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Burnt Sugar Coconut Pecan Cupcakes

10 mins

2 dozen

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Burnt Sugar Coconut Pecan Cupcakes

I have taken some of my favorite flavors and textures to create this delicious cupcake. It's a combination of a traditional coconut pecan filling that is used in a german chocolate cake, layered it with ganache, and added a caramel burn sugar drizzle. It's simply heaven in every bite.

Recipe Ingredients:

Burnt Sugar:

  • 1/2 cup sugar (for burnt sugar step)

  • 1/2 cup boiling water (for burnt sugar step)


Recipe Directions:

  1. Burnt Sugar: Melt sugar in sauce pan over low heat stirring constantly until clear and medium brown. Remove from heat. Slowly add the boiling water, stirring constantly, taking caution to not burn yourself from the steam. Measure and add additional water if needed to make 1 cup of liquid. Let cool.

  2. Dry Ingredients: In mixer bowl sift together first 4 cupcake ingredients.

  3. Add shortening, and 2/3 cup cooled burnt sugar liquid and beat 2 mins with paddle attachment.

  4. Add remaining burnt sugar liquid, eggs and vanilla. Beat 2-3 mins.

  5. Scoop batter into your lined cupcake pans using an ice-cream scoop.

  6. Bake 18-20 mins or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

  7. Ganache: Heat one cup of whipping cream in the microwave in a microwave safe dish for about a min. You want it hot enough to melt the chocolate but you don't want to scald the milk. Add 1 pound of chocolate and let it melt into the cream. Once melted stir to ensure all the lumps are out. Top cupcake with freshly made ganache.

  8. Add a scoop of our coconut pecan filling on top (see recipe on site).

  9. Drizzle with Ghirardelli caramel sauce and enjoy!

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A note about ingredients used in our recipes:

When creating our recipes we use the following unless otherwise noted in the recipe:

  • Eggs = Large Eggs

  • All Purpose Flour = Unbleached All Purpose King Arthur Flour or Unbleached All Purpose King Arthur Flour Organic

  • Bread Flour = Unbleached King Arthur Bread Flour or Unbleached King Arthur Bread Flour Organic

  • Whole Wheat Flour = 100% Whole Grain King Arthur Whole Wheat Flour

  • Pastry Flour = Bob’s Red Mill Unbleached White Fine Pastry Flour 

  • Almond Flour = Bob’s Red Mill Super-Fine Almond Flour 

  • Tapioca Flour = Bob’s Red Mill Tapioca Flour (Tapioca Starch)

  • Sour Cream = Full Fat Sour Cream

  • Yogurt = Full Fat Yogurt

  • Milk = As indicated or if Milk is just listed you may use 1%, 2% or Whole Milk

  • Butter = Unsalted Sweet Cream butter unless otherwise noted


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