Years ago, 9 years ago to be exact, my mentor taught me how to make these delicious little things, and I have been making them ever since. One of my best friends had her gender reveal party today, and I volunteered to make the cake balls. Whenever there is a chance for me to make these, I do. There are so many variations to these. I have made red velvet cake balls, vanilla, fun-fetti and of course chocolate. Just like the Apple Dump Cake, these are always the talk of the party, and I end up explaining how I make them to almost everyone who tries one. Also, just a warning, it’s almost impossible to have just one.
Step 1: Make a cake like you normally would. (I use box mixes).
Step 2: Once the cake has been baked and cooled, use a food processor or a blender to blend the cake into a fine crumb.
Step 3: Add 2 heaping tablespoons of icing of your choice and mix into the blended up cake. Use a spoon, or clean hands to mix. Get it to the consistency that would be easiest to roll into balls. Not too wet or they will fall apart, but not too dry that they are too crumby.
Step 4: Roll into balls and freeze for at least an hour.
Step 5: This is where the almond bark comes in. If you don’t know what almond bark is, it’s it a chocolate candy coating and can be found in the baking aisle of Walmart. Or you can buy it here. Melt it in the microwave in a large bowl. Tip: You can add a little bit of canola oil or vegetable oil to the almond bark to make it thinner.
Step 6: Using a fork, dip a frozen ball into the hot almond bark coating the entire ball. Tap off the excess chocolate and place onto the pan. I use a second fork to help push it off the fork and on to the pan. If you are wanting to add sprinkles to the top, sprinkle immediately after it is off the fork as the almond bark hardens in seconds.
Voila! Best if placed in the fridge prior to sitting out. They tend to sweat.
P.S. My friend is having a BOY! I am SO excited!