Coconut snowball Cupcake

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Coconut snowball Cupcake

This coconut cupcake is supposed to look like a snowball for a christmassy theme! Although it doesn’t really snow where I live! Anyways, I couldn’t find a recipe for coconut cupcakes that I liked, so… I made vanilla cupcakes and added coconut into the batter until they tasted just right! And the icing went so well with the coconut for the topping! I was delighted how they turned out!  😀

The cupcake recipe

3oz margarine

10oz caster sugar

8 1/2oz plain flour

1tbsp baking powder

1/4 tsp salt

240ml milk

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

2 large eggs

Preheat the oven and prepare muffin tin.

Mix the flour, butter, sugar, baking powder and salt until well mixed.

Whisk together the milk, vanilla and eggs until combined, pour 3/4  of the milk mixture into the dry ingredients and mix on a slow speed increasing speed until smooth and thick, add the remaining milk until you have a smooth batter.

When it is all fully mixed add a cup at a time of coconut until you get the desired amount, I love coconut so I used loads, 2-3 cups.

Divide the batter into the tins, pop in oven and bake for approximately 20 minutes or until springy to touch. Leave to cool in the tin for a short time and then cool further on a wire rack.

The frosting

500g icing sugar

160g unsalted butter

50ml cream

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

desiccated coconut for topping.

Whisk the sugar and the butter together fast until combined, whisk in the cream slowly and beat until fluffy, then add the vanilla and combine well.

Put icing into an icing bag and pipe onto cupcakes once they are  cool enough, then  in a bowl pour coconut and dip each cupcake until icing is coated.

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