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German Chocolate Cupcakes

 German Chocolate Cupcakes
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
24 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min. + cooling


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


  • 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.
  • 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 near the center comes
  • out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire
  • racks to cool completely. Yield: about 2 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 156 calories, 8 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 27 mg cholesterol, 146 mg sodium, 19 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein.