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The Best Ever Coconut Snowballs. If you have not tried and made these coconut snowballs at home, then for sure you’re missing out! Do it now!
How does one describe The Best Ever Snowballs?
Let’s try this for starters:
A snowball is a spherical object made from snow, usually created by scooping snow with the hands and pressing the snow together to compact it into a ball. Snowballs are often used in games such as snowball fights.
I am for sure NOT talking about that type of Snowballs, although it’s fun to play in the snow on a winters day, today we are looking at the most delicious and luxuriously self-indulgent coconut snowballs which are cake-like treats, mostly coated in pink-colored desiccated coconut.Print
The Best Snowballs
- Prep Time: 20 minutes
- Cooling and Decorating Time: 20 minutes
- Cook Time: 25 minutes
- Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
- Yield: 20 1x
- Category: Cake, Cupcakes, Cookies and Tarts
An easy and wonderful treat to prepare at home, so let’s get started
- 4 eggs
- 1 1/2 cup castor sugar
- 1 tablespoon vanilla essence
- 1 cup oil
- 2 1/2 cup flour
- 3 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 cup milk
- 1 1/2 cup hot water
- 3 tablespoons apricot jam
- 1 tsp red food coloring
- 2–3 cups Desiccated coconut
- 1/2 cup fresh cream
- 1 tsp icing sugar
Using an electric mixer beat together eggs and sugar till light and fluffy.
Add vanilla and oil and mix well.
In a separate bowl, sift the flour, baking powder, and salt.
Gradually add the milk and mix gently, do not over mix.
Pour the cake batter into cupcake holders that you placed in the muffin pan
Bake for about 20-25 minutes in a preheated oven at 180C / 350F or until a tester inserted in the center of the cakes comes out clean
Cool the cupcakes in their pans for 10 minutes, then turn them out to cool completely.
Mix the water and apricot jam together and add 1 tsp red food coloring.
Allow to cool, dip in the cold syrup, and roll in coconut.
Whip ½ cup fresh cream with 1 tsp icing sugar
Slice snowballs into 2, pipe cream in the middle and place the other half on top.
Prepared, tried and tested by Jennifer Govender Bisnath
Original recipe from Fatima Sydow
- Serving Size: 1
- Calories: 381
- Sugar: 26
- Sodium: 229
- Fat: 22
- Saturated Fat: 9
- Unsaturated Fat: 12
- Trans Fat: 0
- Carbohydrates: 43
- Fiber: 3
- Protein: 4
- Cholesterol: 45
Keywords: Cake, Dessert, Baking
Here we have the famous South African version, although I am not sure of the true origin of this moreish pink treat. Should you have more information, on the origin, please let me know, as I am always interested to find out the true origin of food.
One can say that these coconut snowballs. have the appearance of a whoopie pie, an American baked product that may be considered either a cookie, pie, sandwich, or cake. The same applies to these lovely homemade pink-colored coconut snowballs. It is made of two round mound-shaped pieces of cake with a sweet, creamy filling or frosting sandwiched between them.
You can also try these Raspberry Snowballs With Fresh Cream
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12 thoughts on “The Best Ever Coconut Snowballs”
snowballs are either from Malaysia or that region they use jelly and not jam.
Nakaida, Thank you for your comment.
I am sure that there are many variations on the theme and this version being one of them. Feel free to join my Facebook Group The Recipe Hunter – https://www.facebook.com/groups/therecipehunter – and then submit your own recipe with jelly instead of jam. It can also be that the person that tested this one did not have jelly and substituted it with jam. Thanks again for your comment.
OOOOO I can feel my waistline growing….thank you for sharing Esme xx #SeniSal
Bree, one or two will not harm, you have to treat yourself from time to time.
These snowballs are pretty and look delicious. Thanks Esme for sharing the recipe.
Nathalie It’s super easy to make and as you say delicious as well. Do try them out and let me know what you think.
These snowballs are beautiful. And so much fun, perfect for these hot summer days. And they really look exactly like snowballs.
Thanks Jenny, Hope that the kid in you will enjoy it and maybe share one with the kiddos
A great recipe, Esme. I have never made these.
Hi Robbie. Thanks for visiting. Always something new and different to learn and try out. Hope you will like it
Thanks, Esme. I can almost taste them…My dear Mum sometimes made white ones but I don’t have the recipe. Take care. Hugs x
Dear Joy, yes you can colour or just leave them white and they will be just a delicious