Friday, May 29, 2009

Strawberry Chocolate Cakeballs








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

Ingredients

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)

Directions

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!

24 comments:

Chow and Chatter said...

yummy, love it

Elyse said...

Mmm, this might be better than chocolate-dipped strawberries! These look great, Teresa! Who doesn't love strawberry cake--especially when you can get your chocolate fix at the same time. Delish!! You have me craving these, for sure.

Ingrid said...

I like your flavor variation. Send me some...just ate lunch and I need something sweet!
~ingrid

Heidi said...

Cake balls are sinful! I made devils food cake with the white chocolate. They were so yummy. My daughters class loved them.

Katherine Aucoin said...

These are a decadent treat!

Barbara Bakes said...

What a fun idea! I think they are so small they probably don't have any calories!

Jenn said...

I remember making cake balls for Christmas and I already have requests to make them again. They're too good to have just one. I' haven't tried them with strawberry cake. I should try them one time. I'm sure in crazy delicious!

the ungourmet said...

Oh yum! these look different, fun and delicious!

Katy ~ said...

I have to agree with Elyse; I think these are as good as chocolate covered strawberries and plus you don't run into the issue of the strawberries becoming all squishy if you don't eat them straight away.

This recipe has won a place in my heart (and on my hips, I fear!). Big YUM!

Rosemary said...

Delicious! What a inventive way you have me craving these:)
Thanks for sharing:)

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girlichef said...

What fun! The kiddos would totally dig these...making and eating :)

burpandslurp said...

aww, how cute! love it!

Sara said...

I've seen these around, but have been afraid to make them for fear that I would eat them all in one sitting :)

Reeni♥ said...

Those are dangerous to have around but I want them so bad! I would love to sit and watch a movie and pop those beauties in my mouth! Heaven.

jscardon said...

Wow, wow, wow. Those look AMAZING!! My wish when I get to heaven is that they have a low-fat version of this kind of stuff.:)

Kristen said...

I saw these too and thought they looked wonderful then and now!

Cathy said...

What a great idea! They look yummy and are easy to make. The perfect combination.

Donna-FFW said...

They look fantastic. I love making these, I do holiday themes with the kids.

Trish said...

Sooooooooooo funny. I was paging through a magazine at the dentist's yesterday and saw 'cake balls' ... something I never knew about before. It was chocolate...I like your version. Thanks for sharing.. I was going to have to go by memory.

Denise said...

Love strawberries and chocolate together. I think I will make a tray of these for my nieces graduation..

Netts Nook said...

Wow Teresa these cake balls look and sound perfect. Yummy.

Talita said...

YUmmmm, this sounds and looks great!

Jamie said...

They are just adorable! And I can see that they would pop so easily one after another into my mouth!

Debbie said...

Wow...something so pretty, tasty and simple!!! I will definitely have to try these. Thanks for posting this!