Choc. Dipped Lemon Cake Balls

Decorating By arbakes Updated 3 Apr 2010 , 7:24pm by The_Mad_Hatter

arbakes Posted 2 Apr 2010 , 6:55pm
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I am making some cake balls for this Sunday and I have some yummy fresh picked lemons so I wanted to use them for the cake flavor. I've never made them before, but from what I can see, everyone dips the balls in chocolate, but lemon and chocolate don't seem like they would go well together icon_confused.gif Has anyone paired these two flavors together? What would you for the outer coating with lemon cake?

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2SchnauzerLady Posted 2 Apr 2010 , 7:02pm
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Lemon with white chocolate works very well! I used cream cheese mixed with lemon curd as a binder for the lemon cake and then dipped in white chocolate.

arbakes Posted 2 Apr 2010 , 7:28pm
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mmmm...that actually does sound good! I was thinking maybe poured vanilla fondant, but I haven't done that either so I think white chocolate would be better! can you color white chocolate with gel colors?

2SchnauzerLady Posted 2 Apr 2010 , 7:39pm
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I haven't tried coloring the white chocolate. You could try it on a small amount.

MrsAB Posted 2 Apr 2010 , 7:44pm
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TNTFundraiser, that recipe sure sounds delish! How much cream cheese and lemon curd do you mix together?

2SchnauzerLady Posted 2 Apr 2010 , 7:50pm
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I used about 4 oz cream cheese and enough lemon curd to make a soft buttercream consistency - hope that makes sense. I remember the amount of cream cheese as I used the rest of the cream cheese mixed with mini choc chips as a binder for chocolate cake.

mama2_3 Posted 2 Apr 2010 , 8:08pm
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You can't color with gel colors or any liquid. I think I have read that maybe you could color with a powdered color. You just don't want to use anything waterbased. I have actually tried lemon cakeballs with chocolate and they tasted awesome! Pioneer Woman website has an awesome yogurt marmalade cake that uses lemon. It makes a very dense, moist cake that I didn't even have to add any frosting to in order to shape. HTH.

arbakes Posted 2 Apr 2010 , 8:17pm
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TNTfundraiser: thank you for the info!
mama2: that cake sounds delicious...i will have to try it.

you guys are the best! icon_smile.gif

mamawrobin Posted 2 Apr 2010 , 11:47pm
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I love lemon cake balls. I use cream cheese as a binder and dip in white chocolate. Yummy.

Peridot Posted 3 Apr 2010 , 1:06am
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You can color candy melts, which is what a lot of people use to dip cake balls in. You need something called Flo Coat and then you can use your gel colors by Anmericolor or Wilton paste.

I have done it several times. You still have to be careful as your chocolate can seize up but it can be done. I have used white candy melts and made pink, green and lilac.

I also think that you can buy yellow colored candy melts, especially at this time of year - Easter.

jillmakescakes Posted 3 Apr 2010 , 1:23am
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Wilton sells the yellow candy melts, which works really well. Its vanilla flavored chocolate.

kathyx1 Posted 3 Apr 2010 , 1:39am
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I made dark chocolate and lemon truffles for a ladies wine and food night and they were delicious!

The_Mad_Hatter Posted 3 Apr 2010 , 7:24pm
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white chocolate would be good!

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