Friday, August 22, 2014

#FoodFriday: Coconut Macaroon Chocolate Cupcakes with Nutella Ganache (recipe)

(photos and full recipe via)

Stop everything and make these now. (it looks complicated but I promise it's not)

    For the Macaroon Filling:
    • 1 8 oz. block of cream cheese, softened
    • 2 tbsp sugar
    • 1 cup shredded sweetened coconut
    • 1 egg white
    • 1/2 tsp almond extract
    For the Chocolate Cupcakes:
    • Your favorite chocolate cupcake recipe OR 1 box chocolate cake mix, prepared but not baked
    For the Nutella Ganache:
    • 4 oz. semi-sweet chocolate
    • 1/2 cup Nutella
    • 1 cup cream
    • 1/2 cup sweetened coconut flakes, toasted
    • Preheat your oven to 350F and line 2 cupcake tins with liners. Set aside.
    • To make your filling, combine cream cheese, sugar, egg white and almond extract in a large bowl. Stir together until well combined. Add the coconut and mix thoroughly.
    • Next make your cupcake batter. You can either use your favorite recipe or prepare a box mix.
    • To assemble for baking, fill your cupcake liners about 1/3 - 1/2 full with the chocolate cake batter. Then using a spoon, scoop about 1 1/2 - 2 tsp of coconut filling into the center of each cupcake. Top off with more chocolate cake batter, filling cupcakes tins to be about 3/4 of the way full. Do not overfill!
    • Place cupcakes in the oven and bake for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cupcake comes out clean. Remove from the oven and let cool.
    • While your cupcakes are baking, make you chocolate ganache by microwaving the semi-sweet chocolate and the milk together for 30 seconds. Stir until smooth, microwaving for another 30 seconds if needed. Add in the Nutella and stir again until smooth.
    • Once cupcakes are cool, line your counter with parchment paper. Dip each cupcakes into the ganache one at a time by holding upside-down and dipping just the top up to the wrapper line. Shake once or twice to get rid of any excess then turn right-side up and place on your parchment lined counters.
    • While still wet, sprinkle with toasted coconut.

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  1. These look amazing!

    Heidi D.

  2. very visually arresting and fun article dear!! me super enjoyed reading it ♥ ♥

    New post on the blog gorgeous!

  3. These cupcakes look amazing! I'm glad to hear that the recipe is not too complicated to pull off. Thanks for sharing!

    -Helen Grace

    Sweet Helen Grace

  4. yummy <333


    new post

  5. They look fantastic! I will try them tomorrow, promise!

  6. Wow these look so decedent and delicious at the same time.

  7. Delicious :)

  8. Mmmmm yum yum :D thank you for this post and for your comment on my blog!
    I love your blog and follow you!