Frost Me Not Cup Cakes

These Frost Me Not Cup Cakes are a great combination of a chocolate cupcake and brownie.  The individual portions are perfect! And the cupcake holds together well, even when you take the wrapper off.

Frost Me Not Cup Cakes are like a chocolate cupcake and brownie on a white platter

Frost Me Not Cup Cakes

Cakes, brownies and cupcakes are all delicious.  Well, these Frost Me Not Cup Cakes are the best of all three worlds and they are quick and easy to make!  And who can pass up a portion sized chocolate dessert?

These frost me not cupcakes are a simple and delicious recipe that tastes classy anytime.  When we want to get a bit fancier a cupcake we crave is our cream cheese and chocolate-filled Black Bottom Cupcakes.

While I wondered if I should add frosting to these cupcakes I didn’t for two reasons.  One I took them to the field where my husband was harvesting his corn and it’s easier to pack snacks in a baggie without frosting.  

It’s also easier for him to eat a snack like this on the go. Frosting would just slow things down and let me tell you about harvest in his family – ain’t nobody got time to be slowed down!  The second reason is the name and entire premise of the recipe would be ruined if I added frosting. My taste testers all appreciated them as is!

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Here is our son taking a bag of food so his dad could eat without leaving the field.

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I enjoyed using pecans in this recipe.   My husband prefers to omit the nuts because he likes uninterrupted chocolate goodness.

We took some of these treats to a friend who said their family really liked them.  He said it’s important to him that a cupcake not fall apart when the wrapper is taken off.  This dessert was a winner for him because it tastes great and didn’t make a mess.

Collage of Frost Me Not Cup Cakes are a great combination of a chocolate cupcake and brownie.  

We also enjoy these Chocolate and Peanut Butter Bar Cookies and Cowboy Cookie Bars for an easy treat while doing farm work.  When we spend a lot of time in the tractor there’s just not as much time to spend in the kitchen or at the dinner table, so quick and easy treats are a must!  We hope you enjoy these treats as much as we do!

Printable Recipe for Frost Me Not Cup Cakes

Chocolate Cup Cakes without frosting on a white platter

Frost Me Not Cup Cakes

Servings 24 cupcakes
Jennifer @ Plowing Through Life
These Frost Me Not Cup Cakes are a great combination of a chocolate cupcake and brownie.  The individual portions are perfect! And the cupcake holds together well, even when you take the wrapper off. #easycupcake
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Ingredients
  

  • 4 squares semi sweet chocolate or 4 ounces
  • 2 sticks butter
  • 1 1/2 cups broken pecans
  • 1 3/4 cups sugar
  • 1 cup flour
  • 4 eggs large
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Instructions
 

  • Melt chocolate and butter in a heavy pan over low heat.  Add nuts and stir until well coated.  
  • Combine sugar, flour, eggs and vanilla.  Mix only until blended.  Do not beat!
  • Add chocolate mixture to flour mixture and mix again, very carefully.  Do not beat.
  • Turn into paper-lined baking cups and bake at 325 degrees F for 20 – 30 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.  Do not frost.

Nutrition

Calories: 224kcalCarbohydrates: 22gProtein: 2gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 48mgSodium: 78mgPotassium: 70mgFiber: 1gSugar: 17gVitamin A: 281IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 14mgIron: 1mg

Nutritional Disclaimer

“Plowing Through Life” is not a dietitian or nutrition professional. Any nutritional information shared is an estimate and can vary greatly depending on specific products are used. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through an online nutritional calculator of your choice.

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2 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    How much is 4 squares of chocolate in grams? What size chocolate squares are you talking about? These sound and look yum, I can’t wait to make them!

    1. Great question! 1 square = 1 ounce = 28.3 grams. I hope you enjoy the recipe!

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