Cake Balls – September Short Projects

cake balls

Happy Tuesday everyone! Today’s September Short Project is a yummy delight – Cake Balls! If you’re an Aussie like me, you may never have encountered these delicious treats, but Americans are probably familiar with them. I had cake balls for the first time when we went to stay with our lovely friends Bob and Linda in Texas – Linda had ordered a whole range of flavours and we LOVED them. I had a real craving last week, so I thought I would try them out myself.

There’s a bunch of recipes on the internet, but I ended up improvising more or less. My first step was to head to the shop for supplies – I got two boxes of cake mix, two tubs of frosting, orange flavour, rose flavour, an icing tube for drawing and two packets of melting chocolate – it all came to just over $30, and in fact I only used one cake mix in the end.

Baking products

I baked the cake, and once it had cooled, broke it up. Some recipes suggest putting less oil than the recipe asks for into the cake mix – I would agree with that suggestion. I think the drier the cake, the easier it is to crumble. So all you chronic cake overcookers, this is the recipe for you!

Baking a cake

Making cake balls

Next, combine the cake crumbs with a small amount of frosting. Some recipes called for using the whole tub or 3/4 of a tub of icing, but I used about 4 tbs total – you really don’t need to overdo it. You have to stir pretty well, to make sure that all the chunks of cake are broken up and mixed in.

I made a couple of different flavours – strawberry, chocolate, turkish delight and orange. The possibilities are endless. Once I finished adding the frosting and flavours, I formed the mix into little spheres by hand, and put them in the freezer for about 15 minutes.

Making cake balls

Making cake balls

While the balls were cooling, I melted chocolate in the microwave for 30 second intervals. Once the balls were sufficiently chilled, I dipped them in the chocolate using a spoon.

Melted chocolate

Making cake balls

Once the chocolate hardened, they were ready to decorate and eat! Delish! Have you tried making cake balls yourself? What were your experiences?

Making cake balls

Making cake balls

Making cake balls

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