Cake Balls: They Went Wild!!!

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countrycakes Posted 25 Nov 2005 , 2:07pm
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icon_biggrin.gif I had leftover Red Velvet cake batter left......I made about 2 dozen bite sized cake balls for Thanksgiving dinner yesterday........they were gone in about 10 minutes! icon_eek.gif icon_smile.gif If I had not resuced icon_wink.gif 4 for dh, he would never had gotten any....I made them with just French Vanilla coffee creamer, and the cake and followed the directions....then dipped them in white chocolate and milk chocolate melted..and sprinkles on top.
My mercy! The crowd told me that I was to bring as many as possible for Christmas dinner! icon_biggrin.gif

they are so easy and such a great thing.....I have not seen anyone around my area who does this stuff.....I am the cake truffle queen! icon_biggrin.gif I am going to begin tucking a few(maybe 2-4) in with each cake order......might be the start of something new for me to sell!!! icon_wink.gif

Just wanted to share....they were good! icon_biggrin.gif

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MrsMissey Posted 25 Nov 2005 , 2:13pm
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Good for you! People seem to either LOVE them or hate them...no in betweeners!! It's a great way to use up cake scraps too! Good idea giving a few to your customers...I do that with my PB Balls!

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tripletmom Posted 25 Nov 2005 , 2:17pm
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You say 'cake batter', so was it already cooked? Or did you cook it and then make the balls? I'm just wondering as I'm on the side of the 'hate 'em' unless I do them with peanut butter.

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VACakelady Posted 25 Nov 2005 , 2:17pm
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I still new here and just love CC! I heard someone else mention cake balls in another forum and I want to know what they are. Please help. I'd love to find something to do with those cake scraps besides throw them in the trash or put more fat on my hips. Any recipes or suggestions would be helpful. Thanks.

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Stogz Posted 25 Nov 2005 , 2:18pm
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Sounds wonderful. Where could I find directions to make cake balls. I seem to always have extra cake. They sound so good I would love just to make a cake and make all cake balls!!

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Lisa Posted 25 Nov 2005 , 2:22pm
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Mmmm...sounds like a great combo for cake balls!

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countrycakes Posted 25 Nov 2005 , 2:33pm
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icon_smile.gif I am going to bake cakes and make mine for Christmas too....need lots! icon_wink.gif I am almost 100% positive that this recipe came from CakeCentral. icon_smile.gif

Here is the recipe I used:


Cake Balls

2 cups crumbled cake scraps
2 Tbsp. confectioner's sugar
2 Tbsp. cocoa powder ( if cake scraps are not chocolate based)
1/4 cup chopped almonds, or any other nut you like, OR mini chocolate chips, M&M's, get the idea! icon_smile.gif
2 generous shots of amaretto ( or any other liquer you may like) OR a good non-alcohol subsitution is any flavored coffee creamer)
* I used liquid French Vanilla*

Put all ingredients in a mixer and mix on medium speed until the ingredients form a ball. If the mixture seems too dry, add a bit more of the liquid used to make it moist enough to form into balls.

Use a tablespoon sized cookie scoop to make balls uniform in size. Roll te scooped dough in your hands to form a nice smooth ball. Allow cake balls to set on a parchment lined cookie sheet for a couple of hours, then dip in choclate or roll in confectioner's sugar or cocoa.

* I made them tiny, like 1 bite sized....you determine your sizes.*

HTH! icon_smile.gif

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VACakelady Posted 25 Nov 2005 , 2:36pm
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Thanks for the recipe and instructions, these sound quite tasty! I will be sure to try them with the next cake I bake.

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SUELA Posted 25 Nov 2005 , 2:39pm
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Darn! I just threw out a bunch of cake scraps last night, yummy chocolate too!

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VACakelady Posted 25 Nov 2005 , 2:46pm
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I've been throwing out WWAAAAAAAAYYY too many cake scraps, I tend to overfill my pans. DH always asks "isn't there something you can do with all of that instead of throwing it away?" Well, now there is. I can't wait to try these.

I really like the idea of giving some away with each cake order, I might have to use it.

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countrycakes Posted 25 Nov 2005 , 5:41pm
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icon_smile.gif glad I could help.....I also forgot, I put mine in the freezer for an hour or so.......it seemed to help to hold them together. I did not have hardly any crumbs in my white chocolate......but I dipped them quick! icon_smile.gif

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ncdessertdiva Posted 26 Nov 2005 , 3:20am
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Is there a way to make them from scratch? I rarely have cake scraps available and they sound like a great idea to put in with cakes or other items!
Thanx,
Leslie

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FerretDeprived Posted 26 Nov 2005 , 4:50am
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ncdessertdiva, you can always make a cake fresh to use just for the recipe. Just let it cool, crumble it ,and voila! Its ready to use for the recipe. icon_biggrin.gif

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SquirrellyCakes Posted 26 Nov 2005 , 4:53am
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Originally Posted by ncdessertdiva

Is there a way to make them from scratch? I rarely have cake scraps available and they sound like a great idea to put in with cakes or other items!
Thanx,
Leslie



Sure, just make an extra cake. Different things can be added to them, I just add about 1/4 cup buttercream icing per about the equivalent of a 6 inch cake, break the cake up with a fork or by hand, add the icing, mix. Make balls the size you want and I freeze them. Then after they have frozen I melt candy melts or chocolate chips and dip the balls into the melted chocolate and let cool.
Here is the Cookieman's recipe taken from a post he made on another site.
2 cups crumbled cake scraps
2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
2 tablespoons cocoa powder (if cake scraps are not chocolate based)
1/4 cup chopped almonds (or any other nut you like; or mini-chocolate chips; or mini M&MS...you get the idea!)
2 generous shots of amaretto (or any other liquer you may like--a good non-alcohol substitute is any flavored coffee creamer)

Put all ingredients in a mixer and mix on medium speed until the ingredients form a ball. If the mixture seems too dry, add a bit more of the liquid used to make it moist enough to form into balls.

I use a tablespoon cookie scoop to make the balls uniform in size. Roll the scooped dough in your hands to form a nice smooth ball. Allow cake balls to set on a parchment-lined cookie sheet for a couple of hours, then proceed as mentioned in my last post for dipping. You can also just roll them in confectioners' sugar or cocoa if you do not want to use chocolate. Makes about 2 dozen cake balls. (They taste great right away, but after a day or two they are even better as all the ingredients have had a chance to meld together.)

I forgot to mention this in my last post, but I melt 1 lb. of candy melts and add approximately a tablespoon of Crisco to make it a bit more smooth. Also, put the container (in my case, a Pyrex measuring cup) of melted candy melts in a very hot (I use almost boiling) water bath to keep the chocolate fluid. And don't worry if the dipped balls have a "foot" at the base after drying. You can break some off after they have hardened, and once they are in the little cake liners, no one will noitice. Also, you can decorate the tops with just about anything: sprinkles, candy confetti, candy confetti, chopped nuts, etc befor they dry. Or, after they've dried, pipe designs with royal icing or melted candy melts of different colors.

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Jenc95 Posted 26 Nov 2005 , 5:09am
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I can't wait to try this out!! I always have extra!!!!
Thanks soooo much!!!

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cakefairy18 Posted 27 Nov 2005 , 12:24am
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Sounds like timbit...mmm, cant wait to try...

thx for posting the recipe!

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SquirrellyCakes Posted 27 Nov 2005 , 12:38am
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Haha, I make mine about the size of a Timbit or larger, I actually use an icecream scoop for them and sometimes put them in icecream cones, you can eat it like an icecream cone or flip the cone on top, for a hat and make a silly face on the cake balls.
Hugs Squirrelly

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KimAZ Posted 27 Nov 2005 , 2:42am
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Cake balls are a huge hit at my house too. I have made so many with all the cake scraps over the past few months. My inlaws came to visit and my FIL ate FOUR, yes FOUR BAGS of cake balls while he was here. And these were the gallon sized ziploc baggies. Guess it's safe to say he likes them! icon_biggrin.gif

I made them with the cake, buttercream and then dipped them in chocolate candy melts right away. Also, made the balls up, froze them and later dipped in candy melts while still frozen. That seemed to help hold the round shape better for me. I freeze them when they're done and eat them straight out of the freezer. That's the way I like them best because they do not freeze solid and are nice and cold!
Enjoy!
KimAZ

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momsandraven Posted 27 Nov 2005 , 2:52am
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I've been looking for a good reason to make some of these. I think I'll make some up and include them with some Christmas cookies for my neighbors. icon_smile.gif Thanks for posting the recipe!

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VACakelady Posted 27 Nov 2005 , 7:57am
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KimAZ - You said that you make yours with the cake and buttercream. Do you just mix the cake and icing and leave out the other things in the recipe, then dip them in chocolate?

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luv2cake Posted 28 Nov 2005 , 7:10pm
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I make mine like KimAZ does also.

You just use leftover cake scraps, leftover buttercream. You want to mix in just enough buttercream to hold the mixture all together. Then you make the balls. Freeze them, then dip them in chocolate or candy melts.

So easy, so yummy, and you use up your leftovers.

Cakeballs are such a great invention....though I couldn't imagine eating 4 gallon sized bags of them. icon_smile.gif

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VACakelady Posted 29 Nov 2005 , 4:42am
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Thanks for the tip with the buttercream. At least that way I can make them without having to go buy coffee creamer. I don't drink coffee, and the stuff would sit around forever.

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crp7 Posted 29 Nov 2005 , 4:54am
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OK, SquirrellyCakes and CakeFairy, what are timbits?

Cindy

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SquirrellyCakes Posted 29 Nov 2005 , 4:57am
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OK, SquirrellyCakes and CakeFairy, what are timbits?

Cindy



Heehee, I knew eventually someone would ask! They are the centre holes that you cut out when making a donut, they are iced or rolled in cinnamon or sugar or filled with cream or all of the above. Basically they are the centre holes made into doughnut balls. Tim Hortons makes the best coffee in the world, was originally a Canadian company, recently bought out by an Amercian company. Hence the name, Timbits for the little doughnut balls.
Hugs Squirrelly

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beany Posted 29 Nov 2005 , 5:47am
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Thanks for sharing the recipe. These cake balls sound delish.

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crp7 Posted 29 Nov 2005 , 3:57pm
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Thanks, SquirrellyCakes. Here in the U.S. we have a very technical name for those...we call them donut holes. icon_lol.gif

C

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frstech Posted 29 Nov 2005 , 4:11pm
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Squirrlleycakes...when you sya you mix the cake scraps with buttercream is that all you mix together or are you adding the buttercream to the recipe gave ??

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mamastacy Posted 29 Nov 2005 , 4:17pm
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i also would like to know about the buttercream??and i would like to know if they should be sticky??another thang can you use dry coffee creamer???
THANK YOU,
Stacy

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Phoov Posted 29 Nov 2005 , 4:26pm
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Crp7... lololololol

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frstech Posted 29 Nov 2005 , 4:37pm
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also, can we freeze the cake scraps till we have enough for a huge batch of cake ball ??

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