Samoa Cupcakes

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  •  Samoa Cupcakes

y order is placed (Samoas and Thin Mints) so now I just have to sit back and WAIT (that is the hard part!).
I was thinking about Samoa cookies the other day and thought that it would be yummy to try a Samoa cupcake, so I started playing around with some of the ingredients and this is what I came up with.
No offense, but they were delicious. I seriously ate them for breakfast. And lunch. :)

Samoa Cupcakes

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Ingredients

15 1/4    ounces    yellow cake mix
1    egg
1/8    cup    vegetable oil
1/2    cup    water
14    ounces    caramel topping

Directions

Prepare cake mix as directed on cake mix box (or use your favorite homemade yellow cake mix recipe). Bake as directed and let cool completely.
Once cool, take a small sharp knife and cut a circle in the top of each cupcake that is about the size of a nickel. You will only want to go about a 1-2 centimeters deep. Scoop out the small circle that you have cut. Using a spoon, scoop about 1 teaspoon of caramel syrup ineach cupcake and replace the small piece back on top.


Gooey Coconut Layer

1    cup    evaporated milk
1    cup    sugar
3    egg yolks ( slightly beaten )
1/2    cup    butter
1    teaspoon    vanilla extract
1 3/4    cups    coconut

Mix evaporated milk, sugar, egg yolks, margarine and vanilla together in a sauce pan. Stir constantly over medium heat until it comes to a slow boil. Cook, stirring constantly until it thickens - about 10 to 11 minutes (it must be cooked that long). Remove from heat and stir in coconut. Let cool completely before spreading on top of ganache.
Drizzle remaining ganache over the top of the gooey coconut mixture and sprinkle with toasted coconut (totally optional).
{Don't know how to toast coconut? It's really easy: Preheat oven to 350ºF. Spread shredded or flaked coconut on a baking sheet and bake, stirring once or twice, until coconut starts to turn golden (which takes about 5 to 10 minutes). If toasting sweetened coconut, check and stir more frequently because the added sugar causes irregular browning.}


Chocolate Ganache

12    ounces    semi-sweet chocolate chips
3/4    cup    butter

Prepare your ganache by melting chocolate chips and butter in a double boiler or in the microwave (I just microwaved it microwaved for another 30 seconds and stirred again until it was smooth). Spread ganache on on the top of each cupcake.


Servings

24

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