Last winter Southern Living online shared the most adorable party idea…A “Naughty or Nice” party! How adorable is that? Serve plenty of decadent chocolate “lumps of coal” and white fluffy “For Goodness Sake” cupcakes. These delicious sugar and spice cupcakes are perfect for the good treats. Now all you are the lumps of coal! This recipe consists of chocolate cupcakes, filled with chocolate chips, and topped with a chewy brownie muffin top….it just feels naughty eating it! 

Naughty or Nice Brownie Cupcakes | Naughty or Nice Cupcakes |


Brownie Batter
  • ¼ Cup Butter
  • ⅓ Cup Sweetened Condensed Milk (Use fat free, these cupcakes are seriously decadent. I like to save calories where I can!)
  • ⅓ Cup Milk (Again, I used fat free here.)
  • 1 (18.25 oz) Box Devil’s Food Cake Mix
  • 1  Box Devil’s Food Cake Mix (yes, another one)
  • 1 Package of Instant Chocolate Fudge Pudding Mix
  • 1 Cup Sour Cream
  • 1 Cup Vegetable Oil
  • 4 Eggs
  • ½ Cup Milk (I used fat free.)
  • 1 Cup Semi-sweet Chocolate Chips
  • 2 Cups Butter
  • 8 Ounces of Powdered Sugar
  • 1 Cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • Pinch of Table Salt
  • 1.5 Cups Light Corn Syrup
  • 2 Teaspoons of Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Cup of Milk Chocolate Chips


Brownie Batter
  1. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and mix on medium speed for 2 minutes until well combined. Scoop batter onto little balls on a baking sheet.
  2. Freeze overnight.

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  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Line a muffin tin with cupcake liners.
  3. Combine all ingredients except chocolate chips and mix on medium for 2 minutes until well combined.
  4. Stir in chocolate chips.
  5. Fill cupcake liners almost full with batter.
  6. Drop the frozen brownie batter onto the top of each cupcake.
  7. Bake for 26 minutes.
  8. Allow to cool completely before frosting.
  9. The batter will spread, don’t worry. There will be a nice large “muffin top” make out of brownie on top. It’s the tastiest part! Brownie Batter Cupcakes |
  1. Melt chocolate chips in the microwave, stirring every 30 seconds.
  2. In a separate bowl, combine butter, sugar, cocoa and salt in a food processor and mix until smooth.
  3. Slowly add in the corn syrup and vanilla.
  4. Pour in the the melted chocolate and mix until smooth.
  5. Be sure not to mix too much, just until combined.
 So, were you Naughty or Nice this year?
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