Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Igloo Cake

It's most likely I never would have picked this recipe out on my own. But my son loves flipping through cookbooks and finding recipes and he saw this one and kept after me until we tried it.



May I just say, thank you Simon.  What a light and delicious cake, just perfect for summer!  The recipe in the book is called "Snowball Cake" but because of the shape of the bowl we used, it looked more like an igloo.  This is what it looks like after dumping it out of the bowl.



It uses a store bought angel food cake (or your own if you want to make it), and some crushed pineapple, cool whip and gelatin. It involves a little investment of time just because it has to gel a little bit.  



Here's the recipe, make and enjoy.



2 tbsp unflavored gelatin
1/4 cup cold water
1 cup boiling water
1 cup sugar
1 tbsp lemon juice
20 oz crushed pineapple, drained
16 oz cool whip thawed
1 prepared angel food cake (8 inch, cut into cubes)
1 1/2 cups flaked coconut

In a bowl, sprinkle gelatin over cold water; let stand for 1 minute. Add boiling water; stir until gelatin is dissolved.  Stir in sugar and lemon juice until sugar is dissolved.  Add pineapple.  Refrigerate until partially thickened, about 20 minutes.  Fold in 4 cups whipped topping. 

Line a 3 qt round bowl with plastic wrap.  Spoon about 2 cups of pineapple mixture into bowl.  Layer with half of the cake cubes and half of the remaining pineapple mixture. Repeat layers.  Refrigerate for at least 4 hours.

Unmold onto a serving plate.  Spread remaining whipped topping over dessert. Sprinkle with coconut.


23 comments:

Sabrina said...

oh my thank you for posting this! :)

Velva said...

I can see why your little guy was on you to make this treat. This is really a good idea when you need something light but easy to make-i like it!!

Velva

Mimi said...

It looks fabulous and perfect for a warm summer evening.
Mimi

scrambledhenfruit said...

I wouldn't care what shape it is- it looks so cool, creamy and delicious! :)

Brenda said...

Oh, this looks seriously yummy Julie. I'm a huge Cool Whip fan and could just devour this on my own. Perfect summer dessert!

My Little Space said...

Julie, this is such a fun recipe! Have to bookmark this later use. thanks so much for sharing. Hope you're having a great day.
Kristy

The Blonde Duck said...

I think it's cool your son likes cookbooks!

Julie said...

How fun that your son likes to find recipes! A chef in the making! This looks so delicious.

Kim said...

I love it when kids take an interest in making recipes. It's so much fun to see what they're drawn to.

Angel cake is always a winner to me and I love that this has pineapple in it. It looks awesome!

Katherine Aucoin said...

This isn't a cake I would have picked out either just by it's name but I would have been curious. Just looking at this cake, I am thinking yes, yes, I have to make this. It looks so decadent!

Debbie said...

I love that it's so different. I always find it fun to try recipes that are not the norm. This looks delicious and we all love coconut here!

The Japanese Redneck said...

Oooohhh, that looks good.

Chris said...

It's freezing in here. Who left the igloo door open?

Kerstin said...

Looks super refreshing and perfect for summer!

Monet said...

We need recipes that don't require the oven here in Austin. It is too hot! Thank you for sharing with me, my friend! I hope you are having a relaxing Sunday. As always...this looks delicious (and I'm sure it tastes even better)!

Barbara Bakes said...

Love the cute name and that it's so easy to make.

teresa said...

what a perfect summer dessert! i just love it. so great for kids and adults alike!

Mary said...

This looks gorgeous. I don't get over here nearly as often as I should, but I'm never disappointed when I do.I would love to serve this to my family and friends. As a matter of fact, I probably will :-). I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Ingrid said...

Mmmmm, Monica told me you had a yummy champagne cake and I've been thinking about it so, I hopped over....It's my lucky day to find this one too!

I wish my kiddos would look through my cookbooks for inspiration. They just want they same ol' same ol'.
~ingrid

The Blonde Duck said...

Happy Tuesday!

Brindi said...

I don't have to turn on the oven? Super fabulous! Looks great.

~~louise~~ said...

Hi Julie!!!!

Your son sure has good taste. That cake looks amazing!!!

Thanks for sharing...

BigBearswife said...

I like the Igloo cake name better :) hee hee it does look like one!

Since it's National Angel Food Cake Day, we're having an Angel Food Cake Link-Up Party and would love for you to add this to the link-up party! If You'd like to Come link-up with us, you can here: http://www.bigbearswife.com/2011/10/angel-food-cake-pumpkin-roll.html