Thursday, September 24, 2009

Show Us Your Life - Desserts

Last week was great - I'm going to have to go through and try a lot of those recipes.
This week is even better - desserts! Yum!!!!
As always - find the schedule and past installments of Show Us Your Life Friday at
www.kellyskornershowusyourlife.blogspot.com


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.
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!)
IMPORTANT STEP: Refrigerate the cake and frosting for about an hour before you start making balls!
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!!!



73 comments:

Leslie @ Lamberts Lately said...

I have been meaning to try these...they look SOOO good!

Hillary @ The Other Mama said...

I have never ever heard of that, but have to try it, now! Looks delish!
And I can't think of Red Velvet cake without thinking of Steel Magnolias, of course. :)

Thanks for sharing and thanks for the Linky! It's always so much fun!

Heather said...

I saw these on your other blog a while back or on here can't remember and have seriously been wanting to try them!! They look so good!!

Sarah said...

I have NO idea what Almond Bark is. Where would I find it in the grocery store?

The Metz's said...

You can also do something similiar with cheesecake and dip it in chocolate! It's amazing!

Melanieshea said...

Those look yummy! I bet my kids will LOVE them!

HeatherOz said...

Oh yum! I have never seen these! I bet the kids would LOVE them! Thanks for sharing...but no pictures of Harper? hee hee! just kidding! sorta! not really! She's just so cute!

Buffy said...

Big Fan of your blog and have tried several of your recipes. Enjoy every minute with Harper--they grow so fast! Mine are ages 10, 6, and 4!

KK said...

Oh yummy!!!!

Annetta said...

Hilarious, I have never seen red velvet cake mix in a store here up North! I always have to make it from scratch. Maybe that's why I've never really liked it. I must try your recipe though!

Jeff and Steph said...

I agree with Sarah... I've never heard of almond bark? Is it in the baking aisle? A cookie?? It's hard to keep up with you southern girls and your funny ingredients!!!!

shelley said...

I have never heard of these and I can't wait to try them !!!! I think my kids will love them as well, perfect for little hands!!

Check out The Webels said...

OH I have seen these several times now and really want to try them. Too bad I have no self control for stuff like this - I would have to make them for company!
I can't get boxed cake mixes where I live, so I need to find a good red velvet cake recipe... anyone know of one????

JobandBrittany said...

i'm SUPER pumped you posted cake balls recipe. i had them @ a church picnic one day and OH MY they were fabulous!!!!! i'm trying these very soon. :)

JobandBrittany said...

oh & for those above who asked. almond bark is in the baking isle with chocolate chips, etc. you can get white or milk chocolate.
& another yummy thing to do with almond bark is: make ritz peanut butter cracker "sandwiches", dip into almond bark and let cool on wax paper. delicious!

Teresa said...

I am starting to think we are channeling each other. This was what I was going to do. I promise, and then the other day about the shoe thing, that was what my post was going to be about, and then I promise the baby crib getting lowered and Aidan climbing up to everything. I guess great minds think alike, LOL.

Jamie Fenley said...

This looks really good but the name freaks me out. I think they should be called cake bites or something. Comes too close to an all too famous SNL skit :)
I will definitely have to try making them though- they look super tasty!

ALWAYS THE ABRAMYANS said...

My girls and I will be making this this weekend. They are super excited! It looks so good and yummy.

Leah said...

These look delicious. I can't wait to try them!

~Mrs. Guru~ said...

Looks so good!

Cathy said...

Hi Kelly,
I am coming to Bentonville for WAR EAGLE. Have made the trip many times with my sister (she lives in KC) and her peeps from Wichita. I believe I do come the farthest all the way from NC! Well, we stay at the convention center and usually eat around there, but now that I "know" a local, well wondered if you could give us a few ideas for dinner???? We have such a wonderful time during our stay. Thanks, Cathy

Faith said...

This makes me so hungry! never heard of those before!

Chelsea Coker said...

Hi Kelly,
I love your blog! It's very inspiring :)
That dessert looks yummy! I'm going to make those for my sweet girl's first birthday in 2 weeks.
I had to tell you that I heard David Crowder's new song, "Oh How He Loves Us". It's AWESOME!!!
Have a happy weekend!

Jenn @ Munchkin Land said...

Um, wow, those look sinfully delicious and I will be trying them very soon!! Thank you!

Jessica said...

Oh my! Those look soooo good! I can not wait to try them! =) Thank you for the recipe.

Summer said...

Those cake balls look so good! I think I will try them this weekend... Thanks for sharing :0)

alang said...

I have been wanting to try those, but I never found a good recipe!! We are having a pot luck at one of my Church meetings next week, this is on my list to bring now. Oh and if you would like more Pampered Chef Products just let me know!!! I would love to stock your kitchen with more pieces. You need to get the Deep Covered Baker if you don't already have it, you will LOVE IT!!! You can make a cake in the Microwave in 11 mins!!!

Mace and Brei said...

My sister makes these at every family gathering/holiday! They are SO good! Thanks so much for sharing!

Hayley said...

I love to make these! Sprinkle green sugar sprinkles on the red velvet ones and they are GREAT for Christmas parties - very festive! Also, have you done this with OREOs? Crumble Oreos with cream cheese icing and dip, and oh my goodness! Yum! I think I'll be making some cake balls this weekend!

Amy Beth @ Ministry So Fabulous! said...

I just want to say that I cannot WAIT until you begin planning birthday parties for Harper. They're going to be AMAZING.

Melissa's Thoughts said...

Kelly,my son thinks these are the best things on the face of the earth. In fact he asked me to make some more when he came home from college. Just might have to break out the scoop and egg separator. :)

Allyson said...

I love red velvet too - I cannot wait to try these!

Snarky Mom said...

Oh Man, those cake balls are soooooo much goodness. I've tried them in almost all flavors and my family loves them. I'm making orange cake balls with "black" chocolate for my oldest's halloween party at school and my daughter wants pink cake balls with the white chocolate. I had a hard time finding the almond bark so I used the chocolate that is made for making lollipops and it worked really well too.

Cori Lynn said...

You can also do this with oreos!! They are soooo yummmmmy!! Crush up the oreos and add cream cheese to them let them sit and cover them in white or milk chocolate..yummmy!!

Carrie said...

Ok, I'm giving the cake balls a try. I'm hosting a bridal on Sunday and these sound delicious. I'm going to make a trial batch today...I'm not always the best baker :)

Emma and Company said...

Another nurse at work turned our whole unit onto these!! We now have them for EVERY special occasion down here! I love the red velvet ones, but my personal favorite are butter cake with chocolate topping.
BTW- I love all your cute pics of Harper, she is so sweet!!

Tiaras said...

what a GREAT idea with the scoop and the egg separator - I made these twice - used my hands - so messy!!

Kandi West said...

I forgot to comment yesterday so I'm just going to today...I laughed hysterically at that video yesterday. And not at Harper. I mean the kid is adorably cute, but the fact that you have thousands and thousands of readers listening to that laugh of yours...Priceless. I'm laughing again now.
Wish you would just make me some of those cake balls...I keep thinking I will, but it looks too hard for me. I tried to make that parmesan bread from your blog when we had house guests and it was a disaster...keep meaning to ask you what I did wrong...I'm sure I used the wrong kind of biscuits or something. Luckily, it was Brent and Becca and it all still tasted good and Becca and I stayed up until midnight just eating it out of the pan, but it looked a nightmare mess. Ha.

Melissa Miller said...

I have never seen this before! ~WOW! Yummy! :)

Chef Eureka said...

Now that is something my kids will love! Thank you for sharing.

Traci said...

Oh dessert how I love thee! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Mike and Cymbre said...

Our pastor's wife makes these but calls them yum-yum balls! :) They are yum-yum!!

Ashlee McCrary said...

those look so good & so easy! thanks for sharing!

Kelly M said...

Kelly, I live in the Seattle area and was visiting my good friend in Dallas last weekend. We were at the Plano hot air balloon festival and saw a sign for a booth selling cake balls and wondered what in the world they were! (She's not a native to Texas) Thank you for showing me! Now I'm sad I didn't buy some!

Melissa said...

I am going to have to try these. We did a much harder version at the Viking Cooking school but yours look so easy. I also do something similar that all my daughter's friends like and ask for at Christmas and birthdays. They are called oreo balls. Crush an entire package of oreos in food processor or whatever you have. Mix with a block of cream cheese. Roll into big ball and put in freezer for about 30 minutes. Take out and roll into balls. Put back in freezer for about one hour. Take out in dip in almond bark--vanilla or chocolage--I like the vanilla but some of my friends like the chocolate. They are so good.

Kristina said...

LOVE cake balls!!! I LOVE to make them w/ strawberry cake & cream cheese icing dipped in white. I also love chocolate dipped in blue (found at Hobby Lobby). I used both of these for baby showers.

harmonysong said...

Holy smokes!! Those look amazing!!

Blessed Beyond said...

These are the BEST!!! They are a love in our family! We do many different combinations! They are so wonderful!!! Now I want to go make some! :)

Hugs and Blessings,

Thena said...

Never heard of them but they look so easy to make. That's my favorite type of recipe quick and easy. I wonder how they would do with melted white chocolate instead of the almond bark.

Tori said...

I made this last year for my daughter's birthday. I don't like red velvet (I can taste the bitter red food coloring) so I tried it with strawberry cake and strawberry icing. It was so incredibly delicious! I am going to make it a holiday treat! I get so many recipes off your recipe site.

Krista said...

oh i'm SOOOOOOOOO excited to try these! I usually use Confetti Cake mix & make cookies! They are DELICIOUS! So this is a great new receipe! Thanks for sharing, Kelly!

Leslie @ A Blonde Ambition said...

Oh these look so good! Ya know, I've never met a dessert I didn't like! Ha! : )

Melissa said...

Wow! These sound SO SO SO good! I am from Canada and have NEVER seen Red Velvet cake mix in any grocery store (didn't know it existed!). I have only had red velvet once when I made it from scratch (the recipe you posted from Paula Deen) last Valentines Day. I MUST find the cake mix somewhere! Also- never heard of almond bark. What on earth are we missing here in the North!?!? I wonder what I could use instead of almond bark...?? If you get a minute- can you explain more of what it is..... is it like melting chocolate?

Thanks Kelly!!! I secretly wish I was a Southern Girl!

Melissa

Lindsey Conrad - Nabors said...

Those look simply amazing and SO delish! Red Velevet is one of my favs!! It's my hubby's too and that's what his grooms cakes was! mm mm good!! Okay great, now I'm HUNGRY!!

Heather said...

Those look yummy, and I'd probably eat my weight in them! Might have to give them a try.
If you ever want to start a business, you could make a killing off sending "Southern" ingredients to our neighbors to the North!! And to our Northern Countrymen(women). Just think about it. You get TONS of comments about never hearing of things like Almond Bark and Rotel. So, when you do start such a business, remember who put the idea in your head! ;)

Kelsey712 said...

wow! these look awesome and look like something that my non-baking self can fix... That's important.

I'm a new follower, but love your blog!

Sherri @ Luv a Bargain said...

Oh my goodness..these look so good. I feel like I'm gaining weight just reading all these yummy recipes. And I don't think I'm even going to care right now.

Lil' Woman said...

I remember when I first started following you I saw this recipe, I'm so glad you posted it again...Im going to try it soon.

Joanna Noel said...

ohh..They look so yummy..I cant wait to try them!
I also was happy to see some Pampered Chef stuff being used! I love Pampered Chef..well...I kinda half to since I sell it :)

Vera said...

Oh my, this was a DANGEROUS thing for a pregnant woman to read after a long hard work... I feel a trip to the grocery store for red velvet cake coming on!

Vera said...

I have to add that I laughed when I read the comment about how a reader couldn't wait until you started planning Harper's birthday party.... because I know you've already been planning it for a long time ;)

Am I right?!

KK said...

I've said since you first shared these I was going to give this a try. Hope to do that SOON since I'm trying to start baking ahead of time for the holidays. Have you ever frozen these?
Thanks for sharing and oh my word at the GOODNESS people are sharing:)
Blessings today and always,
Kaye
PS Gonna 'try' to get my computer to cooperate long enough to join your desserts party, we'll see?!?

Carrie said...

Kelly, I've been reading your blog for quite a while, but have never commented...I think it's so crazy how things pop up at the most perfect times...I have been thinking about your Cake Balls recipe for a few days because I remember reading a post about them before. I tried to go through your archives to find the recipe, but I didn't have any luck. Today when I came back to check your blog, I started laughing because you posted the recipe again! Great minds think alike! I love your blog and reading up on the happenings of your beautiful family! Thanks for sharing! :)

Rachel said...

your cake balls made me famous in our church small group! :) every time we get together i am always expected to make them! I just keep some frozen balls in the freezer and then just put chocolate on them when needed! thanks for sharing this recipe!

Christy@pipandsqueak said...

That is a great idea to use the scoop and egg separator. I got so frustrated trying to make mine without a huge mess. It is also yummy with crushed oreos mixed with cream cheese and covered in chocolate.

Our Red House said...

They look really yummy but I won't be able to make them. Not one of those ingredients is available here in Oz. Is almond bark like white chocolate? I've never even seen cream cheese icing in a can. I thought everyone made it from scratch. I really 'must' be behind the times (or living in the wrong country).

Kate

Samantha and Greg said...

These look so easy and delicious. I can't wait to try them. I love "Show Us Your Life". I really enjoy seeing all these different ideas for decorating, dinner, desserts, etc. This was such a great idea!

Cindy said...

My daughter turns 6 this weekend. I made your cake balls with yellow cake mix and strawberry icing. My kids loved them. They are great for little kids. Thanks!

Angel said...

girl, I made these a while back when I saw them on your recipe blog and I can vouch.... they are so good!

Jenny said...

Last Friday I decided to make these for my family reunion this past weekend. I used the red velvet and cream cheese like you (my favorite)!! They were SO easy to make and everyone LOVED them. I will definitely be using these cake balls as my go-to dessert. Thanks!

Jenny said...

My SIL makes these and they are pretty good. I chocolate with chocolate frosting.

Nicole Feliciano said...

Agh! I don't do desserts. Don't hold it against me! I do hope you'll stop by tomorrow at Momtrends Friday Food feature. I obviously need contributors about sweets since it is not my specialty. My recipe is pork--until then!

heididh33 said...

Yum. My cousin makes those! Must be a southern thing! ;)

It looks like I'm too late to link to it, but here's a pumpkin cake recipe I made tonight:
http://601hicksfamily.blogspot.com/2009/10/cream-cheese-frosting-oh-yeah-pumpkin.html