Monday, June 11, 2012

Funfetti Cake Balls

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Cake balls seem to be the rage these days and it's fun coming up with different combinations. The last time I made some, I made Oreo Truffles and they were beyond a huge hit. Since funfetti seems to be a cake flavor everyone loves, I decided to try it in cake ball form at our last BBQ and they did not disappoint. My best friend's birthday was the following week, and instead of making her a cake, she requested more of these. That good!

Oh, and you don't even have to be good at making them either. I mean, seriously...just take a look at my pictures. All weird circle-ish shapes with a few bumpy spots here and there. But this is one time that presentation doesn't matter because people will gobble them up regardless.

Basically all you need to do is grab a cake flavor (homemade or store bought...I won't tattle if it's the latter), cook it, crumble it, add some frosting and then form your balls. Wilton makes chocolates that are easy to melt and perfect for coating and they also come in a variety of flavors and colors. I decided to use them this time around, but if you can't find any you can also use regular chocolate morsels melted over a double boiler with a tablespoon or two of shortening (to loosen it up). Either way, I doubt you will have one person say they aren't a fan. And with all the flavor combination possibilities, I know you'll find something everyone loves. Enjoy!

Printable Recipe

  • 1 package Funfetti Cake mix
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 1 package Funfetti frosting
  • 2 packages Wilton chocolate melts
  • Sprinkles, for topping (optional)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 13x9 inch pan with cooking spray. Set aside.

Combine cake mix, eggs, water and oil in a large bowl. Stir for two minutes until well mixed. Spread evenly in greased pan and cook for 32-36 minutes or until cooked through. Remove from oven and allow to cool.

Once cooled, crumble cooked cake in a large bowl. Add 3/4 of a container of frosting and stir until well combined. If the mixture is not holding together, add more frosting until it sticks.

Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Roll the cake mixture into small balls and place on the baking sheets. Once all the balls are formed, place in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.

After 30 minutes, prepare a double boiler. Heat water in a small saucepan and place a larger Pyrex glass bowl on top. Make sure the bowl is not touching the water. Add chocolate to the bowl and stir until melted. Remove from heat and continue stirring.

Remove cake balls from the refrigerator, one sheet at a time. Drop the balls into the chocolate one at a time. Using a fork, gently toss the ball around until it is fully coated. Pick up the ball so it is resting on the fork, and gently tap the fork against the side of the bowl to remove the excess chocolate. Using a toothpick, gently slide the ball back onto the parchment paper to cool. Immediately top with sprinkles, if using.

Place the finished balls back in the refrigerator to harden. Store in the refrigerator until ready to eat.

Source: SK Original

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