Thursday, February 10th, 2011
Do you have plans for Valentine’s Day? I don’t, really. We don’t really make a big deal out of Valentine’s Day, partially because both of our birthdays follow it in quick succession. But it’s still fun and gives me an excuse to eat sugar (not that I need one).
I don’t know if you have a Valentine’s party to go to or a cute guy to impress or just some new coworkers to make friends with (like me), but I’d say these little beauties should do the trick. They were a big hit with the cute guy in my house!
Valentine Cake Balls
Many variations of this little recipe have been making their way around the Internet for awhile now. The beauty of it is that you can use whatever flavors of cake and frosting you’d like – I tried to make mine as pink as possible, but it’s up to you.
Boxed cake mix of your choice (I used a Valentine Funfetti mix)
Canned frosting of your choice (I used strawberry)
One package Almond Bark (or about 16 ounces of chocolate)
Sprinkles (if desired)
Bake the cake mix according to the package directions. Once the cake is cooled (or mostly cooled), use your hands to crumble it into a large mixing bowl. Add the frosting to the bowl and stir thoroughly. Chill the cake mixture for an hour.
Melt Almond Bark or chocolate in a medium bowl over a saucepan of simmering water, stirring occasionally.
Form the cake mixture into balls, about a teaspoon at a time, and place on a small plate or bowl. I like to do about fifteen at a time and then pop the dough back into the freezer while I dip those fifteen.
Spread out a piece of waxed paper close to your melted chocolate, and have the sprinkles handy. One at a time, place cake balls into melted chocolate, stir around a bit, and fish out with a spoon. Place on waxed paper. Repeat as many times as necessary! I usually stop after every five or six to add sprinkles so that they definitely stick.
Let cool until chocolate has hardened completely, and store in the fridge. Once they’re cooled you can use a small paring knife to trim off the excess chocolate (around the edges) for a more uniform shape, if you like. Yum. Try not to eat them all!