How To Make Cake Balls

Saturday, February 11, 2012

My friend, Heather, came over this week and taught me to make cake balls. She insisted that they were ridiculously easy and that I just had to try... and she was right. And now I'm not sure learning this was such a good idea since I'm already dreaming up all kinds of new cake ball concoctions. I'm not sure my waistline can handle it all! But she was right, they are super easy.
Now I know what I'm giving my Valentines this weekend... Step 1: You can get any flavor of cake & icing you'd like - I went with a pink strawberry cake for Valentine's. I choose white chocolate chips this time, but you can use milk chocolate or even dark chocolate if you'd prefer. Step 2: Bake the cake according to the directions on the box. Could you make a cake from scratch? sure... um... but I'll stick with the boxed variety. Step 3:

Once the cake cools, crumble it in a bowl. Add the icing and stir, stir, stir. Once combined, stick that in the freezer for a couple hours.
Step 4: Use a melon baller (or spoon) to make it into balls and place them on a cookie sheet. This part was lots of fun for the kids. Think playdoh, only I didn't freak out when they ate it. Place the balls into the freezer for 30 min to an hour.
Step 5:
Follow the directions on the package of chips to melt them (it's different for different types of chocolate). Then use 2 spoons to coat the balls with chocolate. Placing them back on the cookie sheet to set. You might want to pop them in the fridge for a bit to help them "set" faster.
All done! Next time I'm considering doing a chocolate & peanut butter mousse combo and coating them with milk chocolate chips. wow. I'm hungry just thinking about it. What flavor of cake balls would you make?

First image originally from here

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16 comments

  1. ms. less is always more2:53 AM

    oh wow! Those look amazing and quite easy indeed! I'll have to give them a go... perfect for a kids birthday party!

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  2. Karena3:49 AM

    How fun and easy,,,,very cute idea!
    Karena

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  3. Dionne3:58 AM

    I am obsessed with these. I saw these on Bakerella last year and have been making them ever since. Soooo good!

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  4. OMG I can do that...but sorry I'm an idiot you crumble the cake and adding the frosting to it? You are coating in melted chocolate not the frosting??

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  5. Jennifer5:24 AM

    I expect a plate of these waiting for me when I visit in April. Thanks in advance, oh crafty cake lady!

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  6. Laura Trevey8:01 AM

    You make it look so easy!!!

    Yumm.....

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  7. Down and Out Chic8:57 AM

    oh these look SOOOO yummy. mmmmm.

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  8. Joanna9:11 AM

    I make these all the time and people just love them!

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  9. PS~Erin10:06 AM

    Yum! The pink is sp pretty!

    K and I made red velvet ones before, and while they were pretty, it was so very messy with all that red. Reminded me of the steel magnolia's groom's cake ;-)

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  10. jennifer11:06 AM

    that's really strange that you posted this, because a friend of mine made cake balls today!

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  11. Olivia11:25 AM

    I love cake balls! They are super yummy!

    Here is a pic of the chick cake pops I made for Easter last year: http://www.flickr.com/photos/zenmom96/3444452439/

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  12. Joyce3:29 PM

    I love cake balls, but never made them. These look so good! xo

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  13. Shari Lidji3:27 PM

    They're just beautiful. I've always wondered how they were made....thanks for showing me how.

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  14. Lindsey5:15 PM

    Oh my goodness! I just went to my bff's daughter's one year b-day party and since the tradition is to have said baby to do a face plant in the cake, she thought the adults would prefer their own little cake balls.

    They were adorable. And terrible. And terribly overpriced. But I think if you made them yourself, didn't leave them to the mercy of the US postal service, and didn't rake out all that cash...that sounds like an awesomely delicious idea!

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  15. bloem family6:11 AM

    The pictures turned out great! And the end product tasted delicious :)

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