Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Strawberry cake balls!

This weekend I co-hosted a baby shower for my friend Ashleigh. As soon as we started planning I new I wanted to make cake balls (aka cake truffles). I had seen an article on line about someone using strawberry cake and strawberry frosting and I knew right away that is what I wanted to do! So I did it! I ended up making two kinds. The strawberry and then chocolate ones. I topped the strawberry ones off with some white chocolate (colored pink) and the chocolate ones with white chocolate colored blue, since we don't know what she is having. ;) I should have taken some better pictures of the cake truffles, however I didn't so here is the only picture of them.

To make the truffles all you have to do is bake your favorite cake. As soon as it is done cut it into pieces and put it in a large bowl. Break the cake up into even smaller crumb like pieces. Then take your favorite frosting (probably should use the same flavor as the cake, example: chocolate cake, chocolate frosting). Mix the frosting and the cake pieces up. Doing this while the cake is hot helps the frosting to melt and makes it easier to mix up. I tried to do this once when the cake had cooled and I had to add some milk to the frosting to make it easier to mix. Place mixture in the fridge for at least a couple of hours, this makes it easier to ball up. Once it has been in the fridge for a while, go ahead and begin to roll it into balls. I would suggest making small ones, as the larger ones don't fit into your mouth in one bite! :) Once you have them balled up then melt some chocolate (I prefer candy melts). Cover the cake balls in chocolate and set on wax paper to harden. If you want to add some extra zing to them melt some white chocolate candy melts and drizzle it on top. You can even add color to it if you want! Enjoy these yummy treats!

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1 comment:

Jenn said...

So glad I was there to enjoy them! YUMMY!!!