This Snoball Cake has layers of chocolate cake with a smooth cream filling, topped with vanilla frosting and sweet flaked coconut. It tastes just like the popular snack cake!
It is sure to be a hit with kids and adults alike. And, it looks very pretty! Make this for your next party or gathering.
You could certainly make the coconut any color you would like. Soft pastels would be great for Easter, green would be fitting for St. Patrick’s Day and orange or black would be perfect for Halloween.
I must confess that I planned on making a marshmallow frosting for this cake, but it didn’t turn out.
I tried to weigh the powdered sugar instead of measuring it in a measuring cup. Well, apparently I screwed it up somehow because the frosting tasted like powdered sugar and was way too sweet.
Luckily I had a container of vanilla frosting in the cupboard and I used it. This was one of the times when my mistake worked out for the best because I thought that it still tasted like a Hostess Snoball, but was a bit easier to make.
I also thought it might make the recipe for this cake more appealing to anyone that is intimidated by the thought of making their own frosting.You could definitely use homemade frosting, if you prefer. I used Pillsbury Vanilla Frosting like this. You could also use a boxed cake mix instead of making it from scratch.
I store my Snoball Cake in a tupperware type cake container and every time I take the lid off it smells just like Hostess Snoballs.