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Day 210 – Half Baked Cupcakes

26 Feb

Ok, let’s be real.  Nothing says, “getting you over hump day” like some Ben & Jerry’s.  Nothing.  Although, to be fair, Ben & Jerry’s can and should be enjoyed often.  At least, that’s my opinion.  So, I couldn’t resist these Half Baked Cupcakes (recipe below from Mayhem in the Kitchen)!

Brownie-Cupcake     Mini-Brownie

The cupcakes are dense and chewy on the bottom with a serious crunch on the top. They taste a lot like a brownie. Not an overly fudgy brownie. But definitely a brownie.

Note: A toothpick tester won’t give accurate results for this cupcake. Like a brownie, you wanna take it out before it’s completely dry, otherwise they’ll be tough.


The frosting is thick. A lot like cookie dough in every way possible. It’s sugary with brown sugar and lots and lots of mini chocolate chips!

Half-Baked     Mini-Half-Baked

Together it’s just sugary and chocolatey and sinful!! I need a big glass of milk now. Like….a huge one!! But I feel like a kid. Indulging in a brownie with cookie dough ice cream on top. Way too much sugar, but way too yummy to pass up!

Half-Baked-top     Mini-Half-Baked-top

Scoring Sheet:

  • Cupcake Taste: 3.5
  • Frosting Taste: 4
  • Overall Taste: 4
  • Appearance: 3.5
  • Ease of Making: 4.5
  • TOTAL: 19.5


Half Baked Cupcakes (recipe from Mayhem in the Kitchen)


  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 6 oz baking chocolate (6 squares)
  • 4 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 8 eggs (large)
  • 2 cups ultragrain flour
  • 4 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/8 tsp salt


  • 2/3 cups salted butter (at room temperature)
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar (packed)
  • 1/2 cup ultragrain flour
  • 1 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon molasses
  • 2 tablespoons half and half
  • 1 cup mini chocolate chips

For directions visit Mayhem in the Kitchen.

*Tomorrow: Fluffernutter Cupcakes*

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