Snow on the Mountain

Snow on the Mountain


"Fruit-filled cake topped with whipped cream. It's really delicious. My Mom, Corina Compagner, has been making this recipe for Christmas for over 30 years."
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2 h 10 m servings 659 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  • Calories:
  • 659 kcal
  • 33%
  • Fat:
  • 34.6 g
  • 53%
  • Carbs:
  • 84.5g
  • 27%
  • Protein:
  • 9.6 g
  • 19%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 175 mg
  • 58%
  • Sodium:
  • 195 mg
  • 8%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour an 8 inch pan.
  2. In a medium bowl, beat together the eggs and 1 cup of sugar. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt, stir into the egg mixture. Then, stir in the dates, walnuts and vanilla. Pour into the prepared pan.
  3. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes in the preheated oven. Cool on the pan on a wire rack. When the cake is cooled, break into bite sized pieces. Stir the cake pieces together with the oranges, bananas and remaining sugar. Press into a medium sized bowl and chill for several hours.
  4. Invert cake onto a serving plate. Whip the heavy cream with the confectioners' sugar and vanilla until stiff. Spread over the entire cake.


  • Cook's Note:
  • My mom got this recipe from an old high school friend, Myrna. I hadn't been able to find it anywhere else. It's really delicious, and I like to think of it as pretty healthy, with all the fruit it contains. My mom says to cut the oranges into about 5 pieces per slice, and don't chop the bananas too small--make them chunky. Enjoy!



Fun to make, good to eat, great to share with friends. Used the recipe as is, and turned out great! Could probably cut back a little on the sugar in the cake batter, though.

I really enjoyed this! It had loads of flavor! I loved the crunch of the nuts, the richness of the dates, and the freshness of the oranges. It was a bit like a trifle, but more satisfying and su...