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Monday, February 1, 2010

Cake Balls....or....Truffles?

Here's a great way to use up your leftover cake scraps!  This is the first time I have made these.  My daughter always makes them when we have parties and her hubby is always asking her to make them so he can take them to work! 


Make a cake of your choosing or use cake scraps.  You may use any cake mix flavor also.  Crumble the cake into a bowl.

Next add anywhere from 1/2 cup to 2 cups prepared icing, depending on how moist or dry the cake is.

Line a baking tray with wax paper or foil.  Use a melon baller as a scoop to form the mixture into balls.  When all of the mixture is used, place the baking trays into the freezer and freeze for several hours.  I like to do mine over night.

Using Almond Bark (white or chocolate) or a confectioners coating of you choice, melt in microwave as per instructions on package.  Using a candy fork, regular fork, tooth pick or spoon, dip cake ball into the hot melted chocolate, tapping off extra.

Freezing the balls will help keep crumbs to a minimum.  If the chocolate starts to cook off, microwave for to rewarm it.

Place on wax or parchment paper to cool.

Decorate as desired!!

I liked using this handy little bottle to cover the tops.

To make them look a little more elegant, you can use candy papers or the very small cupcake papers.  I really like how they look in them!!

These cake balls were covered in sprinkles and nuts.  Do this as soon as you take the balls out of the melted chocolate.

I used a candy mold to do these.  Just coat the bottom and sides of the mold and let set up in the freezer for a minute.  Then put the cake mixture in the middle and top with more chocolate.  These were really easy!!


Below are some of the cake balls that my daughter, Kami has created.  Click on the link to go to her cute food blog!

Here are some combination's that you can use:

*Red Velvet Cake/Cream Cheese Frosting and dipped in white chocolate coating

*Strawberry Supreme Cake/Strawberries and Cream Frosting - Dipped in Chocolate Coating

*White Cake/Mint Chocolate Chip Frosting - Dipped in Chocolate Coating

*Caramel Cake/Chocolate Mocha Frosting - Dipped in Chocolate Coating

*White Cake/Wild Cherry Vanilla Frosting - Dipped in Dark Chocolate Coating

*French Vanilla Cake/White Chocolate Almond Frosting - Dipped in Chocolate Coating

*Dark Chocolate Cake/Cream Cheese Frosting - Dipped in White Chocolate Coating

*Spice Cake/Cream Cheese Frosting - Dipped in White Chocolate Coating

*Lemon Cake/Lemon Frosting - Dipped in White Chocolate Coating

*Confetti Cake/Vanilla Frosting - Dipped in White Chocolate Coating
You can also add nuts, lemon, lime or orange peel, mini chocolate chips, broken or crushed candies or bars, and any LorAnn Gourmet flavorings to come up with some really great flavors!!  Be creative!  Have fun making them!  You may also want to do a search on Cake Balls!  WOW!!

Tutorial courtesy of Rhonda Christensen
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  1. Dang, Rhonda, those are some of the best looking cake balls I've seen!

  2. Yummy..I love cake balls..I want an order of them with sprinkles..;)
    Great tutorial!
    Edna :)

  3. Thanks so much Kyla and Edna!! You guys are fast!!

  4. These are so cute and whimsical. I've bookmarked this for valentines. Thanks for the share=;)

  5. I love the name truffles vs balls. It gives it a more sophisticated feel to it. Thanks for the awesome tutorial.

  6. I have to give these a try. Thanks for sharing!

  7. I agree with Kyla!! These cake ball are gorgeous!!
    Can't wait to try them!!
    Thank you for sharing Rhonda!

  8. Thanks for sharing this easy tutorial. I'm going to have to give these a try.

  9. I just did a cake balls post and another person referred me to your blog! I love all the flavor combos you came up with--thanks for the ideas! ~Veronica (your myspace & f/b friend!)

  10. Thanks so much! I always thought cake balls were boring--but not any more!

  11. Thank you so much for the great comments, girls! I have a friend that calls hers ~CakeKisses~ I love that, but didn't think I could use hers. Some also call theirs "Cake Bites" so I think we can come up with more clever names for these little yummies!!

  12. I think im doing somehing wrong the times i've made these they tend to crack and ooze liquid...maybe i need to cut back on the icing?? Pls help!

  13. late to the party - just made my first today as a practice run - I need to make little disco ball cake balls for my daughter's birthday - they'll be dipped in silver non-pareils - the practice run worked well thanks to your tips!


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