Snowball Fight- Cake Balls

Snowball Fight Cake Balls - Lady Behind The Curtain

Snowball Fight Cake Balls - Lady Behind The CurtainADD SOME FUN TO YOUR PARTY!

Made from my original WREATH CAKE RECIPE  (see below) these little yummy Snowball Fight-Cake Balls are filled with pecans, coconut, topped with a cream cheese frosting and rolled in coconut.  Not too sweet just right!

Snowball Fight- Cake Balls

Prep Time: 40 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour

Total Time: 1 hour, 40 minutes

Yield: Makes 24 Medium Snowballs

Snowball Fight- Cake Balls

Ingredients

    For the Cake Balls:
  • 1 white cake mix
  • 1 - 3.4 ounce vanilla instant pudding mix
  • 1-1/3 cups water
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 1 - 14 ounce bag of sweetened coconut, divided
  • 1 cup pecans, chopped
  • For the Cream Cheese Frosting:
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 2 ounce cream cheese
  • 1 pound confectioners sugar
  • 4 teaspoons milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups sweetened coconut

Instructions

    For the Cake Balls:
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Spray a 9x13-inch baking pan with non stick cooking spray and set aside.
  3. Combine cake mix, pudding mix, water, eggs, and oil.
  4. Cream together until well combined.
  5. Stir 1-1/3 cups of the coconut and nuts.
  6. Pour batter into prepared baking pan.
  7. Bake 1 hour or when a toothpick is inserted it comes out clean.
  8. Cool in tin for 5 minutes.
  9. For the Cream Cheese Frosting:
  10. Cream together the butter and cream cheese.
  11. Slowly add the confectioner's sugar.
  12. Add the milk and vanilla.
  13. Beat until creamy.
  14. TO ASSEMBLE:
  15. Scoop out of pan into a heat proof bowl.
  16. Using a large spoon break up the cake into fine crumbs.
  17. When cake is cool enough to handle add 1 cup of the prepared coconut cream cheese frosting. Mix until well combined.
  18. Spoon the remaining frosting into a bowl and the remaining coconut into another bowl. NOTE: You might need to add some water to the remaining frosting. It needs to be more like a thick glaze.
  19. With a small amount of the cake form a medium sized ball.
  20. Drop into the thinned frosting, with a spoon drizzle the frosting all over the snowball.
  21. I found it was easier to hold the snowball in my hand and roll the frosting on it that way.
  22. Drop the coated snowball into the bowl of coconut and roll around making sure to get a thick coating. NOTE: This will be messy, but just like making a cheese ball once you get the outer coating (in this case the coconut) on it takes care of the sticky mess.
  23. Place finished snowballs onto a cookie sheet lined with wax paper.
  24. When the cookie sheet is full place in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to harden the frosting and serve. NOTE: Store the snowballs in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

Notes

This is a LBC original!

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Snowball Fight Cake Balls - Lady Behind The CurtainWREATH CAKE

WREATH CAKE- All ingredients are the same as the Snowball Fight-Cake Balls.  Add the batter to a greased and floured 10-inch tube pan. Bake @ 325 degrees for 1 hour.  Cool in pan 15 minutes and remove from pan to cool completely on a wire rack.  The frosting recipe is also the same-spread over tube cake, sprinkle with coconut.  Decorate like a wreath.  This is a LBC original.

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