Save on Pinterest

Snowball Cake

Whipped topping and coconut blanket a layered angel food cake and gelatin dessert. My husband's grandmother really liked this cool treat and requested that I make it every Christmas. —Judith Guthrie, Charleston, West Virginia
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    16 servings


  • 2 tablespoons unflavored gelatin
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 can (20 ounces) crushed pineapple, drained
  • 1 carton (16 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed, divided
  • 1 prepared angel food cake (8 to 10 ounces), cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1-1/2 cups sweetened shredded coconut


  • In a bowl, sprinkle gelatin over cold water; let stand for 1 minute. Add boiling water; stir until gelatin is dissolved. Stir in sugar and lemon juice until sugar is dissolved. Add pineapple. Refrigerate until partially thickened, about 20 minutes. Fold in 4 cups whipped topping.
  • Line a 3-qt. round bowl with plastic wrap. spoon about 2 cups pineapple mixture into bowl. Layer with half of the cake cubes and half of the remaining pineapple mixture. Repeat layers. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours.
  • Unmold onto a serving plate. Spread remaining whipped topping over cake. Sprinkle with coconut.

Recommended Video


Click stars to rate
Average Rating:
  • Ashley Jean
    Dec 14, 2008