Recipe Note from Cheri:
This snowball cake reminds me of a sophisticated version of those pink chocolate
snowball snack cakes most of us ate as kids. Baking the cake in heart shaped
cake pans makes it a perfect Valentine's Day gift. Also you can make it in round
pans as well or even as one double layer cake instead of two single layers.
Chocolate Snowball Cake is simple to make using only one bowl to mix!
2 cups Flour
1 cup Sugar
3/4 cup Brown Sugar
3/4 cup Unsweetened cocoa
1 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
1/2 tsp Baking Soda
1/2 tsp Salt
1 1/2 cups Milk
2 large Eggs
1/2 cup Butter, softened
2 1/2 tsp Vanilla
1 1/3 cup Shredded Coconut, tinted pink
Oven Temp ~ 350°
Baking Time ~
Pan Type ~ two 8 or 9 inch cake pans
Mix all dry ingredients together in a large bowl. Make a well in center of
dry ingredients; add remaining ingredients and mix at low speed until
completely moistened. Increase speed and beat at high speed for about 3
minutes. Divide Chocolate Snowball Cake batter between the pans and bake until a cake tester comes
out clean. Cool in pans on wire racks for about 5
minutes, then invert and move onto wire racks to cool completely.
After cakes have cooled, frost with 7 Minute Icing and press tinted coconut on top and sides.
To keep the cake plate clean while applying the icing and coconut, overlap two pieces of waxed paper by about a third in the center of the cake plate. Frost cake and apply coconut, then gently pull out the two pieces of paper and you have a finished cake and a clean cake plate!
Did you say you're on a diet?
No desserts for 20 years?
Do you pass the cake and candy sections
With some heartfelt sighs and tears?
Go ahead !! Bake those gooey
Sticky sweet forbidden things.
But first put on your jogging outfit.
Your tennis shoes and exercise fling.
Run in place while stirring;
Time your cakes with jumping jacks.
Ten deep knee bends between ingredients.
Use that kitchen for a workout track.
And when you're out of breath and panting.
Pot holders around your prize.
Jog to the nearest 90 pound neighbor
And leave her your 1000 calorie surprise!