Mixing cake balls/cake pops this morning for the first time and added the icing to cake crumbs, not that much, however the cake is very moist. How gooey are they suppose to be. Seems more like raw cookie dough than cake. Is that correct. Or do I need to add more cake to them. Seems like they would be more like chocolate covered "fudge" on a stick. Please help if you have any experience or advice.
From my experience they are supposed to be pretty gooey when you put them into the melted choc. that holds them together. Hope this helps!
Hi nesweetcake-when I make mine, I just add enough icing to bind it together. If they are sticky you probably have too much icing.Firm holding together but not like too wet. They tend to become way to sweet with to much icing. Just my way, good luck.
Cake balls definitely have a denser, fudgier texture than regular cake does. I only add enough binder so that it's not crumbly anymore. Depending on how moist your cake was to begin with, you may not need to add too much binder. A cookie dough consistency sounds about right, but you could add a bit more cake if you feel its too mushy. HTH!
Here is a thread on cake balls that will help you out.
I like to describe their texture as "truffle-like". On a few occasions, I was in a hurry and ended up adding too much icing and they were quite soft. It made them harder to dip in chocolate afterwords, but my family still devoured them as usual! If you're not sure, shape some "dough" into a ball and then break it in half. If it starts to crumble, add more icing; if it smooshes in your hand, add more cake; if it breaks in half nicely - your good to go! Enjoy
Thanks all for your replies. Here goes nothing! Any other advice greatly appreciated!
I think I read that someone binds the cake with heavy cream, which makes the cake balls much less sweet.
it should be like firm cookie dough (like sugar cookie)
put in just a little binder at a time, until a clumped ball will stay formed. you can even taste it. if it tastes gross...well, you might have gone overboard.