German Chocolate Cupcakes

Last Updated on February 11, 2021

German Chocolate Cupcakes are a delicious chocolate dessert, you will find yourself baking this cupcake recipe over and over again!

 

German Chocolate Cupcakes are a delicious chocolate dessert you will find yourself baking over and over again!

 

German Chocolate Cake actually did not originate in the country of Germany.  The original recipe called for a specific brand of baking chocolate, which was named after the man who developed it, Sam German. 

Growing up my mom did most of the baking, however on occasion my dad would pull together an amazing dessert.  Chocolate haystack cookies, chocolate mousse and my favourite – German Chocolate cake!  There is just something about this decadently sweet cake with its satisfying texture that I can’t get enough of and that is saying a lot as I used to hate cake until I got pregnant with Keira. 

The best way I could think of enjoying the flavour of German Chocolate Cake without actually baking an entire cake was to adapt the recipe to make cupcakes!  I dare you to try and eat just one, these are just so addictively good I have a hard enough time trying not to eat more than two at a time.

Ingredients:

1 Box Chocolate Cake Mix + ingredients to prepare
1 Can evaporated Milk
1/2 Cup Butter
4 Egg Yolks, Slightly beaten
3/4 Cup Granulated Sugar
1/4 Cup Brown Sugar
2 Cups shredded Coconut
1 cup chopped pecans
3 Oz Semisweet Chocolate pieces

 

Directions:

Prepare cupcakes according to the instructions then allow to cool completely.

In a medium saucepan mix the evaporated milk, butter, egg yolks, granulated sugar and brown sugar over nedium-low heat, stirring constantly until slightly thickened (about 8 minutes.)

Stir in coconut and pecans then remove from the heat.

Allow the miture to cool and thicken further, stirring occasionally.  If possible, cool in the refrigerator.

Once cooled, spoon over each cupcake.

Next, in a small microwaveable bowl, microwave the chocolate for 30 seconds and stir.  Repeat with 15 second intervals until chocolate is melted and smooth.

Drizzle chocolate over cupcakes.

 

German Chocolate Cupcakes are a delicious chocolate dessert you will find yourself baking over and over again!

German Chocolate Cupcakes

German Chocolate Cupcakes

Ingredients

  • 1 Box Chocolate Cake Mix + ingredients to prepare
  • 1 Can evaporated Milk
  • 1/2 Cup Butter
  • 4 Egg Yolks, Slightly beaten
  • 3/4 Cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1/4 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 2 Cups shredded Coconut
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 3 Oz Semisweet Chocolate pieces

Instructions

  1. Prepare cupcakes according to the instructions then allow to cool completely.
  2. In a medium saucepan mix the evaporated milk, butter, egg yolks, granulated sugar and brown sugar over nedium-low heat, stirring constantly until slightly thickened (about 8 minutes.)
  3. Stir in coconut and pecans then remove from the heat.
  4. Allow the miture to cool and thicken further, stirring occasionally. If possible, cool in the refrigerator.
  5. Once cooled, spoon over each cupcake.
  6. Next, in a small microwaveable bowl, microwave the chocolate for 30 seconds and stir. Repeat with 15 second intervals until chocolate is melted and smooth.
  7. Drizzle chocolate over cupcakes.

Nutrition Information:

Serving Size:

1 grams

Amount Per Serving: Unsaturated Fat: 0g

 Enjoy!

German Chocolate Cupcakes are a delicious chocolate dessert you will find yourself baking over and over again!

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German Chocolate Cupcakes are a delicious chocolate dessert, you will find yourself baking this cupcake recipe over and over again!

31 thoughts on “German Chocolate Cupcakes

  1. mmmmmmmmm those look so so yummy! Another fabulous recipe I’m so happy you shared! Thank you

  2. (German Chocolate Cupcakes) I really like the looks of these cupcakes, I never thought of just making individual cupcakes instead of one big huge cake. I like the idea.

  3. Looks absolutely delicious!!! German Chocolate cake is my most favorite ever! My mother used to make it for our family when I was growing up. Now I make German Chocolate muffins and make her special icing. Yours is also picture perfect. I didn’t know about history of how it got its name. Thanks for sharing.

  4. I love german chocolate cake. I usually prefer chocolate on chocolate cake, but there is something about the sweet gooey pecans and coconut that just go so well with chocolate cake. Your cupcakes look amazing and I love the chocolate drizzle. Thanks for sharing on Great Idea Thursdays I’m featuring this.

  5. I would just love your German Chocolate Cupcakes. Hope you are having a great weekend and thanks so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

    1. They should freeze OK. I would freeze them open first for about an hour and then wrap in cling wrap individually and then place in freezer bags.

  6. I think cupcakes are the way to go. We are two in our family. If I make a batch of cupcakes, I can frost them, or not, and freeze the excess so they are fresh when served. This sounds and looks like a delicious, chocolately treat. Thank you for the recipe.

  7. I lived in Germany for over 30 yrs but have never seen a cake like this. These cupcakes look amazing, thanks for sharing 🙂

  8. My Family is Crazy about German Chocolate Cake! So I Know your German Chocolate Cup cakes will be a Great Big Hit in my House! I already pinned the recipe.. Can’t wait to bake them and try them. Thank You so much for sharing you recipe with us! 🙂

    1. 12 fl oz. Depends on the size of box mix that you use (or your own chocolate cupcake recipe) – the topping should early cover 24-30 cupcakes.

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