Thursday, January 6, 2011

A Delicious Discovery

Chocolate Mint Cake Truffles
photo courtesty of Lollidreams at Etsy

Have you had the pleasure of tasting a cake ball?  Recently, I was at a party where cake balls were served.  Oh.  My.  Word.  Heavenly, divine, and downright sinful. 

There were several young women sitting near me at this party, and we stole all of the other cake balls near us where nobody was sitting yet!  We had to apologize later when some guests showed up late and sat at those spots.  But I admit I didn't feel a bit of remorse!  (Besides, there were some cake balls for decoration in the middle of the table...we invited them to help themselves to those, while wiping the crumbs off of our faces.) 

I liked the cake balls so much that I decided I would try to make them.  I closely followed Pioneer Woman's detailed instructions in this post, and by golly, they turned out quite nicely.  I used yellow cake and made my own icing.  I froze the uncoated cake balls overnight, which I highly recommend.  Instead of using a double boiler, I melted the chocolate coating in the microwave by following the directions on the bag. 

Note: the first time I made these, I used regular vanilla chocolate chips.  That did not go so well.  The second time, I used the candy coating chips from Michaels, and it went so much better! 

So, I put my newly acquired skill of making cake balls to the test for a new year's eve party.  I used vanilla candy coating and found silver sparkles at our local Sharp Shopper, perfect for new year's eve! 

Go ahead and try one...but be warned, you'll just want more!


  1. These look amazing! I can't blame you for stealing cake balls. =) They would be a great idea for a bridal shower, wouldn't they? Love the picture of the white chocolate coated cake ball.

  2. Oh. . I'll have to check out her recipe. Your cake balls look so festive and I can imagine would make a most tempting centerpiece. I have been wanting to try making rum cake after our trip to the Carribean. .and now I am reminded of it again. I'll go check your recipe now.

  3. I'm back. .and here to tell you that yours look much prettier. I'm wondering if rum would work as a binder in this recipe. :)

  4. Anneliese, these would absolutely be perfect for a bridal shower! Or you could do pink and blue ones for a baby shower. The sky is the limit!

    Lovella, I must clarify that the chocolate cake balls with green sprinkles are not mine. They are made by an Etsy seller who has a very tempting shop to visit! The white ball with silver sprinkles is my sweet little confection. :-) And as for the rum, LOL! Here is a link to using rum as a binder for this recipe. Happy baking!

  5. They look gorgeous and so yummy. Beautiful job! Do you have any left over to bring next Friday (wink wink):-).


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