I wanted to make some brownies to take to my m-i-l, but they get so messy when you cut them up and I always have the problem of the center of the pan being goopy while the edges are rock hard.
In fact, once I refused to make brownies for Ernest for that very reason, and made a chocolate sheet cake instead.
So I had the bright idea of making the brownies in cupcake papers. Of course there are no new ideas under the sun and there were many recipes on the internet.
I used the Hershey's cocoa Brownie Cupcakes recipe and it was good, so I'm sticking with it. It says it makes 18 but I only got 15 the first time and they seemed skimpy. I made 12 the next time and I'm satisfied.
The only issue I have is nuts or no nuts. Some of us prefer nuts, but the younger generation prefers their chocolate pure. My solution was to make two batches.
Now everyone was happy. Until they were all gone.