Friday, October 31, 2014

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Cake Balls

Happy Halloween! I made these Pumpkin Cream Cheese Cake Balls for school, and they were delicious! They are the perfect fall treat.  I also have been getting some questions about how to make cake pops/cake balls, so I thought I would share a step by step guide :)  I actually did not have the melting chocolate I always use on hand, so I used bars of Lindor white chocolate instead.  It wasn't the ideal consistency, but it got the job done.

First you bake a pumpkin cake or spice cake just as you would making a regular 13x9 cake.  You can make this from scratch or use a box mix if you are short on time (I used a spice cake recipe and added some pumpkin pie spices).  

Once the cake is cooled, crumble it into tiny pieces in a bowl.  Remove any hard edges or discolored cake, if there is any.  Mix in about 1/2 cup to 3/4 cup of the frosting of your choice.  For these I used cream cheese frosting.  Once again you can make it from scratch or use a can of frosting.  Mix thoroughly then roll into balls (about 1"). Put the cake balls into the refridgerator for about an hour.

Then melt the chocolate on the stove using a double boiler or in the microwave at 50% power.  Dip the cake balls into the chocolate and decorate as desired. You can also add a stick if you want. I chose some fall sprinkles and added a few spiders for a Halloween theme.

Happy baking! Have a great weekend!