German chocolate cake is my brother’s favorite cake. Growing up together, I’ve always known him to be a super picky eater. So one day, I was surprised to see him go out to get the ingredients to bake a German chocolate cake. We’re all grown and have moved out of my parents’ house. But, for his birthday this year, I thought I would bake up his favorite cake in cupcake fashion and mail them to him in Michigan.
I came up with this easy cupcake recipe and added a special ingredient, coconut oil.
1 box German chocolate cake mix
3 large eggs
1 ¼ c. water
1/2 c. coconut oil
Preheat oven to 350°F or 325°F for dark pans. Combine all ingredients and mix for 1-2 minutes. I find the coconut oil really enhances and rounds out the chocolate flavor. Line cupcake pan with paper liners and fill halfway with batter. Bake for 14-19 minutes and cool before frosting. Top with this classic coconut pecan frosting and not so traditional whipped cream cheese frosting. You can add a drizzle of melted chocolate if you’re feeling fancy.