Snowball Cupcakes

A cake mix gives you a head start on these delectable, cream-filled wintertime treats.

  • prep time 40 min
  • total time 1 hr 30 min
  • ingredients 12
  • servings 24

Ingredients

Cupcakes

1
box devil's food cake mix with pudding in the mix
2/3
cup water
1/3
cup vegetable oil
1/2
cup sour cream
2
eggs
1
package (3 oz) cream cheese, cut into 24 cubes

Frosting

1/2
cup sugar
2
tablespoons water
2
egg whites
1
jar (7 oz) marshmallow creme
1
teaspoon vanilla
2
cups coconut
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pans). Place paper baking cup in each of 24 regular-size muffin cups. In large bowl, beat cake mix, water, oil, sour cream and eggs with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds, then on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally.
  • 2 Spoon batter into muffin cups. Place 1 cube cream cheese in center of each cupcake; press down into batter almost to center (top of cream cheese will still show).
  • 3 Bake 21 to 27 minutes or until toothpick inserted near center of cupcake comes out clean (test between cream cheese and edge). Remove cupcakes from pan to cooling racks. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  • 4 In 2-quart stainless steel or other non-coated saucepan, mix sugar, water and egg whites. Cook over low heat, beating continuously with electric hand mixer at high speed until soft peaks form, about 4 minutes. Add marshmallow creme; beat until stiff peaks form. Remove saucepan from heat. Beat in vanilla.
  • 5 Spread frosting evenly over cupcakes; sprinkle each with generous tablespoonful coconut. Store loosely covered in refrigerator.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Cupcake
    Calories
    200
    (
    Calories from Fat
    80),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    9g
    9%
    (Saturated Fat
    4 1/2g,
    4 1/2%
    Trans Fat
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    25mg
    25%;
    Sodium
    200mg
    200%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    29g
    29%
    (Dietary Fiber
    0g
    0%
      Sugars
    20g
    20%
    ),
    Protein
    2g
    2%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    0%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    4%;
    Iron
    6%;
    Exchanges:
    1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    2
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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