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Meat(cake)balls

baking - recipe

So, soda cake

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…unless you’re vegan, I don’t recommend serving it to guests – quite the mess (try the yogurt trick instead if you’re looking to cut out oil/eggs). So sticky, in fact, I didn’t really need to add much to the crumbs to form cake balls.

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Yes, I finally tried to make Bakerella’s famous concoction.

Instead of icing, I just used some flavored strawberry cream cheese – about 1/3 of a cup.

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Formed into balls…giant ones…

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…frozen while we went to see Les Miserables – where this dude on The Arclight wall was eating them!

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Back home, I attempted to dip them into chocolate…

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…there are thousands of tutorials online on how to do this correctly. Here’s a lesson on what NOT to do.

DON’T use the microwave to melt your chocolate…

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…and don’t use regular chocolate! I wound up dipping the balls once, then trying again using a double boiler – this time adding some butter/milk to help things get drippy…

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…after a double dip, the giant mounds looked like meatballs! Uh…I meant to do that.

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Scattered a bunch of sprinkles on top, threw it in the fridge, and pretended the whole thing never happened…

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…but an hour later…

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…I HAD to sample a mini one, with some frozen mango/raspberries.

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Not bad at all!

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This morning we hit the farmers market, where I filled up on everything from Dried Figs to Blood Oranges to Honey Cinnamon Almonds…

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…bought some home too, and just snacked on a bowl of grapes…

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…time to get ready for a party! Happy Sunday everyone.

  • caitlin

    This just made me laugh out loud =) but the end result was cute and I’m sure tasty. My first attempt at cakeballs was a sad, dismal sight. I now buy kits at target or world market! Kinda reminds me of a “pinterest fail”…google it if you’ve bored!

    • http://www.theactorsdiet.com Lynn @ The Actor’s Diet

      ha ha – pinterest fail is awesome.

  • http://purelytwins.com Purelymichelle

    haha love it!! I tried making cake balls this past summer and failed. I guess I am not made out to make them lol

  • http://www.caitplusate.com Caitlin

    the cake pops look like they have an interesting texture on the inside for sure! pretty funny that they looked like meatballs but once they were sprinkle-ized they looked more cakey for sure. reminds me of the photo i’ve seen of a cake that looks like a hamburger!

  • http://www.everydayfoodie.ca Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca)

    LOL, they do look like meatballs!