Day 100 – German Chocolate Cupcakes

8 Nov

Day 100!  Yes!!  That’s a milestone, right?  That also means 265 days left.  Yes, that sounds like a lot.  But 100 is a lot of cupcakes.  A lot.  Wow.  Now I feel like I should diet….

Alright, while I hit the gym, you enjoy these German Chocolate Cupcakes (recipe below from Snacking in the Kitchen) and today’s book: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon.

Chocolate-Cupcake     Mini-Chocolate-Cupcake

The actual cake part is kinda like a devil’s food, but not quite as dense and moist. A little lighter and a little crumbly.  It has a nice, sweet chocolate taste. Not over stated, just simple.

Coconut-Walnut-frosting

The frosting/filling is thick, but not stiff. The chunks of coconut and walnut make a nice texture for it.  It’s a very sweet, nutty/coffee flavor. (I should have made more cause my husband kept sneaking spoonfuls when I wasn’t looking…)

German-Chocolate-Cupcake     Mini-German-Chocolate

This is not as rich as I was anticipating! It looks gooey and rich, but it’s very understated. It’s sweet, chocolatey, coconut-y (??). But not overwhelming at all. A nice, delicate cupcake.

Gooey-center

Notes: The minis weren’t bad for flavor, but it’s one bite or none. Don’t try to bite it in half. Not worth it. I really enjoyed having the frosting and filling as the same thing. It made the “making” part much easier.

Scoring Sheet:

  • Cupcake Taste: 4
  • Frosting Taste: 4
  • Overall Taste: 4
  • Appearance: 3.5
  • Ease of Making: 3.5 (No mixer required for either part! But they weren’t just throw ’em in a bowl cupcakes either.)
  • TOTAL: 19

RECIPE

German Chocolate Cupcakes (recipe from Snacking in the Kitchen)

For frosting:

1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
1 tablespoon cornstarch
pinch of salt
1 cup evaporated milk
2-4 tablespoons prepared coffee, cold
1/4 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
1/2 cup sweetened flaked coconut, toasted
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup walnuts, toasted, and chopped
 
For cupcakes:
1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup unsweetened, high-quality cocoa powder, sifted
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup sugar
1/3 cup vegetable oil
2-4 tablespoons prepared coffee, cold
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup buttermilk
Garnish
 
sweetened flaked coconut, toasted

For directions visit Snacking in the Kitchen.

*Tomorrow: Glazed Doughnut Cupcakes*

2 Responses to “Day 100 – German Chocolate Cupcakes”

  1. mymess November 8, 2013 at 4:10 pm #

    good on you!
    and yummy!

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