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 sweetened shredded coconut and maraschino cherries

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 172 calories, 1g fat (0 saturated fat), 2mg cholesterol, 208mg sodium, 38g carbohydrate (28g sugars, 0 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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