Friday, January 27, 2012

Cake Balls


These are the most amazing sweet you may ever enjoy.  They are so good.  And a perfect treat for Valentine's Day!

Cake Balls
1 cake (any flavor)
1 can of frosting (any flavor)
1 24 oz. bar of almond bark (again, can be chocolate flavor or white chocolate flavor)

(When I made these I chose chocolate cake with chocolate frosting with chocolate flavor almond bark...in my opinion one can never have too much chocolate!)

Bake cake according to directions on box.


Then crumble the cake.


Mix with the can of frosting. 


It helps if you chill this mixture for a bit.  
(By default, I ended up covering this and doing the rest the next day.)

Form balls with the cake/frosting mixture.  Then melt the almond bark.  
(It really works best to melt small amounts of it in the microwave.)


Dip the cake balls into the melted chocolate.  Let dry on wax paper.

Then...ENJOY!  Any time I make these they go FAST!


You can get creative with the cake/frosting combinations...here are some other ideas:
Carrot cake with cream cheese frosting coated with white chocolate.
German chocolate cake with chocolate frosting covered with milk chocolate.
Lemon cake with white icing covered with white chocolate.

 You can also add sprinkles to these before they harden.

Yummy!

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27 comments:

  1. Love this! I didn't realize that cake balls could be this easy! Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Thanks for the tips. I've been wanting to do this, but wasn't sure where to start.

    I just posted an idea you may be interested in since you are 576 miles from home:). Please stop by and check it out. I call it Cardboard Box Top Turned Heart Art.

    http://plumberrypie.blogspot.com/2012/01/cardboard-box-top-turned-art.html

    Have a great weekend!
    Kim www.plumberrypie.blogspot.com

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  3. I just ran through your blog! You are an amazing and creative woman!

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  4. These are so much fun - thanks for sharing how you made them!
    I am going to make these for my kids for Valentine's Day.
    Lowri
    http://papervinenz.blogspot.com/

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  5. Yummy! I will have to make this for my sister's baby shower. Stopping over from Making Monday Marvelous. -Kelly @ Semi Homemade Mom

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  6. Oh Yum! I always wondered how people made the cake into balls without a cakeball maker machine. Very neat. Thanks for linking up at Etcetorize~

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  7. Could you put those on a stick for me please? That made me hungry for a cake ball Popsicle.

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  8. My husband's sister makes these and I have been wanting to ask her how she did it - now I know! YUM! They look soooo good! I am wondering what almond bark is though. Not sure I have ever heard of that.....

    Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Michele - Almond bark is just a chocolate candy coating. I had never heard of it either until I made these. I thought it would be a hard ingredient to find...but it was in the baking aisle at Walmart.

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  9. Mmmm. Can't wait to try this! Just wanted to let you know I came over from 99% exposure blog :)

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  10. Yum, I wondered how to do this, if there was a "special pan" (I know, kinda dumb) but, now I want to try them out.

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  11. This is exactly what I'm going to do with the half a birthday cake left over from my mom's birthday today!
    Thanks!
    Best,
    Jenn from www.justaddwatersilly.com, hopping from Anti-procrastination Tuesdays.

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  12. Cake balls are the best! Good job! Thanks so much for sharing at the Tuesday To Do Party!
    Smiles!
    Jami
    www.blackberryvine.blogspot.com

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  13. I LOVE these! I'm your newest follower. Found you through Anti-Procrastination Tuesdays. I'd love it if you stopped by my blog and followed me too!

    Shannon @ http://imperfectly-inspired.blogspot.com/

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  14. Yummy! Thanks for sharing this I've been wanting to make some. =)

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  15. These look and sound delicious! Of course anything close to cake and I am right there, so I may be a bit biased;)

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  16. Yummy - can I be your valentine?

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  17. Doing a baby shower tomorrow. This is perfect!! My daughter can even make them for me.=) http://bellesbazaar-heather.blogspot.com

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  18. Yummy!

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  19. Yum! These are so good! We would love to have you come share this at our weekly link party every Saturday! -The Sisters

    http://sixsistersstuff.com

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  20. Mmmm, so yummy!
    My mouth is watering!

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  21. Oh those sound AMAZING!!! I am definitely going to have to try these out! YUM!! Thanks for sharing at Thursday's Temptation!
    Jill

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  22. Cor, what a beautiful idea for Valentines! These teamed with hot chocolate might just warm up a romantic evening stroll in minus coditions!

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  23. Tricia these look so yummy! I need to make some soon.. I feel like Im the only person who hasnt made cake balls! haha :)

    Ps.. thank you for linking up to my Friday parrr-tay!

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  24. Those look delicious! Thanks for linking up! Just checking, did you see my Lisa Leonard giveaway yet?


    XO, Aimee

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  25. Ohhhh, perfect for Valentine's Day! Great job!
    Melody
    ChattyChics.com

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