May 24, 2011

Cake Balls

I've made these twice in the past week and a half and have had TONS of request for the recipe.  You will not believe how easy these are to make and how much people like them.  I actually made them for Spencer's Valentine's Day party and they loved them!  I didn't take a lot of pictures while making them last night because your hands are super messy the entire process.  But man oh man, they are DELICIOUS

*1 boxed cake mix (any flavor you want...I've made strawberry, chocolate & red velvet)
*1 can/tub of cream cheese icing
*chocolate to cover them (you need the type that hardens quick...can be found at Wal Mart in many different colors) 
I like these because they only require a microwave, a spoon and a bowl!

*sprinkles of your choice (of course optional, but I don't make them without them)  :)

Bake the cake mix according to the directions on the box.  The cake MUST be completely cool before moving on.  I always make the cake the day/night before.

Once the cake is cool, crumble up the cake in a large mixing bowl.  Add the entire tub of frosting and mix THOROUGHLY with your hands.  Welcome to the messy part!

Once mixed, roll the cake/frosting mixture into balls on a wax covered cookie sheet.  The size of balls doesn't matter, just whatever you want.  But the cookie sheet into the freezer for 2-3 hours.  The cake balls will not freeze completely, but they need to be firm before they are coated in chocolate.

To coat with chocolate, take a large spoon and dollop chocolate on top to try to get all the sides and top completely covered.  You will not get everything completely covered (as you can see from my picture) and that's OK.  If you're adding sprinkles, add them immediately after you've covered with chocolate because the chocolate starts to harden fast.  You'll have to add sprinkles one cake ball at a time.  Keep them in the refrigerator until you are ready to serve them.  Enjoy!

These are strawberry cake balls that I made last night.


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