2 In The Kitchen: Girl Scout Inspired Treats

Samoa Cupcakes. (credit: Alex Denis/CBS 2)

Samoa Cupcakes. (credit: Alex Denis/CBS 2)

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Girl Scout cookie delivery begins this week. The Girl Scouts are celebrating their 100th anniversary here in New York. Chef Brett Reichler of Bill’s Bar & Burger is celebrating by making cupcakes with their Samoa cookies.

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Samoa Cupcake Recipe

German chocolate cake batter- for cupcake

Yields approx 15 large cupcakes

  • 2 ½ cups sugar
  • 3 cups ap flour
  • 1 cup extra brute cocoa powder
  • 1 ½ tsp baking soda
  • 1 ½ tsp baking powder
  • 1 ½ tsp salt
  • 1 ½ cups milk
  • 2/3 cups unsalted melted butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 egg yolks
  • ½ tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 ¼ cup hot water

Procedure:

- Combine all dry ingredients in a kitchen aid mixing bowl with paddle attachment

- Whisk all wet ingredients (except hot water) together in a separate bowl and slowly pour into dry ingredients and mix to combine

- Slowly pour in hot water

- Scrape down sides of bowl several times during mixing

- Place 4 oz of batter into each cupcake paper and bake at 325 until a knife comes out clean when placed in center.

- Place in fridge to cool before next step

Caramel sauce for center

Yields 1 qt

  • 2 ¼ cups sugar
  • 1 ¼ cups water
  • 1/3 cup light corn syrup
  • 2 ½ cups heavy cream
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter

Procedure:

- Bring sugar, water, and corn syrup to a deep caramel color

- Slowly stir in heavy cream and then butter

- Mix until all incorporated then cool in ice bath

- Center of cupcake needs to be scooped out slightly and caramel sauce will be piped into center

Chocolate icing

Yields approx 1 ½ qts

  • 6 eggs
  • 2 ½ cups confectioners sugar
  • 2 cups 100% chocolate
  • 1 lb unsalted soft butter
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ¼ cup water

Procedure:

- Whisk eggs and confectioners sugar until light and fluffy

- Place sugar and water in a pot , mix together to a consistency of wet sand, cleaning the sides of the pot with water before turning on heat

- Cook sugar to 120 degrees Celsius

- Remove from heat and pour slowly into eggs/10x mixture while whipping then mix for about 5 minutes

- Mix in melted chocolate

- Mix in soft butter and whip to combine

Chocolate icing with go around and on top of cupcake.

Have toasted coconut to garnish cupcake.