Snowball Cake

Posted by on January 20, 2015 in Desserts, Recipes | 22 comments

Having a party with a winter theme? This Snowball Cake is showy and delicious! Everyone will wonder how you did it! The recipe I used is found on I included two variations and the links to the recipes. I’ll, also, explain how I’ve varied the recipe a bit.

Snowball Cake

I like both the chocolate and angelfood versions. The chocolate version has a hidden cream cheese surprise, while the angelfood version is lemon-pineapple flavored.These two versions of the Snowball Cake will not only impress your guests with the presentation, but with the taste! They look hard, but I promise they’re easy to do!

The angelfood version is much lighter, but both have a “wow-factor”!


I’ll show you both versions…..

Click on the link for the complete recipe of each version!

Snowball Cake Chocolate Surprise Version…..

For this Snowball Cake, I followed the recipe except for two exceptions. First, I didn’t bake it in the bowl that I mixed it in. I poured it into another bowl which I sprayed with non-stick cooking spray. It came out so much easier! Second, I used a different frosting.

The directions are very easy. You mix the chocolate cake mix according to the package directions. Next, add the cream cheese mixture right in the middle of the batter and bake.

For the frosting, I used a pint of whip cream and 1 package of instant vanilla pudding or instant chocolate pudding instead of the whipped topping and coconut. I whipped the cream and pudding together until it formed peaks and then iced the cake. The frosting is a creamy color and not white, but I liked the flavor better. Also, I left out the coconut as several guests preferred it without that addition. It still made a great looking cake and was impressive to serve.


Snowball Cake

Add cream cheese mixture to the center of the batter. No mixing, just place it on top of the cake batter. Don’t worry, it works!


Snowball Cake

 We used this version as our Jesus birthday cake at Christmas. My granddaughters decorated it with cherries and cut green leaves from some fruit flavored gummy snacks. The girls wanted  baby Jesus in the middle so they made a bed of hay (corn flakes) and added a baby (two mini marshmallows with eyes from a toothpick dipped in blue food coloring and a mouth from the red food coloring). The halo was a Cheerio!


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The second version uses angelfood cake and is much lighter in calories. 

Snowball Cake I 

I , also, changed it just a bit. 


Snowball Cake

 This is the store-bought cake and how I lined the bowl with parchment paper.

Snowball Cake

 For the mixture, I substituted Sugar Free Lemon Jello, 1  3/4 cups boiling water and 1 cup of pineapple juice drained from the can of pineapple plus 1 tsp. of lemon juice. After cooling a bit, I added the drained pineapple. When starting to thicken, add the whipped topping. I eliminated their amounts for sugar, water, lemon juice and unflavored gelatin.

Snowball Cake

 Add cake and pineapple-lemon mixture in four layers. I did 1/4 cake and 1/4 mixture. It is very important to let this set in the refrigerator for at least 24 hours before removing from the bowl. When set, invert onto a serving plate, peel the parchment paper off, frost with whipped topping, and decorate. Return cake to the refrigerator to keep cool. Again, we decorated it without the coconut. Either way, it looks fantastic! 

Snowball Cake

So delicious! 


Snowball Cake

 The cake slices easily for serving! Light, lemon-pineapple, and luscious! 

Snowball Cake


This cake would be great in the summer, too. Just don’t mention the “snowball” name! 

Snowball Cake

 Won’t your guests be impressed? While the presentation will draw Ooh’s and Aah’s, they will love the taste, too!



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  1. This is so showy and looks delicious. I love that it is so pretty. Great for any special occasion. Thanks for sharing on Tips & Tricks Linky.

  2. Your Snowball Cake is awesome! Thanks so much for sharing your talent with Full Plate Thursday and have a great day.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  3. This looks great! Thanks for bringing it to last week’s Throwback Thursday link party 🙂

  4. The cake looks so festive… and the inside of it looks delicious! 🙂

    • That is is! It not only LOOKS delicious, but it is!

  5. This is too cute! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! Your recipe has been pinned to the Tasty Tuesday Please join us again this week!

    • Thanks for pinning!

  6. Oh Phyllis, another winner! Love these and I have never made a cake like this so I am pinning to my personal board! Thanks again for linking at Snickerdoodle! So glad to be getting to know you better!

    • I promise it is easy! You’ll love it!

  7. ohhh I love these cakes! So great there are two options and both flavors look delish! Thanks for sharing with us at Snickerdoodle!

  8. These cakes look so yummy. And I love the decoration. It would be perfect for a dinner party.

  9. I should not have clicked on this link before dinner, getting hungry but I couldn’t resist…such a pretty cake / I’ll have a slice of each one please, and no wonder the kids are smiling! 🙂

    • Thanks for visiting and for your nice comments! The Angelfood one is light enough to have before dinner! It does make a pretty cake!

  10. Both the chocolate and angel food cake sounds so good! It came out so cute, pinning this!

    • Thanks for pinning. I know you’ll like it!

  11. Both versions look amazing! I am definitely pinning this recipe as one to make. Thank you for linking to #PoCoLo 🙂

  12. Such a pretty and delicious looking cake. I love angel food and this is a fun new idea. Pinned!

    • Thanks for stopping by and for pinning! It is easy, I promise!

  13. Wow Phyllis, this is so pretty and, I’m sure, yummy too! Pinned it and sharing it too.

    • As I said, “It has a wow-factor”! The angelfood one is so light, too!

  14. Thanks for the feature!


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