German Chocolate Cupcakes

These German Chocolate Cupcakes are a delicious twist on a classic dessert. They’re rich, chocolatey, and topped with a creamy coconut-pecan frosting that’s sure to satisfy your sweet tooth. Plus, they’re easy to make and perfect for any occasion!

Preparation time:
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

For the Cupcakes:
– 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
– 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
– 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
– 1 teaspoon baking soda
– 1/2 teaspoon salt
– 1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
– 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
– 2 large eggs
– 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
– 1/2 cup whole milk

For the Frosting:
– 1/2 cup unsalted butter
– 1/2 cup granulated sugar
– 3/4 cup evaporated milk
– 2 large egg yolks
– 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
– 1 1/2 cups sweetened shredded coconut
– 1 cup chopped pecans

– Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C). Line a muffin tin with paper liners.
– In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
– In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 2-3 minutes.
– Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in the vanilla extract.
– Gradually add the flour mixture to the butter mixture, alternating with the milk, until everything is well combined.
– Divide the batter evenly among the muffin cups, filling each about two-thirds full.
– Bake for 18-20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a cupcake comes out clean.
– While the cupcakes are baking, prepare the frosting. In a medium saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat.
– Add the sugar, evaporated milk, egg yolks, and vanilla extract, stirring constantly until the mixture thickens, about 10-12 minutes.
– Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the coconut and pecans.
– Let the frosting cool slightly, then spread it over the cooled cupcakes.
– Serve and enjoy!

This recipe yields 12 cupcakes, making it perfect for a small gathering or a treat to enjoy at home. The combination of rich chocolate and creamy coconut-pecan frosting is sure to be a hit with everyone who tries it. Give these German Chocolate Cupcakes a try and see for yourself!

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