This "Snowball Cake" is sure to get you a lot of compliments, because it's just so doggone pretty and it's also very tasty. It looks sort of like it might be complicated to make, but actually, it's easy as can be, especially if you use a store bought angel food cake. Of course, you can make your own also. here is what you will need:
1 envelope of unflavored gelatin
1/2 cup boiling water
1/2 cup sugar
1 (8oz.) can crushed pineapple, undrained
juice of 1 lemon
2 pkg. Dream Whip topping, prepared and divided (could use 3 cups Cool Whip)
1 Angel Food Cake
1 cup coconut
maraschino cherries for garnish (optional)
Mix gelatin in water and bring to a boil. Add sugar, pineapple and lemon juice. Set mixture in the refrigerator until chilled. Add 1 package of prepared whipped topping. If using Cool Whip, use 1 1/2 cups.
Pinch the angel food cake off in bit size pieces and combine with the chilled gelatin mixture.
Line a 2 quart round bowl with plastic wrap (like Saran Wrap).
Pour the mixture into the bowl, cover and chill for several hours or overnight.
Unmold onto a cake plate and frost with the other envelope of whipped topping or Cool Whip. Sprinkle coconut overall and garnish with a maraschino cherry. Place in the refrigerator and chill until time to serve.
This is such a pretty cake and it's also light and lower in fat and calories.