German Chocolate Cupcakes & Coconut Pecan Icing
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Serves: 18
German Chocolate Cupcakes
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • ½ cup water
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 4 large eggs
  • 18 oz package Devil's Food Cake Mix
  • 4 oz box instant chocolate pudding mix
Coconut and Pecan Icing
  • ½ cup butter
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup chopped pecans
  • ½ cup flaked coconut
  • 1 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 egg yolk, lightly beaten
Chocolate Buttercream
  • 1 cup softened salted butter
  • 3½ cups powdered sugar
  • ½ cup cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 4 tablespoons milk
German Chocolate Cupcake Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Combine the cake mix, pudding mix, sour cream, water, oil, and eggs.
  3. Bake for about 17-20 minutes (or 30 minutes if you are doing a cake).
  4. Allow to cool for at least 20 minutes.
Coconut and Pecan Icing Instructions:
  1. On medium heat in a sauce pan, constantly stir evaporated milk, sugar, egg yolks and butter until it boils.
  2. This should take about 12-15 minutes
  3. Stir in vanilla extract, pecans and coconut.
  4. Allow mixture to cool.
Chocolate Buttercream Instructions:
  1. Cream butter for a few minutes in a mixer with the paddle attachment on medium speed.
  2. Turn off the mixer.
  3. Sift 3 cups powdered sugar and cocoa into the mixing bowl.
  4. Turn your mixer on the lowest speed (so the dry ingredients do not blow everywhere) until the sugar and cocoa are absorbed by the butter.
  5. Increase mixer speed to medium and add vanilla extract, and milk/cream and beat for 3 minutes.
  6. If your frosting needs a more stiff consistency, add a little more sugar.
  7. If your frosting needs to be thinned out, add additional milk 1 tablespoon at a time.
Finishing Touches:
  1. Fill cake decorating bag with chocolate butter cream fitted with extra large open star decorating tip.
  2. Pipe butter cream in one circle onto of cupcake leaving center empty.
  3. Spoon coconut pecan icing into center of chocolate butter cream.
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