Cake Bites Galore
Browsing through my archives, I didn't see that I've ever blogged about these tasty little treats. Even if I had, I'd have to do it again because they are definitely worthy of another post. If you follow Bakerella, then you know all about them. They are a little bite of heaven.
They have great presentation, but they are really easy to make. But, you have to PLAN AHEAD. I'm usually scrambling around at 10:30 at night trying to get them done.
Make a CAKE of your choosing. It can be anything. These are red velvet. Make the cake and let it cool completely. To hurry it along, when it is m-o-s-t-l-y cool, I put it in a large mixing bowl and break it into chunks, coming back to crumble it more every few minutes. Use a large bowl because it's going to get messy.
Once the cake is c-o-m-p-l-e-t-e-l-y cool, finish crumbling it, add one can of CREAM CHEESE FROSTING and blend it together. I usually end up using my hands, but a spoon will eventually get it done. Just keep at it.
Spoon up about a tablespoon of the cake mixture and roll it in the palms of your hands to form a smooth ball. Place on waxed paper and chill for about 45 minutes in the freezer, longer in the fridge.
Melt DIPPING CHOCOLATE in a small bowl. A deep bowl is better than a shallow one. Simply drop the cake ball into the chocolate, coat completely and place back on the waxed paper to set. I wasn't crazy about the Wilton dipping chocolate. I didn't feel that it stayed creamy long enough. I used a chocolate that can also be used for fondue and fountains that I found at my local Hobby Lobby. It's nice and smooth.
Strawberry cake bites with a tinted white chocolate drizzle were tasty on Valentine's Day.
I've also made mint cake bites from a basic white cake, peppermint extract and a little green food coloring. I hear you can buy peanut butter flavored dipping chocolate and think a chocolate cake bite dipped in peanut butter would be yummy. And of course, there's white chocolate, if you're a fan, and any could be rolled in nuts or sprinkles or anything you dream up!
Chocolate on chocolate. 'Nuff said.
The possibilities for these little beauties are endless,
but for today...
I just have these :)