Thursday, June 24, 2010
Delicious Balls of Goodness
A co-worker of mine first introduced me to cake balls. I had never heard of them before. Apparently I was totally out of it because they have been around for awhile and have been quite the thing. But in my little neck of the world, they were new.... and delicious!!! I immediately had to go home and try to make them.
What you will need:
* any cake mix and the ingredients to make the cake
* one tub of frosting
* chocolate chips or candy chocolate from a candy store
Sounds simple so far, right?
Make the cake according to directions and let it cool. This part is important. If it's warm it will melt the frosting and it'll be a gooey mess.
After it has completely cooled, crumble it up into a large bowl.
Add the tub of frosting. Get creative here. You can use spice cake with cream cheese frosting, chocolate cake with vanilla frosting, you name it. We chose to make vanilla cake with vanilla frosting because that's what my kids love.
Stir it up until it looks like a bowl of goo. Seriously, it kind of looks like throw up but it smells super yummy.
Scoop out about a tablespoon or so and form into a ball. We used our fantastic Pampered Chef large scoop because it was the perfect size (and we got tired of rolling them out.) Place them on a cookie sheet and set aside.
In a double boiler (or you can do this in the microwave) melt the chocolate chips. When the chocolate is smooth and creamy, dip each cake ball into it and remove. Place back onto the cookie sheet and let cool. Again, be creative here. We used chocolate chips for some of them but then we used white chocolate for some and even pink mint chips for some. My daughter loved those ones, of course.
Let cool and enjoy!