Many of you have asked for a recipe for my cake balls… well, here it is. I must say, it is with a tiny bit of regret that I share my secret, because it’s the one thing I CAN do in the kitchen (besides oreo balls). Now I must share how easy they are to make and disappoint those who thought I was a great baker, homemaker, stay at home mom… whatever you call it. I did have some of you guys fooled, right?! Anyway, cake balls really are that easy.
What you need: Red Velvet cake mix, Cream Cheese Icing, Almond Bark
1. Bake a cake. Any cake. Follow the directions on the box.
2. Let the cake cool, then mash it. Don’t leave any big chunks, you want it pretty pulverized. Then mix in your icing.
3. Roll it into balls. It takes a little work, but it’s not too hard. Your hands will look like this…
4. Put them in the freezer to harden. 15-20 minutes should do.
5. Melt the Almond Bark according to the package, dip the balls, and let them harden on wax paper!
I know there’s probably some kind of professional tool for this step, but I use what I have in the kitchen: toothpicks. After the balls come out of the freezer you can put toothpicks in them to make dipping easier. It will leave a nice little hole in the top once they harden. Good luck covering that up!!
So… these cake balls turned out delicious and super ugly. The almond bark wasn’t really working for me this time. If that happens to you, I’ve heard you can thin it out using a little bit of water. Or maybe it was something else? Not much help, am I?! So there are no pictures of my finished product!! Seriously, didn’t look so good. Here are some finished Valentine’s Cake Balls from my sister-in-law’s kitchen. Clever girl covering those holes with heart sprinkles!
Easy, right?! I have yet to venture away from red velvet cake balls, but I know others would be just as yummy. I’d love to hear your suggestions or recipes!