Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Red Velvet Cake Balls

Red Velvet Cake Balls covered in Dark Chocolate 


Lately, I have become a huge fan of Bakerella and the book Cake Pops. Cake Pops and Cake Balls are very similar. Really, the only difference is that the first one goes on a stick while the second remains as a ball. Pretty simple, huh?
The design and flavor possibilities are countless! I already have a couple *on my to-bake list* for Christmas and my Daughter's Birthday. 

In my opinion, Cake Balls / Cake Pops are really fun to make. Here is why: 
  • Your children or friends could make them with you
  • You could design your own shape of cake ball / cake pop
  • You can mix any flavors you'd like  ---talk about doing things non-traditionally!

This would be why I am so excited about making more Cake Balls / Cake Pops for Christmas and Birthday Parties. (My Daughter loves Mickey Mouse, so I will be trying my hands at cutting little Mickey and Minnie faces!) 

Ingredients:

  1. Boxed Red Velvet Cake
  2. Cream Cheese Frosting
  3. Dark Chocolate bars
  4. White Chocolate
Okay, so ready to make your own? 

Start off by baking the cake and let it cool. Then cut it up ...



and crumble it! Talk about having fun in he kitchen!

Add Cream Cheese frosting (1 tub)



Mix it thoroughly.  (It can be done with a wooden spoon or spatula.)


Rich combination of red velvet cake and cream cheese frosting

The next step consists of making the cake balls. I did this when my Daughter was sleeping. It was so relaxing!
You could use your own hands to do it or use a scooper to get equal sized balls. 


Chill them in the fridge on aluminum foil or wax paper for a couple of hours or overnight. 

Once chilled, MELT the chocolate on a double boiler.

QUICKLY pour over the cake balls. 

Take a second and watch the chocolate run down. 
It's like making a little chocolate fountain in your own kitchen. 



Chill it again so the chocolate hardens. 

(I melted white chocolate afterwards to decorate the cake balls. Then we chilled it for a bit. This step is totally up to you. My Hubby had  *a few* before they were ready, hehehe)








Treat yourself to some red velvet chocolate cakes! :-)

~The Wife 

11 comments:

  1. YUM! Thanks for sharing, and thanks so much for stopping by! I am your newest follower!

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  2. I have tried to make cake balls two different times and have failed miserably both times. I was attempting to save cakes that had failed for one reason or another and I think that was the problem. Bad cake equals bad cake balls. Seeing other people succeed gives me hope that someday I will too. (I can't make jell-o well, either!)

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  3. Oh my, I am wanting something sweet now! I may have to try this recipe ;o)

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  6. my family LOVES cakeballs! I just am not that good with the covering the balls yet. I seen that Wilton has a chocolate melter that would work awesome for this!
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  7. Oh wow! Those look amazing.

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  8. LOVE that cookbook. how easy, yet I never thought of it! They look great!

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  10. Oh my those look yummy. I'm going to have to make me some cake balls.
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  11. Oh YUM!! I have seen more and more posts about cake balls, and I want to try them! These look so great, and the red/chocolate combination would be great for my kids as their school color is red! I'm looking forward to making these soon, they are now on my to-do list!

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