German chocolate means different things to different people. It blows my mind how many
weirdos people do not like coconut! I look everything about coconut. The smell, taste, and texture! BUT for those of you who do not like or cannot eat coconut I made German chocolate cupcakes minus the coconut.
These cupcakes were created by an American with the name German. They are a very sweet fluffy chocolate cupcake. I typically go for a dense fudge-y cupcake, but today I wanted to lighten up since I was going to cover them in a rich dark chocolate.
I attempted to film a quick icing tutorial. It will be live with this post. Be warned: Filming alone while trying to keep all the important steps in focus is way more difficult than I imagined. I have a remote for my camera, but the only indication that you are filming is a quick blue flash. If you miss it then you have no idea if you are recording. I tried running back and forth to make sure I was recording, but somehow I still missed an important clip. When I was actually spiraling the icing over the cupcakes. I will keep practicing and I promise to have a full tutorial in the future!
Click here for the dark chocolate icing tutorial!
- 4 oz of BAKERS SWEET chocolate (one full bar or 4 oz of milk chocolate chips)
- 1/2 cup of strong brewed coffee
- 2 cups of sugar
- 2 cups of flour
- 2 sticks (1 cup of butter) melted and cooled (unsalted)
- 1/2 cup of butter milk
- 3 eggs
- 1 tbsp of pure vanilla extract
- 1 tsp of baking soda
- 1/8 tsp salt
- Preheat your oven to 350 and set out your cupcake tins greased or with liners.
- Melt the chocolate in the microwave on high for one minute.
- You can add a tsp of milk while you microwave to keep from burning.
- Set the chocolate to the side to slightly cool.
- Mix together the sugar, eggs and butter.
- Add in the chocolate.
- Just make sure the chocolate is not hot enough to cook your eggs.
- Mix in the vanilla.
- Add in the coffee.
- Mix in the flour, salt and baking soda. Do not over mix.
- Add in the buttermilk.
- Your batter will be liquidy.
- Pour into baking tins.
- Do not over bake. Pull them out of the oven as soon as your testing tooth pick comes out clean.
I hope you enjoy this Valentine’s Day (or any day) treat!