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Cranberry Snowball Cake

Cranberry Snowball Cake

Prep time: 25 min
Cook Time: 50 min
Yield: 16 to 24 servings

1 (16 oz.) package Pillsbury® Sugar Free Yellow Cake Mix
3 cups water, divided
1/3 cup Crisco® Pure Vegetable Oil
3 large eggs
2 cups fresh or frozen cranberries, plus additional for garnish, if desired
2 cupsNature’s PeakTM Sliced Country Strawberries
2 (4 serving size) packages sugar free cranberry flavor gelatin
No calorie sweetener, to taste*
1 (15 oz.) can Pillsbury® Sugar Free Vanilla Frosting, divided
1 (8 oz.) container frozen sugar free whipped topping, thawed
Coarse decorator sugar (optional)
Fresh mint leaves (optional)

Preparation Directions:
1. HEAT oven to 325°F. Prepare cake mix according to package directions using 1 cup water, oil and eggs. Spread batter into a 13×9-inch baking pan. Bake 34 to 38 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely on wire rack.

2. COMBINE remaining 2 cups water and cranberries in medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes or until cranberries are tender. Add gelatin, stirring 2 minutes or until dissolved. Stir in frozen strawberries and sweetener. Mash with potato masher to break up fruit. Chill until very thick and almost set, about 1 hour.

3. LINE a 4-quart bowl with plastic wrap. Cut cake into 48 equal-sized pieces. Stir gelatin mixture; spread 1/4 cup to coat plastic wrap in lower third of lined bowl. Randomly place 12 cake pieces in bowl, leaving a small space between cake pieces. Evenly spoon about 1 cup gelatin mixture over cake in bowl, allowing gelatin to seep between cake pieces. Repeat cake and gelatin layers three times, using remaining cake and gelatin mixture. Gently press down on surface to compact cake pieces and create a flat surface on top. Cover and chill at least 2 hours to set gelatin.

4. INVERT cake onto serving platter; remove plastic wrap. Place 1/4 cup frosting in a small resealable plastic bag. Combine remaining frosting and whipped topping in medium bowl. Beat with electric mixer until well blended. Frost cake. Microwave remaining frosting in plastic bag on HIGH 5 seconds to warm slightly. Knead. Cut a very small hole in bottom corner of plastic bag. Drizzle over cake. Sprinkle cake with coarse sugar, if desired. Garnish with cranberries and mint leaves to resemble holly, if desired.

TIP * There are a variety of no-calorie sweeteners available. Each measures differently and provides a different level of sweetness. For this recipe we suggest using the sweetness equivalent to 1/4 cup sugar.

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  • Amo

    Wow, that looks amazing!!!! I wish I was a better baker so I could make this!

  • {jami @ i m a g i n e}

    Holy cow that looks good!

    Hop on by when you get a chance!

    xo – jami
    i m a g i n e