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Red Velvet Cake Balls

Posted Jul 15 2010 12:00am

I started tinkering around in the kitchen again and this is what I came up with…

 I can’t remember what website I got the recipe for these tasty treats from, but it’s really pretty straight forward. If you’re doing this the quick way you need three basic items.

INGREDIENTS

1 Red Velvet Cake mix
1 container Cream Cheese frosting
Chocolate chips or chocolate bark

DIRECTIONS

Bake the red velvet cake according to the directions. Allow the cake the cool completely. Once the cake it cooled break it down into just crumbles.

Mix the single container of cream cheese frosting in with the crumbled cake. It’s a little messy and you may end up with red hands, but this is definitely easier to do with your hands!

Form small balls of the cake/frosting mixture. I used a little melon baller, but it’s just as easy to do by hand. If possible freeze these balls of dough.

Melt the chocolate either in the microwave or in a make shift double boiler (shown below). Roll the frozen (or at least chilled) balls in the melted chocolate, set on wax paper to cool. If you wish, add sprinkles before the chocolate cools.

Its best the melt the chocolate a little at a time and to keep the cake balls as cold as possible. It doesn’t take long for little chunks of cake balls to fall into the chocolate making it a mess to work with. Also, to make the chocolate smoother you may want to add up to a half tablespoon of butter per cup of chocolate.

Prep Time: Ideally two days to have time for baking, cooling, and freezing.
Yield: A ton. Seriously. One cake mix has gotten me through two family gatherings and treats at work! When you make 1/2 inch balls out of a 9×11 cake you get a lot of cake balls!

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