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Trip down memory lane via a SnowBall Cake


Snowball Cake


My Mother used to make this amazing SnowBall Cake that was such a treat. I even asked for it as my birthday cake once because it was so cool.

I started thinking about the SnowBall cake several months ago and did a Google search. How hard could it be to find this recipe right? Wrong. It was very hard. Every recipe I found contained pineapple or some other ingredient that I knew my Mom’s cake did not include.

So I called my Mom at the nursing home where she lived to ask her about said cake. She said she was sure the recipe was somewhere at her house and I could look for it the next time I was there.

Then she told me the story of how this particular cake recipe made it into her collection. According to her, we had attended a family reunion one summer in Doniphan, MO. This reunion was for my Dad’s side of the family, which is huge, so there were lots of attendees and lots of good food from many different folks. One of my Dad’s sisters had made this amazing cake that looked like half of a snowball so my Mom asked her for the recipe afterwards … and what you see above, is the prized recipe … along with a bonus recipe for Watergate cake in my Mom’s handwriting. This is a good cake as well.

I’ve never made the SnowBall cake myself, but I can vouch for its yumminess, and in memory of my Mom, I’m going to attempt to make SnowBall for my upcoming birthday this week. In a way it will feel like my Mom made it for me. Hopefully I can do the cake justice.

How about you. Do you have any recipes passed down from your mom that you love to make/eat?

Happy Kosher Treif Cooking!