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Sunday, January 30, 2011

Cake Balls

Some of my daughter's friends held a baby shower for her a few weeks ago. The table was amazing and in a martini glass were my favorite - cake balls. I tried to make these a few years ago and rather than beautiful round balls, mine turned out like meteors!  I missed out the step of putting them in the freezer for a short time. (see video from www.Bakerella.com for cake pops.) The recipe is simple:

1. Prepare a cake mix following the package directions. Bake in a 9 x 13 pan but any size is fine.

2. While still warm, crumble into a large bowl and stir in one tub of frosting. Mix well. If you don't want them to turn out into something that you could only serve with minimal lighting like mine, put them in the fridge or freezer for a while so that the mix is easier to work with.

3. Melt chocolate coating in a glass bowl. (You can either use chocolate bark or the chocolate wafers used specifically for candy making.) You can do this in the microwave or in a double boiler.

4. Use a melon baller or small scoop to form balls of the chocolate cake mixture. Dip the balls in chocolate using a toothpick or fork to hold them. Place on waxed paper to set.
That's it.

Here are some suggestions for different flavors:
French vanilla cake with cream-cheese frosting and white-chocolate coating

Strawberry cake and frosting with a chocolate coating
Devil's food cake with fudge icing and dark- chocolate coating
Yellow cake with buttercream frosting and orange-colored vanilla coating with green or black accents
White cake with white frosting mixed with orange and yellow sprinkles and chocolate coating
German chocolate cake with coconut- pecan icing and milk- chocolate or light-cocoa flavored coating
Spice or carrot cake with cream-cheese frosting and vanilla coating
Lemon cake with lemon frosting and vanilla coating
Chocolate cake with vanilla frosting and mint-flavored coating


The Shanty Girl said...

Yum.....!! Thanks for posting the recipe! Maybe we can have a cake ball party someday. Say just like a potluck only everyone brings different cake balls and we have a high tea and eat them all, oh I forgot I am on a diet..........!

Being Beth said...

Wow, those sound rich and decadent!

ladystorm said...

Yum those look good. Thanks for stopping by my blog today. :)

Puttering Patti said...

I've never made cake balls. Wonder how mine would turn out. heehee! Hugs

Helen Ginger said...

What a cute idea. And I might be able to pull it off. Maybe.

K9friend said...

I've seen that recipe before and have been dying to try it. Unfortunately, my waistline dictates otherwise...


BookQuoter said...

Wow. Guess haven't been to a lot of nice parties like this one. Thanks for introducing me to cake balls! Looks yummy.

Esme said...

What cute little cakes. Thank you for stopping by. Bending Towards the Sun was awesome.

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Gorgeous! I want them!

The Tote Trove said...

These look and sound heavenly.

Jennifer Vasconcelos said...

Sound yummy, I'm still getting used to an oven that actually works right. My baking projects lately have been hit or miss.

Cozy in Texas said...

I made these today to give out for Valentine's and after combining the frosting and cake, I left the mixture in the fridge for quite a while. They definitely came out better and were more manageable after cooling down.


I have never seen cake balls before but now you've got me wanting to go make some and it's 10:30 at night. It was my youngest son's birthday today and he hates cake. Wonder if he'd eat cake balls??? YUM! And served in a martini glass (Hope they don't drink them that big in Texas!) very creative!

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Lynette said...

adore this easy way to make something look really amazing