German Chocolate Cake

German Chocolate Cupcakes

I always prefer cupcakes to cakes and these German Chocolate Cupcakes are no exception.  There’s a much better ratio of coconut pecan topping to cake.   And you get bonus chocolate frosting on the top!  This recipe is for one batch of 24 cupcakes, but there was enough topping leftover for at least another 12 cupcakes.

Ingredients:

1 batch of chocolate cake mix (I used a box mix!)

1 jar of chocolate frosting

4 egg yolks

12 ozs. evaporated milk

1 1/2 cups sugar

3/4 cup butter

2 cups shredded coconut

1 cup chopped pecans.

Bake the cupcakes in liners, according to the instructions.  Let cool completely.

To make the filling, whisk the egg yolks, milk, and vanilla in a medium sauce pan.  Add the sugar and butter.  Continue whisking over medium heat for about 10 minutes or until the mixture is thick.  Remove from heat and stir in the coconut and pecans.  Let cool.

Pipe frosting around the outer edge of each cupcake.  Add the coconut filling to the center.

Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator until potluck time!

Chocolate Caramel Cake

Chocolate Caramel Cake

Heath Bars, chocolate, caramel.  Need I say more?  You can never go wrong with this classic potluck cake recipe!

The recipe calls for 2 Heath Bars.  But, as you can see in the picture, I used a lot more than that.  So, if you LOVE Heath Bars like I do, get a bag of the snack size bars (minus what you eat in the process; usually ends up being about 1/2 to 2/3 of a bag).

And if you haven’t tried this recipe before, then you must!  Thank you, Marisa, for sharing this recipe!

Ingredients:

1 box German Chocolate Cake mix batter

1 can sweetened condensed milk

1 jar caramel topping

1 pint of Cool Whip

2 Heath Bars, chopped

Make cake as directed in a 9 x 13″ pan.  Remove from oven and while still hot, use end of a wooden spoon to make several holes in the cake.  Pour sweetened milk and caramel topping over cake, spreading evenly.

After cake cools, spread Cool Whip on top and sprinkle with Heath Bar pieces.  You can serve right away or store in the fridge until it’s potluck time!