Holiday Snowflake Cake Recipe

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Holiday Snowflake Cake Recipe
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Holiday Snowflake Cake Recipe

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The coconut sprinkled on this old-fashioned fluffy white cake gives the impression of snow inside the house without the cold. It's a beautiful dessert that is a fitting end to a delicious winter meal. -Lynne Peterson, Salt Lake City, Utah
MAKES:
12 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 40 min. Bake: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES:
12 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 40 min. Bake: 15 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs plus 4 egg yolks
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts, optional
  • FROSTING:
  • 1-3/4 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 4 egg whites
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups flaked coconut

Directions

In a mixing bowl, beat eggs, yolks and sugar until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes. In a saucepan, heat milk and butter until butter melts. Combine flour and baking powder; add to egg mixture alternately with milk mixture. Beat until well mixed. Add vanilla. Fold in nuts if desired. Pour into three greased 9-in. round baking pans. Bake at 350° for 15-18 minutes or until cake tests done. Cool in pans 10 minutes before removing to wire racks to cool completely.
For frosting, in a saucepan, bring sugar and water to a boil. Boil 3-4 minutes or until a candy thermometer reads 242° (firm-ball stage). Meanwhile, beat egg whites and cream of tartar in a mixing bowl until foamy. Slowly pour in hot sugar mixture and continue to beat on high for 6-8 minutes or until stiff peaks form. Add vanilla. Frost the tops of two cake layers and sprinkle with coconut; stack on a cake plate with plain layer on top. Frost sides and top of cake; sprinkle with coconut. Refrigerate for several hours. Yield: 12-16 servings.
Editor's Note: We recommend that you test your candy thermometer before each use by bringing water to a boil; the thermometer should read 212°. Adjust your recipe temperature up or down based on your test.
Originally published as Snowflake Cake in Taste of Home December/January 1995, p35

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 376 calories, 12g fat (8g saturated fat), 97mg cholesterol, 195mg sodium, 62g carbohydrate (45g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.

  • 2 eggs plus 4 egg yolks
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts, optional
  • FROSTING:
  • 1-3/4 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 4 egg whites
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups flaked coconut
  1. In a mixing bowl, beat eggs, yolks and sugar until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes. In a saucepan, heat milk and butter until butter melts. Combine flour and baking powder; add to egg mixture alternately with milk mixture. Beat until well mixed. Add vanilla. Fold in nuts if desired. Pour into three greased 9-in. round baking pans. Bake at 350° for 15-18 minutes or until cake tests done. Cool in pans 10 minutes before removing to wire racks to cool completely.
  2. For frosting, in a saucepan, bring sugar and water to a boil. Boil 3-4 minutes or until a candy thermometer reads 242° (firm-ball stage). Meanwhile, beat egg whites and cream of tartar in a mixing bowl until foamy. Slowly pour in hot sugar mixture and continue to beat on high for 6-8 minutes or until stiff peaks form. Add vanilla. Frost the tops of two cake layers and sprinkle with coconut; stack on a cake plate with plain layer on top. Frost sides and top of cake; sprinkle with coconut. Refrigerate for several hours. Yield: 12-16 servings.
Editor's Note: We recommend that you test your candy thermometer before each use by bringing water to a boil; the thermometer should read 212°. Adjust your recipe temperature up or down based on your test.
Originally published as Snowflake Cake in Taste of Home December/January 1995, p35

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suefalk User ID: 6736080 258903
Reviewed Dec. 31, 2016

"Moist, and delicious! I traded out the nuts for 1/2 cup coconut."

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