German Chocolate Cupcakes

I made some cupcakes and let me tell you something, they are Gooooooood!

My husband actually asked me what bakery I got these from, because you know... I don't know how to bake anything. 

I found the recipe on Your Cup of Cake, there are a few things I did differently

Chocolate Cake:

1 box Devil’s Food Cake Mix

3 eggs

½ cup oil

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

¾ cup buttermilk

1 cup sour cream

German Chocolate Frosting:

1 cup evaporated milk

1 cup sugar

3 egg yolk, lightly beaten

1/2 cup butter

1 ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

1 ½ cup chopped pecans

1 ½ cup flaked coconut

Chocolate Buttercream:

4 ounces cream cheese

½ cup butter

2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa

3 cups powdered sugar

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1 tablespoon milk or cream 


1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line two muffin tins with 24 cupcake liners.

2.  In a electric stand mixer, gently combine oil, eggs and vanilla extract.

3.  Add in about 1/3 of the cake mix and mix until combined. 

4.  Add Buttermilk and mix until combined.

5.  Add another third of the cake mix.

6.  Add sour cream, then final third of cake mix.

7.  Fill cupcake liners ¾ full and bake for 18-22 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.

8.  German Chocolate Frosting: On medium heat in a sauce pan, constantly stir evaporated milk, sugar, egg yolks and butter until thickened. (Basically, until it boils and it will take approximately 10 minutes.) Stir in vanilla extract, pecans and coconut. Then transfer to a large bowl and stick in the fridge to cool.

9.  Chocolate Buttercream: Beat cream cheese and butter for 4 minutes. Add cocoa, powdered sugar and vanilla extract. Let beat for 3 minutes. add milk. If it is too thin, add powdered sugar. Or if it is not dark enough, add more cocoa. 

10. Pipe Chocolate Buttercream around the edge of the cupcakes to create a barrier, and scoop a small amount of cooled German Chocolate Frosting into the center.