Sno Ball Snack Cake Copy Cat Recipe
This is a building on recipes projectso be sure to prepare the chocolate cake & buttercream recipe in advance before beginning
I have listed ¼ recipe buttercream and even that will be more than you need, but it is difficult to make a smaller batch in my opinion you can never have too much buttercream! It freezes great!
You will notice I have coconut listed in the ingredients below for either sweetened flake or unsweetened. I actually used BOTH kinds mixed together and found this to be far superior than just the one or the other ~ you can use whichever you prefer
Prepare the chocolate cake discs in advance by piping buttercream into them, then freeze until you are ready to insert them into the marshmallow
Serves: 8 Sno Balls
  • ½ Recipe Chocolate Cake baked in a ¼ sheet pan
  • ¼ Recipe Buttercream
  • Cold Water ⅓ cup (80ml)
  • Plain Gelatin Powder 1 Tablespoon (12g)
  • Granulated Sugar ½ cup (100g)
  • Light Corn Syrup ½ cup (120ml)
  • Vanilla Extract 1 teaspoons (5ml)
  • Sweetened Flake Coconut or Unsweetened Coconut 2 Cups
  • Coconut Oil 4 Tablespoons
  1. Prepare a silicone sphere mold with a coating of coconut oil and then press approximately 2 Tablespoons coconut into each cavity
  2. In a small sauce pot bloom the gelatin in the water.
  3. After 5 minutes turn on the heat and add the sugar to the gelatin.
  4. Melt the sugar and dissolve the gelatin over a low flame, do not boil.
  5. Transfer entire contents to a mixer bowl fitted with a whisk attachment, add the corn syrup and whip on high speed until it is to resemble marshmallow.
  6. It will be cooled or slightly warm to the touch, white, fluffy and have almost tripled in volume.
  7. At this point you are to work quickly as the gelatin will begin to set once it gets cold.
  8. Transfer the entire mixture toa Pastry Bag fitted with a straight tube or a coupler with no tip inserted.
  9. Pipe the marshmallow into the prepared sphere molds almost to the top then place a filled chocolate cake immediately into the marshmallow
  10. Once the marshmallow has set at room temperature you can unmold the sno balls and serve or store in an airtight container for up to 1 week
Store in an airtight container for up to 1 week
Recipe by Gretchen's Bakery at