Cake balls/pops are they the new cupcake???

Are cake balls/pops the new cupcake???
Well it all depends on your manual dexterity.

What are cake balls/pops? They are cake and icing crumbled together to make a ball. Then depending on if they are a ball or pop stuck onto a stick. Some might ask why you would bake a cake then mash it with you hands. But that is a cake ball!

This what I made….

  • 1 box of Betty Crocker chocolate cake mix, prepared according to box for 13×11 pan (although as I write this I think if you made them as cupcakes, without the liners it would bake faster)
  • 1 jar of Betty Crocker chocolate icing
  • Dark and/or Milk Chocolate melted
  • Sprinkles
  1. Once the cake is cool enough to handle crumble with your hands into a bowl.
  2. Mix with 3/4 of a tub of icing. It will be moist, but if it’s not moist enough to stick together into a ball, keep adding icing. I could have stopped here but not much you can do with a1/4 tub of icing so I used it all.
  3. Next form into ball, place in a baking sheet and cool or freeze. I left mine in the deep freezer for four hours and it was not frozen solid, not sure if that is a strange property of the cake ball or just normal.
  4. When balls are sufficiently cold, you can melt some chocolate in the micro and dip the balls in. If you are making balls, just dip resting the ball on a fork, to allow excess chocolate to drip off. If you are using sticks you can hold it by the stick, and dip away.  Place them on parchment lined baking sheet, so they don’t stick.  If you have a piece of Styrofoam, that would make a great pop stand, avoiding the misshapen balls that are stuck to the pan!!!
  5. You can also roll them in sprinkles, cocoa, nuts etc.
  6. Cool till chocolate sets. And serve.

Now if you want to see how the professionals make these, visit…

bakerella.com

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