Meat(cake)balls

January 6, 2013

in 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.

{ 5 comments }

1 caitlin January 6, 2013 at 7:21 pm

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!

2 Lynn @ The Actor's Diet January 6, 2013 at 7:46 pm

ha ha – pinterest fail is awesome.

3 Purelymichelle January 7, 2013 at 3:54 am

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

4 Caitlin January 7, 2013 at 7:07 am

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!

5 Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca) January 8, 2013 at 3:14 pm

LOL, they do look like meatballs!

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