Dreaming of a white Christmas? Then fill pedestals like this Anchor Hocking Presence 3 Tier Platter Set with layers of luscious coconut cupcakes and enjoy a winter wonderland of tasty confections.
Easy and elegant, these pretty cupcakes are terrific for entertaining. They will be a festive addition to the dessert table and will appeal to both children and adults.
As exciting as snowballs made with fresh-fallen snow, these moist and delicious treats highlight the merry shade of white that’s so welcome at this time of year.
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1 (4-serving size) package instant coconut cream pudding and pie filling mix
1 (16.5-ounce) package plain French vanilla cake mix
1 cup water
2/3 cup vegetable oil
Easy Coconut Cream Frosting
Sweetened coconut flakes
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease 24 muffin cups or line with paper liners. Reserve 2 tablespoons pudding mix for frosting (see below). In a large bowl, combine the remaining pudding mix, cake mix, eggs, water, and oil. Blend with an electric mixer on low speed until moistened, about 30 seconds. Increase speed to medium; beat 2 minutes. Divide into muffin cups. Bake until a toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean, 15 to 20 minutes. Cool 5 minutes before removing to wire racks. Cool completely. Frost with Easy Coconut Cream Frosting; sprinkle with coconut flakes. Makes 24 cupcakes.
EASY COCONUT CREAM FROSTING
2 tablespoons instant coconut cream pudding and pie filling mix
1/2 cup heavy (or whipping) cream
1 (8-ounce) carton regular or light frozen whipped topping, thawed
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
In a medium bowl, combine pudding mix and heavy cream. Whisk for 1 minute. Stir in whipped topping and vanilla.
Thanks to Anchor Hocking for providing photography and bakeware
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