Day 23 – Chocolate and Vanilla Cake Balls

25 Days of Christmas Cookies: Day 23 - Chocolate and Vanilla Cake Balls

Chocolate and Vanilla Cake Balls are delicious. The recipe is so simple and easy, I had to feature them in today’s post for a last minute quick treat to throw together for Christmas.

Chocolate and Vanilla Cake Balls
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Ingredients
  1. 1 baked cake , box mix, leftover cake, or homemade
  2. Frosting, heavy cream, half and half, or 1/2 cup liqueur (whichever you prefer to moisten the cake so it will hold together to make the balls).
  3. Chocolate and Vanilla almond bark, or white and dark chocolate chips.
Instructions
  1. Place cake that has been completely cooled into food processor to crumble cake, or break up the cake and crumble by hand.
  2. Add frosting, liqueur, half and half, or cream, to cake crumbles a little at a time, to moisten the cake. Continuing to add until cake crumbles hold together and a ball can be formed and holds together.
  3. With a 1/4 cup scoop, scoop up cake mixture and gently pat into a ball.
  4. Place on baking sheet lined with parchment or wax paper and place in freezer for 30 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, melt chocolate according to package directions.
  6. Add 1 tbsp butter, shortening or oil to chocolate and stir well, for easier dipping.
  7. Remove balls from freezer and dip or roll in chocolate and return to baking sheet.
  8. Sprinkle with colored sugar, chopped nuts, or crushed peppermints and place in refrigerator until chocolate is set.
Notes
  1. Cake balls are great for experimenting with different cake flavors, liquids, and toppings. Let your imagination go wild and get the kids involved. They will love it.
  2. The cake balls prior to dipping can be placed in a freezer bag and pulled out for dipping at any time for a fast and easy dessert.
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