German Chocolate Cupcakes

  • These German Chocolate Cupcakes are a great change of pace.  It uses a boxed cake mix that is jazzed up a bit and a homemade caramel coconut pecan frosting along with a rich chocolate frosting.  YUM!  What a treat!

    German Chocolate Cupcakes- A german chocolate cupcake topped with a caramel pecan and a sweet chocolate frosting! | Countryside Cravings

    I first saw these on a dessert blog called Your Cup Of Cake.  I instantly fell in love with the way they looked.  We all know I love chocolate and caramel anything so that made them even better.

    I have had these in the back of my mind for quite some time.  I just needed the perfect opportunity to make them.

    We had our church fall festival a little while back and I thought this would be perfect.  I didn’t want 24 cupcakes in the house just staring me in the face begging to be ate.  I really don’t want to gain an obscene amount of weight during this pregnancy so I had to get rid of these!

    German Chocolate Cupcakes- A german chocolate cupcake topped with a caramel pecan and a sweet chocolate frosting! | Countryside Cravings

    That’s the problem with being a food blogger.  All these super yummy treats just waiting to be ate and go straight to my thighs!  #reallifeproblems

    I also love, love, love to bake so that makes it even worse!!

    So, anytime there is an event that is needs refreshments brought I am more than willing to provide.  I can kill 2 birds with 1 stone– get my baking fix and save my thighs!!

    German Chocolate Cupcakes- A german chocolate cupcake topped with a caramel pecan and a sweet chocolate frosting! | Countryside Cravings

    German Chocolate Cupcakes
    Prep Time
    1 hr
    Cook Time
    18 mins
    Total Time
    1 hr 18 mins
     
    A german chocolate cupcake topped with a caramel pecan and a sweet chocolate frosting!
    Course: Cupcakes, Dessert
    Servings: 24
    Author: Countryside Cravings
    Ingredients
    • Cupcakes
    • 1 box german chocolate cake mix
    • 3 large eggs
    • 1/2 cup oil
    • 1/2 cup buttermilk
    • 3/4 cup plain yogurt or sour cream
    • 1 tablespoon vanilla
    • Caramel Coconut Pecan Frosting
    • 1 cup sugar
    • 1 cup evaporated milk
    • 1/2 cup butter
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla
    • 3 large egg yolks
    • 1 1/3 cups sweetened flake coconut
    • 1 1/3 chopped pecans
    • Chocolate Frosting
    • 1 cup butter softened
    • 3 1/2 cups powdered sugar
    • 2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla
    • 1-2 tablespoons milk
    • pinch of salt
    Instructions
    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line 2 muffin tins with 24 cupcake liners, set aside.
    2. In a large bowl or the bowl of your stand mixer combine all the cake ingredients. Beat on low for 30 seconds, just to combine then on high for 2 minutes. Using a scoop or spoon carefully distribute batter among the 24 cupcake liners. Bake for 18 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
    3. For the Caramel Coconut Pecan Frosting combine the sugar, milk, butter, vanilla and yolks in a medium saucepan. Cook over medium low heat for 10-12 minutes stirring frequently, until thick. Stir in coconut and pecans. Cool completely
    4. For the Chocolate Frosting in a large bowl beat the butter until light in color and fluffy. Add in the powdered sugar, cocoa powder and vanilla. If too thick add in a little milk. Add in the pinch of salt. Spoon into a piping bag fitted with your desired tip.
    5. Assembly- Put a large spoonful of caramel coconut frosting in the middle of the cupcake. Then pipe the chocolate frosting around the outside of the caramel coconut frosting.
    Recipe Notes

    Recipe adapted from Your Cup Of Cake


     

    German Chocolate Cupcakes- A german chocolate cupcake topped with a caramel pecan and a sweet chocolate frosting! | Countryside Cravings

    German Chocolate Cupcakes- A german chocolate cupcake topped with a caramel pecan and a sweet chocolate frosting! | Countryside Cravings
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