Coconut Snowball Cupcakes (Courtesy of Jacki's Bento Blog)
3cups cake flour
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup coconut milk
1/2 cup coconut cream
8oz butter room temp
2 1/4 cups sugar
1 teaspoon coconut extract
4 egg whites
The How To
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place and whisk flour, baking powder and salt into a large mixing bowl and set aside. Combine the coconut milk and coconut cream in a small bowl and set aside for later.
Put the butter into the bowl of a stand mixer and beat on medium speed until fluffy about 1 min. Decrease the speed to low and slowly add sugar over 1-2mins. Once all the sugar has been added turn the mixer back on to medium speed and continue creaming until the mixture becomes lighter in color about 3mins.
|just the butter|
|Sugar and butter after it has been mixed for a couple of mins.|
In a separate bowl, whisk the egg whites until they form stiff peaks. I used my hand mixer. Fold the egg whites into the batter, just until combined.
|my stiff peaks|
|the batter looks a little wet after adding the egg whites|
|This is the first batch as you can see I didn't rotate these ones and the cupcakes in the back got a little burned :(|
Now for the filling! I made mine the night before so it could fully chill.
Bavarian Cream (Courtesy of cakecentral.com)
This stuff reminds me of doughnut or eclair filling!!
8oz cream cheese softened
2 ( about 3.5oz) packages instant pudding mix (I used vanilla)
12oz Cool Whip thawed
The How To
Mix together cream cheese and dry pudding on medium speed.
|Reminds me of scrambled eggs|
After the Bavarian Cream has had time to chill, fill in the center of the cupcakes.
After the frosting has been spread add the sweetened shredded coconut to the top.
I also played around with a couple of different toppers that I had made.
|Testing out my chocolate butterflies. Not bad for the first time. These turned out a little thick so next time I need to make the chocolate a little thinner.|
|I also melted down some jolly ranches and made some snow flakes. With some of the left over frosting I tested out my rose making skills too. Not too shabby :)|