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December 6, 2011

Recipe | EASY Red Velvet Cake Balls


White & Dark Chocolate

Whether you call them "cake balls" or "truffles," the flavor is the same ... these sweet confections are delicious and festive. I have an ongoing (fatal!) attraction to any variation on red velvet. So I'm going to try
this easy recipe from Bakerella
for my family this Christmas.
Bakerella says,

"I first tasted these two years ago at a Christmas party and immediately had to have the recipe. It’s based on a mix, but I imagine you can follow the same directions substituting from scratch cake and frosting (I’ll try that one day). You can also try it with other cake combinations."

Ingredients

• 1 box red velvet cake mix (bake as directed for 13 x 9 cake)
• 1 (16 oz.) can cream cheese frosting
• 1 package chocolate bark, regular or white chocolate
• wax paper

Method

1. Crumble the cake into a large bowl after it is baked and cooled.

2. Add 1 can of cream cheese frosting and combine thoroughly. (Some cooks find it easier to use their bare hands to mix these two ingredients together. Could be a ton of fun for kids!)

3. Roll cake and cream cheese mixture into balls the size of a quartr and place on a cookie sheet. (Yield should make 45-50.)

4. Chill cake balls for several hours in refrigerator. (Or put them in the freezer to speed up the process.)

5. Melt white or dark chocolate in microwave as directed on the package.

6. Using a spoon, roll balls in the chocolate tapping off the extra. Let them set on wax paper until firm.

7. Decorate with sprinkles or crumbs when balls are still soft, or drip melted chocolate across the them.

Note: Work with only a few pieces of melted chocolate bark at a time.
It’s easier to coat the cake balls with when it’s hot.


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16 comments:

bluecottonmemory said...

I've made cake pops and they are a huge favorite with ALL age groups. These look delicious!

Ms. Kathleen said...

Oh nice and yummy!

Elsa said...

These look amazing. I've never made cake pops but I need to try.

Kelley @ TheGrantLife.com said...

HI! Visiting from tt&j. I love red velvet.. and these look delish! I need to try to make cake pops.. they seem all the rage right now!

I would love for you to share this at my friday link party if you get a chance!

Cinthya said...

I have never made cake pops before and I'm going to have to try it soon. I would love if you visited my blog and posted to my linky at http://www.eyeheart.ca/2011/12/anything-goes-at-eye-heart-5.html

Christie said...

Pinned for xmas with kids! thank you! Christie

mrshinesclass said...

These look delicious! I haven't had red velvet cake balls. Thanks to your mouth watering pictures, this recipe is on my to-do list.

Sharon

sassyaggie said...

Love Red velvet ANYTHING!! Embarrassed to say I have never tried cake balls. I think it's because I just like cake so much - but will be trying these! Please come share your recipes at my Cookie Exchange linky party!

http://sassypantsstudio.blogspot.com/2011/12/twelve-days-of-christmas-cookies.html

The Autocrat: Haley said...

Yummy!! I have totally been wanting to make some of these! Great job!

The 21st Century Housewife© said...

This post is making my mouth water! What beautiful little mouthfuls of yumminess! Thank you for sharing these lovely red velvet cake balls with the Gallery of Favorites.

Kim @ Too Much Time said...

Oh My! I am a huge red velvet cake fan and these are So fun and festive:)I would love if you stopped over to link up at Get Schooled Saturday a Too Much Time on my Hands!

http://kim-toomuchtimeonmyhands.blogspot.com/2011/12/get-schooled-saturday-3.html

Miss Charming said...

I'll have to try the red velvet cake pops. They look so yummy.

Ange said...

These look really cute and yummy!!!

Six Sisters said...

We think we've died and gone to Heaven! Doesn't get much better than these! Looks delicious! Thanks for joining us for "Strut Your Stuff Saturday". We loved having you and hope you'll be back soon! -The Sisters

Spice Gals said...

These cake balls look delicious! Can's wait to try making some

Marti Cooper said...

Red Velvet is one of my favorites, I can't wait to try this! It looks super delish! I'm hosting a craft/recipe party and would love for you to submit this! :)

http://sew-licious.blogspot.com/2012/11/show-licious-craft-showcase-9-blog-party.html

Marti