So, I've now made cake balls twice. Both times I have covered w/ chocolate. But, they just don't come out very pretty. They're edible and yummy, but I'd like them to look a little more professional. Right now they are coming out all clumpy. How do you do it?
Portion out into ball shapes. Put in freezer. When mostly frozen, roll in your palms to smooth. Dip in chocolate. Gobble.
That's how i'm doing it. I just can't get the chocolate to be smooth. They just look all gloppy.
If you add some shortening to the chocolate when you melt it that will help.
It sounds like your chocolate is seizing......are you making sure there is no moisture whatsoever on either the bowl or utensils when melting? Steam can be a killer too.....I melt over a bowl of simmering water in a glass bowl and always use the same setup.
I have to make sure the spatula is dry as a bone, same with the bowl, and melt slowly. There is unfortunately no way to make smooth cakeballs if your chocolate is clumpy so I would work on getting that smooth first. HTH
I just melt choc chips in the microwave and pull a spoon out of the drawer to stir I'm positive there is no moisure (other than possible humidity). Is it the quality of chocolate maybe?
nefcook21 - I'll try your shortening trick!