I think it’s safe to say that the only reason I make it through these last days of winter is because I have Girl Scout cookies to look forward to every year.
Ever since I was a wee Girl Scout myself (oh I’m totes not kidding) I’ve either been peddling the popular treats or shoveling them into my mouth like a cookie monster. Or both.
For many years now I’ve stuck firmly to the camp of the Samoa cookie (or as I first knew them, the Caramel DeLite) and I still believe no cookie can compare. I mean, who can deny that a cookie covered in caramel and chocolate and coconut is nothing short of pure magic? That’s what I thought.
Since National Girl Scout Day is coming right ‘round the corner on March 12, we should celebrate – and what better way to do so than with a cake that is shaped and flavored like a Girl Scout cookie? And not just any cake, but mini cakes; and not just any cookie, but Samoa cookies. What I’m trying to say is, you need to make these Mini Samoa Bundt Cakes
First, gather your ingredients. We’re going to use a Betty Crocker cake mix for this recipe because A) it’s delicious… chocolate fudge, what what! And B) it’s easy-peasy.
Whip up your cake batter and pour it evenly into two 6-cup mini Bundt pans. If you only have one pan, you can make the cakes in two batches, no bigs.
Bake the Bundts until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean; let them cool slightly, then take them out of the molds. Poke a few holes in the top of each cake and drizzle the tops with caramel sauce so it seeps in and turns all magictown on us.
While the cakes cool, make the caramel frosting. Then, frost the fully cooled cakes.
Cover each cake completely with toasted coconut so it looks just like the cookie. OM NOM NOM I want to eat these already!
But wait! We have to pipe on the melted chocolate first so they really look like samoas!
Um OK now you can totally dig in. I suggest eating at least two because these are just as addicting as the real thing. OK fine, three.
This is definitely a good way to “make new friends, but keep the old, one is silver and the other’s gold” (aw yeah, Girl Scout songs!).Stephanie (aka Girl Versus Dough) just wants you to know… she loves Thin Mints, too. Check out Stephanie’s Tablespoon member profile and keep checking back for her own personal recipes on Tablespoon!