751- Brownie Cupcakes (Halloween Style) / براوني كب كيك (للهالوين)

Ingredients

For the brownies:
25 grams (1/4 cup) almond flour
25 grams (1/4 cup) unsweetened cocoa powder
90 grams (1/2 cup) light brown sugar
100 grams (1 cup) plain yogurt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
82 grams (1/2 cup) dark chocolate (60-70% ), chopped
50 grams (1/4 cup) unsalted butter
2 large eggs
80 grams (1/2 cup) dark chocolate chips
50 grams (1/4 cup) chopped walnuts
Pinch of salt

For the cream cheese:
225 grams (1 cup) cream cheese
200 milliliters ( 1 cup) heavy cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons powdered sugar

Directions

Step 1: Preparing the brownie
1- In a large bowl, add the almond flour, cocoa powder, salt and mix together using a spoon until well combined. Set aside.
2- In a medium bowl, add the light brown sugar, yogurt, vanilla extract and mix using an electric egg beater for one minute until well combined.
3- In another medium bowl, add the chopped chocolate and butter. Microwave for 30 seconds. Mix well using a spatula until the chocolate has completely melted.
4- Pour the melted chocolate on yogurt mixture, continue mixing until the texture becomes homogeneous.
5- Add the eggs one at a time and mix well until the batter is completely smooth.
6- Add in the batter the dry ingredients, the walnuts, and the chocolate chips. Whisk until just incorporated.
7- In a muffin pan, place the muffin paper cups and spoon the brownie preparation into each paper cup.
8- In a preheated oven at 180 °C, bake the cupcakes for 25 minutes or until they are done. When touching the center of the cupcake, it should feel firm.
9- Remove the cupcakes from the oven and allow to cool completely before serving.

Step 2: Preparing the cream cheese topping
10- In a large bowl mix the cream cheese, the powdered sugar and vanilla extract with a spatula until smooth.
11- In another bowl, beat the heavy cream until it becomes fluffy and peaks are firm.
12- Add the heavy cream on the cream cheese mixture and gently mix with a spatula until well combined. Keep in the fridge until ready to use.

Step 3: Assembling the brownies cups
13- Fill a piping bag with the cream cheese frosting and pipe as desired on top of the cupcakes.