This blog hop & giveaway is now over, but please scroll down for the Snowball Cupcake Recipe!!!


Phew!! We made it to Day 5- I don’t know about you but I’m exhausted, ha ha.

Yesterday’s featured bloggers were A Quilt & A Prayer and Tami’s Quilting Adventure.

Today’s Featured Blogger is:

Needled Mom

Please stop by and say “HI!” Remember that there are prizes at EVERY BLOG- so don’t miss out! Also, read to the bottom of this post to find out how to enter for the GRAND PRIZE, valued at over $100…..   For all of the rules, click here.

Here is a rundown of all the blogs from this week’s blog hop:

Today I will be sharing my daughter Samantha’s recipe for Snowball Cupcakes. Aren’t they beautiful??


Snowball Cupcakes

For cupcakes:

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  • 1 box Devil’s Food Cake Mix
  • 1 small box Jello Chocolate Fudge instant pudding mix
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 cup sour cream

For topping:

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter (1 stick), softened
  • 3/4 cup Marshmallow Creme or Marshmallow Fluff, about half of one 7-ounce jar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar (icing sugar)
  • 1 cup sweetened, shaved coconut

Preheat oven to 350, line cupcake pan with liners, set aside.

Mix together cupcake ingredients until combined, about 2 minutes.  Scoop batter into pan so that each cup is about 3/4 of the way full.  Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until a knife or cake tester comes out clean.  Remove from oven and let cool completely before icing.

Beat together marshmallow and butter until fluffy, about 2 minutes.  Add in vanilla extract and sugar, beating until combined.  Add in more or less sugar until you reach your desired consistency.  Ice the cupcakes and top with coconut.
This recipe makes about 2 dozen cupcakes.

What is your favorite holiday treat??

panettoneI would have to say that mine is the Panettone bread. My daughter and I love eating it as is, or toasting it and topping it with butter. Yummy!! It used to be that you could only get this at Christmas time, and only in selected shops. Now it seems that the regular grocery stores carry it for much of the year- however, I still only buy it at Christmas time, so it’s still a a special holiday treat! If I had it all the time, it wouldn’t be special anymore :)

 Thanks to everyone who has come along on this Blog Hop! I hope you had fun! I sure did… but now I need a good long nap….