Mix it Up: Brownie Cups

As passionate and dedicated brownie lovers, we think the perfect brownie should be fudgy, not cakey, have an intense chocolate flavour, and not be overly sweet.

The brownie was born in the US, and the first brownie recipe was published in the 1897 Sears, Roebuck Catalogue. It is classified as a bar cookie because it’s eaten usually with your hands, whereas cake is eaten with a fork (we’re switching it up below!). Folklore has its origin coming from a careless cook who forgot to put baking powder in the chocolate cake batter recipe. Although traditionally baked in a rectangular pan, we’re mixing it up with these sweet individual brownie cups.


The secret recipe:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
  2. Prepare your brownie batter. You can make your favourite recipe from scratch, but to save you time, we’ve prepared our sinfully delicious Gluten-Free Brownie Batter made with plant-based ingredients, free of GMO’s, dairy, eggs, preservatives and refined sugars (available at these amazing retailers).
  3. Scoop the dough into ramekins. No more than half full.
  4. Bake your brownies for around 20 minutes (every oven is a little bit different, so you may want to bake your brownie cup for more or less time, depending on how hot your oven is and how soft you want your brownie to be)
  5. Cool and enjoy!


  • There’s no need to grease your ramekins if you’re happy to eat from them with a spoon. But if you want them to pop out to serve, then you can rub a little coconut oil or Earth Balance in your ramekins before you add the batter.

Mix it Up is a series we created to share new and creative ways to enjoy our sinfully delicious sweets! Take a picture of the brownie cups you make with our dough, and post and tag us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest so we can see your delicious creations, try them ourselves, and share with others too.

Treats from the Earth