Chocolate Fudge Brownie Cupcakes

serves 12

Place the oven rack in the middle of the oven. Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Line 12-count muffin tin with paper or tin cupcake liners. Spray foil with cooking spray.

Cut butter into pieces. Place the butter into a large microwave safe bowl and melt it in microwave. With a whisk, blend in unsweetened cocoa. Add sugar and mix well.

In another bowl lightly beat together eggs and vanilla extract. Add egg mixture to the cocoa mixture and blend together. Mix in flour and salt. Fold in walnuts.

Pour into prepared pan and bake for 20 minutes. To test for doneness insert a wooden toothpick into the center of the brownies; it should have some moist crumbs attached to it. Do not over bake!

Remove brownies from the oven and cool completely on a wire rack.

Wrap in plastic wrap and store in an air tight container at room temperature or in the refrigerator.

These brownies freeze beautifully!