Merry Christmas everyone!
I’d heard about cake balls from Bakerella’s blog a while ago, but always assumed they were just that: balls of cake. Big whoop, I thought. Then, my amazingly talented friend Jen made some cake balls.
I know I’ve said simply “wow” for a lot of things, but wow.
Possibly the most amazingly perfect things I’ve ever tasted. If there was a cake ball diet, I’d be on it. I’d buy stock in cake balls if they were publicly traded. If it wasn’t a terrible idea, I’d name my firstborn Cake Ball.
The secret is that the frosting is INSIDE the cake ball, mixed with the cake. I know, right?! Genius.
I tried making reindeer cake pops (à la Bakerella), but their little heads were too top-heavy and I couldn’t keep them on the pops. Maybe next time.
Turned out pretty cute, yeah?
Reindeer Cake Pops
1 box cake mix (your choice)
1 can frosting (your choice)
M&Ms (brown and red)
Edible ink pen or black food coloring
- Prepare the cake per instructions on the box. Allow to cool completely.
- Crumble the cake into a large bowl.
- Add in frosting and mix with a spatula until completely combined.
- Shape into 1-inch balls and place on cookie sheet lined with wax paper. Refrigerate or freeze for about an hour.
- Heat chocolate melts according to package. Roll each cake ball in chocolate until completely covered. Place on wax paper to cool.
- Immediately press in pretzels and M&Ms.
- Once completely cooled, use edible ink pen or black food coloring to draw on happy reindeer faces. Store in airtight container.