If you have never tried a cake ball or cake pop you are certainly missing out and must find them immediately. To the best of my baking blog knowledge Bakerella was the first to popularize this idea back in 2008. Since then these little guys have popped up everywhere. I swear to you they are the most addicting things you'll ever try. If you bring them to a party I guarantee they will be gone before you even put down the platter.
This latest batch of cake balls was made by special request for a friend's birthday. The theme was "Washington, D.C." so I was informed the cake balls should be red, white, and blue. I ran out of blue candy melts, so I decided to use the red and white melts as the base and decorate the tops with the blue. I would say they turned out very "D.C", wouldn't you?!
Because these really are the ultimate snack I submitted them to the Magic Bullet Contest/Giveaway!
adapted from Bakerella
1 box store bought cake mix
1 16oz. can cream cheese frosting
1 package candy melts
40-50 lollipop sticks *(if you're making cake pops)
Bake the cake according to the instructions on the box. Let cool to room temperature and then scrape half of the cake into a large mixing bowl. Scoop half of the can of cream cheese frosting into the mixing bowl and mix with the cake. Dump in the rest of the cake and frosting and mix together until completely combined. Cover the bowl and place in the fridge for about 20-30 minutes.
Remove the bowl from the fridge and roll the mixture into quarter size balls. You should make about 40-50. (If you are making cake pops this is when you would insert the lollipop sticks into the balls) Lay the balls on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper and place in the fridge for a few hours.
Once firm enough to handle, melt the candy melts according to the package and carefully roll the balls in the mixture. Tap off the extra chocolate melt and lay back on the cookie sheet. Place back in the fridge until you are ready to serve and devour.
Here are a couple pictures of my cake pops.