#5: Brownie Cupcakes

In September, I started a cupcake adventure. If you haven't read about it yet, you can do so here. ***

This is the third batch of cupcakes that was made for my mom's birthday: Brownie Cupcakes!

And there's no denying that once out of the oven, they definitely looked more like brownies than cake. And, boy, did they smell good!

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Each one was frosted with a fudge icing and topped with a walnut half.

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I loved using all the different colored papers for this batch...it made a simple cupcake so playful. You can get fun papers like these (as well as sprinkles, sugars, packaging, etc.) at Bake It Pretty or Confectionery House.

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I'd like to try making these again sometime, but doing them like the coffee house Cuppies & Joe does: With a dollop of caramel on the top instead of icing. Mmm.

As the year 2009 draws to a close, I've made some headway on this crazy adventure. I started with 113 recipes on the to-do list, and now I'm down to 89 (24 done!). I'm hoping to finish at least another 20 batches before Baby Meadows makes his/her appearance in early July (or late June, if my mom's guess is right!), so we'll see how that goes. :) Wish me luck!

What was your favorite dessert in 2009? Something you made? Something you tried in a restaurant? Any baking/cooking goals for 2010?