Thursday, July 16, 2009

Cake Balls

On a quest to find a "go to" yellow cake recipe, I somehow stumbled upon Bakerella's site, and sat there for hours as I poured over all her posts. I was drawn to the Red Velvet Cake Balls, I needed to make them immediately! I am so glad I did...they were amazing!! I took them to work the next day to let my co-workers give them a try and they loved them!

They were such a hit, I made them the following week for a family BBQ...and score...they LOVED them as well! Although the first few times they didnt look so pretty, once you make a few you get the hang of it. It does take some serious patience and is time consuming, but totally worth it.

This was the original post I wrote for these but never had any pictures to share. I have been wanting to make them again and finally my sister bugged me enough to try a new flavor! These really are so much fun to make and this time I tried strawberry cake with cream cheese frosting. They were yummm-o!!

Cake Balls

1. Bake a cake from a mix and follow the instructions on the box. (Use any flavor you like)

2. Let it cool completely.

3. Crumble the cake into little pieces into a large bowl. (Fine consistency)

4. Add a can of cream cheese frosting to the cake crumbles. 5. You can blend together using your hands or large spoon. (This can get pretty messy) Make sure to blend thoroughly! I usually use my hands but this time I tried using the mixer and it worked out perfectly and is definitely less messy!
6. Roll your mixture into balls and place on wax paper or a cookie sheet.

7. Cover with foil and place the balls into the fridge for several hours or in the freezer to speed up this process. It will help to have them chilled later in the dipping process.

8. Once chilled, begin to heat up your bark coating or candy coating. Use heating directions according to package usually in 30 sec intervals. (I used both white chocolate and chocolate to add some variation of color)

9. Dip the balls one at a time in the melted chocolate until covered. (I switch off between forks, spoons and using candy dipping tools. Use whatever works best for you.)

10. Place on wax paper to dry. At this point you can decorate them any way you choose, use sprinkles, drizzle chocolate over them, or just enjoy them as is!

I hope to tackle the cupcake pops next, these seemed to be a little to moist to get the cookie cutter to come off. So hopefully next time that works out better!

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  1. my girlfriend made these for me for valentine's day this year, which is kind of strange because i do all the cooking and baking, AND because I made her a red velvet cake this year. so we had enough dessert for 20 people.

  2. these are my favorite so far, I think that you should make these again for your cube mate!

  3. Guess what? Turns out it is possible to eat your weight in cake balls! Loved them!! Obviously, these are my current fave, but I reserve the right to bump them to 2nd if I ever get to taste the Smores bars!!

  4. Cute and tasty - my kind of treat.

  5. I've made these and you're right while they are time intensive they are very cute and always a hit. I've also made the cupcake bites and cake pops.

    Yours came out great and love the idea of a drizzle. It jazzes 'em up!

  6. Those look beautiful. The color combos are endless!

  7. These do take forever to make. they seem so simple but they are time consuming!

    I've been wanting to pay around with different flavors but they make so many, I'll have to wait to a family gathering :-)