Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy 4th of July Cakeballs!

It's 4th of July weekend
(in case you live under a rock)
and I wanted to make a festive treat
for our little get together with friends.
Originally, I wanted to make this flag cake.

But then I heard that the place that we're going for the 4th
does not allow outside food.

So I needed something much smaller
and more smuggle-able.
And what's more compact than a cake ball?

I took the idea of a red, white, and blue cake
and transformed it into a cake ball
by stuffing a blueberry in the middle!

Hopefully the 4th of July police
won't find the tupperware full of cake balls at the bottom of my bag.
Otherwise there's gonna be a group of people
stuffing cakeballs in their mouths at the front gate.
And that's not gonna be pretty!

In case you've never tried cake balls, here's the recipe
as adapted from Bakerella:

1 box of cake mix
1 can of cream cheese frosting
2 bags of candy melts or chocolate chips

Bake cake as directed on box.  Cool completely.
Crumble the cake up in a large bowl.
Mix in the frosting with the cake
(this is best done by smushing it with your hands).
Roll the mixture into quarter sized balls.
Put on a cookie sheet.

Note: my cake mixture was getting too warm and soft
and was making messy balls
so I had to put the whole thing in the fridge for a while
before rolling into balls.

Cool balls (hee hee) in the fridge for several hours
or freezer for several minutes.
(This is to help the balls stay together
when you dip them in the candy melts)

Melt the chocolate or candy melts
in the microwave or a double boiler.
Use a spoon to dip the cake balls 
in the melted chocolate/candy melts.
Make sure to get the whole thing coated.
Put on a cookie sheet lined with wax paper.
Decorate with sprinkles, if desired.

Makes about 40-50 balls.


Have a happy and safe holiday!!


  1. Cake balls...gasp! With blueberry centers...double gasp! These look amazing...can you mail me some? ;)

  2. Just wanted to say Hey! Found your blog through WB. Have already bookmarked your recipe for spicy chicken and mushroom soup (I'm from California, too, but living in Aus and it is freezing down here right now!)

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