German Chocolate Cupcakes

I can not believe that it is over half way through June and I haven’t mentioned that it is June Dairy Month! Today is also the first day of summer!! Yippee! Obviously many reasons to celebrate! Here is a cake recipe that includes lots of dairy and is sure to be a party pleaser!

Original Baker’s German Sweet Chocolate Cake

1 pkg (4 oz.) Baker’s German’s Sweet Chocolate
1/2 cup water
2 cups flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt

1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
2 cups sugar
4 eggs, separated
1 tsp. vanilla

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Cover bottoms of 3 (9-inch) round cake pans with wax paper; grease sides of pans. Microwave chocolate and water in large microwavable bowl on high 1-1/2 to 2 min. Or until chocolate is almost melted, stirring after 1 min. Stir until chocolate melted.

Mix flour, baking soda and salt; set aside. Beat butter and sugar in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add egg yolks, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Blend in melted chocolate and the vanilla. Add flour mixture alternately with the buttermilk, beating until well blended after each addition.
Beat egg whites in small bowl with electric mixer on high speed until stiff peaks form. Gently stir the batter. Pour evenly into prepared pans.

Bake 30 min. or until toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean. Immediately run small metal spatula around cake layers. cool in pans 15 mins; remove layers from pans to wire racks. Cool completely. Spread Coconut-Pecan Frosting between cake layers and onto top of cake.

Makes 16 servings

Substitute Tip: If you don’t have buttermilk, just add 1 Tbsp. lemon juice or vinegar to 1 cup milk, let stand 10 min.

Coconut-Pecan Filling and Frosting

1 can (12 oz.) evaporated milk
1-1/2 cups sugar
3/4 cup (1-1/2 sticks) butter
4 egg yolks, slightly beaten
1-1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 pkg. (7 oz.) Coconut (about 2-1/3 cups)
1-1/2 cups chopped pecans

Stir milk, sugar, butter, egg yolks and vanilla in large saucepan. Stirring constantly, cook over medium heat 12 minutes or until thickened and golden brown. Remove from heat.
Stir in coconut and pecans. Cool to room temperature and of spreading consistency
Makes about 4-1/2 cups.
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About Liz

I’m a dairy cattle showing, wine loving, cake baking, wife and mommy navigating the world of friend’s bridal and baby showers while living & loving life on the farm.


  1. hey Liz, thanks fro sharing this recipe… looks YUM!!

  2. Always love a good cupcake. :-)
    Visiting you from Tuesday Tastes.

  3. What could be better than your own little German Chocolate Cake? Yowsers! Yummy! Thanks for joining Tuesday Tastes!

    Happy Day,
    Jasey @ Crazy Daisy

  4. German chocolate cake is my husband’s all time favorite cake. I love the idea of putting it into cupcake form!

  5. In the county where I grew up we have a 4-H project called Dairy Foods and the non-perishable baked good item must contain 2 or more dairy products. The year I one I made a 3 tier german chocolate cake. Your cupcakes made me think of this.

  6. I have not made german chocolate in a loooong time. Looks great!

  7. These look great, Liz. German chocolate is my hubby’s fave. I’m going to have to put these on the “to bake” list for sure! :)

  8. Hi there! You’ve got a really great blog here! I’m following you now from Follow Me Tuesday. If you get a chance, please follow me too at:

    Have a great day!

  9. yummo! stopping by to say hi from tta

  10. Oh, yummy! This sounds amazing! 😀

    Thank you for sharing!

  11. I want a cupcake…NOW!

  12. Oh my – those cupcakes are a perfect conduit to get that luscious frosting to my mouth! :)

  13. I’m a new follower from Follow Me Back Tuesday.
    I hope you’ll come check me out at PS Mom Reviews and follow me too!

  14. These look really good! I’m visiting from Follow Me Back Tuesday. I signed up to be a new follower.

  15. Uh, yum!!!! Those look insane!!! I love german chocolate anything. New follower in the house from FMBT! So glad to be here, hope you’ll return the favor!

    Lost of yummy love,
    Alex aka Ma, What’s For Dinner

  16. YUMMY! This looks amazing…can I try one?! :)

  17. These cupcakes look delicious! My favorite part of the German Chocolate Cake is always the frosting, so good!
    I am a new follower from Follow Me Back Tuesday, I look forward to reading more of your blog. Have a great night!


  18. Mmmmmm… I LOVE German chocolate ANYTHING! Thanks for participating in Tutorial Tuesday!

  19. Oh my glory – those look too good! I will definitely have to try this recipe.

    Thanks for the comment love over at my place. And for proving I’m not crazy…lol! I’m following you like a fat kid behind the ice cream truck. Which will probably be a true description if you keep posting recipes like this one!

  20. Yummy! You are gonna share, right?

  21. Liz, our roof is one of the few things that did NOT need replaced. Thank goodness – it is so steep, i can’t imagine what it will cost to get someone up there!

    I don’t really bake,but I love your cute little cake pedestal!

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