So for the first recipe of the week, I decided to write on a dessert that I am constantly being asked to make: Cake Balls! This week though I also played with a technique to make the cake itself a different color.
So to start you need to bake your cake. In this instance we have a basic white cake, that has been dyed with some green gel food coloring.
Next just bake in a 9×13 pan and let cool for 30 minutes to 1 hour.
Then mix your frosting, in this case we are using a vanilla buttercream that has been dyed green as well.
In a large mixing bowl crumble up your cake, and mix until it is just little crumbs. Leave out the crusts so your cake balls aren’t hard in the middle.
Then stir in 1 1/2 cups of frosting and stir till well blended. Cover the mixing bowl and refrigerate for 3o minutes to 1 hour. You don’t want your frosting to be too soft when you start rolling.
Using a cookie scoop to make uniform sizes, scoop out your cake/ frosting mixture onto waxed paper, and then roll into little balls.
In a microwave safe bowl melt your chocolate, in whatever color/ or flavor you would like.
Then just dip your cake balls into chocolate, and transfer over to a sheet of waxed paper.
Let harden, and then you can remove them from the paper and transfer to a closed container or plastic bag.
Here’s what they look like once they are dipped and have cooled again. These are so versatile you can use just about any combination of cake and frosting that you’d like.
So the next time you are craving something sweet, try something that the whole family will love. Try some cake balls.
Until next time,
Printable recipe version: Cake Balls