Red Velvet on my Mind.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Not too long ago I stumbled across Bakerella's website and fell in love with her cake pops.  It is such a cute and creative idea and I couldn't wait to make my own!  I already made her spider brownie bites but this time I opted to make her Red Velvet Cake Balls since I figured they are slightly easier than the pops.  Beware: it does get messy! I think the red velvet in particular was messy since I seemed to be getting red dye all over myself.  The end product, however, was a delicious success! Initially I wasn't too crazy about them, but I think it was because I first tried them after being in the kitchen making them for half the day. However, after letting them sit in the refrigerator overnight, I found myself craving one all day; I couldn't wait to come home and have one for dessert!  Overall, Bakerella is extremely talented and creative in the kitchen and I can't wait to see what she comes up with next. The next step for me on the other hand are her cake pops!

Red Velvet Cake Balls

1 box red velvet cake mix (cook as directed on box for 13 x 9 cake)
1 can cream cheese frosting (16 oz.)
1 package chocolate bark (regular or white chocolate)
wax paper

After cake is cooked and cooled completely, crumble into large bowl. Mix thoroughly with 1 can cream cheese frosting. (It may be easier to use fingers to mix together, but be warned it will get messy.)

Roll mixture into quarter size balls and lay on cookie sheet. (Should make 45-50. You can get even more if you use a mini ice cream scooper, but I like to hand roll them.) Chill for several hours. (You can speed this up by putting in the freezer.)  Melt chocolate in microwave per directions on package.

Roll balls in chocolate and lay on wax paper until firm. (Use a spoon to dip and roll in chocolate and then tap off extra.) Refrigerate before serving.

Hope you enjoy them as much as I do!


Scientific Housewife said...

Looks delicious!

Poetry of the Day said...

@scientifichousewife.. omg i was about to type exactly what you did, then i read your comment and was like "dag nab bit".

They look really really splendid though!

Casey said...

What a great recipe!!! I have never heard of Bakerella, but I am excited to try this out!!!!


Dee due said...

Que delícia!

Amanda said...

okay, now red velvet on MY mind:) Red Velvet is hands-down, the best cake flavor.

Punctuation Mark said...

i love everything red velvet... have a great time and a lovely Christmas!!!

Nicole Marie said...

oh my gosh such a good idea! yum!

ANN said...

Red velvet is my favorite type of cake ever, and in bite sized form? Even better haha, I have to try this one day soon :)

Emma said...

I've never heard of cake balls but this is such a good idea and cute for holiday parties!


DeVero said...

I love everything that has to have with red velvet! So thanks for this post ;)

christie said...

I am officially drooling over my laptop. They look DELICIOUS!

xx christie

Jackie and Franzi said...

I wish you a merry Christmas, Kris & Kel!! :)
xoxo F

mode. said...

holy lord, those look Amazing! just found your cute blog!
merry christmas!

minkandcappuccino said...

omg i want them too :( i love red velvet cupcakes and wow these are so adorable and looking yummy
my mouth is all watery now haha

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