Saturday, December 11, 2010

Eyeball Cake Balls

This recipe is a little late, but I thought I would add it for next year. These were a lot of fun for our Halloween party this year. Simpler than I realized. Although, I may need to increase my skill at getting the chocolate to come out smoother while dipping.

Cake Ball Eyeballs:

1 box of red velvet cake mix
1 container of cream cheese frosting
1 lb. white chocolate or almond bark (for dipping)
tube of red decorating gel
m&ms or other colored candies


Cook the cake following the directions on the box. Let the cake cool, then gently crumble with a fork. Crumble until the entire cake is in fine crumbs.

Next, mix the cake with the tub of frosting, stirring until it is thoroughly combined and creates a smooth, doughy consistency. Mold the soft cake mixture into small balls with your hands and place on parchment paper. It helps to freeze for about an hour before dipping.

Melt the chocolate or almond bark in a double boiler or in a saucepan over very low heat, stirring constantly. Once it's completely melted, remove from heat and begin dipping cake balls in chocolate.

*Remember that the whole process of dipping should go very quickly before the ball starts to melt and you get a crumbly mess.

If you use a fork, gently dip and roll the ball in the chocolate, lift out and place on parchment paper to dry. Gently push an m&m in the center of the ball before the chocolate dries completely. You can also use lollipop sticks to roll in the chocolate and stick in Styrofoam balls to dry to make cake ball suckers.

Once the chocolate is dry, decorate with red icing to make veins.

Enjoy the spookiness.

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