Brownie Cups with Mocha Glaze

My happy place is the kitchen. I can let myself go whenever I’m there. Whatever pops into my head, I can cook. What should I make today? What would be interesting?

These are the questions I ask myself in the kitchen. They keep my mind busy. Ideas swirl around like birds in the sky.

Today I decided that I want to make something sweet. Deep down, I think most of us crave something sugary once in a while. Desserts make my son happy. I’m always in search of quick, easy, and decadent dessert recipes for the family. I decided to make brownie cups with cream cheese filling, topped with a mocha glaze drizzle. Doesn’t that sound mouth-watering? Check this out below and let me know if you try it!



Brownie cups

  • 1 18.4 oz. box chocolate brownie mix
  • 3 tbsp. water
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 2 eggs

Cream cheese filling

  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 4 oz. cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup soften butter, unsalted
  • 1/2 tsp. pure vanilla
  • 3 tsp. coffee liqueur

Mocha glaze

  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 3/4 tsp. cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp. instant coffee
  • 2 tsp. hot water
  • 1 tsp. kahlua (coffee liqueur)


Brownie cups

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Line 12 muffin cups (21/2 inches in diameter) with foil lined baking cups. Spray with butter cooking spray. Set aside.

Beat eggs, oil, and water with a hand held mixer in a medium bowl until smooth. Stir brownie mix and mix until well blended. Use an ice-cream scoop to fill muffin cups equally.


Bake in oven for 20-25 minutes or until wooden toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Remove muffins from pan to wire rack. Cool completely. Once cooled, slowly remove foil line from the brownie.

Cream cheese filling

Using a whisk or mixture, beat together butter and cream cheese till light and fluffy with no lumps. Slowly mix in powdered sugar. Mix till smooth and creamy. Fold in vanilla and coffee liqueur.

Spoon cream cheese filling into corner of resealable heavy-duty food-storage plastic bag with a star tip. Pipe the frosting onto the cupcakes.

Mocha glaze

Dissolve coffee in hot water. Slowly add powdered sugar and cocoa. Stir until blended well. Stir in coffee liqueur.

Drizzle top of frosted brownie cups with mocha glaze.

Serves 6

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