Thursday, December 17, 2009

Cake Balls

• 1 (18.25 ounce) package chocolate cake mix
• 1 (16 ounce) container prepared chocolate frosting
• 1 (3 ounce) bar chocolate flavored confectioners coating


1. Prepare the cake mix according to package directions using any of the recommended pan sizes. When cake is done, crumble while warm into a large bowl, and stir in the frosting until well blended.

2. Melt chocolate coating in a glass bowl in the microwave, or in a metal bowl over a pan of simmering water, stirring occasionally until smooth.

3. Use a melon baller or small scoop to form balls of the chocolate cake mixture. Dip the balls in chocolate using a toothpick or fork to hold them. Place on waxed paper to set.

#1) Bake cake as directed.
#2) Let the cake COOL for at least a half hour! Don't mix in the frosting while HOT! You will get a gooey, albeit yummy, mess!
#3) I used a handmixer to mix the cake and frosting.
#4) Put this mixture in the refrigerator, covered, for at least 3 hours but I did it overnight and it was perfect. #5) Using your hands, roll the balls bite size. I used a foil covered cookie sheet because I was out of wax paper. Wax paper is preferred.
#6) Stick the balls in the freezer for an hour.
#7) Melt up whatever chocolate you prefer
#8) Using a toothpick, pick up the balls and dip in the chocolate. Using a second toothpick in the other hand help the ball slid off the toothpick.
#9) Place in refrigerator to set.
#10) Enjoy, these are SUPERB!!!!!!!!

NOTE: If your balls fall off the toothpick into the chocolate they are not frozen enough. 9) Place in refrigerator to set. 10) Enjoy, these are SUPERB!!!!!!!!

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**For Cream Cheese Frosting:

8 oz. package cream cheese, softened
6 T. butter, softened
1 t. vanilla
1T. cream (or milk)
3 cups powdered sugar
To make:

Make the frosting by combining all the frosting ingredients in a bowl. Beat on low with beaters until smooth.

1 comment:

  1. OMG!! These are so yummy!! (My nephew's wife said these are better than Cakery Affairs ~ Cake Balls!!) I knew I liked that girl!