Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Kimmy's Cake Balls!

I got this recipe from one of my friends back in Nashville last year, her name is Kim, so I took it upon myself to name them Kimmy's Cake Balls!  She should really write a cook book because she is a fabulous cook! 

I will start off by saying this recipe is very easy and very time consuming so make sure you have plenty of time.  The 1st time I tried making these was a disaster because I tried to rush the process!  This was my 2nd attempt and they turned out much better.  I also want to appologize for the quality of the photos...all were taken with my phone because I didn't have my camera with me. 

This recipe is endless as far as flavors to use.  I used yellow cake with chocolate icing and chocolate bark (my husbands favorite) but you can also use red velvet cake with cream cheese icing and white chocolate bark, strawberry cake with cream cheese icing and chocolate or white chocolate bark, white cake with white icing and chocolate bark, etc. You could also use homemade cake/icing combinations as well!

You will need:
1) 1 box of cake mix (your choice, I used yellow cake because it's my husbands favorite)
2) 1 can of icing, I want to say its 16 or 16.2 oz (your choice, I used chocolate)
3) 2 16 oz bags of chocolate bark (your choice, I used chocolate)

**Tip...Kroger now has chocolate bark that includes a container for melting so it makes it much easier.  I would still recommend pouring it into a bowl before dipping your balls only because its easier and less messy if you have a deeper container.

1st - Bake your cake as directed and let cool. 
2nd - Once the cake is cool, pour icing into bowl and crumble cake over it.  With clean hands mix the cake and icing together. 

It will look something like this (color will vary depending on combination used)

3rd - Place cake/icing mixture in freezer for about 30 minutes.  It must be cold enough to withstand the warmth of your hands and the warmth of the chocolate.  If you choose to refrigerate, I would leave in for 1-2 hours. 

4th - Line a cookie sheet with wax paper.  Melt 1 bag of chocolate and take 1/2 of the mixture out of the freezer. Add 1 teaspoon of vegetable oil to the melted chocolate and mix in.  This helps thin it out and makes it easier to work with. 

5th - Start rolling the cake/icing mixture into balls.  Size is totally up to you.  I prefer to do them smaller because they are easier to dip.  Take a toothpick or fork and dip the ball into the chocolate, once covered place on the wax paper.  Obviously, you will have a hole in the top of your ball from the toothpick so spoon a little dab of chocolate onto the hole to cover it up.  You simply continue this process until you are left with an empty bowl.  1/2 of the mixture makes several dozen balls so you may or may not decide to freeze the remaining portion.  If not start with step 4 and continue. 

Once they are dry (let dry on counter), they should look something like this...

You could also drizzle some white chocolate bark on the top to add some color.  My cake balls certainly arn't the prettiest things but my oh my are they yummy!  The look reminds me of chocolate truffles.  The inside is extremely moist and gooey and so so good! Enjoy!

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