Samoas Cupcakes

Samoas Cupcakes – Moist vanilla cupcakes topped with a fluffy chocolate frosting, toasted coconut, caramel drizzle and Samoas Girl Scout cookies!

Samoas Cupcakes

Samoas are my all-time favorite Girl Scout cookie. Grasshoppers come in a close second, I must say. But Samoas take first priority always. I can’t get over the coconut-caramel-chocolate combination. It just sings to me.

Haaaaaaaaaaa – le – lu – jah. Concourses of angels.

Samoas Cupcakes

Possibly the only thing I like better than a Samoa Girl Scout cookie, is a Samoa Girl Scout cookie CUPCAKE. Oh. My. Word. So good! A moist vanilla cupcake topped with thick chocolate-y frosting, toasted coconut, Samoa cookies and a caramel drizzle . . . wow. Just wow. This are easy to make and sure to impress – especially when your guests are Samoa Girl Scout cookie addicts. (Like me)

Samoas Cupcakes

Samoas Cupcakes
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Samoas Cupcakes

Moist vanilla cupcakes topped with a fluffy chocolate frosting, toasted coconut, caramel drizzle and Samoas Girl Scout cookies!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword coconut, cookie, cupcake
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 12
Author Tiffany


  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg + 2 egg yolks, at room temperature
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/2 cup sour cream


  • 6 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 large (5.9 ounce) chocolate pudding mix, dry
  • 2/3 cup half and half, or heavy cream


  • 6 samoa cookies, cut in half
  • 1/3 cup shredded coconut flakes
  • 1/2 cup caramels, melted
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream


  • Preheat oven to 350. Line a muffin tin with cupcake liners (12).
  • In a medium bowl combine flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt. In another small bowl combine egg, egg yolks, vanilla, and sour cream. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and stir to combine. Pour batter into prepared liners filling each about 2/3 full. Bake 18-22 minutes until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
  • Place shredded coconut in a pan and cook over medium high heat, stirring throughout until coconut begins to brown slightly on the edges, remove from heat and set aside. Mix together powdered sugar, chocolate pudding mix, and heavy cream or half and half. Spread or pipe frosting onto cupcakes. 
  • Top each with 1/2 Samoa cookie. Sprinkle with toasted coconut. In a microwave safe bowl melt caramel and heavy cream and stir until smooth. Drizzle onto cupcakes. Store in airtight container.


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Your photos are just stunning, Tiffany! Pinned. I seriously LOVE samoas!

    Thanks Averie! Samoas are a guilty pleasure of mine. Actually, scratch that. Just a pleasure. I don’t even feel guilty lol! 🙂 Thanks for the pin!!

Oh my sweet tooth, those look and sound delicious! Two of the best world-girls out cookies and cupcakes. Please stop by our blog and check out the mounds cupcakes I recently made, I think you may like them.

Gorgeous cupcakes!! I would bet they are so delicious… Love samoas and in cupcakes they look a million times better! Yum!

    Thanks Jovita!!! 🙂

It’s been SO long since I had a Samoa cookie. Girl Scout cookies here in Australia are the plain ordinary sort – no selection. I must make these cupcakes and give my inner yank a hug.

Samoas are my ALL TIME FAVORITE as well, and these Samoas Cupcakes look amazing! Thanks for sharing, pinned 🙂

P.S. Your photos are awesome Tiffany!

    You are SO nice!!! Haha, I’m obsesseddddd with Samoas, glad to hear I’m not the only one! Thanks Jenn!!! 🙂

what a decadent cupcake!

YUMMY!!! I am a Samoa addict too! I always get super excited when they come out with the samoa ice cream at the markets about this time too 🙂 Your cupcake looks aMAZing! Love your pictures.

Is the pudding mix you use the instant or the kind that has to be cooked? I’m guessing it’s the instant but I want to be sure.

    instant pudding 🙂

Making this cupcake but my cupcakes fell! They sunk right in the middle. What did I do wrong?

    Hi Stephanie! There are a few things that can cause cupcakes to sink: 1) if you over-mixed the batter or 2) opening the oven before the cupcakes are finished baking – if you did either of things that may be the cause of your sunken cupcakes! I’ve done both of those before so I totally understand how frustrating that can be!

1 star
Did anyone make this recipe and actually had a positive result? I’ve tried it twice and they sunk both times. This recipe is flawed. I didn’t over mix and I didn’t open the oven early. So don’t waste your time

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These cuPcakes do not work at all… dont reccomend i was very excited but nOw very dissapointed

    Sorry to hear that you didn’t love this recipe, Gillian 🙂

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