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German Chocolate Cupcakes Recipe


  • For the cake:
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 4 oz baking chocolate
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 stick unsalted butter room temp
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • For the topping:
  • Chocolate Cool Whip Frosting
  • coconut
  • chopped pecans
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter


  • First, line a cupcake pan with cupcake liners and set your oven to 350 degrees.
  • Coarsely chop your chocolate and add it and your water to a small sauce pan. Melt chocolate over med/high heat. When melted remove from heat and let cool.
  • In a medium bowl, sift together your flour, sugar, salt, baking soda until well mixed.
  • In another bowl add you eggs, chocolate and vanilla, beat until well mixed.
  • Add you wet ingredients in with your dry and beat on low until well mixed.
  • Pour your batter into your cupcake liners and bake on 350 degrees for 18-23 mins.
  • While your cupcakes are cooling, in a small saucepan add in your sugar, condensed milk and egg, turn your heat up to medium/high and stir your mixture for 5-8 mins or until it becomes thick. Set aside to cool.
  • Toast your coconut flakes and pecans, and add them to your cooled glaze.
  • Frost your cupcakes, and add your glaze on top, sprinkle with a little extra coconut and serve!