For a quick and easy shortcut, start with bakery cupcakes or prepare from a cake mix. Top each cupcake with a circle of frosty ice cream and the embellishments of your choice.

Source: Midwest Living

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Recipe Summary

prep:
25 mins
freeze:
4 hrs
bake:
25 mins
cool:
1 hr
total:
5 hrs 50 mins
Servings:
12
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Prepare Chocolate-Pecan Ice Cream "Frosting." Cover and freeze. Line twelve 2-1/2-inch muffin cups with paper bake cups. Set aside.

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degree F. In a small bowl stir together flour, baking soda, and salt; set aside.

  • In a small saucepan combine chocolate and water. Cook and stir over low heat until melted; cool about 10 minutes.

  • In a large bowl beat butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Beat in sugar until fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla; beat on low speed until combined then beat on medium speed for 1 minute. Beat in chocolate mixture. Add the flour mixture and buttermilk alternately to beaten mixture, beating on low speed after each addition just until combined. Spoon batter into bake cups, filling cups about 2/3 full.

  • Bake about 25 minutes or until a wooden toothpick comes out clean. Cool in pans on wire racks for 10 minutes. Remove from pans. Cool thoroughly.

  • Just before serving, heat caramel ice cream topping until warm. Remove wrappers from cupcakes; place cupcakes on plates or in shallow bowls. Top each cupcake with one round of Chocolate-Pecan Ice Cream "Frosting." Top with toasted coconut and drizzle with warm caramel ice cream topping. Makes 12 servings.

*Toasted Coconut:

With vegetable peeler, shave strips of coconut from a peeled, halved coconut. Place in a shallow baking pan. Toast in a 350 degree F oven for 10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned, stirring occasionally. You may also use purchased raw chip coconut, but only toast for 2 to 3 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

411 calories; fat 25g; cholesterol 80mg; saturated fat 12g; carbohydrates 43g; mono fat 9g; poly fat 2g; insoluble fiber 2g; sugars 28g; protein 6g; vitamin a 534.5IU; vitamin c 0.6mg; thiamin 0.1mg; riboflavin 0.3mg; niacin equivalents 0.8mg; vitamin b6 0.1mg; folate 36.3mcg; vitamin b12 0.4mcg; sodium 261mg; potassium 268mg; calcium 101mg; iron 1.4mg.
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