Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Chocolate Cake Balls - Christmas Treats!

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Christmas is round the corner and most of you must be packing goodie bags for your friends and relatives! 

What are you all baking / cooking / packing?!!!

I just made a delicious batch of cake balls for some guest who had made it home for dinner and wow, fantastic, delicious, yummy and so on were the comments!! :P It was pleasant to hear those words and was more than satisfying to see people grab one after the other and gobbling them down :)

Enjoy the visual treat and note down the secret of making them :)

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Ingredients:

Chocolate cake - I made my dark fantasy cup cakes for this. Check recipe here.
Melted butter
Dark cooking chocolate
White chocolate

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Method:

Once you bake the cake, allow it to cool down completely. 

Crumble the cake completely into a large mixing bowl. Now pour in two tblsp of melted butter and mix it well with a wooden laddle.

The mixture should be moist enough to roll into 1 1/2-inch balls and still hold a round shape. Add some more melted butter if the cake crumbs are dry and difficult to make balls. 

After rolling the cake balls by hand, place them on a wax paper. Cover with plastic wrap and freeze them for 2 hours. 

Break the dark chocolate into small chunks and melt it using the double boiling method. (Place the chocolate in a glass bowl over a pan of simmering water) Keep stirring using a dry spatula until the chocolate is completely melted. 

Allow the melted chocolate to come to room temperature. 

Now take the cake balls from the fridge and dip them one at a time in the melted chocolate until it is well coated on all sides. Remove the ball carefully using a fork and place them on the butter paper again. Do the same for all the balls and leave it untouched until the chocolate sets. 

Melt white chocolate and spoon it into a piping bag. Draw lines or any pattern on the cake balls for decoration. Allow this to set as well.

Place them into an air tight container and store it on the counter top or in the fridge for a week and use. 

Enjoy making and enjoy sharing it with friends and relatives this Christmas season :)

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Tips:

If you have dry cake bought from store you can use it to make cake balls and enjoy it in a different form. 

You can use a different flavor of cake like vanilla or red velvet for a difference in color. 

Decorate the balls with sprinkles of your choice or nuts too.

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Make delicious cake balls for your friends this Christmas :)

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Written by: Nithya
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19 comments:

PriyaVaasu said...

Lovely!!!!! A delicious finger food too!!!! Can gobble as many and boast about portion-sizing! !!;-)

APARNARAJESHKUMAR said...

wow :) delecious one

Vijayalakshmi Dharmaraj said...

wow wow amazing clicks... n very delicious wish to be ur neighbour...
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Priya R said...

gorgeous clicks Nits :) and what a co incidence i made something similar last evening... love the cuteness in them

Nivedhanams Sowmya said...

Am I getting one of those???? So gorgeous and so chocolatey!!!
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Rashida Shaikh said...

Pictures are so tempting and must have tasted good.

Sharmilee! :) said...

Looks absolutely delicious....yummy looking cake balls and those clicks OMG stunning :)

Kitchen Queen said...

Lovely presentation and awesome balls.

Archana Potdar said...

Awesome.
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Sangeetha Priya said...

Wow delicious cake balls, loved ur clicks!!!
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divya said...

Just mouthwatering!

Priya said...

Soo cute cake balls, wish to gobble some rite now.

Anu said...

Delicious pops. Love to have it. Nice clicks.

Sireesha Puppala said...

nice ckicks n i like the cute pink lorry :)

raaji said...

cute little box there... lovely christmas gift

Gajus kitchen said...

Cute and lovely cake balls. You have a lovely space with beautiful clicks.

Angie's Recipes said...

Beautiful! They will make a great x'mas gift too.

Rachana said...

They look so cute and delicious.

@ angie- I was thinking the same :-)

Eve40420 said...

Instead of melted butter, I added to the crumble cream cheese frosting made from scratch, a teaspoon of orange juice and a teaspoon of lemon extract..... result?: AMAZING!

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