Well, after a bit of encouragement from my husband I decided to make cake balls. If you’re anything like me you’ve never heard of cake balls before. My husband’s stepsister posted a comment on her Facebook profile about “craving cake balls” and I had to learn more. What are these cake balls I wondered?
It only took a bit of searching on the Internet to figure out that cake balls are the ultimate mini dessert. Take a cake, crumble it into pieces, mix with frosting, and dip in chocolate. Sounds yummy doesn’t it? Indeed. After more reading I learned that when it comes to cake balls the possibilities are endless. There are so many different varieties of cakes and frosting. My next big question was: What flavor cake ball should I make first?
For my first cake ball experiment I tried German chocolate cake balls which I thought were exceptionally good although some people said they were “too rich.” Bah! A popular variety in my family, especially with my nieces and nephew, are Funfetti cake balls although some adults say they’re “too sweet.” Geez, you just can’t make some people happy can you? One experiment I won’t try again are the strawberry cake balls. These tasted more like chocolate-covered Pepto Bismol balls. If I ever try to make these again I’ll definitely use a homemade recipe for strawberry cake rather than a cake mix. I think the strawberry cake mix tasted more like fake strawberry chemicals than real cake.
Now I should also warn you that in addition to cake balls there are also these fancy little desserts called cupcake pops. Angie Dudley of Bakerella fame created these cuties on a recent episode of Martha Stewart and they took off like wildfire. These little desserts take cake balls to an entirely different level and I could see myself getting totally carried with this eventually. Be careful if you visit her blog because you’ll want to make every one of her creations. I need to drink a glass of milk after looking at some of those pictures!
There are basically three ingredients you’ll need if you want to make cake balls:
Simply bake a cake, let it cool off and crumble into pieces. Mix with frosting, roll into balls, and dip in chocolate. That’s it! You can learn more details about how to make cake balls by reading my Hubpage: How to Make Cake Balls
You’ll be glad you did!