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Holiday Snow Globe Cake Recipe

Holiday Snow Globe Cake Recipe

I can change up the decorations on this cake depending on the holiday—or birthday. My daughter loves this Christmas version. —Marie Louise Ludwig, Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 65 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling YIELD:12 servings


  • 4 large eggs, separated
  • 2/3 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar, divided
  • 2 tablespoons dark rum
  • 2 cups cake flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup coconut milk
  • 1-1/4 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup seedless raspberry jam
  • 2 cups flaked coconut
  • Frosted Christmas Tree (see below)
  • Porcelain snowman ornament
  • 8-inch glass bubble bowl (about 6-inch opening)


  • 1. Preheat oven to 350°. Place egg whites in a large bowl; let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. Line bottoms of two greased 8-in. round baking pans with parchment paper; grease paper.
  • 2. In a large bowl, cream butter and 1/2 cup sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg yolks, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in rum. In another bowl, whisk flour, baking powder and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with coconut milk, beating well after each addition.
  • 3. With clean beaters, beat egg whites on medium speed until soft peaks form. Gradually add remaining sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, beating on high after each addition until sugar is dissolved. Continue beating until stiff glossy peaks form. Fold into batter. Transfer batter to prepared pans.
  • 4. Bake 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans 10 minutes before removing to wire racks; remove paper. Cool completely.
  • 5. Using a long serrated knife, trim tops of cakes if domed. In a large bowl, beat cream until it begins to thicken. Add confectioners' sugar and vanilla; beat until stiff peaks form.
  • 6. Place one cake layer on a serving plate, bottom side down. Spread jam over top to within 3/4 in. of edge; top with 1/2 cup whipped cream. Place second cake layer over whipped cream, bottom side up.
  • 7. Spread remaining whipped cream over top and sides of cake; sprinkle with coconut. Refrigerate at least 15 minutes. Just before serving, place Frosted Christmas Tree and snowman on center of cake. Carefully invert bowl over decorations. Yield: 12 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 slice equals 512 calories, 29 g fat (20 g saturated fat), 123 mg cholesterol, 356 mg sodium, 57 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 5 g protein.

Reviews for Holiday Snow Globe Cake

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Reviewed Nov. 23, 2015

"In time for the Holidays"

Reviewed Nov. 15, 2015

"Super cute, going to try it"

Reviewed Dec. 8, 2013

"can anyone tell me what is best thing to use for the globe and where to find ?"

Reviewed Feb. 18, 2013

"Turned out very cute."

Reviewed Dec. 24, 2012

"This was a lot of fun to make and it turned out beautiful! I'll probably try a different cake recipe next time for variety."

Reviewed Dec. 20, 2012

"Why would people rate a recipe they didn't even try in the first place?!"

Reviewed Dec. 12, 2012

"This cake is really tasty. My kids enjoy helping me make it. I've also used the "topper" on top of a homemade red velvet cheese cake to add something fun. Great idea! Thanks for sharing."

Reviewed Dec. 10, 2012


Reviewed Dec. 10, 2012

"Love it!"

Reviewed Dec. 10, 2012

"This is too similar to the snow globe cookies featured last year on Taste of Home, therefore I don't see it as an original."

Reviewed Dec. 2, 2012

"It's a very beautiful cake. Love, love, love coconut cake. Just a suggestion: when decorating the "christmas tree" sugar cone, leave the very tip bare until you get it on top of the cake, so you have something to grab onto. Then put the last green icing star on top."

Reviewed Nov. 24, 2012

"Terrific cake. Easy to make and very flavorful. I used less sugar in the whipped cream frosting, as the coconut is already sweetened. Everyone asked for the recipe. I did not make the decorations, so I cannot comment on that portion."

Reviewed Nov. 9, 2012

"Such a beautiful looking cake,Thanks for sharing."

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