Food Friday (and a Birthday): German Chocolate Cupcakes
Today is Michael’s birthday! And one of his favorite things is German Chocolate Cake. Now, I don’t want an entire cake hanging around the house, but cupcakes are ok! Doesn’t make any sense since one batch of cupcakes is the same amount of cake as a cake, but whatever.
I found this recipe for German Chocolate Cupcakes. The recipe uses a cake mix and adds both buttercream frosting and coconut frosting. And after a quick trip to the store, was ready to go. Sounded easy enough and I could get them done by the time he gets home later. I love recipes that start with a boxed cake mix and enhance it. I will say that I opted to eliminate the chocolate buttercream frosting. The cupcakes sounded rich enough without adding. If you try it, let me know how it is.
I mixed up the batter pretty quickly and split the cupcake batter into my 24 tins with some batter left over. I don’t have any other cupcake pans so I added just a bit more to each cupcake. And then my cupcakes overflowed a bit. Nothing tragic. But it would actually make closer to 30 cupcakes. I just don’t have that many pans.
The coconut pecan frosting is an exercise in stirring. I mixed this up while the cupcakes were baking. I just kept stirring and stirring. I stopped when it started to bubble and looked a bit like toffee. Both the cupcakes and the coconut pecan frosting were ready around the same time. And were able to cool together. Good timing.