Monday, January 5, 2009

Red Velvet Cake Balls

I just came across this recipe for Red Velvet Cake Balls from the Bakerella blog (which is fabulous, by the way!). I love this idea and can't wait to make them myself! Click here to see the original post. Check out the comments to find helpful tips to assist you in making them.

Red Velvet Cake Balls (From Bakerella Blog)
This recipe is based on a mix, but I imagine you can follow the same directions substituting from scratch cake and frosting (I'll try that one day). You can also try it with other cake combinations.
1 box red velvet cake mix (cook as directed on box for 13 X 9 cake)
1 can cream cheese frosting (16 oz.)
1 package chocolate bark (regular or white chocolate)
wax paper

1. After cake is cooked and cooled completely, crumble into large bowl.
2. Mix thoroughly with 1 can cream cheese frosting. (It may be easier to use fingers to mix together, but be warned it will get messy.)
3. Roll mixture into quarter size balls and lay on cookie sheet. (Should make 45-50. You can get even more if you use a mini ice cream scooper, but I like to hand roll them.)
4. Chill for several hours. (You can speed this up by putting in the freezer.)
5. Melt chocolate in microwave per directions on package.
6. Roll balls in chocolate and lay on wax paper until firm. (Use a spoon to dip and roll in chocolate and then tap off extra.) I also only melt a few pieces of chocolate bark at a time because it starts to cool and thicken. It's easier to work with when it's hot.

For additional photos to help you along during the process, check out the original post over at Bakerella (link above).

This recipe is great as a simple treat for family or co-workers. I think it's also a great idea for a princess party or an adult soiree (remember, you can customize the cake and frosting combination to suit your taste/needs). Any way you incorporate these pieces of heaven, you're sure to have a hit on your hands!

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