Old Fashioned Snowball Cake

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Tonna Canfield

By
@thepreacherswife

This is a very old recipe. A lot of people probably have it. I got it from an old church cookbook the first year I was married because I wanted to make it for my husband's birthday. His birthday is in January and a Snowball cake seemed perfect. I have been making it for him for many years for his birthday. It is his favorite. I recently made one for a Christmas Dinner because I think it makes a beautiful Christmas Cake as well.

Rating:

★★★★★ 2 votes

Comments:
Serves:
Just depends on how big you slice the pieces. A big cake
Prep:
12 Hr
Method:
Refrigerate/Freeze

Ingredients

  • 6 c
    frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 1 can(s)
    crushed pineapple in heavy syrup (20 oz), drained (reserve the juice)
  • 2 Tbsp
    lemon juice (fresh or concentrate)
  • 1 c
    sugar, granulated
  • 1 pkg
    flaked coconut (16 oz)
  • 2 pkg
    gelatin, unflavored (.25 ounce packages)
  • 4 Tbsp
    cold water
  • 1 c
    boiling water
  • 1`
    angel food cake (10 inch)

How to Make Old Fashioned Snowball Cake

Step-by-Step

  1. Line a 4 quart round bowl with plastic wrap. Tear angel food cake into bite size pieces. Drain pineapple thoroughly and reserve the syrup. You should have 1 cup of syrup.
  2. Dissolve gelatin in the 4 T of cold water. Add the boiling water, the reserved pineapple syrup, the sugar and the lemon juice. Mix well and place in refrigerator until mixture starts to thicken. This may take a few hours.
  3. Add the crushed pineapple to the gelatin mixture and then fold in 4 cups of the whipped topping.
  4. Place a layer of cake pieces in bottom of bowl, then a layer of pineapple mixture, continue until all is used up, ending with cake pieces. Chill overnight.
  5. Turn cake onto a platter or cake stand. Frost with the remaining 2 cups of whipped topping and sprinkle with coconut. I added cherries and a few leaves as well.

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