Friday, February 17, 2012

Pinterest Recipe: Red Velvet Cake Balls

So I had a pretty nice Valentine's Day with my honey... 

With flowers and an adorable teddy bear...

And a pretty box of chocolates... 

And he took in a huge box of the red velvet cake balls/truffles that I made on Monday.  To be honest, I wasn't too impressed with them.  They were really, really sweet and I ultimately wished that I had just made the cake as opposed to the dense, overly-sweet cake balls.  With the added cream cheese frosting to the finished cake it just became too sweet. 


cake mix (and the ingredients to make the cake)
cream cheese frosting
almond bark or candy coating

Bake the cake and allow it too cool completely. 

Crumble the cake into a bowl... my favorite part of making these.

Add the can of cream cheese frosting (I didn't add the whole thing because it was getting too runny).  It turns into a mushy consistency...

Roll into balls and place on wax paper and place the tray in the fridge until they are more solid.

Dip into chocolate.

I used vanilla and chocolate and let me tell you, the vanilla was a pain!  If you poked the cake ball AT ALL it would leave residue and make it have red cake smears on the surface which for a perfectionist like me was quite infuriating. 

Sorry for the bad "inside" picture of the cake ball... They're pretty just... TOO sweet and I didn't care for the consistency of the inside.

But... Happy late Valentine's Day!

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