Everyone Can Use A Good Cake Ball
When it seems as though everyday is Groundhog Day, moms and dads are pretending to be teachers, and we're all waking up each day and wondering what day it is, why not make a little fun in the kitchen. One of my daughters is home from college and has gotten the baking bug in between her classes, and why not! I realized it's something that we never do anymore. I'm not sure if it's just in my house, but I don't think my oven has been used this much since we built our house in 1997!
So here's an easy recipe that you can do with your kiddos, young or old. And I promise that everyone in your home will appreciate the effort. I'm going to give you the simple way ... but you can always make everything from scratch.
1 box of cake mix -- any flavor
1 container of ready to spread frosting
These are the off-the-shelf boxes I used this time
Bake the cake according to the directions on the box.
Once cooled, remove the cake into a separate bowl and chop into small pieces.
Add 1 1/4 cups of frosting (you can adjust to your liking). Mix well.
Form into small balls and place on a cookie sheet. Put in the freezer for 15 minutes. (The balls should be perfectly round ... but I'm not perfect.)
Remove from freezer and dip into melted chocolate. Make sure you shake off the excess chocolate. You can use any type of chocolate. This is the type of chocolate that I find melts the best. If the chocolate is too thick, just add a little solid shortening.
Sprinkle with decorations if desired.
Trim the excess chocolate before storing. Or not.
Let set for a few minutes and store in refrigerator in a sealed/covered container. That's assuming they aren't all eaten before you can stick them in the fridge.
I must say that my daughter made these a few days ago and they looked a lot better than mine! But these were quite tasty too ... so have fun with this easy peasy recipe.