I'd made Chocodiles so when my birthday rolled around I thought I'd make Sno-balls, my personal favorite Hostess snack cake. For this recipe I wanted to keep the character of the packaged cake but of course, homemade is tastier! I created a dark chocolate sort of devil's food cake recipe because the original cakes are actually rather rich tasting for a commercial cupcake. My husband made the cakes the night before there was less to do all at once. The marshmallow on these cupcakes isn't just fluffy marshmallow-y frosting, it is actual marshmallow just like it is on the packaged cakes. That's why it is important to quickly roll them in the coconut and then have to wait for them to set up before you pipe in the creamy filling. Honestly they were very easy to make, there is just a number of steps (and again, making the cakes the day before is a great idea-no waiting for the cakes to cool enough to spread on the marshmallow on the assembly day) but they are all simple. It is rather messy but luckily marshmallow is just sugar so it washes right away.
Recipe: http://www.coconutandlime.com/2009/08/homemade-sno-balls.html (original recipe by me, Rachel Rappaport)
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