Aunt Laurie’s Brownie Cupcakes

I first had these at a picnic at my Aunt Laurie and Uncle Craig’s house in Washington. I love them because you can make them with one bowl, one wooden spoon, one measuring cup and one measuring spoon. Fewer dishes=more time to sit back, relax and enjoy a brownie.

4 ounces unsweetened baking chocolate
1 cup (2 sticks) butter
2 cups sugar
4 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup flour

1 cup chopped nuts, if desired (I leave these out as my husband has a nut allergy but it doesn’t detract from the flavor at all)

Melt chocolate and butter in a large mixer bowl in microwave oven—approximately 1 minute. Add sugar and beat in eggs and vanilla. Add flour and nuts, if desired. Stir until blended. Spoon into paper lined muffin pans. Bake at 350 degrees until tops are crackly and look dry, about 20 minutes. Makes 1 1/2 dozen.

I have never had a bad review of these brownies.

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