Monday, December 20, 2010

Cake Bites

Cake bites are all the rage right now. Why wouldn't they be? Tiny, heavenly bites of cake with frosting mixed right in...and dipped in creamy chocolate... mmm...

Plus, the flavors and matches that can be done are almost limitless. All you need is your favorite cake flavor, pair it with frosting, and pick your favorite chocolate!

My absolute favorite flavors are Coconut Cake Bites dipped in milk or dark chocolate. I also love Strawberry cream cheese with white chocolate and sprinkled with graham crackers... devil's food cake with chocolate frosting, dipped in milk chocolate... mmm... Spice cake with cream cheese frosting, and white chocolate... see what I mean? I could go on all day!

Now, mine aren't as fancy as some, but they taste just as good! The great thing about cake balls is that one cake mix and frosting makes dozens of balls.

The last thing Cake Balls are great for is that cake you made that just didn't come out right. It should still taste good, but maybe the top was a little burned... or it fell. Just cut off the burnt part, and turn that "oops" into a delight!

Cake Balls

1 cake mix or homemade cake mix
Ingredients to make cake
1 batch (jar) of frosting
*I use Guittard A'Peel chocolates- you can use chocolate chips for easier access.

Bake cake as directed on package. Let cool.
When cakes are cool, break the cake into small pieces in a large bowl. Go ahead, have fun destroying your cake! Crumble it until all you have left are crumbs!

Mix the frosting into the cake. Only mix 1/2 at a time. If you add too much frosting, the cake balls will taste soggy. We don't want that!
Mix until the cake resembles dough!

Scoop the cake out in tablespoons, and form into a ball. Place on cookie sheet. You can put as many as will fit on the sheet. Don't waste any space!

Place cookie sheet in the fridge for an hour, or in the freezer for 20 minutes... or until you are ready to dip! I've left mine in the freezer overnight before. Just make sure you let them partially defrost (about an hour) before dipping.

Melt chocolate in the microwave, stirring every 30 seconds.

With a large fork, dip the cake balls into the chocolate. Let the excess chocolate drip off, and place the cake ball onto wax paper.

If you would like to drizzle another chocolate flavor on top of the cake, or sprinkles, or coconut, or graham cracker crumbs, or... you get the idea...make sure you do it before the chocolate dries.

You can let the chocolate set on the counter, or put the cake back into the fridge/freezer.

Package in cello bags, or cute little boxes and give to your neighbors! Believe me, they will be begging for more!


  1. WOW!! Those look AMAZING! I will definitely have to try those. Thanks for sharing! :0)

    I hope you and your family enjoy a wonderfully blessed Christmas!

    Teresa <><

  2. Just found your blog...can't wait to try some of your yummy recipes...Happy Christmas!

  3. Oooh, yum!! I tried making these (truffles, I think the recipe called them) before, but they sucked. It didn't tell me to cool them for an hour before dipping though, so that might be why. LOL

  4. You only want to cool them for an hour if they've been in the freezer for a long time. If it's only been 20 minutes or so, then you can dip them right away! Let me know if you try it and how they turn out!

  5. Hey Krista.....I saw these Cake Balls listed a while back and finally had a chance to make them with my kids - WHAT A FUN PROJECT to do with them as we are snowed in this Christmas. I don't know which was more fun for them; destroying the sheet cake, or making the cake/frosting mixture into balls. It was all a great experience and one we plan to add to our yearly holiday-family baking party. THANKS!!