I know they look completely complicated and not worth the trouble, but I promise you making cakeballs or cakepops are totally easy. You can search the web for “how to’s” but some people aren’t doing everything right.. this is what works for me.
Take any type of box cake and bake it.. (this isn’t hard, just follow the directions) I like to use devils food cake, I feel like it has the best taste.. resembles a delicious truffle.
Once the cake is done, take it out of the oven and let it cool.. you can put it in the fridge if you want to speed up the process.
This is where you want to make sure your hands are clean.. well, your hands should have been clean prior to all of this but you will need to use your hands to break up the cake.. make it look all crumbled up.
Take a can of frosting from the store.. you can make your own, but to be honest.. it’s going to taste the same. The first time I made them I used my special yummy cream cheese frosting.. 2nd time, I used just the store bought cream cheese can…tasted the same. I’ve never used anything OTHER than cream cheese.. it’s my personal preference.. but, I’ve read that you can use any type of frosting.. take 2 scoops out of the frosting and plop it in your cakey mess. mix it up real well with your hands until it resembles a dough.. it needs to be doughy enough that you can roll it into balls. Generally 2 scoops with a large spoon does it for me.
Now, you want to roll your cakey dough stuff into balls.. your choice of how large.. a little smaller than a golf ball works. I use a cookie sheet with wax paper ontop to place the cakey balls on. Once you’ve made all your cakeballs, put them in the fridge.. leave them there for AT LEAST an hour. You want them nice and cold. Easier to keep chocolate on them. :)
Are you balls cold? *snicker* okay, you want to melt your chocolate.. I use the melting chocolate from michaels.. in light cocoa.. $2.99 a bag..works for me. 1 bag does enough for a batch of cake balls for me. I generally use a double boiler.. but, I bought a tall microwave safe bowl, and that works better and it’s faster… you will probably want to use a bit of crisco.. you want the chocolate to almost be runny.
Once your chocolate is ready.. take one of you cakeballs and drop it in the chocolate.. use a small spoon to move it around in the chocolate so that it’s completely covered.. take it out and place it on your cookie sheet (covered with wax paper) I’ll generally do 4 or 5 and then put some sprinkles on top :) Repeat this until your balls are covered in chocolate then put them in the fridge again to harden up and get cold. 10 minutes in the fridge and you can eat :D Very simple!
Most pictures came from: here (this website is also a great website tutorial) :)