Crafty Cake Balls

I’m always trying to find something different and easy to make for a dessert. I usually resort to some form of brownies. And then I found cake balls. These are the best dessert ever. Thank you Bakerella for sharing this great recipe! (Check out Bakerella for some pictures of the cake ball process.) This recipe is for red velvet cake with chocolate coating. I highly recommend trying other combinations. The last batch I made were spice cake with vanilla coating. Devil’s food cake with vanilla coating are also wonderful.

Ingredients

  • 1 box red velvet cake mix (follow directions on the box for a 9 X 13 cake)
  • 1 can cream cheese frosting (16 oz.)
  • 1 package chocolate bark
  • wax paper

Preparation

This is a great time to ask your children to help.

  1. After cake is cooked and cooled completely, crumble into large bowl.
  2. Mix cake mix with 1 can cream cheese frosting. (Go ahead, use your hands!)
  3. Form mixture into quarter size balls and lay them on your cookie sheet. (Makes roughly 4 dozen. Use a cookie scoop, if desired.)
  4. Chill for several hours. (Put them in the freezer for a speedier setup time.)
  5. Melt the chocolate in microwave per package instructions. (Do not over cook. It works best to melt a few pieces of chocolate at a time so it stays runny.)
  6. Roll balls in chocolate (Use a spoon to dip and roll in chocolate and then tap off extra) and set them on the wax paper until chocolate firms.

Once the cake balls are firm, you can add decorations using frosting or melted almond bark and a decorator bottle. Experiment with the decorations. For a child’s birthday party, it may work well to add sprinkles before the cake balls are firm.

I love trying new flavors of cake balls, so have fun with it. It’s a toss up — my next batch will either be orange or lemon cake with dark chocolate coating. If you find a new, tasty combination, please comment and tell me about it. Like I said, I love new variations.

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