Thursday, March 6, 2008

Cake Balls

CAKE BALLS

This is super easy and you can make it any kind of variety you like. I've seen yellow cake and chocolate icing and chocolate and chocolate. But being the good Southern girl I am - I LOVE red velvet cake so I thought this would be good. (Jamie - you would LOVE these!)

All you do is bake the cake mix according to directions
When it's still warm - crumble it up in a bowl and mix in a can of frosting (I used cream cheese with the red velvet!)
IMPORTANT STEP: Refrigerate the cake and frosting for about an hour before you start making balls!
I used this handy little scooper from Pampered chef to scoop balls
Melt almond bark (either vanilla or chocolate - depending on your cake) and dip balls in the bark. You could use toothpicks or a fork - but I used this egg separator and it worked GREAT!
And voila - one of the yummiest things you will ever taste!!!

20 comments:

"J" said...

I think I'm going to make these for our Memorial Day party this weekend!!! They look sooooooooooooooo YUM-ERS!!!!!

Whitney said...

I'm totally making these for my work lunch tomorrow!

Christy said...

Cool...this give me something different to make this year for Christmas goodies. I was just thinking the other day what I was going to make..now I know.

Amy said...

My sister makes these, but adds a bit of peppermint extract to the bark, and tops them with crushed candy canes - delish! (She keeps the red velvet, cream cheese icing, and white bark part the same...)

They're a favorite around the holidays!

Three under Three said...

These are really good! My mom makes something similar... She crumbles a package of oreos, then mixed a block of cream cheese with the oreos, makes them into balls, and then dips that into the melted choc. - it's super good and easy!

Sunny said...

Being a pampered chef consultant I have to say that using the egg separator is a great idea for this!

Amanda said...

I think I am going to try this tomorrow for a Christmas treat for work on Monday! I am going to use peppermint extract and candy canes to add a little extra to the vanilla bark!

Steph said...

just finished making this! i already know it's gonna be a hit tomorrow.

Nancy said...

Thanks so much for posting this, Kelly--you're amazing! (And if I missed it on your recipe blog previously because I'm...well, old...sorry!)

writing4612 said...

Just so you know, Bakerella came up with this idea.

She has lots of great ideas on her blog, http://www.bakerella.blogspot.com/

I think you would love her!

Misty said...

I have the SAME egg separator...I use it to scoop out and strain pickles, olives and other goodies out of jars. (If only they had a TINY one for maraschino cherries and such - the big one just doesn't fit in the jar! LOL) I love this idea to use it for dipping stuff into chocolate/candy coating!

Williams Family said...

I made this for a party that I hosted at my house, but used strawberry cake and icing. They were a hit. It made a lot, so I brought my leftover to some of my co-workers. They were delicious!

Erin said...

Ok how do you stay skinny! If I could bake every day I would! I love baking and looking at all this makes me want to bake about 5 things today!

I love throwing small parties and get togethers! This sunday I am for the MTV movie awards! I will be making a few of your things and will take pictures and let you know how they turn out!

Darla said...

oh my, i can't wait to try these! and alot of other yummy stuff i am seeing.

dianam17 said...

i have a halloween party to go to this weekend. im making chocolate and chocolate with the vanilla bark- and im going to try adding orange food coloring to it... make it a little festive! i hope it works out :)

Martha in PA said...

Thanks for relinking to this. I'm good for Christmas Eve, but I think I might make for New Years!!!

FROGGITY! said...

thank you for posting this!!! i think i may give this as a fun gift. :)

Jen S. said...

Hi Kelly--
I just tried making these--they look and sound SO YUMMY! I've never melted the bark before and for some reason it didn't get runny. So I couldn't really coat the cake balls--hope that makes sense. My bark just sort of was "thick" you could say. In your picture yours looks thin. Do you happen to have a trick you used? Did you melt your bark on low setting for a long time? I'm just curious. I want them to turn out just how yours did!!!
Thanks for any help Kelly!

Anonymous said...

Jen S. If your bark or chocolate is too thick for whatever you want to do add oil to thin it. Start with a very small amt. & mix well. You can keep adding if you need more, but you can't take away if you add too much! I have found that olive oil enhances the flavor. NEVER add liquid such as water, mil, etc. It will cause your chocolate to seize. If this happens add oil to remedy the situation.

Hope this helped!

Lisa said...

If you let the cake cool before you break it up you dont have to wait an hour to make the balls! :) These are soo yummy and easy to make!