Monday, March 23, 2009

Cake Balls

I had to make them because everyone else did. I don't really have anything interesting or funny to say about them so I'll just give them to you. And I know half the point is that they are supposed to look pretty, like fancy truffles or something but I don't really do pretty. So here you go.

Cranberries are good for you. So is chocolate. And I halved the amount of frosting lots of other people used. So these are practically health food.

Cake Balls

1 box yellow cake mix and whatever it says you need except the water
cranberry juice, however much water it says on the box
1/2 can vanilla frosting
semisweet chocolate

Make the cake mix, using the cranberry juice in the place of water however it says to on the box. Oh and add some red food coloring to make them nice and pink.
Allow the cake to cool (or don't) and dump the whole thing in a bowl with the frosting.
Mix until everything is uniform.
Form balls out of the cake and place on a pan in the freezer for a few minutes.
Melt the chocolate.
Coat the balls in the chocolate and return to the pan.
Chill for a few minutes to allow the chocolate to set.


A. Fiercehair said...

Everyone really is making cake balls, aren't they?

How did the cranberry taste cake-wise? Would it make for a good cupcake?

April said...

I am thinking that the cranberry tastes really good in these. And you know, they don't have to be pretty to taste good.

Me! said...

The cranberry was actually pretty subtle. Maybe boiling it down to concentrate it would up the flavor or something.