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 Has anyone paired these two flavors together? What would you for the outer coating with lemon cake?
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.
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?
I haven't tried coloring the white chocolate. You could try it on a small amount.
TNTFundraiser, that recipe sure sounds delish! How much cream cheese and lemon curd do you mix together?
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.
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.
TNTfundraiser: thank you for the info!
mama2: that cake sounds delicious...i will have to try it.
you guys are the best!
I love lemon cake balls. I use cream cheese as a binder and dip in white chocolate. Yummy.
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.
Wilton sells the yellow candy melts, which works really well. Its vanilla flavored chocolate.
I made dark chocolate and lemon truffles for a ladies wine and food night and they were delicious!
white chocolate would be good!