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Brownie Sundae Cups

brownie ice cream sundae cups
Brownie Cups are the perfect way to serve ice cream for a crowd or as a special treat for the family!

Brownie Sundae Cups are the perfect way to serve a sweet treat!

Brownies or ice cream.  Which would you choose? How about BOTH! Brownie Sundae cups for the win!  Visit just about any restaurant, and they are sure to have a variation of this dessert.  Brownies might be a bit more like chocolate cake or lava cake or even a souffle, and always topped with ice cream.  It’s usually served warm and quite delicious.

Recently, we were having friends over and I planned to make brownies topped with ice cream for dessert.  I knew I wanted something utterly decadent so a good dark chocolate brownie would do the trick.  Then I got to thinking…. “what if I make these brownies into cups?”

That way everyone has their own cute little cup, and it looks so much better than just a piece of brownie (nothing wrong with that, it is how we do it most often around here! haha).  I figured it couldn’t be much harder to make brownie cups so I set out to make them.

Brownie Cups are the perfect way to serve ice cream for a crowd or as a special treat for the family!

Brownie Sundae Cups look fancy, but are incredibly simple to make at home!

You follow the recipe for your brownies as usual, but grease a muffin tin instead of a 9×13 pan.  Pour the batter in and let them bake up (they’ll be ready much faster…also a win!).  As soon as they’re out, while still hot, use the back of a spoon to press an indentation in the middle of it.

Let your little brownie sundae cups cool down and they are ready to top with whatever you want! I used some vanilla ice cream, Smucker’s hot fudge and sprinkles.  Cause duh.  Sprinkles make everything better!

Brownie Cups are the perfect way to serve ice cream for a crowd or as a special treat for the family!
Brownie Cups are the perfect way to serve ice cream for a crowd or as a special treat for the family!
Brownie Cups are the perfect way to serve ice cream for a crowd or as a special treat for the family!
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Brownie Cups are the perfect way to serve ice cream for a crowd or as a special treat for the family!

Brownie Sundae Cups


  • Author: Sophia Inza
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Ingredients

  • 1 box of your favorite brownie mix + ingredients to prepare it
  • your favorite ice cream
  • hot fudge sauce
  • sprinkes

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to whatever your packaging says. Grease one mini muffin tin and then grease the bottoms of another.
  2. Prepare your brownie batter as directed on packaging and place in the oven. Bake as directed, undercooking by about 10 minutes. If you don’t have cooking directions for using a mini muffin tin, start with 15 minutes. Check to see if the centers are cooked through, but still soft. you don’t want these to over bake at all, but also don’t want goo in the center. If they’re too gooey, add another 2-3 minutes at a time, until the centers are set.
  3. Once they come out of the oven, let them sit for 5 minutes. Then take your second muffin tin and press gently over the muffins to create the “cup.” If you don’t have a second mini muffin tin, you can take a spoon and create the indentation by pressing down gently. Takes a little longer, but it’ll work too!
  4. Then allow your brownies to fully cool on a wire rack.
  5. Once they are cooled through, fill the cup with your favorite ice cream, then top with fudge and sprinkles or peanuts. You can get creative here!
  6. Enjoy 🙂

 

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27 thoughts on “Brownie Sundae Cups

  1. These look like so much fun! I have been craving chocolate lately and these would be perfect! I love making Blood Orange Brownies so I am thinking I might have to turn them into Sundaes now!

  2. These are so cute! And I love that you can add sprinkles of any color to make these perfect for any holiday! So many possibilities!

  3. I love your idea, they look great and you can make endless number of combinations. My favorite ice cream is strawberry or lemon so I just wonder how that would taste with your brownie.

  4. OMG these look amazing. I sometimes teach kids cooking class parties and these are great for me to use 🙂

  5. Oh my gosh these look so delicious! I am literally on my way out to buy the ingredients now. Never even thought to make brownie sundae cups. Thanks!

  6. This looks like the best dessert to enjoy on a hot summers day. Brownies and ice cream what more can you want?

    1. Hi Nadine! Sorry I didn’t respond earlier! The very evening you commented, I gave birth to my daughter 🙂 I hope you and your daughter enjoy these! I”m looking forward to those messy baking days with my daughter in the years to come 🙂

  7. These brownies look so pretty! I bet they taste delicious as well. Thanks for sharing this recipe. I might make them this weekend 🙂

  8. Yummy! I have been craving brownies for weeks. I was making mini muffin pan brownies substituting baileys Irish creme for water with a dollop of baileys frosting on top. This is a great alternative!

  9. Great idea! It’s crazy how a different shape makes brownies so much more exciting. Also, I love that the options to make these festive for any holiday would be really easy to do!

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