I am constantly searching cook books, baking blogs, and just about anywhere for a new recipe. As you already know, I love making cookie dough balls and cake balls are my enemy. I saw these cute chocolate covered balls http://www.loveveggiesandyoga.com/2011/04/no-bake-vanilla-cake-batter-chocolate-truffles.html on a blog the other day and saw the words, “Cake Batter” associated with them and I was sold!
They are insanely easy to make (as long as you can read directions, which I apparently had an issue with).
-1 cup cake mix (Vanilla)
-1/4 cup Sweetened Condensed Milk
– 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
-1 tbsp agave (I used extra sweetened condensed milk)
Mix dry and wet ingredients (except chocolate bark) in a bowl. (I quadrupled the recipe when I was trying to double it so I used all of the cake mix and about a can and a half of sweetened condensed milk.) The recipe I used says to freeze or refrigerate the dough before rolling into balls. What I did was let it sit for about 10 minutes, which allowed it to harden up a little, so it wasn’t dry. I then scooped out balls and used some cake flour as I scooped and made sure they were coated in the flour before playing them in a parchment paper lined pan. This stopped them from being sticky. I froze them for about 15 minutes. Then I melted the bark and dipped each ball in chocolate. I added these adorable pastel sprinkles while they were still wet. The recipe on the other blog says that 1/4 of what I made makes 20 balls. I made 51 balls exactly (I didn’t have my normal scoop either for consistency, but still.)
The problem I encountered was as they sat on the countertop during our party, they began to crack open. I don’t know why that happened and will have to experiment more to figure it out.
When it all comes down to it, I found they were not NEARLY as sweet as I thought they would be, but they were definitely the hit of the party!