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Wednesday, June 16, 2010 • Posted June 16, 2010

Have you heard of Cake Balls?

A friend of mine told me about these- I guess they are the new "in" thing and sell for big bucks in fancy bakeries! I have made some oreo truffles with cream cheese that you then dip into chocolate that are similar- DELICIOUS! So cute and bite-sized. And how pretty are these with the bright red insides? Of course you could adjust this to any kind of cake mix, and dip them into either kind of chocolate.

Red Velvet Cake Balls

1 box red velvet cake mix (cook as directed on box for 13 X 9 cake)

1 can cream cheese frosting (16 oz.)

1 package chocolate bark (regular or white chocolate)

wax paper

1. After cake is cooked and cooled completely, crumble into large bowl.

2. Mix thoroughly with 1 can cream cheese frosting. (It may be easier to use fingers to mix together, but be warned- it will get messy.)

3. Roll mixture into quarter size balls and lay on cookie sheet. (Should make 45-50. You can get even more if you use a mini ice cream scooper, but I like to hand roll them.)

4. Chill for several hours. (You can speed this up by putting in the freezer.)

5. Melt chocolate in microwave per directions on package.

6. Roll balls in chocolate and lay on wax paper until firm. (Use a spoon to dip and roll in chocolate and then tap off extra.)

I also only melt a few pieces of chocolate bark at a time because it starts to cool and thicken. It's easier to work with when it's hot.

If you are doing several batches, I recommend using a crock pot to melt the chocolate so you don’t have to keep reheating it. You could also stick these on a lollipop stick before they harden and call them "cake pops"!

This recipe came from a really neat website called www.bakerella.com.

Menard residents- something like this would be great for the County Fair!

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