Thursday, April 28, 2011

Cake Balls

This funky little dessert is taking the world by storm. You have probably seen or heard of these cute little guys, maybe even tried a few, but are you aware of how simple they are to make? The best part about these spherical pieces of heaven is that they taste exactly like cake batter. The only thing better than dessert is raw dessert, including cookie dough, cake batter and my all time favorite, brownie batter. For those of you that love the amazingness that is raw baked goods but can't stomach the raw eggs, this is your chance to enjoy that flavor without hesitation! Next time you need a fun and simple dessert, pick up just three ingredients and give these a try. Enjoy!

1 (18.25 ounce) package cake mix
1 (16 ounce) container prepared cake frosting
6 ounces of flavored confectioners coating disks or bar (almond bark)
Food coloring (optional)

Prepare the cake mix according to the directions on the box. When cake is finished baking, allow to cool for 30 minutes. Crumble the cake into a large bowl using a stand mixer or hand mixer. Add the frosting and mix until well combined. Place the bowl in the refrigerator for at least 3 hours or overnight. I recommend overnight as the colder the mixture is, the easier it is to handle.

Line a baking tray with wax paper. Use a melon baller as a scooper to form balls with the cake mixture. Place on wax paper. Once you have used all of the cake mixture, place the baking tray in the freezer for at least one hour. Melt the almond bark in a glass bowl of the microwave, stirring every 5-10 seconds until smooth. At this point you can add a bit of food coloring if you are using white chocolate and want to add some color.

Remove the balls from the freezer and roll them tightly with your hands to make them perfectly round. 

Roll the balls in the melted almond bark and lay on the wax paper to harden. Store in the freezer until ready to serve, they won't freeze but taste best when nice and cold.

I made this batch with vanilla cake mix, vanilla cream cheese frosting and vanilla almond bark coating, however the possibilities are endless! Next on my list is caramel cake balls with a salty dark chocolate coating.

1 comment:

  1. So glad you posted these. We can't wait to make them! You both are awesome!