What does one do when one bakes a cake and the cake falls apart when one tips it out of the pan?
Go absolutely batshit cray-cray on the cake and mash it into pieces in a rage. That’s what.
And then, one obviously repents, decides to break up the other perfect layer as well and then whip up a batch of cream cheese frosting to make… Cake balls!
I’ve always wanted to make one of those perfect little cakepops (made so popular by Bakerella) or even just make regular cake truffles, but never had the motivation to do it. Now, with a ruined, perfectly yummy tasting batch of red velvet cake, it seemed like as good a time as any.
The only problem is that I can’t find candy melts ANYWHERE! So, to any of my friends in town who knows where to get this stuff that doesn’t involve ordering it online, could you please give me a heads up?
- Break up the cake in a large bowl, mix in the cream cheese frosting with a spatula, use your hands if you must
- Roll into balls of about 1 1/4 inches diameter (I got lazy halfway through and now have mixed sizes)
- Refridgerate for at least 1 hour or overnight
- 3oz unsweetened chocolate
- 2oz semi-sweet chocolate
- 1/2 heavy whipping cream
- Melt all ingredients in a double-boiler
- Let it cool for a bit, then just roll your cake balls in the chocolate with two forks
- Drop the ball onto prepared sheet of baking paper
- Refrigerate for at least 1 hour
My first attempt at making cake balls produced some rather grotesque looking balls, but the taste and texture worked quite well for the kids in my family (and even some aunts!). I’ll try to make them look prettier next time, and hopefully be able to find candy melts to use.