Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Cake Balls

If you've been around the food/cooking/baking blog community, I'm sure that you're familiar with Bakerella.  Her beautiful treats are works of art and her Cake Pops are especially lovely.  If you're not familiar, go ahead and check out her website, I'll wait...
Pretty cute, right?  Did you see the reindeer ones for Christmas?  So, cute!  Why can’t I have that talent?
Anyway, I've wanted to make Cake Pops for awhile and finally got around to doing it a few weeks ago.  However, I didn't have any sticks, so mine were Cake Balls.  I followed Bakerella's directions located here and my Cake Balls were a success!  Not only were they easy to make, but boy, were they good.  They reminded me of kind of a Ho-Ho, with their firm coating and soft inside.  One thing to remember though is to make sure your chocolate coating stays warm and melty…otherwise, it will start to thicken up and you’ll have lumpy balls.  Ha!
Smooth, pretty balls.
Bumpy, ugly balls.
Mmmm, Cake Balls!
On a side note, when I was making these Cake Balls I could not stop thinking of the Saturday Night Live skit called, "Schweddy Balls."  In fact, I giggled for a good hour while making them (I have a high level of maturity).  You've seen the skit, right?  It's good old Saturday Night Live humor and though slightly inappropriate...it's hilarious!  And just incase you haven't, here it is. 
Enjoy the video clip and enjoy these Schweddy Balls...I mean, Cake Balls!

Cake Balls by Bakerella


  • 1 box cake mix (cook as directed on box for 13 X 9 cake) – I used Devil’s Food
  • 1 can frosting (16 oz.) – I used Vanilla
  • 1 package chocolate bark (regular or white chocolate)
  • wax paper


  1. After cake is cooked and cooled completely, crumble into large bowl.
  2. Mix thoroughly with 1 can cream cheese frosting.
  3. Roll mixture into quarter size balls and lay on cookie sheet.
  4. Chill for several hours.
  5. Melt chocolate in microwave per directions on package.
  6. Roll balls in chocolate and lay on wax paper until firm.

**See Bakerella’s website for detailed instructions and prettier balls! **


  1. ha such a great skit!!

    yours look good for our first time---I've found they're quite hard to make, I don't get how people make theirs look so perfect!

  2. Loving these cake balls and that SNL skit is hilarious!


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