January 6, 2013

in baking, recipe

So, soda cake


…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.


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.


Formed into balls…giant ones…


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


Back home, I attempted to dip them into chocolate…


…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…


…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…


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


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


…but an hour later…


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


Not bad at all!


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


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


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


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 ( January 8, 2013 at 3:14 pm

LOL, they do look like meatballs!

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