This “Snowball Cake” is one of our favorites! Not only does it look impressive, but the taste is second to none

The Snowball Cake with Raspberry and Coconut is an enchanting dessert, perfect for adding a touch of whimsy to any special event, particularly in the colder months. This cake, evoking the imagery of a snow-dusted sphere, is a delightful addition to holiday celebrations. While its origins are a bit of a mystery, this dessert is a charming variation of classic coconut cakes, enhanced with raspberries for a pop of color and tangy flavor. It’s adored for its playful look and the delightful contrast between the creamy coconut and the sharp raspberries.
Serving Your Snowball Cake
As you present the Snowball Cake, its striking appearance alone can captivate your guests. For an ideal pairing, consider serving it with raspberry sorbet or a zesty lemon-infused whipped cream to balance the sweetness. A warm beverage like cocoa or coffee complements the cake beautifully, enhancing each bite. For optimal texture and form, serve this cake chilled.
Snowball Cake with Raspberry and Coconut
For the Cake:

2 cups all-purpose flour

1 1/2 cups granulated sugar

3 1/2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp salt

1 cup unsweetened coconut milk

1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened

1 tsp vanilla extract

4 egg whites

1 cup shredded coconut

1/2 cup raspberry jam

For the Frosting:

8 oz cream cheese, softened

1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened

4 cups powdered sugar

1 tsp coconut extract

2 tbsp coconut milk

Extra shredded coconut for coating


Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease and flour two 9-inch round cake pans.

Mix flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl.

Add coconut milk, butter, and vanilla to dry ingredients and beat for 2 minutes. In another bowl, whip egg whites to stiff peaks and fold into the batter with shredded coconut.

Divide batter into pans, bake for 25-30 minutes. Cool in pans, then on a wire rack.

For frosting, beat cream cheese and butter, then add powdered sugar, coconut extract, and coconut milk.

Spread raspberry jam on one cake layer, top with the second layer, and frost with coconut cream cheese frosting.

Coat with shredded coconut for a ‘snowball’ effect.

Chill for at least 1 hour before serving.

Indulge in the delightful Snowball Cake with Raspberry and Coconut, a dessert that’s as visually stunning as it is delicious. Perfect for creating memorable moments!

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