Monday, March 31, 2008

Death by chocolate balls

Death by chocolate. Is that possible? Well il tell you one thing, these bombs are a chocoholics dream. I would first like to apologize for my lack of creative photography. You see, I finished making these late easter eave, and there was no good lighting, then I forgot to take a descent picture of them before they vanished into thin air. Woops. These chocolate balls, of cake balls, actually are really fun to make! When I first read the directions I was amazed at how you prepare these little cake balls. You prepare a cake, and bake it. Then once the cake is cooled, you crumble it up! I was like ohh myeee goshhh this is to weird! And strangely fun at the same time!Then you mix in a can of cream cheese frosting. I do not have a picture of this, not only is it not pretty, it is quite messy! Then you roll them into balls!You stick them in the fridge to harden up, then dip them in chocolate!Again, I'm sorry for the crap-tastic pictures. There is a bright side to all of this, they tasted amazing, and decadent. My family loved them, and my older brother Yohann did also. He said that they were great! Which almost put me into a state of shock. I have made a little chart for how Yohanns mind works-->
If he says. . .

"These are the most horrible things that I have ever put in my mouth"
Then he thinks that they are bad.

"These are bad"
He thinks that they are semi decent.

"These are ok"
They are not half bad.

"These are good"
He means wow, I like these a lot!

"These are great"
He is telling you that he loves whatever you have made, and therefore you should bookmark this recipe, and give it a try!!

Red Velvet Cake Balls
1 box red velvet cake mix (cook as directed on box for 13 X 9 cake)(I used chocolate)
1 can cream cheese frosting (16 oz.)
1 package chocolate bark (regular or white chocolate)
wax paper

1. After cake is cooked and cooled completely, crumble into large bowl.
2. 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.)
3. 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.)
4. Chill for several hours. (You can speed this up by putting in the freezer.)
5. Melt chocolate in microwave per directions on package.
6. 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.)


RecipeGirl said...

What a fun little dessert. Especially to make for my little one's classroom. Not much in there to be picky about (as kids usually are.)

I have yet to see a red velvet cake mix (and maybe you too since you used chocolate?)

Hello, I'm Sally. said...

Yum! These are like the rum balls sold at a bakery/restaurant I used to work at. Basically any cake or cookie scrap went into a mixing bowl with melted chocolate and rum. After it was mixed into a fudgey, yummy mass, they were dipped in chocolate and decorated like a fancy dessert. Now I want to eat some!

Melanie said...

I just bookmarked this from bakerella's site to try this weekend. Fun to see your post in advance. At least I know they are delicious!

Melanie said...

Ok, quick question...for dipping, did you use the chocolate bark or actual chocolate (squares or chips)?

Jessy and her dog Winnie said...

Recipe girl- Yeah, i couldn't find the red velvet cake mix anywhere.

melanie- I used toll house semisweet chips.

Nick said...

What a crazy cool idea! It does seem a shame to break up a cake like that, but you gotta keep your eye on the prize, and those prizes look real tasty. I wonder if you could do the same with purposely-under-baked cookies....

- The Peanut Butter Boy

Jessy and her dog Winnie said...

That sounds like a delicious idea! I saw that you could used crushed oreos in a different variation.

Peter M said...

Jessie, I bet ya can't have just five!

The photos are fine and next time, set up Johann with something really spicy(evil grin).

Elle said...

Jessy, those look awesome! I've been seeing these around, and sooner or late, I've got to get around to making them.

Jessy and her dog Winnie said...

Peter- Wahahahaha! Revenge shall me mine! ; )lol.

Kate / Kajal said...

u know this is a brilliant idea. last week i made a really moist chocolate cake but it broke while i was trying to get it out of the tin. i didn't have the heart to throw it , so i froze it , hoping that if i need to make a trifle i could use it. this is just perfect , and also just at the right time !!!

cakewardrobe said...

Your brother must be Chinese haha! That is totally the Chinese way of thinking... negative.. Don't worry about the photos!!!! This looks soooo yummy.. I think I have to give my hand at it!

JennDZ - The Leftover Queen said...

What a fun idea! I would have never thought of this! I think it is great that you didn't even have time to get good photos because they went that quick! :)

Welcome to The Foodie Blogroll! :)

michelle @ TNS said...

i've been seeing these all over the place, although i think this might be the first version i've seen dipped in chocolate. yum!

kris said...

These sound yummy - and big plus when you get to play with the food, yes??
I loved the photo of your long blond braid in the previous post - very pretty. :)

noble pig said...

These are very cool! Red Velvet Cake is my all time fav. They look like truffles...I was shocked they are cake balls!

Awesome is all I can say.

Indigo said...

Oooh I've been dying to make these for ages! I'll have to think of an excuse, I think...

giz said...

So I was thinking - if I have to chose how I'm going to die - let it be with one of these in my mouth. They sound like fun - kind of like playing with play dough and they look yummy. And puleez - your worst photography looks like my best photography. I think I've been called pathetic on more than one occasion :)

Kevin said...

Those chocolate balls sound really good. I have that problem sometimes as well, with the food disappearing before I have gotten a good shot of it.

Mary Coleman said...

These wouldn't last five seconds at our house!!

Kimi said...

Wow, they look great!
Hey, I have a dog named Bunnie?

Cookie baker Lynn said...

These look like they'd disappear in a heartbeat. Your brother sounds like my son. Not bad = wow, really delicious, thanks for going to all that trouble, Mom.

cook eat FRET said...

excellent post
especially the part about your older brother
that was the best

Deborah said...

I have really wanted to make these, but haven't yet. Yours look great!

mimi said...

wow, mr. mimi would die for these little lovelies! don't worry about the photos, they look delish!

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