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Chocolate Snowball Cupcakes

Season’s greetings! This holiday serve up snow-inspired cupcakes that will leave the kids begging for more. This recipe was created for my client Betty Crocker but all opinions are my own.

Chocolate Snowball Cupcakes Holiday Treat

When I was a little girl, I was fascinated with those snowy, ball-shaped cakes sold in little packages in our local convenience store. They looked so heavenly with their fluffy coconut exteriors. In my head, they were the most decadent, dreamy treat ever.

Fast forward to now. I’ve finally had those snack cakes I salivated over and I know that they are pretty darn dreamy in real life too. So when my friends at Betty Crocker asked me to do something fun with their new baking mix with Hershey’s chocolate in it, I decided to turn those dreamy cakes into Chocolate Snowball Cupcakes.

These heavenly treats have a tender chocolate cupcake topped with a cloud of creamy frosting and sweet coconut flakes. It’s everything that those snack cakes are — in a totally fun cupcake form.

Come on, you know you want to try them.

Chocolate Snowball Cupcakes

Best of all, these are super easy to make. Holiday treats don’t have to be complicated to be super fun and delicious. With just a few ingredients you can be serving these babies up in no time.

Yield: 12 servings

Chocolate Snowball Cupcakes

Chocolate Snowball Cupcakes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes


  • 1 box Betty Crocker Hershey’s Chocolate Cupcake Mix, 15 oz, prepared according to package directions
  • 1 can Betty Crocker Whipped Cream Frosting
  • 1 cup sweetened flake coconut


  1. Prepare the cupcakes according to package directions and let cool. Once they are cool, frost liberally, using the whole can of frosting.
  2. Pour the coconut into a bowl. Cupping some in your hand over the bowl, gently press it into the frosting all around until the cupcake is covered. Gently shake to remove excess. Continue until all the cupcakes have been topped with coconut.
  3. Enjoy!


If desired, toast the coconut before using on the cupcakes. You may need a little more coconut for this job.

Linda Sabor

Saturday 14th of December 2013

Wondering if this make 12 or 24 cupcakes. I see it says it serves 12. I have a box of a different brand cakemix in my pantry of approximately the same size and it makes 24 cupcakes. Just wondering if maybe these are bigger cupcakes and it only makes 12 -- and I need a bigger cupcake tin. Thanks!

Linda Snodgrass Sabor

Saturday 14th of December 2013

I have a question. I see this says it serves 12. Does it make 12 or 24 cupcakes? I haven't looked for the Betty Crocker cake mix yet, but I have an old box of another brand's cake mix in my pantry, and it makes 24 cupcakes and it approximately the same size box. Just wondering...thanks so much. I want to make these for a Christmas party.

Sarah W. Caron

Monday 16th of December 2013

Hi Linda, I answered your question below. Thanks!

Sarah W. Caron

Saturday 14th of December 2013

Hi There, this mix makes 12 cupcakes -- it's a special one. If you choose to use a different mix, either find one that makes 12 cupcakes (yes, they exist) or double the frosting-related ingredients.


Monday 9th of December 2013

woww looks so tempting! perfect match chocolate and coconut, love both of them. Thanks for sharing


Friday 6th of December 2013

My dad used to love those Hostess Snowball treats when he was growing up. This reminds me of them.

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