What’s the Project? These chocolate cupcakes are topped with chocolate, coconut, and caramel to make your mouth water. Made to taste even better than the Girl Scout cookie, these Samoa cupcakes are a huge hit with anyone you make them for!
Wow! That name was a mouthful, but it fits. These cupcakes are a mouthful. A mouthful of yum! They are a chocolate cupcake frosted with caramel frosting, drizzled with caramel sauce, sprinkled with toasted coconut and then drizzled with chocolate. Hungry?
Think of it like a girl scout cookie-a Samoa-but in cupcake form! Samoa cupcakes! They taste great, plus they are pretty right?
Oh, cupcakes make me really happy.
Chocolate Caramel Coconut Samoa Cupcakes:
Start by making your chocolate cupcakes. Here is the recipe:
- 1 Devil’s Food Cake Mix
- 1 5.9 oz. box of instant chocolate pudding
- 1 C sour cream
- 1 C vegetable oil
- ½ C water
- 4 eggs
- 1Tbsp vanilla
Spoon the cupcake batter into muffin tins lined with cupcake papers. Fill them about 2/3 full or a little less.
Bake for 18-22 minutes (until they are just barely done-I always do exactly 18) at 350 degrees.
Next you will need your caramel frosting. I make this with homemade caramel, though you can use store bought if you want to make it easier.
Here is the caramel sauce recipe:
Caramel Sauce Recipe:
- 1 C Sugar
- 6 Tbsp butter (at room temperature)
- 1/2 C Heavy Cream (at room temperature)
Read through all of these instructions before you begin so that you are prepared because you need to move fast.
Pour sugar into a pot on the stove and begin to cook over medium high heat.
As the sugar starts to melt it will clump into little sugar rocks. Begin to whisk it at this time. Keep whisking and it will start to melt into a liquid. If the sugar gets stuck inside your whisk, switch to a spoon for a while.
Keep whisking and stirring until the temperature reaches 350 degrees or it’s a nice, deep amber color.
Then, stir in your butter. Once that is fully incorporated, add your heavy cream and mix that in. Keep mixing until you can get all of the lumps out.
Let this sit for about 10 minutes or so to set up.
Then, make it into frosting:
Caramel Frosting Recipe:
- 2 sticks of softened butter
- 3-4 C powdered sugar
- About 1/4 cup of milk
- About 1/2 C of your caramel sauce that you just made
Mix all of this together. If it’s too thick, add more milk. If it’s too runny, add more powdered sugar. You want it fairly thick.
Get your coconut ready.
How to Toast Coconut:
On a stovetop, in a saucepan pour your 1 C coconut. Turn the heat to about medium high and stir your coconut. Keep stirring until it begins to brown. Allow it to become lightly browned and then remove from heat. This process should take 5-10 minutes.
Then frosting your cupcakes. To do this I put the frosting in a ziplock bag and snip off one corner. Then use that to pipe the frosting on in a spiral motion.
Drizzle with caramel.
Sprinkle with coconut.
Then melt some chocolate (chocolate chips will work). Add a little shortening to make it thinner and drizzle this on the top. Then eat!
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15.9 oz of pudding mix? that can’t be right
Whoops! You’re right. That should have said 5.9 oz.
Sarah Mitchell says
OMG yum! This recipe speaks to my soul. I am a Samoa fiend! I really love that drip shot at the top.
Give it a try and let me know how it goes!
Looks lovely, but how many cupcakes does the recipe make?
Should make about 24
My mouth is watering just reading this. I cannot wait to make these, my girlfriend will love them!
Can the caramel be made with sugar substitute? Truvia?
I honestly have no idea.
This is super late, but no. Sugar is vital in making caramel sauce.
Nicole (Bellenza) says
OH MY! So tempting!
Carla Johnson says
Love this recipe, but didn’t see how much cookie dough is needed. Thanks for sharing your ideas
No cookie dough in it.
Amber, Love the chocolate caramel coconut cupcakes. Instructions say to stuff with cookie dough, but there is nothing in the ingredients for cookie dough. What do you use?
Sorry-I copied and pasted that from a different recipe. No cookie dough!
Francie Cork says
This looks wonderful, but am stumped by the mention of cookie dough. I didn’t see a recipe for this included. Was this info accidentally omitted or do I just mix up a batch of something? Help!
Sorry-no cookie dough. That got mixed up from another recipe.