Chocolate Chunks seem to find their way into about 65% of the sweets that I make and if they don’t there is probably cocoa powder or some other form of chocolate in it. You really can’t go wrong with chocolate.
It used to be chocolate chips that I put in everything but, not to sound like a broken record, we don’t have chocolate chips. I am getting much faster at chopping chocolate bars though. I wonder how many I have chopped in the last 9 months. Hmmm.. It is probably a very big number. My family can really do away with some chocolate.
When I am going to make something sweet and I am trying to decide what, the question I ask isn’t “would you like some chocolate with your dessert?” It is “Would you like some dessert with your chocolate?” We are a bunch of shameless chocaholics.
What I am getting at with this is that these cupcake were originally supposed to be coconut cream cupcakes and somehow the chocolate found its way in there to steal the show. Now they are more like Samoa cupcakes minus caramel. The cake is moist, coconutty, and, of course, filled with chocolate. The frosting is rich and creamy. Then you top them off with toasted coconut and, yes, more chocolate and then they are ready to devour.