Mexican Brownies for #CincodeMayo #SundaySupper

Mexican Brownies

Welcome to our Sunday Supper Cinco de Mayo Party! Thanks Jen from Juanita’s Cocina for hosting this awesome event.
My contribution to our party is Mexican Brownies. Chewy chocolaty goodness with warm cinnamon undertones and a pinch of heat from a bit of cayenne. The smell of these baking is out of this world. Chocolate and cinnamon, wow its delicious!

  Many people think Cinco de Mayo is the same as Mexican Independence Day but actually it is a celebration which commemorates the victory of the Mexicans over the French in the Battle of Puebla.

According to our host, Jen, here in the U.S., Cinco de Mayo is an excuse to dance, eat spicy food, drink fruity booze, and fling churros around.  Basically…it’s the best Mexican party out there.
I can’t argue with that!

For those of you unfamiliar with our group,#SundaySupper is a mission started by Isabel of Family Foodie.  Her mission is to bring families around the dinner table to share meals and time together.  Every week, our #SundaySupper group shares a new theme.  This week’s theme is a celebration of Cinco de Mayo.

Mexican Brownies

This is my basic brownie recipe adapted from an old Betty Crocker cookbook. Our baker at work suggested the cinnamon (I used Saigon Cinnamon) and cayenne for Mexican flair.
mexican inspired brownies

  • 2 squares unsweetened chocolate
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne

Melt butter and chocolate in a double boiler or microwave. Set aside to cool.
When cooled, add sugar to chocolate/butter mixture. Stir.
Slowly incorporate the eggs.
Mix together flour, baking powder, salt and spices in a separate bowl. Stir dry ingredients into wet mixture.
Spread into a well buttered 8×8-inch baking pan.
Bake at 350 for about 25 minutes and until inserted toothpick comes out clean. Let cool before cutting and serving.
Of course if you accidently cut a piece while still warm, then you need to eat it!

Check out these great offerings from the #SundaySupper team to keep the party going!

Cinco de Mayo Appetizers & Sides {Aperitivos}:

Cinco de Mayo Main Dishes {Platos Principales}:

Cinco de Mayo Desserts {Postres}:

Cinco de Mayo Drinks {Bebidas}:

Join the #SundaySupper conversation on Twitter on Sunday, May 5th to celebrate Cinco de Mayo! We’ll tweet throughout the day and share recipes from all over the world. Our weekly chat starts at 7:00 pm EST. Follow the #SundaySupper hashtag, and remember to include it in your tweets to join in the chat.
BONUS Join us at our Food and Wine Conference in Florida from July 19-21. Register during our chat on May 5th and get $100.00 off the full conference registration. Use the discount code SundaySupper !
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Mexican Brownies for #CincodeMayo #SundaySupper
  • ■2 squares unsweetened chocolate
  • ■1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • ■1 cup sugar
  • ■2 eggs, beaten
  • ■1/2 cup flour
  • ■1/2 tsp baking powder
  • ■1/2 tsp salt
  • ■1 tsp cinnamon
  • ■1/4 tsp cayenne
  1. Melt butter and chocolate in a double boiler or microwave. Set aside to cool.
  2. When cooled, add sugar to chocolate/butter mixture. Stir.
  3. Slowly incorporate the eggs.
  4. Mix together flour, baking powder, salt and spices in a separate bowl. Stir dry ingredients into wet mixture.
  5. Spread into a well buttered 8x8-inch baking pan.
  6. Bake at 350 for about 25 minutes and until inserted toothpick comes out clean. Let cool before cutting and serving.
  7. Of course if you accidently cut a piece while still warm, then you need to eat it!
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51 Responses to Mexican Brownies for #CincodeMayo #SundaySupper

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  2. Renee says:

    I seriously love the flavor combination of cinnamon and chocolate. The extra spice kick for these brownies are a bonus. Yum!
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  10. Nicole says:

    Your brownies look … yes, just yes. I want one please. I love the cayenne in there – I might need to make a batch of these today. Been craving brownies for days. These are perfect!

  11. Jennifer B says:

    I’m not a huge brownie fan, but add some spicy for depth of flavor and I’m all about it! I think it makes the brownie take on a whole new flavor.
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  12. I love this recipe and the brownies look amazing!
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  14. I have always been super intrigued by the flavor combo of cinnamon and chocolate. It sounds so unique. These brownies look fudgy and delicious!
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  17. I can only imagine what the spices do to these! Just so amazing!
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  19. Love the excuse to eat spicy food and drink fruity beverages!
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  21. Bea says:

    Oh, yes please – this sounds amazing. I love the addition of cinnamon and cayenne to give it a “mexican” flavor. Thank you!
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  23. I cannot have enough of spicy chocolate, in any way or form. These are awesome brownies Cindy!
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  25. Katy says:

    Spicy brownies? Yes Please!
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  26. I think your brownies are a great excuse to hoop, holler and dance, Cindy! Yummy!

  27. I love cinnamon and chocolate together! What a great idea!
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  28. Katie says:

    I really have to try out the flavors in these brownies! Cinnamon and cayenne – such a fab addition!

  29. Uru says:

    I love the flavour in these brownies, too delicious 😀

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  30. Very cool. I love how you took a basic recipe and just tweaked it a bit to make it Mexican style.
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  31. I’m glad someone did Mexican brownies!! yum!!! I also love Mexican chocolate cake. . love that surprise *heat* when you take a bite! yum!!
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  32. I already think that brownies are the most addictive food in the world, and these look even more so!
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  33. Megan says:

    I love spicy chocolate yet never thought to make brownies out of it. YUM!
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  34. I can’t get enough of Mexican chocolate, especially in brownie form. These look fabulous, Cindy!
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