Monday, January 19, 2009

Inauguration Cake Balls!


I was fortunate enough to have Martin Luther King Jr Day off from work. I’m also fortunate enough to have a work that is setting up a viewing room for watching the inauguration. I decided to help celebrate, I was going to make cake balls! I’ve never made cake balls, but I’ve made oreo truffles & pumpkin cream cheese truffles. I honestly can’t say I got the idea to make these from one specific source. These things are all over the web. I did use boxed cake & canned frosting, and I can’t believe I did. I’m more of a “from scratch” kinda girl. Next time I make these I think I might try it with Hershey’s Perfectly Chocolate Cake, (or the dark version), because that cake was delicious, and pretty simple to whip up.

Also, half of the batch was just the cake & frosting, and the other half had hazelnut liqueur in them (they are the ones with sprinkles). I didn’t have much liqueur, so it’s a subtle flavor. If you haven’t made these yet, they are very easy to make, just a little time consuming. I made the cake the night before, then rolled them into balls & stuck them in the freezer, then a couple hours later I dipped them in chocolate & then decorated them.

In case you haven’t seen the recipe before, here it, the way I did it.

Cake Balls
adapted from MANY sources on the web


1 Devils Food boxed cake
1 can whipped cream cheese frosting
chocolate almond bark
red candy coating (optional)
blue candy coating (optional)
white non-pareils (optional)
1/4-1/3 cup hazelnut liqueur (optional)

Make cake according to instructions. Let cool completely.

Cut cake into cubes, and put half the cake in a bowl. Crumble cake. Add liqueur and mix to combine. Add about 1/3 of the frosting. Mix to combine (I used my hands). Add more frosting if necessary.

Using spoon or cookie scoop, portion and roll into balls. Place on cookie sheet on wax paper and place in freezer.

Wipe out bowl. Add the remainder of cake and crumble completely. Add in about 1/2 of remaining frosting. Mix to combine. Add more frosting if necessary. Portion, roll into balls, and place on cookie sheet in freezer. Let chill at least an hour.

Melt almond bark in double boiler. Dip balls and place on waxed paper to cool. Melt colored candy coating and decorate as desired. If using nonpareils, be sure to sprinkle those on while candy coating is still melted! It dries fast!

The Boy laughed and told me I was crazy when I went and got this magazine for my “photoshoot”. But I told him if he kept on making fun of me he couldn’t eat any more cake balls.

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7 Responses to “Inauguration Cake Balls!”

  1. 1
    Joelen — January 19, 2009 @ 11:21 pm

    What a great sweet way to celebrate! I totally *love* the bottom picture! πŸ™‚

  2. 2
    madebymel — January 20, 2009 @ 7:09 am

    Your cake balls look amazing! That is great that you have a job where you can celebrate such an important day!

  3. 3
    Cindy — January 20, 2009 @ 7:52 am

    Those are so cool! I love them. I haven’t tried that recipe yet, but plan on it when the grandbabies come visit.

    I am giving away a cookbook on my blog!!!! Please come check it out.

  4. 4
    Jen — January 20, 2009 @ 9:38 am

    These look great!

    I added you to my Google Reader, but I don’t see any pictures in it πŸ™

  5. 5
    Liesl — January 20, 2009 @ 11:45 am

    These were so yummy! I have been wanting to try making cake balls for a long time! CUTE CUTE!

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    Katie — January 20, 2009 @ 11:59 am

    Tell the boy to hush! πŸ˜‰ I like the second picture! The cake balls look so good. I have actually never heard of them I will have to try them out.

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    Sarah — January 20, 2009 @ 9:40 pm

    Hi Erin! Thanks for the comment on my blog! Katie shared your blog with me as well. I can already tell that I am going to have to visit often to get good food ideas! These cake balls look so yummy!

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