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July 25: Melba's Swap Shop
Modified: July 24, 2012 at 6:02 pm •  Published: July 25, 2012

Pam Hopper, Oklahoma City

DEAR MELBA: When Joyce Allton asked for recipes for Snowball Salad, it reminded me of this Snowball Cake that is delicious. She might like to try it, also.

Snowball Cake

2 envelopes unflavored gelatin

4 tablespoons cold water

1 cup boiling water

1 cup sugar

Juice of 1 lemon, about 2 tablespoons

1 can (8 ounces) crushed pineapple, undrained

1 baked angel food cake

3 packages whipped topping mix

1 cup shredded coconut

• In medium mixing bowl, soften gelatin in cold water. Add boiling water. Stir and let cool. Add sugar, lemon juice and pineapple, chill.

• Prepare two packages of the whipped topping as directed on package. Combine with chilled gelatin mixture.

• Break cake into small pieces, about 1-inch cubes. In 9-by-13-inch dish, alternate layers of cake pieces and gelatin mixture. Chill overnight or at least 6 hours. To serve, prepare remaining package of topping as directed on package and spread over cake. Sprinkle with coconut. Makes approximately 16 servings.

Mary Joyce Swanda, Apache

For a more snowball appearance, arrange cake pieces and gelatin mixture in a large round bowl. And, almost everything is better with a cup of chopped pecans added.


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