Monday, August 15, 2011

Tasty Balls :)

Where have I been, you ask? Well, I have been at home, baking. I got the itch back and I wanted to share some awesome noms that have been messing up my kitchen! lol

Cake Balls-

A personal favorite of mine, these are pretty easy and way delish!
  1. First, bake a cake. Boxed or scratch doesn't really matter. 

  2. Once it's done, and still warm, dump the cake into a bowl. Add a cup of frosting (a whole container from the store) and mix. This will form a dough, which you will need to stick in the freezer for 30 min-1 hour to firm it up, and cool it down. 

  3. Once cool and firm, scoop the dough out into balls. I like the size of a large gum ball, but choose what size you want. Roll into a tight ball and (for cake pops) insert the stick. 

  4. Stick these back in the freezer to cool and harden. This will help the chocolate cool to the desired harness. 

  5. Dump a bag of chocolate chips (milk for me) into a bowl and microwave for 30 seconds at a time, stirring each time until the chips are melted (stop right before all the chips are melted and stir to melt completely)

  6. Dip the balls in the chocolate by the stick. 

  7. I found some green foam I had left over, and poked holes in to hold my pops upright while they hardened. Styrofoam would work too. 

  8. Then, so they were pretty, I sprinkled some sprinkles on top :) 

  9. Now dip the other 44, and you will have delish cake pops :)

These are really quite simple, and great to do while watching a movie because they do take a little time to cool and dip. But they are TOTALLY worth it. I am not sure how anyone else makes cake balls, but this way makes them so moist and delish that people will ask you "How did you make these!??!" They are a huge hit every time I make them! 

So please try them out, and let me know what you think!