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Super yummy!! Paula Deen has this recipe on the smithfield.com website, with variations. Paula's Favorite Combinations: *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
Fabulous recipe, and really easy compared to decorated cookies, molded candy and all the other messy delights we enjoy at Christmas. I used chocolate fudge cake and a cream cheese/powdered sugar mixture, covering it with chocolate almond bark. I also made red velvet with vanilla icing and white almond bark. For shaping the balls, I used the Pampered Chef small scoop, which is about a 1 1/2" diameter squeeze and release scoop. I highly recommend it. Then, freeze the balls for 30 minutes up to a day or more before dipping. Rather than toothpicks, I used two forks. Top with sprinkles before they dry. These were a hit at last night's party!
These are great. So far I've made the red velvet/cream cheese frosting/white chocolate ones, german chocolate/coconut pecan frosting/white chocolate ones, and strawberry/chocolate fudge frosting/chopped maraschino cherries/chocolate coated ones. The trick really is only melting a little of the coating at a time, and freezing the balls well before coating and only taking a handful of them out of the freezer to coat at a time.
I make these all the time! Everyone who has tried them has loved them. My favorite is chocolate cake, chocolate icing and dark chocolate candy melts to cover. My husband prefers yellow cake, chocolate icing, and white candy melts. I have also made this recipe with a family-size brownie mix with great results. For Christmas, I made a chocolate cake and added peppermint extract and decorated with crushed candy canes. Huge hit! For my daughters' Valentine's party I made red velvet cake, cream cheese icing, and white candy melts with pink candy melt drizzle. Perfect size for little hands! I always use the Wilton candy melts to coat, but I am looking into a bit higher quality chocolate as I have had some quality issues this year. I also always freeze/chill the balls again before dipping. It helps the chocolate covering go a bit further and the balls stay together well for dipping. One other note - Don't use the whipped icing as it may make the inside a bit too gooey!
Oooohhhh yum!! I used lemon cake mix and french vanilla frosting, as that was what we had in the cupboard. I did find I had to keep putting them back in the fridge as I was rolling them as they kept warming up to much. Before coating them I put them in the freezer - I used a mixture of white choc, milk choc and semi-sweet, and all were good - maybe the milk the best? Would make again and experiment with flavours - loved them and got lots of compliments!!!!
These things are ridiculously good!! I had them at a party recently and was thrilled to find the recipe on here. Made some today with my son and good Lord... all I have to say is they are going to work with hubby tomorrow or I will eat the whole batch!!!
I did not hand roll... I used a tiny cookie scooper (the ones that look like mini ice cream scoopers) and placed them on a parchment lined cookie sheet. Same differnce, but a heck of a lot quicker and no messy hands!!
I think these will be my new go-to treat!!
My guys went crazy over these. I used a german chocolate cake and coconut pecan icing with the almond bark. The boys were telling their friends bet you can't eat just one.
I have been wanting to try this for a while. Used left over white cake with almond buttercream frosting. Dipped in chocolate. The inside was so creamy - like a bon bon or a truffle. Amazing! I will never throw out cake scraps again. Thank you so, so, so much!
I like how lovely those cake balls look! I baked one cake from scratch and made creamcheese frosting. Making balls is fun, can be kids-friendly. I dipped mine in dark chocolate, create tons of chocolate coated chocolate balls, double chocolate treat, love them!
I make these all the time i think carrot cake with cream cheese frosting and red velvet are the best! These can be really really messy what i think works best is to wait until the cake is cool than put it in the food processor with the frosting than let it freeze for a few hours, roll the balls let them freeze overnight than dip them in almond bark while they're frozen otherwise they'll be too soft and fall apart on you.