Thursday, February 21, 2008

Food Friday

So tomorrow there is another birthday in my office and for some reason I have nominated myself as "Chief Treat Maker" so I saw this recipe on several different blogs recently and HAD to try it out. For the two people who will read this and haven't seen this recipe - I just had to share.

CAKE BALLS

This is super easy and you can make it any kind of variety you like. I've seen yellow cake and chocolate icing and chocolate and chocolate. But being the good Southern girl I am - I LOVE red velvet cake so I thought this would be good. (Jamie - you would LOVE these!)

All you do is bake the cake mix according to directions
When it's still warm - crumble it up in a bowl and mix in a can of frosting (I used cream cheese with the red velvet!)
I used this handy little scooper from Pampered chef to scoop balls
Melt almond bark (either vanilla or chocolate - depending on your cake) and dip balls in the bark. You could use toothpicks or a fork - but I used this egg separator and it worked GREAT!
And voila - one of the yummiest things you will ever taste!!! (I guess I'm on a mission right now to make me and my office extremely fat!) ha!

and if you think those cake balls look sweet - you should take a look at this:
I love this little dog so much!

Well - I wasn't too surprised by who went home on AI - but I think it should have been "crazy hair" - and what was going on with her hair tonight?
Who watches Lost? It is so good this season but there is so much going on that I have questions on.

We are going to see Scott's parents this weekend so I will be away from the computer. I'm sure I'll do an update Sunday night. I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!!!!!

42 comments:

ashleydiggs said...

AHHH!!! Red velvet were the ones that got me hooked! My absolute favorite!

Amy said...

The recipe will be tried in my house ASAP! Reminds me of a petite four. Yum, yum! Have fun w/ the in-laws! Oh and Husband and I love, love, love lost!

"J" said...

These sounds really yummy!!!

Melissa said...

Girl, where do you get your recipes! That looks AWESOME!!! Okay, so I finally did a little blogging tonight. I was wondering how you get your page so cool looking. Mine is blah and I dont know how to change it! Also, how do you add all your links to your page?? Have a great weekend!!!Now I gotta try your newest posted recipe! I made the cupcakes last night, they were great!

Leigh Ann said...

That looks deeeeelish! And, yes, Dawson's picture is oh so sweet!

mer said...

So you're going to LA this weekend, huh? Have fun...maybe you can even eat at The Rails or at Backyard BBQ and think of me!

I'm confused after watching LOST too. What's her baby's name? I could have sworn she said Aaron at the end. Oh, I'm so confused.

Jenna said...

Oh my gosh. Those cake balls--I have no words. I am getting off the computer right now to figure out an occasion to make these.

Y'all have a fun and safe weekend!

Jeremy & Vonda said...

Those cake balls looks very good!

Vonda and I just started watching LOST this past fall. I borrowed season 1 from a friend at work and was hooked. We watched the first 3 seasons and could not wait for season 4 to start! We love it! It is almost all consuming, from podcasts to FIND815.COM to Crack Pot Theories from Jay and Jack. It is a little hard to follow at times but Vonda nailed the 'Aaron' bit! I'm so proud of her. So now we know 5 of the Oceanic 6. Who do you think is number 6?

AI went as expected for me.

Have a good weekend at Scott's folks. We'll miss y'all in ss class.

Jennifer said...

Oh my goodness, these cake balls look yummy! Hubby loves that I am getting all these neat recipes from the blogs! He laughs that I am wanting to take pics all the time. :o)

Have a great time at the in-laws!

Boy & Girl said...

oh yes this are rather addicting. I've just made them with chocolate and then chocolate almond bark. I'll have to try the red velvet next time.

The Garners said...

Will for sure try this recipe SOON...as in tomorrow possibly! :) Thanks for sharing. Hope y'all have a great weekend--look forward to the trip update.

Hillary said...

I was going to make those this weekend too! I thought about red velvet but since I ate and entire red velvet cake last weekend I'm kind of burned out. I'm thinking spice cake or just a yellow cake. Oh the decisions!
LOST STRESSES ME OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have a headache after I watch it.
That was a sweet comment you left on my blog! You're the best!

Candy said...

The cake balls look wonderful! Thanks for always sharing your yummy recipes. :) Dawson is just precious!!
If your inlaws live where you told me before you won't be far from me! Have a great trip. Maybe I'll run into you at a restaurant. Ha! :)

Staci said...

Oh MY WORD! These cake balls look like little slices of heaven! Can't wait to try them!

By the way, I'm SO into Lost! It's one of my new favorite shows, BUT I'm catching up on DVD's. I'm in the middle of season 3 right now. I am SO SUCKED in!

Jessica said...

Bichon and I are Dawson's biggest fans! : )

Hillary said...

P.S. I love Dawson too! I miss him! He and I need to have a play date soon!

Caroline said...

YUM YUM YUM YUM!!!!!!! I bet you office loves you!!!!! I vote you "EMPLOYEE OF THE WEEK"

I hope you enjoy getting away this weekend!!!! Have fun!

destiny said...

Red Velvet Cake with cream cheese icing is my favorite--I have to try this out!!! Thanks for sharing!

sas said...

I'm not a red velvet fan, but those look yummy! My mom would love those! You have the best recipes. I was happy with AI's result. I like the girl with crazy hair. Let me rephrase that... I think the girl with crazy hair can really sing (I don't like her hair).

Jennifer said...

You always have the best recipes on your website!!! I had seen this recipe on someone else's but could not find it again, so I am so glad that you wrote it too.

ErinA said...

Yum! The cake balls are so delicious. I made them for the fiance for Valentines Day! My sister made them with carrot cake and cream cheese frosting and said they were good too. Have you tried the oreo cookie ones? I found it on Bakerella. The cake ones are still my fav. I want to try them with lemon cake and white frosting. Love you blog! I think Ive said that before, but I love it!

Megan said...

Those cake balls sound delics! Have a great weekend. You are still on my prayer list.

Rebecca & Sam said...

So i secretly read your blog. I think we have alot of mutual friends. REgardless you can make those balls with oreos aka the evil cookies(as my mom and i fondly call them). They are called oreo balls and are delicious! (i think you use cream cheese in that recipe)
I love Lost and I am so confused right now...she had Claire's son in the future at the end of the show last night or it appeared to be him! AI I wanted funky hair girl gone too...I am not liking her rock style.

Mom to 2 Angels said...

I love your recipes. Keep sharing! I'm trying the cookie dough cupcakes for my small group at church this weekend and I took the chicken lasagna to a family that had a baby last week!

Caroline said...

BTW- I love all your crystal serving pieces!!!! They make everything look wonderful.

ps....That cracks me up that your husband like Celine...hahahah so funny....what's his favorite song

Jennie said...

I've never thought about using an egg separator for dipping something in chocolate - so smart!! Can't wait to try it.

Anonymous said...

I can see that your co-workers love you...you are always the gal that brings the goodies. There's nothing wrong with being the office favorite. Ha!!! And Dawson loves his life w/his daddy Scott. Its wonderful when people love their pets they are helpless unless their owners take care of them. I wrote down the cake balls recpie, can't wait to make them. They look so yummy....love the recpie's

Anonymous said...

anoymous was K.Barnes, me & this bloggy. I can't get it right....

Lindsey said...

SO YUMMY!!!! I love your recipes! You are a mini Martha Stewart. You doggie is precious!

Kelly said...

Those look so yummy! Using the egg separator was such a clever idea, too!

Mandy said...

I wish I worked in your office!! Those look awesome, I am going to try them this weekend!! I love all of your recipes, keep posting them!! Also, Dawson looks adorable, I think he was wanting a cake ball!! :)

Mary B said...

Delurking, I have been reading for about 6 weeks. You are such a sweet girl. Anyway, I don't think that I have ever seen a red velvet cake mix in Michigan. And I cook. Alot. This recipe looks really good...thanks for sharing. (I told my husband about your chicken one you did for valentines day, he thought it sounded delicious)

Ashlie said...

Those look so delicious and your little pooch is precious! What's his/her name? Have a great visit this weekend!

Lena Warnock said...

I'm am SO going to make those! You are quite the inspiration to cook for me - since I'm a new wife and all! Thanks for sharing :)

Betsy said...

I bet everyone in the office loves you!! You're always thinking of something awesome to treat everybody to!! Thanks for sharing your recipes. I love getting new ideas! Enjoy your weekend!

Rebecca & Sam said...

i did go to OBU with them. Was a speech path major with Julie and Jill. I was not a tri chi, but was an eee.

Katie said...

I love cake balls....but I used my hands instead of a nifty scoop like you! It was messy!

Allikaye's Mama said...

Hey there! I just wanted to let you know that today in the staff lounge (I teach 2nd grade) I mentioned those cupcakes with cookie dough in the middle - boy those were a hit! You've got teachers all over Colorado now wanting to make those yummies! Yay for you!!
Hey - what are you thinking about Big Brother???

Sandra said...

Yum!

Becca said...

I wanted Danny to go home... I cannot tolerate seeing too much more of him. Thankfully we DVR and can FF thru him if my stomach turns too much.
The only girl I REALLY wanted to go home was Amy Davis. She was just plain awful.
I watch Lost, and you just reminded me I have an episode waiting for me...

Jenny said...

Ever since reading this post on Friday all I have thought about is those cake balls! Oh my goodness! I'm going to the store in a little while to make some for my family (really I'm just dying to try one or maybe five!)

Thanks for the recipe!

Staci said...

Just wanted to let you know that I made cake balls this weekend. They were a hit! I'm so excited about this new recipe :)