Snowballs Cake Recipe
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Snowballs Cake Recipe

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I couldn't pry this family secret recipe from my sister-in-law, but her mother did...and I was thrilled! The old-fashioned flavor never goes out of style.—Norma Wehrung, Getzville, New York
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 40 min. + chilling
MAKES:20 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 40 min. + chilling
MAKES: 20 servings


  • 1 package (16 ounces) angel food cake mix
  • 2 envelopes unflavored gelatin
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 can (20 ounces) crushed pineapple, undrained
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 envelopes whipped topping mix (Dream Whip)
  • 2 cups milk
  • Toasted flaked coconut and maraschino cherries

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 172 calories, 1g fat (trace saturated fat), 2mg cholesterol, 208mg sodium, 38g carbohydrate (28g sugars, trace fiber), 4g protein


  1. Prepare and bake cake according to package directions, using an ungreased 10-in. tube pan. Immediately invert cake onto a wire rack; cool completely, about 1 hour.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, sprinkle gelatin over cold water; let stand for 1 minute. Stir in boiling water until gelatin is dissolved. Add the pineapple, sugar, lemon juice and salt. Refrigerate until partially thickened, about 40 minutes.
  3. In a large bowl, beat whipped topping mixes and milk until stiff. Fold into pineapple mixture.
  4. Run a knife around sides and center tube of cake pan; remove cake from pan and cut into 1-in. cubes. Place half of the cake cubes in a 13-in. x 9-in. dish; top with half of the filling. Repeat layers. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  5. Sprinkle with coconut. Cut into squares; top each with a cherry. Yield: 20 servings.
Originally published as Snowball Cake in Taste of Home Christmas Annual Annual 2009, p170

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Reviewed Dec. 29, 2014

"Pretty good cake. I halved the sugar and used lite cool whip to ease up on the calories. My son and his friends gobbled it up right away! Nice and refreshing!"

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