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Chocolate Coconut Snowman Cupcakes

Posted by , January 2nd, 2012
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I love to bake and can never resist a new baking project.  I received a box full of wonderful baking supplies fromShopRite for use in some holiday baking, as my December installment of goodies for the ShopRite Potluck blog panel. Yay for sugar, flour, coconut, vanilla, nuts, and oodles of chocolate!

For the first project using the new box of baking supplies, I made some chocolate coconut cupcakes, because the coconut from ShopRite seemed a perfect surrogate for snow, which is always in my thought this time of year.  Last year, at this time, of course, New York was paralyzed by the big blizzard! 

At any rate, I created some lovely chocolate coconut cupcakes that were deliccious, using a vanilla buttercream under the top layer of coconut.  And for a seasonal twist, I added fondant snowmen to some of the cupcakes for decoration. What could be cuter? 

Sasha’s Chocolate Coconut Cupcakes
1 1/4 cups ShopRite All Purpose Flour
1/2 cup ShopRite Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
3/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup ShopRite Granulated Sugar
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 egg
1 tsp ShopRite Pure Vanilla Extract
3/4 cup milk

Frosting
1 stick unsalted butter
3 cups ShopRite Confectioner’s Sugar
1 tsp ShopRite Pure Vanilla Extract
2 T heavy cream
Dip in ShopRite Sweetened Shredded Coconut

Fondant snowman, created using fondant and gel food colors to dye the fondant.

Combine the dry ingredients for the cupcakes in a bowl.  Beat the egg and oilve oil with the sugar and vanilla.  Altnerate adding the dry ingredients and the milk until combined.  Fill cupcake liners 3/4 full in a silicon cupcake tray and bake at 350 for 25 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean. Allow to cool completely before frosting.

Beat the butter until smooth for three minutes in a stand mixer.  Beat in the vanilla and confectioenr’s sugar until it forms a smooth frosting and slowly add in the heavy cream.  Frost the cupcake with a spatula and dip in shredded coconut.  Top with a fondant created snowman and serve.  Happy holidays and here’s for some pretty white snow. Check out the original post on my blog, a Kitchen In Brooklyn.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: As a POTLUCKTM blogger, I received the ShopRite All Purpose Flour, ShopRite Unsweetened Cocoa Powder, ShopRite Granulated Sugar, ShopRite Pure Vanilla Extract, ShopRite Confectioner’s Sugar and ShopRite Sweetened Shredded Coconut from ShopRite for free.

 


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