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an image of three round pink colored and coconut covered Snowballs

The Best Snowballs

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  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cooling and Decorating Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Yield: 20 1x
  • Category: Cake, Cupcakes, Cookies and Tarts


An easy and wonderful treat to prepare at home, so let’s get started


Units Scale

Snowball Mixture

Snowball Syrup

Cream filling


Snowball Cake

  1. Using an electric mixer beat together eggs and sugar till light and fluffy.
  2. Add vanilla and oil and mix well.
  3. In a separate bowl, sift the flour, baking powder, and salt.
  4. Gradually add the milk and mix gently, do not over-mix.
  5. Pour the cake batter into cupcake holders that you placed in the muffin pan
  6. Bake for about 20-25 minutes in a preheated oven at 180C / 350F or until a tester inserted in the center of the cakes comes out clean
  7. Cool the cupcakes in their pans for 10 minutes, then turn them out to cool completely.


  1. Mix the water and apricot jam together and add 1 tsp red food coloring.
  2. Allow to cool, dip in the cold syrup, and roll in coconut.

Cream Filling

  1. Whip ½ cup fresh cream with 1 tsp icing sugar
  2. Slice snowballs into 2, pipe cream in the middle, and place the other half on top.


Prepared, tried and tested by Jennifer Govender Bisnath

Original recipe from Fatima Sydow

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