I made these for yesterday's baby shower. There were a few requests for the recipe, so I thought it would be easiest to post it here.
This is a very versitile recipe. You can choose any combination of cake and icing flavors. I chose a white cake mix and cream cheese frosting. Other options . . . chocolate cake/chocolate frosting, chocolate cake/white frosting, red velvet cake/cream cheese frosting . . . the options are endless!
What you'll need:
1 cake mix
1 can icing
4 c chocolate *see below
lollipop sticks (opt.)
Yield: approximately 44 cake balls
Step 1: Bake cake in 9x13 pan. Let cool.
Step 2: Crumble cake (divide into 6 large peices and run through a food processor for best results -- I had to use my hands but it stil worked out okay)
Step 3: Stir in can of frosting. Chill mix in refrigerator for at least 1 hour.
The original recipe said to roll into balls. I was thinking I didn't want them to roll around on the platter, so I left the one side flat. Otherwise, use a spoon to scoop out the cake and roll into balls.
Step 5: Insert lollipop sticks and dip cake balls in melted chocolate.
* Again, flavor is up to the individual. I chose white chocolate and semi-sweet chocolate, so I could have pink and brown to match the shower colors. There was a little difficulty with using chocolate chips -- it didn't get really smooth. So I ended up scooping the chocolate with my offset spatuala and drizzling it over the cake balls. Thinking that the chilled cake balls may have cooled the chocolate down. Will probably use a double boiler next time so chocolate stays warm. The two places I saw this recipe recommended using Almond Bark melting chocolate and Hershey's Bliss white chocolate candies. I will definitely try one of those next time.
Option B: Use an egg separator or fork to dip cake balls in chocolate without using lollipop sticks. Photo taken from Kelly's Korner blog.
*Updated: I saw another recipe that says to use an egg dipper that it normally used when dying eggs. I thought that was a SUPER idea! I will do that from now on. No more cake balls slipping off the stick.
Option C: These were rolled into balls and then dipped. Photo taken from MckMama's blog.