Make Gesine Bullock-Prado's holiday desserts: Coconut snowballs, cake

Serve your family some sweet treats this holiday season. Here, Gesine Bullock-Prado, pastry chef and author of "Bake It Like You Mean It," shares her delicious and decadent desserts for coconut snowballs and hidden snowman cake.

Coconut Snowballs

Ingredients

  • Coconut milk cake

    • 4 eggs, separated, room temperature
    • 3/4 cups sugar
    • 1/3 cups unrefined coconut oil, room temperature
    • 3/4 cups unsweetened coconut milk
    • 1 1/2 cups cake flour
    • 2 tsp baking powder
    • 1/2 tsp sea salt
    • 1 1/2 tsp cream of tartar
    • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • Double vanilla frosting

    • 5 egg whites
    • 1 cup sugar
    • 1 1⁄2 cups unsalted butter, cut into 1⁄2-inch cubes, softened
    • 1 1⁄2 tsp. vanilla bean paste
    • 1⁄2 tsp. vanilla extract
    • 4 tsp. seedless raspberry or strawberry preserves (optional)
    • 3 cups sweetened flake coconut

Preparation

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Hidden snowman cake

Ingredients

  • Vanilla cake

    • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
    • 1/2 tsp salt
    • 1⁄4 tsp baking powder
    • 1/4 tsp baking soda
    • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened (1 stick)
    • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
    • 1/4 cup canola oil
    • 2 eggs
    • 1/2 cup buttermilk or sour milk
  • Chocolate cake

    • 8 ounce bittersweet chocolate, very finely chopped
    • 1 cup very hot brewed coffee
    • 1/2 cup buttermilk or sour milk
    • 1 tsp vanilla
    • 4 cups all-purpose flour
    • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
    • 1 tsp salt
    • 3/4 tsp baking powder
    • 1/2 tsp baking soda
    • 1 1/2 cups unsalted butter, softened (3 sticks)
    • 3 cups granulated sugar
    • 3/4 cup canola oil
    • 6 eggs
  • Marshmallow frosting

    • 6 egg whites
    • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
    • 2 Tbsp light-color corn syrup
    • Pinch of salt

Preparation

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