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German Chocolate Cupcakes

German chocolate cake was supposedly developed by a man by the name of German for Baker's Chocolate. Make sure and give this classic a try.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: coconut pecan frosting, German chocolate cake, German chocolate cake recipe
Servings: 30 cupcakes
Calories: 294kcal


Cupcake Ingredients

  • 1/2 C hot water
  • 4 oz unsweetened Baker’s Chocolate I used 70% dark chocolate instead
  • 1 C butter room temperature
  • 2 1/2 C sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 1/4 C flour
  • 1 t baking soda
  • 1/2 t salt
  • 1 C buttermilk
  • 1 t vanilla extract

Coconut Pecan Frosting Ingredients

  • 1 C sugar
  • 1 C evaporated milk
  • 1/2 C butter
  • 3 eggs thoroughly beaten
  • 1 1/3 cups baker’s coconut I used homemade baker's coconut
  • 1 C chopped Pecans
  • 1 t vanilla extract


Cupcake Instructions

  • In a small saucepan over low heat, melt the chocolate in the water and then remove from heat immediately and set aside.
  • In a large mixer bowl, cream the butter and sugar until fluffy.
  • Add the eggs one at a time, making sure to beat well in between each addition.
  • Add the remaining ingredients and blend at low speed until combined.
  • Fill cupcake liners 3/4 full.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes or until the top bounces back when touched.

Coconut Pecan Frosting Instructions

  • In a medium saucepan, combine the sugar, evaporated milk, butter, and eggs.
  • Cook over medium heat until the mixture starts to lightly bubble. Stir CONSTANTLY!! or you will end up with scrambled eggs in your frosting!!
  • Remove from heat immediately.
  • Stir in remaining ingredients. Cool until spreadable consistency (over night on counter - do not refrigerate prior to frosting or it will be too thick).


Calories: 294kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 65mg | Sodium: 196mg | Potassium: 121mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 375IU | Vitamin C: 0.3mg | Calcium: 48mg | Iron: 1.5mg