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Snowman Cupcakes
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
35 mins

Snowman Cupcakes, the best Christmas cupcakes for kids and grown-ups alike. Moist and fluffy coconut cupcakes made from scratch, topped with a delicious coconut cream cheese icing, and decorated with chocolate chips and orange peel for a festive touch. Super easy to make, ready in no time, and gone from the plate in seconds.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: International
Keyword: christmas cupcakes
Servings: 12 cupcakes
Calories: 232 kcal
Author: Daniela Apostol
  • 100 g butter (soften)
  • 100 g granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs, slightly beaten
  • 100 g plain flour
  • 2 tbsp full-fat milk
  • 100 g desiccated coconut
For the cream cheese icing
  • 100 g cream cheese
  • 25 g butter, soften
  • 100 g icing sugar (confectioner's)
  • 50 g dessicated coconut
  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius (350 degrees Fahrenheit).

  2. In a large bowl, beat together the butter and sugar until smooth, then add the eggs one by one.

  3. Sift in the flour, then fold in the coconut and milk.

  4. Gently mix so that you can get a smooth consistency.
  5. Line a muffin tin with 12 paper cases, and spoon the mixture in evenly, about 2/3 full.
  6. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes until risen and firm to the touch.
  7. Allow to cool completely.
  8. To make the icing, beat together the cream cheese, butter and sugar.
  9. Once the cupcakes have cooled down, use a teaspoon to spread the icing over each cupcake.
  10. Sprinkle dessicated coconut generously on the cupcakes, so that they are fully covered.
  11. Use chocolate chips and small pieces of orange peel to decorate.

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Recipe Notes
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Nutrition Facts
Snowman Cupcakes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 232 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 8g40%
Cholesterol 59mg20%
Sodium 139mg6%
Potassium 24mg1%
Carbohydrates 24g8%
Fiber 4g16%
Sugar 17g19%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 410IU8%
Calcium 17mg2%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.