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Coconut-Tangerine Snowball Cupcakes

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Directions

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  • Allow eggs and buttermilk to stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. Line twenty-four 2-1/2-inch muffin cups with paper bake cups; set aside. In a medium bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; set aside.

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  • In a large mixing bowl, beat butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add sugar, tangerine peel and vanilla; beat until well combined. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Alternately add flour mixture and buttermilk to butter mixture, beating on low speed after each addition just until combined. Stir in toasted coconut.

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  • Fill prepared muffin cups two-thirds full. Bake in a 350 degree F oven for 18 to 20 minutes or until cupcakes are golden brown and spring back when lightly pressed. Cool on a wire rack for 5 minutes. Remove cupcakes from pan and cool completely before frosting. Makes 24 cupcakes

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  • Frost cupcakes with Tangerine Creamy Frosting and sprinkle with additional flaked coconut, if you like.

*To make sour milk:

In a 2-cup glass measure place 4 teaspoons lemon juice or vinegar. Add enough milk to make 1-1/3 cups; stir. Let stand for 5 minutes before using.

Nutrition Facts (Coconut-Tangerine Snowball Cupcakes)

229 calories; 9 g total fat; 5 g saturated fat; 0 g polyunsaturated fat; 2 g monounsaturated fat; 45 mg cholesterol; 170 mg sodium. 63 mg potassium; 36 g carbohydrates; 1 g fiber; 24 g sugar; 3 g protein; 243 IU vitamin a; 1 mg vitamin c; 0 mg thiamin; 0 mg riboflavin; 1 mg niacin equivalents; 0 mg vitamin b6; 28 mcg folate; 0 mcg vitamin b12; 40 mg calcium; 1 mg iron;

Tangerine Creamy Frosting

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  • Allow cream cheese and butter to stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. In a medium mixing bowl beat cream cheese, butter, vanilla, and tangerine peel with an electric mixer on medium speed until combined. Gradually add powdered sugar, beating well. If necessary, beat in enough tangerine juice, 1 teaspoon at a time, to make frosting spreading consistency.

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