Just wondering what works better - and is it just the taste that you would be altering?
I've made them in the past with icing, and they seem really sweet but then again they were dry and not as moist as all the recipes said they were?
I always using icing. Mine are sweet and very moist. It all depends on the amount of icing you put in with them.
i use coffee creamer and the cake balls are 'wet' they are so moist, which is how i like them. I actually havent even heard of making them with icing so I have no clue how they turn out with icing. But I like them alot with coffee creamer! plus you can choose your flavor and you dont have to make it!
I don't use any binder. My cake is always moist enough to hold itself together. But I like the idea of coffee creamer better than icing. Icing would be too sweet, by the time you dip them in chocolate. JMO
I don't usually use a binder either. I find that when I add a liquid it becomes much, which is not so nummy. The chocolate is my frosting.
my husband says it tastes like soggy cake, but i dont think about it being cake-like or else the idea sounds mushy too, but i find that most people (besides my husband)like my cake balls and I actually now get requests to make them where ususally i am just making them to use up cake scraps! i make minty ones, strawberry ones, peanut butter ones, chocolate, white chocolate... my German exchange student loves the strawberry ones with white chocolate! i typically use hazelnut or french vanilla coffee creamer.
You can also try using just plain cream cheese, no sugar added or anything. It works nicely with about any flavour. You get the moistness, but not the sweetness.
All sounds great, and I guess it is all in the "eater" of the cake balls as to what you use.
I will try the creamer next time and see if anyone notices the difference -
Sometimes, I have found that I do not have to use anything, the cake seems very moist and rolls nicely - but in the end, the balls seem to fall apart when I go to try to dip them (what a huge mess that was!)
Looking at all the beautiful pictures of the cake balls, and then looking at mine? Holly Molly - I could not even give them away! LOL