This was my first attempt at cake balls. After baking the cake I immediately transferred the cake to a glass bowl to cool a bit. I avoided transferring the tough cake edges. I then used 8 ounces of frosting and mixed it in with an electric mixer. The result resembled dough. I formed the balls and put them in the freezer for an hour. Now here comes the hard part, coating the balls. I tried the toothpick method and it didnt work for me. So then I used a fork and spoon which was a lot better but I still was not happy with the result. Some of the coating on the balls even cracked. These are very time consuming so Im not sure I will make them again, considering the way they turned out. They did taste good though. I used red velvet cake and cream cheese frosting.
UPDATE****I made another batch with chocolate cake and cream cheese frosting. This time I only used 1/2 cup of frosting. I used a pastry blender to crumble the cake and mix in the frosting. The balls held together nicely while still having the cake texture (not doughy). I tried the toothpick method again. This time I LEFT THE TOOTHPICK IN THE CAKE BALL. Just before the coating dried, but still gooey, I removed the toothpick and the coating settled into the hole. Also if your coating is too thick add a tiny bit of canola oil to loosen it up.
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This was my first attempt at cake balls. After baking the cake I immediately transferred the...