Chocolate Cake Balls
I need to make more of these, with variations like… boozing them up.
If you want to give these out as Valentine’s Day gifts, remember you have to store them in a cool place so the chocolate covering doesn’t melt. Use mini cupcake liners to set them up and placing them in a nice box would be the best wrapping choice. Or, make them for yourself and enjoy them with a nice glass of Zinfandel.
Chocolate Cake Balls
Makes about 45-50
Recipe from Bakerella
1 box chocolate cake mix (cook as directed on box for 13 X 9 cake)
1 can chocolate frosting (16 oz.)
8 oz semisweet chocolate for baking (such as Baker’s, Ghirardelli baking chips)
- After cake is cooked and cooled completely, crumble into large bowl.
- Mix thoroughly with 1 can chocolate frosting. I used a spoon to mix it all in.
- Roll mixture into quarter size balls and lay on cookie sheet. (Should make 45-50)
- Chill for several hours. (You can speed this up by putting in the freezer.)
- Melt chocolate by placing a pot over (not on) hot simmering water. Stir until it is completely melted and smooth.
- 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.)
- To successfully dip the chocolate balls, just drop them into the melted chocolate. Then use a spoon to cover the top of the ball with chocolate to get it evenly coated. Don’t double dip, or you might get crumbles into your chocolate.
- Once it is well coated, lift with your spoon and tap off the extra chocolate against the border of the pot.
- With a firm move, let it slide off the spoon into the wax paper.
- Keep the chocolate balls in the refrigerator, and dip them by batches. Remove 4-5 at a time from the fridge to cover them in chocolate, that will make them easier to handle.
- If you think your chocolate is starting to get a little hard, but it back on your double boiler for a few minutes to keep it completely melted and smooth.
- When you finish coating all of them, you can use leftover chocolate to drizzle on top as decoration. (put it inside a sandwich bag and open a small hole to let the chocolate out)
- If you want to use sprinkles as decoration, use them as soon as you have dipped so the chocolate doesn’t set.
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