What are cake balls?
Kind of like a cupcake but different.
They are actually little desserts made by combining cake and frosting and rolling into a ball. Then, the ball is covered with confectionary coating and decorated. Yum!!!!
They are very popular at parties and should be a part of everyone's finger food recipes list.
It is easy to make, and you can even use a box cake mix. You'll just need some time for each of the steps. Here is how to do it:
How to Make a Cake "Ball"
Prepare the coating: If you are using Almond Bark Coating, which is found at the grocery store), melt the package in the microwave on high for 45 seconds, stir, then heat an additional 15 seconds and stir until melted. Be careful not to scorch. You can also use a double boiler. When melted, stir in 1 teaspoon vegetable oil. If you wish to tint, use oil-based coloring (not regular food coloring). If you are using Confectionary Wafer Coating (found at cake supply stores and craft stores), melt in the microwave or double boiler and stire in oil-based food coloring. Do not add the 1 teaspoon vegetable oil.
If you wish to drizzle coating on top in zig zag designs before the original coating sets. Makes about 2 1/2 dozen balls. Do not refrigerate.
My Favorite Cake Ball Combinations: