Cake balls are a trendy, decadent dessert that is easy to make. There is some waiting time, so plan ahead, and make at least a day or two in advance. In part 1 Anna shows you how to make a cake in the microwave and in part 2 she teaches you how to make the cake balls.
This recipe makes 40-50 balls/pops.
Ingredients you will need:
1 box cake mix (we’re using red velvet)
1 tub cream cheese frosting
1/3 cup oil
1/2 cups water
1 package chocolate chips (we’re using white chocolate)
2 tablespoons shortening
Drizzle icing or gel
Equipment you will need:
2 large mixing bowls (one microwave safe)
13 x 9 cake pan
Wire whisk, or mixing spoon
Wax paper or silicone baking sheet
Lollipop sticks (optional)
Part 1 — Make a cake using the microwave Step 1:
Always wash your hands before handling any food. In a mixing bowl, combine cake mix, 1/3 C. oil, 1/2 C. water, and 3 eggs. Stir with wire whisk until smooth.
Cook in the microwave for 8 minutes. If your microwave doesn’t have a turning table you’ll need to give the cake a quarter of a turn every 2 to 3 minutes. After 8 minutes, the cake should be shiny, not watery. If it is watery, return it to the microwave for another 1-2 minutes.
Part 2 — Make the cake balls
In a crock pot on low heat, melt the chocolate chips and 2 tablespoons of shortening, stir frequently. If doing cake pops, dip the end of the stick into the melted chocolate and place into the cake ball before dipping.
For balls (not pops) place cake balls onto wax paper or a silicone baking sheet. Drizzle chocolate over the balls to coat the top. For pops, dip the cake end of the pop into the chocolate and spoon over the ball to cover completely. Place the dipped pops upside down on wax paper or a silicone baking sheet. Place chocolate covered balls into refrigerator or freezer until ready to decorate or serve.
You can decorate the cake balls and pops many different ways. Use cookie drizzle or gel (found at craft stores in the cake decorating area) to dot or spiral (as shown). You can also dip into candy sprinkles, coconut shavings, or chocolate shavings before chocolate hardens.