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Snowball Cake I Recipe

Snowball Cake I

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"A no-bake dessert using a ready-made angel food cake and ingredients that can be easily found in any store. It looks like a large snowball when finished."

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Original recipe makes 1 large cake Change Servings


  1. Line a 4 quart round mixing bowl with parchment paper.
  2. Break cake up into small bite-sized pieces.
  3. Drain the crushed pineapple, reserve the syrup. You should have 1 cup of syrup if not add enough water to make 1 cup.
  4. Dissolve the gelatin in the 4 tablespoons of cold water. Add the boiling water, pineapple syrup, sugar and lemon juice. Mix well and place in the refrigerator until mixture just starts to thicken.
  5. Add the crushed pineapple to the gelatin mix and then fold in 4 cups of the whipped topping.
  6. Place a layer of cake pieces, then a layer of the pineapple mixture in the prepared bowl. Continue until all the cake and pineapple mixture is used up. Refrigerate for at least 12 hours or overnight.
  7. Turn the chilled cake out onto a serving platter and frost it with the remaining whipped topping and sprinkle with the coconut.
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Dec 28, 2006

this was great! looked very impressive, i omitted the unflavored gelatin,lemon juice and the cup of sugar. used i package of sugar free lemon jello,1 3/4 cups of boiling liquid (water and drained pineapple juice combined )also used low fat cool whip

Jun 16, 2003

This cake is gorgeous, delicious and fun.. I made it for my bosses birthday - who is on weight watchers. It was a huge hit. It tasted great a couple of days later too!! Thanks for the recipe!


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Dec 10, 2010

This is a very old recipe that my grandmother used to make around the holidays. The original recipe called a 9 x 13 pan. And the recipe called for "dream whip" which is what we had before cool whip was ever thought of. I still make it with dream whip on occassion as many have forgot what it tastes like. We topped the dessert with coconut and put 12 stemmed cherries on top.

Jun 16, 2003

This is a delightfuly easy and scrumpious cake! I made it for a wedding shower and garnished it with fresh pansies from my garden. It was beautiful and tasted out of this world!

Jun 16, 2003

I made this cake last night for my mother's 75th birthday today. Not only was it the easiest cake I've ever "made", it was beautiful and delicious. This cake was so well liked by all, that it has now been designated as "the cake" to bring to all future family gatherings.

Aug 29, 2002

This was a really great dessert. The second time I made it using a vanilla custard layer in addition to the other layers.

Jan 14, 2005

I made this for my January Bunco group and they absolutely loved it. It was a little difficult to make, but the presentation was great. I put it on my pedestal cake plate and it looked like a great big snowball. It was very light and refreshing. I did add the vanilla pudding but I don't think it was worth it and I found I needed 2 angel food cakes. I also added 1 t. coconut extract to the pineapple filling and it was very good! Definately a keeper!

Aug 29, 2002

will go wonderful with a party of any kind, love it!!!


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  • Calories
  • 344 kcal
  • 17%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 57.3 g
  • 18%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 12.2 g
  • 19%
  • Fiber
  • 2.1 g
  • 8%
  • Protein
  • 4.1 g
  • 8%
  • Sodium
  • 249 mg
  • 10%

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

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