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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 24
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 35.8
  • Total Fat: 0.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 128.3 mg
  • Total Carbs: 9.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.4 g
  • Protein: 0.5 g

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Chewy Mini Cupcake Brownies

Submitted by: DARBYMERRIMAN
Chewy Mini Cupcake Brownies

Introduction

Remember how delicious Mom's brownies were? You can duplicate the taste for a fraction of the fat if you substitute cocoa for bittersweet chocolate and use applesauce in place of some of the butter or oil. Remember how delicious Mom's brownies were? You can duplicate the taste for a fraction of the fat if you substitute cocoa for bittersweet chocolate and use applesauce in place of some of the butter or oil.
Number of Servings: 24

Ingredients

    3/4 cup all-purpose flour
    1/2 cup unpacked brown sugar, firmly packed
    1 Tbsp unpacked brown sugar, firmly packed
    3 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa
    1/2 tsp baking soda
    1/4 tsp table salt
    1/2 cup water
    1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
    1/2 tsp vinegar, cider
    1 1/2 tsp margarine, melted
    1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Tips

For Valentine's Day, top each brownie with a fondant heart.


Directions

1. Preheat oven to 350F.
2. In a bowl, stir together flour, brown sugar, cocoa, baking soda and salt. In a second bowl stir together remaining ingredients. Pour water mixture over flour mixture and stir until batter is smooth.
3. Pour into a nonstick mini muffin tin coated with cooking spray, filling until half full. Bake until toothpick inserted in center of cupcake comes out clean, 18 to 20 minutes.
4. Remove from oven. Let sit 5 minutes, then turn out onto rack to completely cool.






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  • Incredible!
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    Yum! You'd never know these were low-fat! I baked them in an 8x8 pan and cut into 16 servings. So that made them 54 calories and .5 gr fat each. Some whipped cream would be so good on these. Next time I'm doubling the recipe and making them in a 9x13 pan. - 4/20/09

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  • Incredible!
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    I agree, these have more of a cake consistency. I added about 2Tbsp of instant coffee to intensify the chocolate flavor. It's a great base for anything, sugarfree jelly, peanut butter, etc. Thanks for sharing - 4/20/09

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  • 4 of 6 people found this review helpful
    If you use "unpacked brown sugar" and then say "firmly packed", you are not getting an accurate calorie count. I'm afraid to see how many calories these REALLY have in them. - 1/8/13

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
    OH my this cupcake/brownie is AWESOME! I had to freeze some so hubby wouldn't eat them all. They thaw just as good as if you had not froze them at all I subst. spenda brown sgr.Thanks for the yummy recipe. - 9/2/09

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    They weren't chewy like the description said, but they were great. For the calories and fat it is worth it. I will add a little more cocoa powder next time but these were really good. They are light and fluffy, more like a cake then a brownie. - 4/5/09

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    YUM! I, too, put them in an 8x8 pan and it barely covered the bottom with a thin layer of the batter, so I wish I would have doubled the recipe. I also added 1.5 Tbsp of coffee crystals (like Texas sheet cake). Other than being super thin, these are great (even the batter was tasty)! - 10/19/10

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I used canned pumpkin instead of applesauce because I generally don't buy applesauce..very moist with the pumpkin! YUM! I also had some redi-whip on the side :) - 7/19/12

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  • Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    pretty good. used whole wheat flour and extra vanilla. more cake texture than brownie. will make again. - 2/13/10

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I made this tonight and they turned out great! I made a few additions to the recipe. Instead of cider vinegar I used balsamic vinegar, and I added two tablespoons of mini semi-sweet chocolate chips. Fantastic! - 5/13/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I love brownies!!!!,and these ARE great!! - 4/6/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Yummy! I made them in mini cupcake cups and added just a little more sugar. Also, I always keep some Motts unsweetened apple sauce around as it comes in handy 1/2 cup portions. I used 1/2 cup of apple sauce and 1/4 cup water, but I doubt it made any difference. - 9/15/12

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    These were GREAT! Definately took care of the sweet tooth, but not too sweet and very light! - 10/13/11

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    The batter was yummy enough that I doubled the batch. I've had some unopened applesauce for a while, knowing I'd get an urge to bake something lowfat. This recipe satisfies the chocolate craving AND is kind on the waistline. Thanks!! - 7/28/11

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    These are great! Moist and chocolaty - Just the right size to satisfy the longing. They are very much like my Wacky Cake recipe, which is the all time favorite around here. I'll make these again. - 6/21/11

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    So Yummy! Perfect when you need a little something sweet. - 7/24/10

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Absolutely delicious! Satisfied my sweet tooth! - 10/6/09

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  • Good
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I would add a little more sugar... They were not as sweet as I thought they would be. I made a simple homemade chocolate icing to go on top and called it a cake! Icing - 4tbs. coco, 6tbs. skim milk, 1tsp vanilla, and 1/2 box of conf. sugar....boil first 3 then pour over sugar and spread on cake - 9/20/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    really good!!!! I added a little lite whip cream (2 TBS = 15 calories) and that made it really good as well - 7/14/09

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  • Taste Good and perfect for something to stop the chocolate cravings. Served these at church. - 2/8/14

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  • Very good for low fat, but I would agree with others that it's really like a cake - thus eating them with no frosting is a bit like cutting into a chocolate cake with no frosting on top - something is missing. At 72 cal/serv I know I can make a frosting and still be low fat/calorie - 5/4/13

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  • A quick and easy recipe! Pretty good for low fat cupcakes! They were like a cross between a cake and a brownie. I would add more cocoa next time, as they weren't quite chocolatey enough for me. I baked them into 24 mini cupcakes and they took 10 minutes to bake. Used malt vinegar, turned out fine - 5/4/13

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  • I used whole wheat flour and splenda brown sugar blend...I doubled all ingredients (except the butter) and added cheyenne pepper 1/4t. but still made only 12 cupcakes...when I created the recipe makeover the nutrition tracker said my recipe was 101.4 calories per (muffin) my whole family loved it!! - 5/3/13

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  • Doubled the recipe, subbed 1/2 flour for whole wheat flour, subbed 1/2 water for fresh brewed coffee, used Balsamic vinegar and cinnamon applesauce b/c that's what I had. Batter tasted good; baking now & will know final results in a couple hours as they are dessert for potluck lunch. - 2/10/13

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  • I made this for my son's birthday party. He wanted a jello cake and brownies. I doubled the recipe and poured jello over it after it cooled added for some sugar-free cool whip the kids loved it. My son asked me to make it again. - 1/11/13

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  • I dunno if I did something wrong but mine didn't turn out so nice. I will have to try it again sometime I think :-( - 3/25/12

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