Cake balls are small spheres of re-formed cake crumbs, coated with chocolate or frosting. They are made by blending cake crumbs with icing, shaping them to form a ball and then dipping them in a coating, such as melted chocolate or candy melts. Cake balls were originally created from the crumbs of leftover or stale cake to prevent waste.
My recipe is made by using leftover chocolate ganache cake. Cake balls are a fun way to eat a left over cake.. it gives a fancy look. These cake balls are an easy dessert to feed many mouths with just one cake or half a cake.
Tip: If you don’t have a leftover cake, and still want to make cake balls try using box cake mix or your favorite sponge cake recipe and ganache/prepared frosting as your combining element.
500 gm of leftover cake or 1 box cake mix
1 cup of thick chocolate ganache/ prepared chocolate frosting (incase you are making box cake mix)
1 ½ cup of melted bittersweet or semi-sweet chocolate chips
Sprinkles or melted white chocolate for garnishing
Incase you are preparing the cake mix then do it according to package directions using any of the recommended pan sizes. When cake is done, let it cool for a while and crumble while still lukewarm warm into a large bowl and stir in the frosting until well blended.
Incase you are using left over cake as me then crumb the cake and most of the frosting in a large ball. Try to keep some of the frosting aside as the cake balls may get too soft to mold.
Melt chocolate chips in a glass bowl in the microwave, or over a double boiler, stirring occasionally until smooth.
Use a small scoop or cookie scoop to form balls of the chocolate cake mixture. Dip the balls in chocolate using a toothpick or fork to hold them. Place on waxed paper.
Garnish them with sprinkles or white chocolate before the chocolate coating sets.