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Smiling Snowman Cake


This frosty little fellow is almost to cute to eat! The good news is, you can always make another one. Happy Holidays!

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  • 1 3/4 cups cake flour
  • 1/2 cup Dutch-processed cocoa
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 cups vanilla frosting
  • Coconut, shredded (optional)
  • 2 black licorice drops
  • 1 large orange gumdrop
  • Red shoestring licorice
  • Red fruit leather
  • 3 starlight mints
  • 3 small gumdrops
  • 2 sticks chocolate licorice


Servings 2
Adapted from


Step 1

Heat the oven to 325 degrees. Grease and flour two ovenproof glass bowls, one slightly larger than the other. (Note: For our cake, we used one bowl with a 1-liter capacity and 6-inch diameter and the other with a 1 1/2-liter capacity and 7-inch diameter.)

To make the cake, mix the flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a large mixing bowl. Sift the ingredients onto waxed paper and return to the bowl.

In a separate bowl, blend the butter with the sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Mix in the vanilla extract.

Alternately, add the flour mixture and the milk to the batter in thirds, combining well after each addition. Fill the bowls about two thirds full. Bake the smaller cake for about 50 minutes and the larger cake for about 65 minutes.

Ice the cakes with the vanilla frosting, then sprinkle with shredded coconut, if desired. Add licorice drop eyes, insert an orange gumdrop nose and fashion a broad smile with shoestring licorice.


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