Monday, September 19, 2011

No Bake Cake Balls


"In cooking (baking), as in all the arts, simplicity is the sign of perfection." --Curnonsky
That quote was obviously written about cake balls.

I love making cake balls.  They are the easiest, but most delicious little creations ever.



Remember those Pok√© Ball Cupcakes I made?  Well, I somehow had a ton of frosting leftover, so the obvious choice was to make cake balls.  I had to make these quickly for a party, so I made these a little differently.  I just used the straight cake mix and frosting.  It was super sweet, so I suggest making these small!

My next cake ball challenge is layered cake balls from the Sugar Turntable.  Don't these look good??

Picture from: The Sugar Turntable
What's your favorite cake ball recipe??




No Bake Cake Balls


Ingredients:

  • 1 (18.25 oz) package cake mix of choice
  • 2-4 cups frosting of choice
  • 1 (3 ounce) bar chocolate flavored powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

  • Directions:

  • 1.  Mix cake mix and frosting. (Start with 2 cups and slowly add more until you reach desired consistency.)
  • 2.  Place prepared balls in freezer for about an hour.
  • 3.  Melt chocolate in microwave with vegetable oil.  
  • 4.  Coat chilled balls in chocolate.  








25 comments:

  1. Never new you could use cakemix without baking.Seeing the results it is fanatstic;)

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  2. These look and sound delicious. I'm new to your blog, so I've taken some time to browse through your earlier entries. I'm really glad I did that. I like the food and recipes you share with your readers and I'll definitely be back. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

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  3. cake balls are so cute and delicious.. I love how you figured out how to not have to bake them, inspired! 

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  4. I love anything that is no bake! Great idea!

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  5. VEGETABLE OIL! is that how you get the melted chocolate less thick!?

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  6. I love this no bake version! I never thought to make them that way, but it makes so much sense. Thanks for sharing!!

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  7. These sound good! Faster than a regular cake ball - no baking required! 

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  8. thanks so much! i was a little wary, but it turned out well!

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  9. hi mary!  thanks so much for stopping by and looking around.  i appreciate it and i'm glad you like my recipes! :)
    i love your blog, by the way!

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  10. thanks! :) that's what happens when you're short on time haha!

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  11. yes!!! it makes them shiny, too! i love it.

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  12. thanks, rachel!  it was a last minute decision lol.

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  13. thanks dorothy! super quick and easy!

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  14. That's a nice way of making cake balls! Easy and delicious!

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  15. Ooh, I never even thought about making cake balls without baking the cake first!  Nice!

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  16. What a fantastic idea! I love how pretty the pink cake mix looks.

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  17. ok i seriously read your blog everyday and wish i could make everything, but i never can!! and i so want to tell you how much i appreciate this, because i can actually make these treats in my dorm!!! :D

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  18. lexi, i feel so honored that you read my blog every day. :) i'm happy i finally made something you can make!

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  19. thanks lauren! i know i love the pink!

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  20. me neither! it was a complete accident. thanks!

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  21. i dont get how u dont bake them

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