Snow Globe Cupcakes Recipe

Snow Globe Cupcakes Recipe

How To Make Snow Globe Cupcakes

These snow globe cupcakes are a fun Christmas dessert. Chocolate cupcakes are topped with coconut, vanilla frosting, and a whimsical holiday lollipop!

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 1 hour
Set Time: 12 hours
Total: 13 hours 15 minutes



For Edible Snow Globes:

  • cupscold water
  • 12packagesgelatin powder
  • 6tbspsugar
  • 3dropspeppermint extract
  • nonstick cooking spray,for greasing

For Chocolate Cupcakes:

  • cupsall purpose flour
  • cupdark cocoa powder
  • 1tspbaking soda
  • ¼tspkosher salt
  • 1cupbrown sugar
  • 1cuphot water
  • ½cupcanola oil
  • 1tbspapple cider vinegar
  • 1tbspvanilla extract

For Topping:

  • 1jarvanilla frosting
  • ½cupsweetened coconut flakes
  • 12holiday themed lollipops,sticks trimmed to 2 inches
  • Powdered sugar,for dusting



    • 12 balloons

    • 12 skewers


    Edible Snow Globes:

    1. In a small bowl, whisk together the cold water and gelatin. Let the gelatin bloom for 5 minutes, until the water is mostly absorbed. Microwave for 20 to 30 seconds, or until the gelatin is melted.

    2. Add the sugar and peppermint extract and stir until dissolved. Let cool for 10 minutes. If any foam rises to the top, skim off and discard.

    3. Spray the balloons with nonstick spray. Wipe gently with a paper towel to distribute.

    4. Dip each balloon in the gelatin until ¾ of the way submerged. Use tape or poke a small hole above the knot to attach the balloon to a skewer and stand it upright in a tall glass for 1 to 2 minutes.

    5. Dip in gelatin again, then stand it upright in a tall glass again. If the gelatin begins to set, microwave in 10-second intervals and continue until all of the balloons are coated.

    6. Let the balloons for at least 12 hours, until no longer tacky to the touch.


    1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 12-cup cupcake tin with cupcake liners.

    2. In a medium bowl, sift together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt. Add the brown sugar and whisk to combine.

    3. Add the hot water, canola oil, apple cider vinegar, and vanilla and mix until combined.

    4. Divide the batter evenly between the cupcake liners.

    5. Bake the cupcakes for 14 to 16 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of a cupcake comes out clean.

    6. Let the cupcakes cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack and let cool completely.

    7. Carefully remove one of the balloons from the skewer. Pinch a bit of the balloon near the knot, and carefully snip a small hole. Let the air slowly release from the balloon, then pull out of the gelatin snow globe and discard the balloon.

    8. Trim the edges of the snow globe if uneven. Repeat with remaining coated balloons. Set the snow globes upright on a baking sheet until ready to top the cupcakes.

    9. Frost the cupcakes with a dollop of vanilla frosting onto each cupcake, spreading evenly over the top.

    10. Sprinkle the shredded coconut on top of the frosting, dividing evenly between the cupcakes.

    11. Top each cupcake with a holiday lollipop, inserting the stick into the cupcake. Place the snow globes on top, and dust with powdered sugar.

    12. Enjoy!


    • Calories: 379.05kcal
    • Fat: 13.34g
    • Saturated Fat: 3.02g
    • Trans Fat: 0.04g
    • Monounsaturated Fat: 6.90g
    • Polyunsaturated Fat: 3.07g
    • Carbohydrates: 40.33g
    • Fiber: 1.88g
    • Sugar: 23.87g
    • Protein: 26.31g
    • Sodium: 210.10mg
    • Calcium: 33.77mg
    • Potassium: 96.51mg
    • Iron: 1.60mg
    • Vitamin A: 0.00µg
    • Vitamin C: 0.05mg
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