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Snowball Cake Recipe

Snowball Cake

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"A grown-up version of the classic lunchbox treat, this cake will bring back memories and bring up the question we all had as kids: how did the cream filling get in there?"

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Original recipe makes 16 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins

    2 hrs 20 mins


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Prepare cake batter, in 2-1/2-qt. ovenproof bowl, as directed on package; scrape side of bowl. Beat cream cheese, egg and granulated sugar until well blended; spoon into center of batter in bowl.
  3. Bake 1 hour 5 min. or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool cake in bowl 10 min. Loosen cake from bowl with knife; invert onto wire rack. Remove bowl. Cool cake completely.
  4. Meanwhile, beat dry pudding mix, powdered sugar and milk in medium bowl with whisk 2 min. Stir in COOL WHIP. Refrigerate until ready to use.
  5. Place cake on plate; frost with pudding mixture. Cover with coconut. Keep refrigerated.
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  • Size Wise
  • At 16 servings, this fun-to-make cake is a great dessert to serve at a holiday party.
  • Easy Cleanup
  • Save on cleanup by mixing and baking the cake batter in the same bowl.

Reviews More Reviews

Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 30, 2009

Baked this a week earlier, and for Thanksgiving. It was an extremely moist cake, and delicious! I had no trouble getting it out of the bowl--just ran a knife around the sides. However, we weren't fond of the frosting the first time, so the second one I baked I just beat a pint of heavy cream with a package of instant vanilla pudding (next time I'll use the cheesecake flavored pudding mix) until light and fluffy.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Nov 16, 2009

I haven't eaten it yet, but was very disappointed - I followed the directions, and the cake stuck- I will try again but mix in a different bowl and grease the one I'm baking in.


27 Ratings

Aug 17, 2011

I made this last week and covered the top with shaved white chocolate instead of coconut and it was a HIT at my dinner party! It took about 1h15m to cook.

Nov 11, 2009

The cake was absolutely delicious even though the center filling didn't turn out right. However I greased the bowl I baked it in and it came out of the bowl very easy. I had company the evening I made it and everyone love it.

Dec 28, 2009

This is a real show-off! Delicious and not difficult. Sorry, Cool Whip, but I made my own whipped cream.

Nov 24, 2009

My Husband loved this cake.It was easy to make too. Thanks!

Nov 16, 2009

This cake is okay. I am not big on devils food cake but this is a very attractive cake.

Nov 29, 2009

I made this cake this afternoon and it turned out BEAUTIFUL!!! I got one slice....and before I knew was completely eaten within the next two hours. My family LOVED it!!!! Now I'm off to get my Peanut Butter Blossoms out of the oven!!! Gosh, I'm in a baking mood today!!! Byer Everyone!!! Love & Prayers!!! Teresa


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  • Calories
  • 301 kcal
  • 15%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 40.5 g
  • 13%
  • Cholesterol
  • 35 mg
  • 12%
  • Fat
  • 13.5 g
  • 21%
  • Fiber
  • 0.9 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 4.6 g
  • 9%
  • Sodium
  • 414 mg
  • 17%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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