Monthly Archives: July 2011

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Who Doesn’t Love Red Velvet?

Yesterday, in preparation for dinner with my brother and his wife, I decided to make some cake balls. Now, if you’ve never had cake balls, you are definitely missing out; they are akin to little pieces of heaven. Of course, you can create any flavor combo you like, but since the four of us are all HUGE fans of red velvet, I thought that would be the way to go. And boy, was I ever right! Even before dinner, my brother’s wife had several of them, which prompted the boys to sample some as well. You know it has to be a pretty good dessert if the men are willing to put down their beers to eat them!

Here is the extremely easy recipe, if you would like to try them!

1 box of Red Velvet cake mix (I used Duncan Hines Supreme)

1 container of Cream Cheese frosting (I used Duncan Hines whipped frosting)

1 tsp. pure vanilla extract

1 box semi-sweet baking chocolate

1 box white baking chocolate

cocoa powder (for dusting)

1. Bake the cake according to package directions, and let it cool for about 30 minutes. When the cake has cooled, crumble it into a bowl.

2. Add the vanilla to the frosting and mix well; add the frosting to the cake crumbs and combine well (it’s best to do this with your hands).

3. Roll the mixture into balls (golf ball-ish size) and refrigerate for at least an hour.

4. When you are ready to dip them, melt chocolate in two bowls (one for white, one for semi-sweet) in the microwave. Dip each ball in the chocolate until it is completely covered.

5. Place dipped cake balls on parchment to let the chocolate harden (approximately 2 hours). Dust with cocoa powder and serve. Enjoy!