Vanilla Snowflake Cake

115 16 servings, 1 piece (100 g) each
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16 servings, 1 piece (100 g) each

This elegant Vanilla Snowflake Cake is simpler than it looks and even more delicious than you'd imagine, thanks to a surprise cream filling. Using a boxed cake mix takes all the work out of this showstopper dessert (but you don't have to divulge that little secret!).

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  • Heat oven to 350ºF.
  • Prepare cake batter and bake as directed on package for 2 (9-inch) round layers, blending 1 pkg. dry pudding mix into batter before pouring into prepared pans. Cool cakes in pans 10 min.; invert onto wire racks. Gently remove pans; cool cakes completely.
  • Meanwhile, draw 3 or 4 snowflake shapes on paper, ranging in size from 1 to 3 inches in diameter. Place on tray; cover with waxed paper. Melt chocolate as directed on package; cool 5 min. Spoon into small resealable plastic bag; cut small corner off bottom of bag. Trace over snowflake patterns with chocolate, rearranging patterns as needed to make a total of 35 chocolate snowflakes. Freeze 10 min. or until chocolate is firm. Carefully transfer snowflakes to plate; refrigerate until ready to use.
  • Beat remaining dry pudding mix, sugar and milk in large bowl with whisk 2 min. Stir in Cool Whip. Place 1 cake layer on plate; spread with jam, then 1/3 of the pudding mixture. Cover with remaining cake layer. Frost top and side of cake with remaining pudding mixture. Decorate with chocolate snowflakes. Keep refrigerated.

Size Wise

Since this indulgent cake makes 16 servings, it's the perfect dessert to serve at your next holiday party.

Hidden-Chocolate Snowflake Cake

Prepare using a chocolate cake mix, and substituting 1 pkg. (4-serving size) Jell-O Chocolate Instant Pudding for the dry vanilla pudding mix added to the cake batter.


  • 16 servings, 1 piece (100 g) each

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 16 servings, 1 piece (100 g) each
Calories 350
% Daily Value
Total fat 15g
Saturated fat 7g
Cholesterol 35mg
Sodium 410mg
Carbohydrate 52g
Dietary fibre 0g
Sugars 38g
Protein 3g
Vitamin A 4 %DV
Vitamin C 6 %DV
Calcium 4 %DV
Iron 10 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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  • hkent7 |

    I made this cake for Christmas dinner and everyone loved it. The snowflakes are tricky to make, but in the end, it looked really pretty.

  • janibrown |

    I made this cake for Christmas dinner and everyone loved it. I also made it for a different group for a New Years Day dinner. I received so many compliments that I will make it for Easter with a bunny theme and my daughter-in-law wants it for her birthday cake in September. I did not have any problems with it sliding or with the icing. THe snowflakes did take a bit of practice not to make them too thin.

  • fife66 |

    I found this cake really difficult. To be fair, I messed up on the icing (I beat the Cool Whip in, instead of folding it so the icing ended up more like soup :) and had to make a different icing. The chocolate snowflakes were really hard; I ended up filling in cookie cutter shapes instead. Switched out the jam for pudding. It ended up okay but nothing like the cake here!