Back at Easter I made some very yummy cake balls but never got around to telling you about them. I know the big thing is making cake pops but that just added more complication to these already time consuming treats.
The recipe I followed over-complicated them so here is my simple version:
bake two Duncan Hines cakes (yes, the mix is vegan – just use your favorite egg substitute instead of adding an egg to the mix)
crumble the cake into a large bowl and add 1.5 containers of Duncan Hines frosting (yep they have vegan frosting!)
scoop out balls of the mixture and place on a cookie sheet
put in the fridge or even freezer to cool them quickly – I cooled them just enough to be able to roll them into nicely rounded balls
while they’re cooling melt two bags of Ghiradelli Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips (yep, they’re vegan!)
covering them in chocolate isn’t the easiest thing – I can’t really tell you there is one amazing way to do it so if you don’t like my way, try something else. I held each ball in one hand, filled a soup spoon with the melted chocolate and smoothed it over/around the ball – careful, that chocolate is very hot – I definitely burned my fingers!
sprinkle on some fun decor and put them back in the fridge to cool. when they’ve hardened, pull them out and store them in an air-tight container. I kept mine in the fridge and either ate them cold or would pull them out about an hour before serving – at which point they were super gooey and delicious
you could very easily make these with any type of cake and frosting. It certainly took out several steps in the process by using a cake mix and pre-made frosting but since I NEVER buy that stuff I’ll likely make them completely from scratch next time