Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Cake Balls

I know, I know... we see 'em everywhere these days. Pinterest, blogs, parties, etc. I get it. But are you sick of 'em? Heck no! Why? 'Cause they're fan-flipping-tastic, that's why. Not only are they fun, but they are pretty, the perfect bite size treat, and can be made in a ton of different ways. It doesn't hurt that everyone thinks you're a genius when you make them, either!

That being said... I have made cake balls in a few different ways. Most people know to make them like so:
  • Bake cake in normal pan
  • Crumble up cake in bowl
  • Mix with can of frosting
  • Freeze/Chill
  • Melt Candy Wafers
  • Dip balls in melted candy

Well, that's all fine and dandy... but I'm going to tell you right here, and right now, my way is better. And easier. And less messy. So ha. Now, the reason I say my way is better is a preference of my own, but one of the things that bugs me about most cake balls, is that they end up too mooshy and soggy-ish because they are mixed with frosting, rather than coated with it. I don't want to eat my cake with candy coating, either.

For Christmas, my sweet dearest Aunt purchased for me, a cake pop pan.

Yes, the pan was something that I asked for, and I sure as heck am glad I did. It is amazeballs (<-- get it?... har har).

All you need is the pan, some type of non-stick spray that has flour in it, cake mix, and a can of frosting. Coat the pans with your non-stick spray, make the cake mix as directed, pour the batter into the pans, and bake. Viola! You have yourself a perfectly moist, fluffy, round cake ball!

Instead of melting down candy wafers, melt your frosting in a bowl. Dip the balls into the frosting, and chill them in the fridge! Easy as pie cake.

If you have a love for baking and simplifying, this pan really is a great investment!


Crunchy Creamy Sweet said...

This pan is on my wishlist. I love your idea of melting frosting and using it as coating! Brilliant!

Eftychia said...

Great idea about the frosting! I will use that as well!