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Day 197 – Samoas Cupcakes

13 Feb

I don’t know about you, but I cannot resist Girl Scout cookies.  I love them!  Almost all of them.  I’m a huge fan of Thin Mints.  But these Samoas Cupcakes (recipe below from Bakers Royale) looked too delicious to pass up!  So check out today’s tip, then check out these cupcakes!

Girl Scout cookie cupcakes, here we come!

Chocolate-Cupcake     Mini-Chocolate-Cupcake

The cupcakes are really chocolatey.  They are dense and moist, but not wet,  they’re pretty dense, but not tough.  A satisfyingly tasty chocolate cupcake!

Caramel-Frosting

The frosting is smooth and creamy,  The addition of the caramel didn’t make it too soft, which is great!  It has a sweet but not-too-dark caramel flavor.  And a really pretty peanut butter-like color.

Samoa-Cupcake     Mini-Samoa

These are super tasty together.  And, if you’re a Girl Scout Cookie fan, you’ll love these even more!  The caramel is the strongest flavor, but the chocolate counters it really nicely.  The coconut crunch with the milk chocolate on top finishes it off beautifully.

Samoa-Cupcake-top     Mini-Samoa-top

Scoring Sheet:

  • Cupcake Taste: 4.5
  • Frosting Taste: 4
  • Overall Taste: 4
  • Appearance: 4
  • Ease of Making: 3.5 (including making the caramel)
  • TOTAL: 20

RECIPE

Samoas Cupcakes (recipe from Bakers Royale)

Chocolate Cupcake:

  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 cups flour
  • ½ cup Dutch process cocoa powder
  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs, plus 2 egg yolks
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla

Salted Caramel Buttercream Frosting:

  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 6 tablespoons of heavy cream
  • ½ teaspoons of kosher salt
  • 1 cup of unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 11/2 cup powdered sugar

Toppings:

  • Toasted Coconuts
  • Milk Chocolate

For directions visit Bakers Royale.

*Tomorrow: Red Velvet Pomegranate Cupcakes*

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