Easy Cake/Truffle Dessert Balls

Discussion in 'Desserts' started by smoking b, Aug 8, 2013.

  1. Ok here are some quick & easy dessert balls you can make with no heat source at all.


    Here is what you will need...

    1/2    cup sugar

    1       stick butter (salted or unsalted - whatever you have handy)

    1 1/2 cups flour

    1       tsp vanilla

    1/8    tsp salt

    1       cup cake mix (I used yellow for these ones)

    Whatever coating you want to put on them

    For ones like this you will need...

    1 Lb. chocolate

    4 Tbsp cake mix

    Nonpareils

    Let your stick of butter out to soften before you need it (trust me on this)


    Add the butter & sugar to a mixing bowl.


    Mix together well.


    Add the flour & mix it in well.


    Add the cake mix, vanilla & salt. Mix well.


    When you're done it will probably be a little dry like this...


    If that's the case add a little milk & mix it in. I start with 1/4 cup & if I need more I add 1 Tbsp at a time...


    You want to end up with a consistency like this where if you squeeze it in your hand it will compress & retain that shape...


    Roll it up into little balls & put them on wax paper. I ended up with 20 balls but ate one so there are 19 left  [​IMG]   Put them in the freezer or fridge to firm up while you get the coating ready.

    Next phase is the coating...
     
  2. For the coating I used you will need to melt the pound of chocolate first.


    I used white chocolate "melts" & put them in the microwave in 30 second intervals stirring every time so they don't burn. The proper way to do it is with a double boiler but it would have been hard for me to get to mine so I cheated  [​IMG]


    As soon as the chocolate is melted mix in the 4 Tbsp cake mix.


    Take out your balls, coat them in chocolate & sprinkle on the nonpareils. Put them in the fridge to harden the chocolate before serving...


    These things are very rich & tasty!  [​IMG]

    You can use other cake mixes in place of the yellow. For the coating you can use other chocolate or skip it & use sugar, maple sugar, crushed nuts, icing or whatever you come up with [​IMG]   You can put a stick in them like a lollipop to make them easier to handle if you want but I usually don't bother...

    Give them a try - they really are quick & easy  [​IMG]
     
  3. thoseguys26

    thoseguys26 Master of the Pit

    Cold smoke these bad boys..?..  That might be too much :)  Looks good and definitely sounds like one would be enough! nice work
     
  4. travisb

    travisb Smoke Blower

    Thanks for posting!
     
  5. hangin1

    hangin1 Fire Starter

    Yea these cake balls are delicious , My wife makes them quite a bit and its funny how people go crazy over them and always compliment her on how good they are . She is gonna attempt to make some chocolate peanut butter ones this weekend so those should be great. Hope all have a great weekend!
     
  6. kathrynn

    kathrynn Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Yummmmm.....those are great.  some of my customers make them out of cake that has been baked...and then add "something" to the mix...use a melon baller and freeze...then dip in the "icing".

    I like your way!

    Kat
     
  7. I may try some of my smoked flour & smoked salt in the next ones I do. I used smoked butter one time & they were pretty good  [​IMG]
    Thanks David  [​IMG]   They're almost gone now...
     
  8. You're welcome  [​IMG]
    You have a good weekend as well  [​IMG]
     
  9. Thanks Kat  [​IMG]   Give it a try sometime - they are faster than it looks to make...
     
  10. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    These look great. Thanks for posting.

    Disco
     
  11. Nice! I'll bet they are extremely rich and sweet! Thanks for sharing!
     

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