Hi all! I have been reading for the past 2 years about cake balls and how most people love them. It is raining here today and I had some choc. cake in the freezer, so I decided to give them a try.
The cake is the double/double choc. cake from Epicurious.com. It is very, very moist. I used 2 forks to crumble it. (It was a 6" sq. cake) I only used about 2 tbsp. if that much, bc icing and finely chopped some marishino cherries. I used a cookie scoop to make the balls, placed them on a cookie sheet on parchment paper, and popped them in the freezer for about 20 minutes. I melted some of the Merkins White Choc. wafers to cover them with. I added about a tsp of shortening to the choc.
1. The white choc is not very thin after melting. I am having to hold the cake ball on a fork and use a spoon to put the choc. on the cake ball. Shouldn't I be able to just dip the ball in the choc.?
2. The first coating of choc. doesn't seem to be thick enough and I have to cover it a 2nd time. Should 1 coat be covering it?
3. The finished product is not pretty and smooth, Do I need to roll the cake balls around in my hand to compress them and make them look smoother?
I tasted one, and boy are they sweet! I can't imagine being able to eat more than one of them at a time! Thanks for any tips, advice and suggestions! I made about 2 doz. but have only covered 3. I thought I'd better get some help from here before going any further!
The white choc is not very thin after melting.......
Sounds to me like your choco is old OR you want steam or water in it.
Should 1 coat be covering it? ...........
Yes. White choco is hard to work with (IMHO) & you said it's a dk choco cake.....
roll the cake balls around in my hand to compress them and make them look smoother? ..........
I do. And I make them small - about the size of a lg marble.
boy are they sweet!...........
Well yah, cake & candy is sweet
Thanks, I just made the remaining pieces into smaller balls and rolled them smooth. They are now about the size of a ball for playing jacks. I have put them back in the freezer and will play with them some more later.