Thursday, February 14, 2013

Valentine Cake Balls

My hubby loves cake balls so of course I had to make some for him for Valentine's Day!! I am working till 8pm today so we are not celebrating today, but I wanted to make sure I had some treats for him today so I made all the goodies on Tuesday when I was off.

If you have never made cake balls... you HAVE to try it!! They are so easy and so yummy!  I am not a fan of cake, but these are amazing and I can assure you they are the BOMB!!!


1 box cake mix (any flavor of your choice) + ingredients required to make the cake.  I get strawberry   
        because it's Patricks favorite!
1 can of icing (once again any will do, but I prefer cream cheese)
1 package of bark chocolate (vanilla or chocolate)

Directions:  Combine cake mix with ingredients to make cake.  Bake cake according to package.  Once the cake is done, let it cool for a few mintues.  Then using a fork, crumble the cake up in a large bowl and mix with the entire container of icing.

Now you are ready to form the actual cake ball. I use a little scoop that I got at Kroger to help form the cake balls.  I have done it without the scoop and it is very difficult and messy.  This is the second time I have made the cakes balls using the scoop and I highly recommend using the scoop.... much easier!!!

Next, form the cake balls and then place each ball on wax paper on a cookie sheet.  After you have finished making the balls, put the cookie sheet in the freezer for 3-4 hours.  This helps the cake balls cool and they harden just a bit.  This makes it very easy when you go to dip them in the chocolate.  Once you get the cake balls out of the freezer you are ready to dip in the melted chocolate.  After dipping them, place the cake ball back on the wax paper and let chocolate cool and harden.

And it is as simple as that!  Sometimes, I add sprinkles for fun or if it's for a holiday!!!

For Valentines this year I made the strawberry cakes balls with vanilla icing and I made brownie cake pops too.  Instead of cake I used brownies.... oh they were sooo yummy!!! 

Next time you need a quick, fun, dessert try these... and you will be VERY glad you did!!


1 comment:

Savannah said...

Yum, yum, yum! I definitely need to try the brownie variety! :)