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10.09.2008

cake balls


here is the recipe for cake balls----labor intensive but very easy to make---


ingredients:

any cake mix---your choice of flavor

any frosting---your choice of flavor

2 pckgs of almond bark---white or dark


make cake per directions on box

when the cake is done let it cool a little---then dump it in a bowl and crumble it totally.

When its cool---add the entire tub of frosting...mix well.

Freeze for about 1 hour.

Take a small melon-baller and form SMALL balls of dough from the mix---no bigger than 1" round....put these on a cookie sheet on wax paper.

Freeze for about 3 hours.

melt almond bark in microwave or double boiler----dont let ANY water get in bark---it will be ruined.

dip balls in almond bark (use toothpicks or spoons or skewers---this is the part that takes some getting used to to figure out your best way).

you can melt 3 squares at a time of the bark to keep it melted---you can also just roll the dough in your hand....you can also just dip the top of the ball in the almond bark.


possible combinations of frosting/cake:

chocolate/chocolate

german chocolate/pecan coconut frosting

mint chocolate/chocolate

lemon/lemon

red velvet/white frosting

cherry cake/white frosting (or cherry) with chocolate bark


the possibilities are endless

the balls are VERY rich---you cant eat a lot

you can put sprinkles on immediately after dipping before the bark hardens.

you want them to end up being the size of truffles or chocolate cordial cherries

9 comments:

Linda, Mom and Granny said...

Mmmmmm...I will try it for the next time for a church activity! Thanks for recipe and the tips!

Tami said...

Aren't these fun to make? Cake balls are all the craze right now! I have Halloween cake balls on my blog right now.

Michelle said...

Yum! They sound like good neighbor gifts for Christmas this year! (But then, they'll miss my gingerbread men--maybe both?)

Carrie Nicole said...

i am going to have to try that someday when i have time to do it. they look delightful!

Cathy said...

ohhh i am definitely going to have to try this!!

Christie said...

Looks like something I'd like to eat, but too much work for my taste ;)

marc said...

and you are telling me this because?????? I will come, you will make, I will complain about the calories...but eat them anyway.
You could do this with ice cream and have your own Dibs!
I'm at Marc's . love, mom

Cathy said...

Im going to try these tonight. I hope they turn out!!

Christie said...

My mom is visiting right now and made these with orange cake mix and white frosting with chocolate bark. Yummy!