Cake Chocolates

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…or cake chocolates, ’70s style!! If you’re having, say, a “Dancing With The Stars” party, a disco party or even a ‘70s party and need, say, sparkly mirror-ball treats, well, folks, you’ve come to the right place. After some thought and investigating and hunting and modifications, I bring you . . . cream cheese mirror cake balls! You could adapt this recipe for just about any celebration using different flavors of cake/frosting and different colored sprinkles. This recipe was inspired by Bakerella who has the coolest ideas. The centers of these chocolates are so moist. It’s like a mini frosted cake rolled in chocolate. They are dynamite!! Groovy. Hip. You catch my drift . . . .

 

Cake:

1 white cake mix

water, oil and eggs (find specific amounts in cake mix instructions)

 

Frosting:

8 oz. cream cheese

1 cube butter

3 1/2 c powdered sugar

dash salt

1 t vanilla

 

Coating:

1 12-oz. package white chocolate chips

2 T shortening

sprinkles

 

Make cake in a 9 x 13 pan according to package directions. Cool. Meanwhile, make frosting by beating cream cheese and butter together in large bowl. Add salt and vanilla. Beat in powdered sugar until smooth.

 

When cake is cool, crumble cake into a fine consistency in a large bowl using forks or a food processor. Stir frosting into crumbled cake using spoon. Refrigerate at least 1 hour. Using 3/4-inch scoop, form balls out of cake/frosting mixture and place on wax paper. Cover with saran wrap and chill cake balls for 1 hour or more. (If you just can’t wait, freeze for at least 30 minutes or until somewhat firm.) Melt white chocolate chips and shortening over double broiler or in mini crock pot and stir until smooth. Remove cake balls from fridge or freezer and dip in white chocolate mixture. Immediately dip in sprinkles. Let set on fresh sheet of wax paper for 10-15 minutes. Far out, man!!

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2 Responses to Cake Chocolates

  1. Cindy says:

    These sound so yummy! Do you add the water to the cake mix or just the the oil and eggs? Also, where do you get the silver sprinkles?

    • Carol says:

      Hi Cindy,
      Yes, add water, oil, and eggs according to the instructions on the cake mix box. (Sorry that wasn’t very clear. I’ve now added water to the recipe above.) I found the sprinkles at Michael’s Arts & Crafts. They are Wilton silver pearlized sugar sprinkles found in the baking section. These are so delicious. My whole family loved them. Some people don’t dig loads of sprinkles (I’m still using ’70s words!), so you could just dip them in the white chocolate (sans sprinkles) and let them set if that is the case.

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