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German Chocolate Cupcakes

Caramel Coconut Pecan Frosting for German Chocolate Cupcakes
Recipe Slightly Adapted from: Recipe.com


  • 1 (5 oz.) can evaporated milk
  • 3/4 c. brown sugar
  • 1/3 c. butter
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 1/2 c. sweetened flaked coconut (you can add more if you’d like)
  • 3/4 c. chopped pecans


  1. Over medium heat, whisk together the milk, sugar, butter, and egg yolks in a medium saucepan. Whisk constantly until smooth, thick, and golden brown.
  2. Remove from heat and add the coconut and pecans. Mix in with a rubber spatula. 
  3. Let cool slightly before topping cupcakes!

Ashton Swank

Ashton is the owner and author of Something Swanky. Although first and foremost a wife and mother, she considers herself an online entrepreneur, freelance writer and photographer, and brand ambassador. Her focus is in food styling, food photography and recipe development.

4 comments on “German Chocolate Cupcakes”

  1. Yummy! Love anything with coconut, as always. Hey, did you switch to ziplist? Details please!

  2. I want to make something German chocolate for hubby’s b-day. I will have to keep this recipe in mind. Thanks!

  3. looks amazing – my dad’s favorite:)

  4. Hi! I just made this and it tastes so good! I live in a hot climate, and I won’t be using it until tomorrow- should I refrigerate this frosting until I’m reading to put it on the cupcakes?

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