Friday, April 30, 2010

Cake Balls - simple yet scrumptious!

Have you ever had cake balls???   I wasn't aware of this phenomena until my friend Susan Spense of HWA mentioned it to me.   I ran home and had to make my own version of this - which I did!   WOW do they taste good and are so easy to make.   I love the endless possibilities you have in creating different things to roll them in over the standard dip in chocolate.   Since the cake balls are fairly sweet, I tried making a coating that was yummy but less sugary.   Here is my version!

Cake Balls rolled in cocoa pecans

  • 1 box yellow cake mix, prepared as directed
  • 1 container buttercream icing
  • 1 C. pecans
  • 2 T cocoa powder

Prepare the cake per the package instructions.   Cool completely.   Once cooled cut the cake up and transfer into a large bowl.   Crumble the cake with your clean hands and then add the complete container of buttercream icing.   Mix well until the frosting is completely incorporated into the cake.   Place the bowl into the refrigerator for an hour to cool.   Roll cake mixture into 1 inch balls and place on a parchment lined cookie sheet.

In a food processor,  process the pecans until fine.   Gently mix in the cocoa power and put into a pie plate.   Roll each cake ball through the pecan cocoa powder to coat and place back onto the parchment lined cookie sheet.  

Keep refrigerated until you are ready to serve.   Store in an air tight container.   Use your imagination to create different coatings such as coconut, white or milk chocolate or sprinkles.


Melinda said...

How fun! I have never heard of cake balls before either - but they do look really yummy!

Shirley said...

I copied this one down because I bet none of my family have ever seen these!! Can't wait to try them. Thanks for sharing.

MrsJenB said...

Looks delicious! I've been wanting to try cake balls for ages, and your coating method would eliminate the "falling apart when dipped" complaint I always hear!

Traci Adams said...

Thought i'd share with you my grandmother's cake ball recipe for you to try, it's oreo's and cream cheese in the food processor...that's it! Then whatever frosting you yummy!