Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Scrumptious Wednesday: Homemade Cake balls {Recipe}

I have been wanting to make homemade cake balls for a long time
but I haven't had a good opportunity to. 
It ended up being the perfect treat for Superbowl Sunday
and I even decorated mine to look like footballs.

To make this recipe even easier, you can use a cake box and store bought frosting
but I like to go homemade...
I found this fabulous recipe on pinterest for Chocolate cake:

2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups sugar
¾ cup cocoa
2 teaspoons baking powder
1½ teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk
½ cup vegetable oil
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup boiling water

pre heat oven to 350 degrees
  1. Add flour, sugar, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, salt and espresso powder to a large bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer. Whisk through to combine or, using your paddle attachment, stir through flour mixture until combined well.
  2. Add milk, vegetable oil, eggs, and vanilla to flour mixture and mix together on medium speed until well combined. Reduce speed and carefully add boiling water to the cake batter. Beat on high speed for about 1 minute to add air to the batter.
  3. Pour cake batter into a 9x13 pan. Bake for 30-35 minutes, until a toothpick or cake tester inserted in the center comes out clean.
After the cake cools for about 15 minutes, crumble the cake with your hands.

I made a simple buttercream frosting:
 (but you can use whatever sounds good to you)

1/2 cup softened butter
2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1/2 cup milk

Pour all of the ingredients into a bowl and whip them. 

Combine the cake crumbles and the frosting in a big bowl
warning- this gets really messy!

Grab a chunk of the cake/frosting mix and roll it into a ball. 
Make sure to roll them really tight and compact. 
My recipe yielded about 40 cake balls. 

I used a whole package of milk chocolate chips for the outer chocolate shell. 
We are old fashioned and don't have a microwave. 
If you are melting on the stove, you can boil water and put the chocolate chips in a glass bowl. 
Stir in a little bit of vegetable oil with the chocolate in order to make it a little thinner. 

Insert a toothpick into each ball before submerging it in the melted chocolate. 
Make sure to tap the excess chocolate back into the bowl.

You can decorate them however you would like. 
I used melted white chocolate to make the threads of a football. 


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  1. I will try it for sure!

  2. That looks so cute and yummy. See? Making your own traditions.

  3. Brave endeavor!


  4. YUM! love love love it. consider yo-self pinned! :) xo

  5. Love that this is from scratch. All the cake balls I've seen are from boxed cake and look complicated, you've dumbed it down to my level. Thanks Sarahjane, can't wait to try!

    1. OK, help me out. Made these today and they are tasty but not pretty! When I dipped into the chocolate the cake ball fell apart! Maybe I didn't cook the cake long enough?

  6. You are so talented. I am pinning this for the future!
    Love ya!

    amanda @ we and serendipity

  7. This looks awesome! I must try!!

  8. I love the footballs! So creative.

  9. I like that the main thing I got out of this is that you don't have a microwave. Blew my mind!

  10. These are the coolest! I love this idea.


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