Chocolate cupcakes flavored with Almond Joy coffee creamer and topped with silky smooth coconut frosting and a Raffaello Almond Coconut candy.
Chocolate and Valentine’s day do hand in hand. They are just meant to stick together. Like peanut butter and jelly or Christmas and Santa.
Of course when it comes to chocolate there are so many combos that do so well together one can never have enough. Like chocolate and coconut. It’s one of my favorite combos.
When I was living in Romania one of my favorite candy bars was Bounty. It’s the European version of Almond Joy minus the almond on top.
I’ve tried a couple of chocolate and coconut sweets : cookies, bars and even attempted to make my own bounty bars but nothing says “I love you” on Valentine’s day like a cake, or the baby version of it, a cupcake.
I’ve made these cupcakes few days ago and although I wasn’t planning on sharing them with you, they turned out so good I have to!
The chocolate cupcake is moist, chocolate-y with a nutty flavor from the almond-joy creamer I used as liquid.
The frosting is smooth and creamy with just a touch of coconut from the creamer and coconut extract.
To make the cupcake even irresistible I drizzled some shredded coconut and melted chocolate on top and took the cupcake to a whole new level with a raffaello candy.
These cupcakes are everything you want in a chocolate-coconut cupcake. Sweet, moist, chocolate-y, coconut-y perfect for your Valentine.