Monday, May 6, 2013

Mexican Fudge Brownies with Cinnamon Butter Cream Frosting

I made these Brownies for our Cinco de Mayo dinner yesterday. First, we had Mango Margaritas, Guacamole, then we had Chicken Enchiladas with Ancho Chile Sauce, and finished of our meal with Mexican Brownies. In case you don't know, Mexican brownies are your go to brownies with Cinnamon and a little Cayenne Pepper for a little heat.  Of course I love cinnamon, but the Cayenne pepper was a great addition with just a little heat. Ole!  If you like really spicy food, you can add even a little more Cayenne pepper. I topped off the yummy brownies with Cinnamon Butter Cream Frosting.  One bite of these amazing brownies was like a party in your mouth with all of the fudgy chocolate along the spicy Cinnamon and Cayenne Pepper. Of course  if you don't like spicy food, omit the Cayenne Pepper, and you will still have a great tasting brownie with the chocolate and cinnamon. These brownies are our new comfort food. Enjoy!

We  have needed a lot of comfort food lately, because we are still waiting on a call back from the Neurosurgeon for an appointment. Besides comfort food, we needed a little cheering up. because limbo is not a fun place to be. I got these flowers at my fav market, Trader Joe's for $3.99 on Friday, and they are still gorgeous.  I've had roses that cost much more that didn't look this good.

Mexican Fudge Brownies with Cinnamon Butter Cream Frosting Adapted from Better Homes and Gardens


1/2 c butter

2 squares, (2 oz) unsweetened chocolate

1 c. sugar

2 eggs

1 tsp .vanilla

3/4 c. AP Flour

1 tsp. Cinnamon

1/8 tsp Cayenne pepper

Fudge Brownies

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Line a 8x8x2 pan with aluminum foil or parchment paper, edges overlapping. Melt butter and chocolate.  Remove from heat and stir in sugar.  Add eggs, and vanilla.  Beat lightly until just combined.  Stir in flour, cinnamon, and cayenne pepper, and mix well. Spread batter in pan.  Bake in 350 degree oven for 20- 25 minutes.  Do not over bake. Cool on rack. Remove brownie from pan, and place on rack.

Cinnamon Butter Cream Frosting

1/2c. butter

2 c powdered sugar

1/2 tsp cinnamon

2-3 Tbsp. milk I used Almond Milk

Cream butter till light and fluffy with mixer.  Combine cinnamon and powdered sugar until well mixed.  Gradually beat in powdered sugar.  Add in milk, until desired consistency.

I linked up my recipe to Brandie@The Country Cook's Weekend Potluck #66
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  1. They sure do look good Becky. The flowers are so pretty and a good price too. Hopefully you will hear today.

    1. Gina,
      Thank you for your concern. Hopefully, we hear something soon!.

      Will talk to you soon

  2. Replies
    1. Thank you! These brownies are rich and fudgy with a little heat.

  3. I have never had cinnamon butter cream, sounds fantastic!

    Happy Blogging!
    Happy Valley Chow

    1. Eric,
      Cinnamon Butter Cream is so good, with lots of cinnamon flavor. I use a lot of cinnamon in my baking and cooking!

  4. The flowers are beautiful! And the brownies look delicious-especially that buttercream!!!

    1. Kayle,
      Thank you! Fudgy brownies with a little topped with Cinnamon Butter Cream are amazing

  5. Hi sweet Bonnie. I have been praying for you guys. I know how nerve-wracking that waiting time can be. Please keep me updated with specific prayer requests. I'm sending you a big hug! And these brownies look delicious. I love the added spice! Such a nice change. (And your comment on my last blog post was so funny!) Hugs and love, sweet friend!

    1. Monet,
      Thank you for your thoughts and prayers. They are greatly appreciated. Eating comfort food like the yummy brownies help.

      Hugs to you and Ryan!

  6. Very nice dessert! I love brownies, spicy brownies sound very tempting and especially with that cinnamon frosting!

    1. Medeja,
      These brownies are so rich and fudgy with a little heat, topped with ooey, gooey Cinnamon Butter Cream.

  7. That whole menu sounds really good! :) As for the brownies, I've got to remember to put some spices in mine the way you did. Yum.

    1. Anita,
      the brownies were a perfect finish to a wonderful Cinco de Mayo Menu:) Yes, try adding the spices to your brownies, and you' never go back.

  8. I enjoy a good pinch of spice with chocolate, this looks a wonderful brownie!

    1. I had never added heat to my brownies, but It adds a depth of flavor with the chocolate and the cinnamon.

  9. OK, I'm drooling now. This looks and sounds soooooo good!

    1. Pam,
      these brownies are wonderful, especially with the cinnamon, and a little heat.

  10. Oh my, don't those brownies look good?? Love the flavors you have in there, and you know I love anything with a Mexican flavor. Trader Joe's is my favorite too, I find their flowers to be a good deal, and like everything else, fresh and long lasting.
    Wishing you both all the best with the surgery... I've been sending healing thoughts your way.
    Happy Mother's Day Becky!

  11. Looks like an awesome and tasty dessert. Thanks so much for linking up at Weekend Potluck. Trust and pray you get that needed appt. soon and get on with life.


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