Baking is one of my favorite things to do... I tried a cake ball at Starbucks with my friend K back in May. I have to admit I wasn't a fan. But, since we all know I love to be in my kitchen and I love to bake, I decided I wanted to give them a try. I started googling recipes and decided I could do it! Although you can choose any cake/ icing / chocolate mix that you like... I chose the simple devils food cake, cream cheese icing and both white and regular chocolate for the covering. You have no idea how simple this is and these taste like heaven. I will warn you.. they are very rich! You will not be able to eat more than one unless you are a huge sugar fan. I only ate a half of one!
First, bake the cake of choice as directed on the box. It doesn't matter what size pan you use because you are going to destroy it anyway!
Let the cakes cool for a few minutes. I would say at least 15 minutes. (I didn't wait long enough and it was HOT when I went to crushing!) Crush the cake up into a large mixing bowl. I used my hands.
Use one tub of icing and mix into the crushed up cake. I used my fingers because I still don't have my kitchen aid (*hint, hint hubby*) -Although, I feel like using my hands really mixed it well and crushed up the extra larger pieces of cake.
I used a table spoon to scoop them into circles and molded the top half with my hand. (You could also use a fruit scoop or just do it by hand.) I put them on a baking sheet to put into the fridge to cool. Let them cool for at least 15 minutes in the fridge until they are slightly cold and harder.
I did half in white chocolate and half in dark chocolate. When you go to buy the chocolate, make sure you get bar chocolate flavored confectioners coating. It called for 3oz. Dip the balls in the chocolate of your choice. The chocolate I used was meant for fondue and was very thick, so I actually used my fingers and it was messy. If it was more thin chocolate you could use a toothpick or an egg separator. After the chocolate, you can use a stick to make them "cake popsicles," you can just plop them on wax paper to cool and arrange them on a cute cake plate, or you can put them in mini muffin papers. I even used the mini muffin tray to put them in while they cooled in the fridge.
Decorate them if you wish... I chose sprinkles. You could also drizzle chocolate of the opposite color on top or use coconut, mint chips, etc. Put them back in the fridge to harden the top coat of chocolate. There you have it... finished cake balls - after about 10 minutes in the fridge!!!