If I ever want to lose weight, it's very important that I never make these again...yeah right!
Have you ever visited Bakerella's blog? If you are even remotely interested in baking, it's very important that you check out her site, her amazing pictures and recipes will have you drooling for days. She also makes the CUTEST cake pops that you have ever seen. And with her step by step directions, they seem so simple! I have no doubt that I'll be trying several variations of these magnificent little treats, but for my first time, I started very simply.
These were inspired by Melissa's strawberry cakeballs at Schweet 'N Savory, definitely check her blog out too, this girl's got such a headstart being such an accomplished cook at such a young age! I loved her idea of the strawberry cake wrapped inside a chocolate shell.
These were so simple and a lot of fun to make. It was nice having something to keep my hands busy while watching Arrested Development! I tried to drizzle them with white chocolate, but it just did not work out for me this time, better luck next time. They were also SO tasty, very creamy and almost reminded me of a truffle rather then cake. I can't WAIT to make these again.
Strawberry Chocolate Cakeballs
1 box strawberry cake mix
1 tub strawberry frosting
1-2 bags chocolate chips (I tried both milk chocolate and semisweet, I definitely preferred milk chocolate)
Prepare cake according to directions. Combine cake with frosting and mix in a bowl until completely combined (I actually felt that it was easier doing with while the cake was still slightly warm to help soften the frosting a bit). Once cake and frosting are mixed into a slurry, shape into balls, or whatever shapes you want. Chill for a few hours in the fridge or freezer (I blasted mine in the freezer for an hour). Melt chocolate chips. Dip each cake ball into the melted chocolate and coat completely. Lay on wax paper to cool and dry. Devour!
To get much better instructions and "how-to" pictures, check out Bakerella, she's the pro at these!