.

Two of My Awesome Commenters

Who doesn’t love it when people leave comments on their blog? Even though I see the numbers and I know you are out there, hearing from people in the comments always makes me so happy. Whenever possible, I like to acknowledge people who have made me smile and today I have good reason.

  • Louise is an awesome regular commentor on this blog, but the reason you should know about her is because her blog, Months of Edible Celebrations, is fascinating. I love food history and her blog takes you in depth into all kinds of surprising food history facts. Did you know that the Sun-Maid raisin girl was a real person? Most relevant to today’s post, Louise has a post on the history of cookie cutters that is definitely worth a read.

  • Happy Cook is another commenter that I love! Not only does she comment on this blog, but she is very active in the food blog community. If you head to her blog, My Kitchen Treasures, you’ll see that she participates in a ton of food blog events. This month, though, she is hosting an event for the first time called Homemade Christmas Gifts. I don’t give Christmas gifts, but I’ll go with the Homemade Holiday Gift concept and enter!

Since cupcakes are hard to mail, fudge would make a great gift for someone far away. For those to whom you can personally deliver a gift to, bring them some of these cupcakes.


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18 comments on “Fudge Brownie Cupcakes”

  1. Yeahhhhhh thankyou for sending me the fudge. I love fudge. And that cupcake looks awesomen no wonder it was a big hit.
    Thankyou for the fudge.
    Here actually we also don’t give gifts for christmas, we give it as a Newyears present.
    But then i am sure most of them are doing it as christmas gifts that is why i did christmas gifts.

  2. Ivysays:

    I love how you decorated these. They are so starry and whimsical.
    They must be sooo rich though. I would make these but I have no patience for fudge. Haha!

  3. 'Rainesays:

    If I wasn’t already ill from sneaking tons of my mother’s home-made fudge she does every year, I’d go make these right now! I can’t remember us ever having fudge leftover, so I may have to go hide some of the dark chocolate mint fudge to make cupcakes later…

  4. Gilsays:

    Fudge is a much better secret ingredient than the last time I read a blog post about an ‘interesting’ cookbook….

  5. Kimsays:

    Hmm, who woulda thunk of melting fudge for frosting? Someone brilliant, obviously!

  6. Oh Fudge! I’m in heaven Stef they look absolutely amazing! I’m drooling for just one itsy bitsy taste. Ingenious using the cookie cutter as a template. I may just be dreaming of these all day.

    Thank you so much for sharing and, an extra helping of thanks for the kind words about my blog. I’m delighted you enjoy your visits. This blogging stuff is just so much FUN! Thanks again, Stef…

  7. Syriesays:

    Really beautiful! I bet they were scrumptious. Have a happy new year!

  8. Gigisays:

    oooo,I bet they were rich and decadent! Yum.

  9. Jansays:

    In December four of my friends and I made 100 pounds of fudge as a fundraiser for an educational organization. With just one pound left in the ‘fridge & not wanting to consume any more fudge, I was so happy to come upon this recipe! It was the perfect way to finish off that last pound of fudge. The cupcakes are light in color and texture, and taste delicious. I found that I needed to add about 2 tablespoons whole milk to make the 7 oz of fudge more spreadable, but when I did, it was the perfect consistency. Spread on the cooled cupcakes, the frosting held a very nice sheen. Am very happy to be taking them to a 40th anniversary celebration tonight. So glad to finally know what to do with leftover fudge!

  10. Stefsays:

    Jan – So glad to hear that the recipe worked out for you. Sounds like you a LOT of fudge on your hands!!

  11. Anonymoussays:

    I was so excited to make these cupcakes. My mom loves fudge, so I decided to make them for her birthday. Although, my cupcakes came out strange… They weren’t like cake. It’s kind of hard to explain. They had a lot of holes and didn’t stay whole when I pulled away the cupcake wrappers.

    My mom had a few ideas; she wondered whether or not you packed the fudge into the measuring cup or loosely placed pieces of fudge in there. Also, does it have to do with the fact that all fudge is different? Such as some is more oily than others.

    Any ideas on what went wrong?

  12. Anonymoussays:

    This is the same commenter from above. Is there any way I can post a picture?

  13. Stefsays:

    Anon – I packed the fudge in. Is that what you did? You can email me a pic stef at cupcakeproject dot com.

  14. I don’t have any fudge on hand, but a co-worker’s birthday is coming up and she loves brownies so I wanted to try this! Can you recommend a brand of premade fudge to buy?


  15. Stefsays:

    TheFosterFamily – Sorry, I don’t. Try making your own. It’s really easy!

  16. Dianasays:

    You used 1C of fudge – melted or pieces? :)

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