Moist, flavorful cake … rich, creamy frosting … surrounded by smooth, delectable chocolate … Are you drooling yet? The lovely treat that I’m talking about is a cake ball. Cake balls are making the rounds in the blog world, and as soon as I spotted the recipe I knew it could be dangerous. Cake balls are similar looking to a truffle, but much lighter and airier like a cupcake … they’re a cupcake truffle hybrid! Although cupcakes still take the cake -hehe-, cake balls come in a close second.
I first made these bite size treats for a co-worker’s birthday (aka my test lab). Everyone raved how the crisp chocolate complimented the texture of the moist cake and frosting mixture just perfectly. Since then, I’ve become obsessed with these little beauties and I find an excuse to make them almost every weekend. This weekend boyfriend asked if I would make some so he can bring them to work on Monday … did you really even need to ask boyfriend!? … an excuse to bake AND a means of getting them out of my house so I don’t devor them in their entirety .. YES I’LL MAKE THEM!
-Bake cake according to recipe
-Once cake it baked, let cool
-Once cake is cooled, crumble cake & mix frosting in
-Form cake mixture into balls
-Place cake balls to chill in fridge for approx. 1 hour (The the chocolate bonds better if it’s chilled)
- Melt chocolate in a double boiler
-Dip balls into chocolate so it is evenly coated
-Once dipped, place on wax paper and let harden
This time around, I used strawberry cake, cream cheese frosting, and dipped them in a milk chocolate coating…they tasted just like chocolate covered strawberries! The fun in creating these treats is in combining flavors and colors for distinctive results.
I wish I could take credit for these decadent cake balls, but I’ll give credit where credit is due … to the one and only Bakerella! Have you seen her site? If not, you need too … It’s truly eye candy for the baking obbessed! She’s incredibly talented and so fabulous!