Tuesday, November 29, 2011
263: cake balls
So it was my bff's engagement party this past weekend. She told us a bit last minute that we could bring baked goods for the desert table because it's a greek tradition... so I whipped up my first ever batch of cake balls (just like cake pops, minus the sticks) & it was actually really easy! The recipe is insanely simple, it's mainly the chocolate coating and decorating that take a bit more dexterity and patience! Check out the process:
Start with baking some cakes. I made a pack of Duncan Hines Devil's Food cake, which is pretty much foolproof! Bake 'em & let them cool too!
Throw all of the cake into a big bowl & mix them until they're crumbly
Grab a matching frosting!
Spoon in about half the tub of frosting and keep mixing
The cake & frosting mix should be a bit pasty & moldable now!
Scoop up some teaspoon-fulls into the palm of your hand and form some balls.
Do that about 85 times. ahahha
& refrigerate for a couple of hours so that they're dippable
Now grab a handful of molding chips & put them into a bowl. You can microwave them for about 20 seconds at a time, taking them out and stirring to make sure the heat is evenly distributed.
Once you have the chocolate melted, just dip your cake balls into it & drip off the excess and place them onto some wax paper to set. I don't have any photos of that process because it was sorta time-consuming and labour intensive & I just forgot :(
Then you can take any extra chocolate & melt it in a ziploc bag, cut off the tip & decorate!
They're so delicious & really rich too! Make sure to make each ball pretty small so that you don't OD on sugar after eating just one. They were a hit with my girlfriends too! Congrats to the happy couple on their engagement! Love you J&J!