Cake Balls

My kids made fun of me last Saturday.  They thought mom had lost her mind.  See I baked a cake, made icing and then mixed it all up again in the mixer.

But they sure ate the results.

Cake Balls

1 Cake Mix, baked according to directions

1 tub icing or one recipe of icing

1 package Almond Bark

I used a fudge cake mix and baked it, then refrigerated the cake over night.  The next day I made chocolate cream cheese frosting and then crumbled the cake into the icing in the mixer.  Mix until crumbly and moist.  Some recipes called for refrigerating the mix but mine was cool and I could easily make balls from the mixture.  I made bite size balls of cake and placed them on wax paper in a baking pan.  Then I froze the cake balls for a couple of hours.

Melt the almond bark (I used chocolate).  I melted a coffee cup full in the microwave at a time.  Now to make the Almond Bark easier to dip into I added about 1/4 tsp of vegetable shortening.  Using a toothpick I dipped the frozen cake balls into the almond bark.  After twirling to smooth the chocolate over the ball place them on wax paper.  They will harden quickly.  The hardest part is removing the tooth pick when hard but not so hard that it cracks the ball.  Dab a drop of almond bark over the toothpick hole.  The cake balls that begin to thaw while dipping the others were hard to dip so I suggest not removing all of the balls from the freezer at once.

The cake balls were crunchy chocolate outside and very very moist inside.  The insides seemed to be more moist then when I started but the effect was nice.  These were really good but it isn’t something I would make regularly due to the time it takes.  One thought I had is that this would be a good use for leftover iced cake that would make the amount of time much less.

This will be a special treat not a regular treat.

After making these I’ve seen them advertised for $14 – $25 dollars.


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6 thoughts on “Cake Balls

  1. That’s the kind of thing that would give you a toothache just reading it.

    I’m mostly into fresh fruit myself, but not entirely. Having had a tooth pulled some years ago makes me a bit wary of eating too many sweet things.

    But, it was a treat, so good for you!

    Berean Wife Reply:

    Dora,

    They are sweet but it turns out to be more like a chocolate truffle. You would only eat one or two bite sized balls, unless you’re a kid or gotta a bad sweet tooth.

    Not something I would do often, though.

    Berean Wife

  2. Have you ever been to Bakerella’s website? She has a ton of cute ideas for cake pops. (Cake balls on a stick)
    http://www.bakerella.com/category/pops-bites/cake-pops/

    Berean Wife Reply:

    Kelli,

    I saw so many people had trouble with their cake balls that I checked several websites before trying them. Bakerella’s was one I saw. Believe me mine were nothing like hers! Mine were just simple chocolate balls. Can’t imagine how much time it must take to make some of the character Cake Pops.

    Some people have more patience for things like that than I do.

    Berean Wife

    Kelli Reply:

    I have made the Christmas Trees on her site and done some Easter Eggs. Nothing fancy schmancy though. I do really like the Muppet Characters she has. I don’t know if i have the time/patience needed to make them.

    Berean Wife Reply:

    Kelli,

    Well, you’ve done better than me. I can’t imagine spending as much time as she does for one or two bites and then gone. I quess I enjoy the eating better than the making process. :0 That could be a problem!

    Berean Wife

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