You guys, we have an EPIC cupcake today! Like epic in the way of chocolate coconut cupcakes with caramel coconut frosting garnished with coconut flakes and chocolate drizzles. aka SAMOA cupcakes!! My favorite Girl Scout Cookies in a cupcake form.
What is your favorite Girl Scout Cookie? My husband says there’s no such thing as one favorite. Do you agree? For me it’s clear, anything with coconut AND caramel is a winner so Samoas are my favorite, hands down. Every year, I get three packs (hey, it’s helping the kids!!) and one pack is saved at the back of my baking drawer to use only in emergency situations which really are gone by Easter. This year, I used some of that to make these cupcakes. But you don’t need Samoa cookies for this recipe. In fact, I suggest you make them after you finish your stash and wish you had some more Samoas in your life.
This recipe has been in my mind for while now. When thinking of it, I debated whether to make a salted caramel cupcake base or a chocolate cupcake but clearly chocolate won since I thought the caramel/coconut flavors will standout with a chocolate cupcake. And they sure do! The chocolate cupcake is decadent and amazing especially with the coconut flavors in it. The frosting is a sweet caramel and coconut whipped buttercream.
To finish off the cupcakes, drizzle more chocolate (and caramel!) along with some toasted coconut. If you happen to have some leftover cookies, then chop up some and throw them in the cupcake before baking but I know that is asking too much because really, who has leftover Girl Scout cookies?
These Samoa cupcakes will become a favorite in no time! As long as you love chocolate, caramel and coconut, you are in for a treat.
Tell me, what is your favorite Girl Scout Cookie?
Chocolate Coconut Cupcakes:
Caramel Coconut Frosting:
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