German Chocolate Cupcakes

All the flavors of the classic German chocolate cake in perfect individual cupcake servings! These are incredibly delicious and perfect for birthdays and holidays. You get a soft and tender chocolate cupcake topped with an ooey gooey coconuty topping and its finished with a border of creamy chocolate frosting!

Ingredients

One Bowl Chocolate Cupcakes

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup packed light-brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup hot water
  • ¼ cup sour cream

Coconut Pecan Topping

  • 1/2 cup evaporated milk (regular fat)
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup packed light-brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup salted butter , diced into pieces
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • 3/4 cup chopped pecans

Chocolate Frosting

  • 4 oz semi-sweet chocolate , chopped
  • 6 Tbsp salted butter , softened
  • 3 oz cream cheese , softened
  • 1 1/4 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp cocoa powder
  • 2 - 4 tsp heavy cream , as needed

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Instructions

For the cupcakes:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large mixing bowl whisk together flour, brown sugar, granulated sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt for 30 seconds. Add in vegetable oil, milk, egg and vanilla extract and beat with an electric mixer on low speed for 2 minutes. Pour in hot water and stir until well combined. Add in sour cream and mix until combined. Fill paper lined muffin cups 3/4 full and bake in preheated oven for 16 – 19 minutes, until toothpick inserted in center of cupcake comes out clean (or with a few moist crumbs). Remove from oven and allow to cool several minutes in muffin pan then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Once cool, top each cupcake with 1 Tbsp of the Coconut Pecan Topping (in a mound in the center) then pipe the Chocolate Frosting around cupcakes. Store in an airtight container.
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