Dec 19, 2010

Baking Up A Holiday Storm

How many cookies, cake balls, fudge, etc... can I make in one afternoon? I'm motivated to do a lot, but we'll see how much actually gets done before I give up. Right now I've got my Red Velvet Cake in the oven and I'm preparing for the infamous "Red Velvet Cake Balls". These clever popable desserts came onto the scene Christmas 2007 (that's when I discovered them anyways), from this Bakerella Blog post. I hope mine turn out as good as the pic. This is my 3rd year making them. And I usually do Oreo Balls too. We shall see. I'll take some pics and let you know how much I got done.

Red Velvet Cake Balls

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.

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