Thursday, December 16, 2010

Red Velvet Cake Balls

I absolutely love Bakerella's website and when I came across the recipe for these, I just had to try them!  I cannot stay away from red velvet, or chocolate for that matter.  I have such a sweet tooth for both!  And of course if you don't want red velvet you can come up with any cake/frosting mixture you want.  There are so many combinations you could try.  

Red Velvet Cake Balls
recipe from Bakerella
  •  1 box red velvet cake mix
  •  1 container cream cheese frosting (16 oz)
  •  1 package chocolate almond bark (regular or white, whatever you prefer)
  •  wax paper
My batch made about 55 cake balls.

Bake the cake according to the directions on the box, using a 13x9 cake pan.  After the cake is done, let it cool completely.  Then crumble it into a large bowl.  Mix it with the container of cream cheese frosting -- I used my hands for this, it's messy but so much easier to get it mixed thoroughly.

Next, hand roll the cake/frosting mixture into little balls, about quarter-sized or a little bigger, and set them on a cookie sheet.  Put them in the fridge for several hours (even better to leave them in the fridge overnight).  You want them to be firm so they don't fall apart when you dip them in the chocolate.

After they've gotten nice and firm, melt the almond bark in the microwave -- or you can use a double boiler -- roll the balls in the chocolate and place them on the wax paper until the chocolate coating has dried and hardened.  I found the easiest way to dip them was to use a spoon to dip and roll them in the chocolate, then I tapped the spoon against the side of the bowl to get any extra off.  Also, the almond bark thickens fast so I only melted a few blocks of it at a time.

They are a little time-consuming, but definitely worth it.  They are delicious and would be so fun to take to a party, potluck, or get-together!


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