Chocolate Amaretto Snowball Cake
Many folks need a fairly easy cake that is dressed up for the Holidays. That is what the Snowball Cake is. For this Saturday’s party I made an Amaretto Chocolate Cake with Buttercream Icing. You can use just about any bundt cake recipe but I prefer a chocolate recipe so that you can see a contrast between the cake and the icing.
You can also use a variety of pans for the cake. I use a Zucotto cake pan but I haveve also seen a pan set made by Betty Crocker (there are 4 parts in this version) at my grocery store for about $20. You would use the two inner dome pans for this cake. A few other options (but without an inner layer) is the Wilton Sports Ball Pan but your cake will be quite a bit smaller with a 6-inch diameter.
Back in the old days, before specialty pans were readily available, metal bowls were used for dome cakes. Use a bowl that has a 9 inch, top edge diameter for the best look. For this cake you won’t easily be able to have a multiple layer cake. Trying to scoop a ball shape out of the baked cake is very difficult so plan on a single layer cake. You can also make individual desserts by using the Wilton Mini Ball Pan.
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