Thursday, February 12, 2009

Cake Ball recipe

So, yeah, call them what you want. You can pick a new name if you live with boys or really? men in general, but I call them Cake Balls.
Here's what you'll need:
1 cake mix (and the goodies it calls for, eggs, oil, etc)
1 tub 'o frosting
1 package of white almond bark (it's the chocolaty stuff you melt, Wilton chips will work too)
Some mini cup cake wrappers or sucker sticks.
sprinkles (optional)

Bake your cake according to the instructions. Let it cool completely.
Here comes the fun part....
Crumble the entire cake up in a bowl.
Now, start adding the frosting to the bowl of crumbled cake. You MAY NOT need the entire tub. There's no way to tell this but trial and error. It depends on how dry your cake is. You should be able to form a ball with the resulting "dough".
I used my medium pampered chef scoop to get them all the same size and to keep my hands out of it. If you have hot hands this stuff will become mush pretty quick.
Now,, after I've formed all the balls on a cool cookie sheet I stick the entire thing in the freezer for about 15m.
While your balls are in the freezer (snicker), melt your bark either in a double boiler or in the microwave.
If you decide to do it in the microwave, PLEASE stir it often. It must "temper" or it starts to taste funky. Stir it at least every 30 seconds.
So now you have really cold balls (snicker) and a bowl of melted chocolate. Stab a ball with a toothpick and dunk it in the chocolate coating it completely. Let the excess drip off and either stick a sucker stick in it or plop it in a mini cupcake wrapper. If you want sprinkles, do it while they are wet.
Now if you leave these setting out they will eventually harden and set up but I stuck mine in the fridge periodically because I couldn't wait!
Enjoy these tasty balls! ha ha ha ha ha
take these to work and you'll have some business insurance for sure!

1 comment:

Blonde Goddess said...

Thanks for posting the recipe! I am planning to try it out! Looks YUMMY!