Brownie Sundae Cups

Brownie Sundae Cups

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These Brownie Sundae Cups are one delicious bite. I can’t believe I was able to pull this off on my grandchildren! As you some of you know they have some pretty good taste bus and can pick out most of the ingredients I use in my dishes and right now I’m one Grammie because I was able to stump them in the “guess the ingredients” game we play when I’ve created something new in the kitchen. These Brownie Sundae Cups take the “I stumped you award” tonight. Wahoo, and yes, I’m doing the “I won” dance.

After about fifteen minutes of guessing everyone gave the “I give up sign” and had to know right then what these delicious Brownie Sundae Cups were made of. Me being me, I said “it’s a family secret” if I tell you, you’ll have to help make them next time you’re here. Well, of course they all said they would certainly do that – I think. So I told them the special ingredient. I said these wonderful decadent chocolaty Brownie Sundae Cups are made of – drum roll please – Black Beans! You should have heard the noises coming from everyone sitting at the table. It was just too funny.

Brownie Sundae Cups

Brownie Sundae Cups

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook Time: 12 minutes

Total Time: 37 minutes

Yield: 12 Brownie Cups

Serving Size: 1 Brownie Cup

Brownie Sundae Cups

These Brownie Sundae Cups are a great way to end a wonderful family dinner. Get everyone involved in making their own sundae and watch all the fun begin.


    ~~Brownie Mix~~
  • 1 can – Black Beans – rinsed and drained well
  • 2 – Eggs – beaten
  • 1 tsp – Pure Vanilla
  • 3 Tbsp. – Coconut Oil – melted
  • ½ cup – Cocoa Powder
  • ½ tsp – Baking Powder
  • ¼ cup – Hot Water – to melt chocolate in
  • ½ cup – Chocolate Chips
  • ½ cup – Ghirardelli Chocolate – cut in small chunks
  • Pinch of Salt
  • Pinch of Cayenne Pepper – optional
  • 2 – Muffin Pans – identical in size
  • Non-Stick Cooking Spray
  • ~~Toppings~~
  • 1 quart – Vanilla Ice Cream – or flavor of choice
  • Chocolate Syrup – For drizzling over the top
  • Fresh Raspberries – A few for each sundae


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Spray inside of 1st muffin pan and outside of 2nd muffin pan.
  3. Melt chocolate chips and chunks of chocolate in the ¼ cup hot water. Pour into large bowl and set aside.
  4. Mash black beans with a masher, then add mashed black beans and rest of ingredients for brownie mix to the large bowl that has the melted chocolate. Blend well with a hand mixer until well combined, about 2 minutes.
  5. Scoop batter into prepared muffin pan that has the non-stick cooking spray on the inside. About 2 to 3 tablespoons per muffin cup is good. Once all muffin cups are filled, place the muffin pan that you sprayed with bottom of on top of brownie mix filled muffin pan and press pans together.
  6. Place pans in the oven and bake for 12 minutes. Remove and allow to cool for 5 minutes before you separate the pans. Once you remove the top pan, transfer brownie cups to a cooling rack.
  7. Assembly: Place brownie cup on a small dish, scoop ice cream into brownie cup, drizzle with chocolate syrup, and place a few fresh raspberries on the top and serve.
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My grandson Mason was the first on to say “oh my gosh, I can’t believe I’m eating brownie beans”. I couldn’t help myself, I was laughing so hard at all of their expressions, and not one of them stopped eating the Brownie Sundae Cups either. Oh, and I won this round of “guess the ingredients” and these Brownie Sundae Cups were an award winning hit.

These Brownie Sundae Cups are sure to please even the pickiest of eaters around your table. Everyone get the benefit of a sundae and you get the benefit of knowing your serving something wonderfully delicious and healthier for your family. Oh, and don’t forget to play the “guess the ingredients” game and get them more involved and excited about trying something new. Who knows you just may win the blue ribbon for this tasty dessert.

From my kitchen to yours,

Tina Marie


Want to try another winner? Try my Double Chocolate Glazed Donuts.

Do you use a special ingredient in your Brownie Sundae Cups?

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