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German Chocolate Cupcakes

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min. + cooling

Makes

about 2 dozen

These cupcakes disappear in a dash when I take them to the school where I teach. Pecans, coconut and brown sugar dress up the topping nicely. —Lettice Charmasson, San Diego, California

Ingredients

  • 1 package German chocolate cake mix (regular size)
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 3 tablespoons chopped pecans
  • 3 tablespoons sweetened shredded coconut
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, water, eggs and oil. Beat on low speed for 30 seconds. Beat on medium for 2 minutes.
  2. Fill paper-lined muffin cups three-fourths full. Combine the pecans, coconut and brown sugar; sprinkle over batter. Bake at 400° for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 156 calories, 8g fat (2g saturated fat), 27mg cholesterol, 146mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.

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