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How to Make a Snow Cone Cake

Make a cake that looks like a giant snow cone!

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Snow Cone Cake

This snow cone won’t melt in the sun — it's a cake! To create the oversize treat, we made a layer cake and wrapped it in folded parchment paper. The shaved ice on top is just a cake baked in a bowl, frosted and covered with coarse sugar. It's crunchy and sweet like the real thing, minus the brain freeze. Read on for the how-to.

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Step 1

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Coat three 8-inch round cake pans and one 8-inch (1 1/2-quart) ovenproof bowl with cooking spray. Make the cake mixes as directed; pour 3 1/2 cups batter into the bowl and divide the rest among the cake pans.

 

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Step 2

Bake until a toothpick inserted into the cakes comes out clean, 20 to 25 minutes for the 8-inch cakes and about 45 minutes for the bowl cake. Let the cakes cool about 20 minutes, then turn out onto racks to cool completely.

 

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Step 3

Stack the three 8-inch cakes on a cardboard circle or cutting board, spreading frosting between each layer; put the top layer on upside down. Spread more frosting on the top layer.

 

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