Monday, October 25, 2010

cake balls

For Miss Audrey's 5th birthday I decided to make cake balls. I have never made them before. I think they turned out pretty good (not perfectly ball shaped) and where easier to make than I thought.
Here is the recipe I followed.


* 1 box of cake mix, your preference
* 1 tub of frosting,again, your preference
* 1 pkg. almond bark, chocolate or vanilla

How to make it

Bake the cake according to package instructions. While warm, crumble the cake into a bowl with a hand mixer to a fine texture. Mix in frosting to make a paste, using 3/4 to a full can of frosting, according to taste. Chill the mixture for at least 2 hours.

Using a melon baller or your hands, form the mixture into 1 ½ -inch balls. Place the balls on wax paper; freeze at least 6 hours.

Working in small batches, remove the balls from the freezer and dip the balls into warm, melted Almond Bark Coating or Confectionery Wafer Coating, using toothpicks or forks to manipulate the balls. Remove the balls. Place the balls on wax paper to harden.

Makes about 30 cake balls.

Almond Bark Coating: In a double boiler, melt one (20-ounce) package vanilla- or chocolate-flavored almond bark, stirring constantly. Or, in a tall, narrow container, microwave almond bark for 45 seconds on High (100 percent power). Continue to heat in 15-second intervals, stirring between intervals, until melted; be careful not to scorch.
When almond bark is melted, stir in 1 teaspoon vegetable oil. If desired, stir in oil-based coloring drop by drop until you achieve the desired color.

Cake balls all formed and ready to freeze

Chocolate almond bark coating

cake balls freshly dipped

Finished product with pink frosting

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