When In Doubt, Make Cake Balls

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I have finally tried Bakerella’s cake balls and I have been converted.

For Christmas, I thought I’d try to make a new recipe to mimic what was always a family favorite. Unfortunately, that didn’t turn out so well, and I couldn’t bear to bring a dessert that was so clearly unlike the original.

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After thinking about how to salvage the dessert, I decided to try cake balls. I have seen these on almost every blog and they always get good reviewed. In the center is crumbled up baked goods mixed with frosting, and on the outside is chocolate melted down and hardened.

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I had made cookies which were moist enough on their own to hold together without any frosting. All I had to do was mush them all into a bowl, melt chocolate, and roll the ball around in the liquid chocolate letting them cool later in a refrigerator. I did half dark chocolate and half white chocolate.

You never would have known these weren’t what I intended to make from the start; they were that good. I’m kind of disappointed I didn’t get to make frosting(because I love buttercream) but I’ll live, and probably with a smaller waist, too.

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9 Responses to When In Doubt, Make Cake Balls
  1. Averie (LoveVeggiesandYoga)
    December 26, 2010 | 10:23 am

    I would love to come over and eat this “not originally intended for” dessert. I finally jumped on the oreo ball theme this year. oreos + cream cheese. When I get back home, cake + frosting balls are next up 🙂

    I love the white choc dippage too! Festive!

  2. Claire @ Un Bello Aperitivo
    December 26, 2010 | 11:24 am

    They look delicious! What kind of cookies were they?

    • Wannabe Chef
      December 26, 2010 | 11:29 am

      whoopie pies that sank as soon as they came out of the oven

  3. Kate (What Kate is Cooking)
    December 26, 2010 | 11:53 am

    I think I am the only person that didn’t make these! Clearly I missed out…:)

  4. Nicole, RD
    December 26, 2010 | 1:23 pm

    Those look amazing! Merry Christmas, Evan!!

  5. Amy at TheSceneFromMe
    December 26, 2010 | 6:24 pm

    Oh how I love cake balls! Such a great invention.
    Your’s look spectacular!

    Happy Holidays~

  6. Ela
    December 26, 2010 | 6:51 pm

    ‘Crumbled up and melted down…’ – sounds like a recipe for success often and always. And I just love a salvage, especially as there’s just no telling!

    Hope you are having happy holidays…

  7. Leah @ Why Deprive?
    December 27, 2010 | 12:14 am

    I’ve seen cake balls all over the place. They always sound so fantastic, but Im a little afraid to bring them to any of my family functions. We’re a really mature bunch, and the ball jokes that are bound to be thrown around could scar me for life. 🙂

  8. Katherine: Unemployed
    December 27, 2010 | 7:28 am

    Can I make your blog title into a t-shirt or something? Actually it’d be cute on a reusable bag or chef hat or something. Haha, I just love it as a slogan