This is a great dessert to make for a dinner party or potluck! I enjoy making cake balls, because its less stressful! If the cake cracks or breaks, no problem…just make cake balls!
I prefer chocolate cake balls over vanilla, however you can make cake balls with any flavour cake and icing you want! I usually make cake balls when I have left over buttercream frosting. What usually happens is that it stays in the fridge for so long that I forget about it!
This is a great way to use it all up! To make approx 80 cake balls you need 1- 13×9 inch chocolate cake ( homemade or made from box), and approx 1 cup and 1/2 to 2 cups of vanilla buttercream or frosting, if your using a can of frosting then 1 can is enough.
Allow your cake to fully cool, and what I do is just break it apart and add to my mixing bowl, spoon in the frosting and blend till it well combined.
Rolling the balls is easy, surprisingly! Prepare by placing two pieces of wax paper on two baking sheets and lay the rolled balls on the sheets. Allow to cool in the fridge for 1 hour to firm a bit.
I like to use a combination of milk chocolate and dark chocolate chips for the coating, you can use candy bark if you have any. You can also use coloured candy melts for this as well.
You will need approx 3 cups of chocolate chips.
Melt chocolate in a double boiler or microwave till chocolate melts.
This is the messy part! Coat each ball with melted chocolate and place back on to the baking sheet with wax paper.
Return to fridge when done with the chocolate coating, and refrigerate till firm, takes about 45 minutes.
You can decorate with white chocolate drizzle or sprinkles or shredded coconut, I just use what ever I have. Enjoy!